Prime Day has come and gone, taking with it loads of deals for computers and accessories. If you were hoping to grab an external hard drive during the two-day shopping event but were unable to for some reason, thankfully there is still an option. The Western Digital 5TB My Passport is still on sale for $115, in a post-Prime Day deal of a $35 discount from its original price of $150.
In today’s increasingly digital age, where personal memories are stored as pictures and videos, and professional careers are made with presentations and reports, everyone needs an external hard drive to hold these data so that they won’t bog down your PC or laptop. Enter Western Digital’s My Passport, which offers up to 5TB of storage space in a slim and small device that fits in the palm of your hand. Gone are the days of bulky external hard drives, and with My Passport, you can bring thousands upon thousands of your files with you wherever you go in a small package.
My Passport goes beyond enabling easy transportation of data though. Western Digital’s external hard drive comes with build-in password protection, 256-bit AES hardware encryption for additional security, and WD Backup software to automatically copy files from your computer. The data that you store within the My Passport are guaranteed to be safe, which is especially important for financial documents and copyrighted material, among many other files that are for your eyes and ears only. In addition, My Passport’s WD Discovery feature enables connections with social media and cloud storage services, allowing the external hard drive to back up your online presence.
If you are looking for an external hard drive, or if you’ve just now realized that you need one, the Western Digital 5TB My Passport is a solid choice. Its combination of a sleek design and powerful security features already makes it a steal for its original price of $150, so a $35 discount that takes its price down to $115 makes the external hard drive a can’t-miss deal. It’s unclear how long this post-Prime Day offer will last on Amazon, so it would be a wise move to take advantage of it while you can.
After something a bit different? There are plenty of other external hard drive deals happening now for you to choose from.
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