Western Digital’s newest update to its My Passport for Mac ($100-$200) portable hard drive features 256-bit AES password-protected hardware encryption. The Time Machine-compatible hard drive uses USB 3.0 for fast transfer rates. Backed by a three-year limited warranty, the updated My Passport for Mac comes in 1TB, 2TB, or 3TB options — we received the 2TB version.
My Passport for Mac is sleek and light for its capacity — our 2TB version is more compact than many other portable hard drives we’ve seen recently. The body is plastic, with a faux-aluminum finish on the bottom and sides. The included USB cable plugs into the left side of the drive. Western Digital’s WD Drive Utilities allow users to run diagnostics, register the drive, or erase and format the drive (it can be reformatted for Windows users).