Western Digital today introduced a new portable hard drive aimed at gamers. Dubbed the My Passport X, the HDD can connect to a PC or Xbox One to deliver 2 terabytes of storage for saved games and downloadable titles.
“Game file sizes are expanding to 36 GB per game and upwards, and are projected to continue growing,” said Tony Tate, vice president and general manager of WD’s Content Solutions unit. “Console gamers are able to store on average only 10 games on the 365 GB out of 500 GB that is available on the onboard hard drive. The My Passport X portable drive delivers a fast and easy way to expand capacity and enables an expanded library of games on the go.”
The hard drive uses USB 3.0 for fast transfer rates and without the need for a separate power supply.
According to the manufacturer, the portable drive will be available for $139.99 at wdstore.com and through retailers such as Amazon and Best Buy in the U.S.