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WD® Portable Hard Drives Certified for Use with Windows To Go
My Passport® Enterprise Delivers Fully Manageable Corporate Workspace on a Bootable 500 GB Portable Hard Drive
IRVINE, Calif., – Oct. 22, 2012 – WD®, a subsidiary of Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC), and a world leader in external storage and solutions for today’s connected life, today introduced My Passport® Enterprise, one of the industry’s first portable hard drives designed specifically for use with Microsoft Corp.’s Windows To Go, which enables corporate customers to provision a fully featured Windows 8 workspace on a bootable USB drive.
My Passport Enterprise includes 500 GB of storage space, while still maintaining a sleek and compact design for maximum portability. The capacity and portability allows users to easily carry all their data and settings so they can quickly boot and run their personalized Windows 8 system on any compatible PC in the office, at home or on the go. Additionally, setup is fast and easy with the WD Compass utility included with My Passport Enterprise.
“The way we work has radically shifted in the past several years, from bring-your-own-device trends to an increasingly mobile workforce, and we are delighted to work with WD to help deliver the Windows To Go experience on My Passport Enterprise,” said Karri Alexion-Tiernan director of product marketing, Windows Enterprise, Microsoft.
Additionally, with security a top priority for corporate customers, My Passport Enterprise provides peace of mind through support of BitLocker full disk encryption. Data on the My Passport Enterprise separates itself from the host PC’s internal hard drive to avoid any accidental data disclosure. Security is further enforced as My Passport Enterprise leaves no traces of data on the host computer.
“My Passport Enterprise is an excellent solution for users who need to use their Windows 8 corporate environment from any compatible computer,” said Thomas Gallivan, vice president of marketing for WD’s SMB solutions group. “When businesses use My Passport with Windows To Go, employees have the ability to use their same settings and apps on multiple computers, at home or in-office. We see My Passport Enterprise helping increase employee productivity and efficiency for corporate customers while also providing the workplace flexibility that employees are looking for.”
Price and Availability
My Passport Enterprise comes with a two year limited warranty and will be available October 26th at authorized Microsoft resellers and online at www.wdstore.com with a MSRP of $119.99 USD.
WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD’s leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, California. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.wd.com.