Western Digital has unveiled a new modern look for its classic My Passport for Mac ($80-$160) series of portable USB 3.0 hard drives, featuring a new style developed in partnership with Yves Béhar’s fuse project industrial design firm. The new aesthetic is designed to symbolize the intersection between “our physical life and the digital world,” says Béhar. The new My Passport for Mac is still available in 1TB, 2TB, and 3TB capacities, while adding a new 4TB option at the top end. My Passport continues to provide fast USB 3.0 support, and comes pre-formatted for macOS Sierra and ready for Time Machine right out of the box.
My Passport for Mac also includes 256-bit AES hardware encryption that users can take advantage of via Western Digital’s companion WD Security app, including the ability to add a “return-if-found” message at the password prompt. My Passport for Mac is available in a glossy/matte black only, although if you’re looking for more color options, the Windows My Passport drives are available in yellow, red, white, orange and blue, and can be used with macOS if you’re willing to simply reformat them yourself with Disk Utility. All of Western Digital’s My Passport drives are backed by a two-year warranty.