In this regard, the drive works incredibly well, and there was definitely some added peace of mind, knowing that my freshly shot images were already duplicated even if I hadn't yet had the chance to get my laptop out and do a proper import to Lightroom. A lot of my photography specific trips have long days of shooting and at the end of a day I don't necessarily feel like setting up the laptop, drives and card readers. With the My Passport Wireless in my bag, I was able to shoot and backup without always feeling the need to deal with the laptop.
Western Digital went with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 on the latest versions of the My Passport and this is great as it is backwards compatible with USB 2.0! Even if you don’t have USB 3.0 today you can use this drive and then down the road when you invest in a PC that has USB 3.0 it will work and actually be faster. WD says that the transfer rates will be up to 3x faster with USB 3.0 over USB 2.0 on the My Passport.
Other than the different colors, the new My Passport Ultra looks very similar to the . Measuring4.34 by 3.21 by 0.5 inch (11 x 8.15 x 1.27 cm), the drive is compact enough to fit right inside your palm. And at just 5.4 ounces (153 gram), it's quite light and you can easily tuck it away in your jeans' pocket.