Western Digital has released the first USB-C Solid State Drive (SSD) for Macs that are USB-C capable with incredible new features such as speeds of up to 515 megabytes per second, built-in 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption, USB 3.1 (USB 3.0/2.0 compatible), 1.8 inches wide x 3.5 inches length x 0.39 inches thick, able to withstand drops up to 6.5 feet, and currently the the only USB format natively supported by current MacBook and MacBook Pro models.
What this means to you is that this very small SSD backup drive that you can hold in the palm of your hand will plugin to your new MacBook or MacBook Pro and transfer data using your USB plug at lightening fast speed and store your data in a highly secure manner using your macOS’s Time Machine or Western Digital’s Proprietary backup software. It also means you can drop it without it being damaged if the drop is less than 6.5 feet, so it is tough.
It comes in three storage sizes, 1TB (1024GB) for $400, 512GB for $200, 256GB for $100 with a three year warranty.
At this time, only the current new MacBooks and MacBook Pros can fully utilize USB-C technology but Apple will without a doubt be implementing this technology in new models coming out later this year.