The My Passport SSD is also the first drive from WD that features USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) with a USB-C port. This means it will work with all new computers that have USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 ports. The drive also includes an adapter to connect it with any existing regular USB-A port, including those with a USB 2.0 port.
The My Passport SSD is pre-formatted in exFAT file system standard, allowing it to work with both Windows and MacOS right out of the box without reformatting. In testing, it proved to be one of the fastest portable drives on the market with the sustained copy speed of around 300 megabytes per second via a USB 3.1 Gen 2 connection. When tested with USB 2.0, the drive, also worked well with the top speed of some 40 MBps.
Should you get it?
Other than the limited storage space of 1TB, the My Passport SSD is an excellent drive for anybody who needs a super fast and compact portable drive. If you want something similar that's available in up to 3TB, however, the Samsung SSD T3 is the only alternative.
If you just want something with lots of storage space, and don't care much about the portability or the speed, you can get the regular hard drive-basedfor much less.