WD has released its next generation My Passport line of USB 3.0 portable hard drives in 500GB, 750GB and 1TB capacities.

The drives are now available in five colours: white, black, silver, blue, and red – and in capacities of 500GB, 750GB, 1TB and 2TB.

WD says the drive's cases are specially-engineered to make the outer shell more resistant to scratches and fingerprints. The My Passport external drives feature ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity; USB 2.0 compatibility; WD SmartWare continuous automatic backup software and WD Security for password protection and hardware encryption.

Each My Passport drive come with a 2-year limited warranty. Pricing for the various models from the WD Store is 500GB £74.99, 750GB £99.99, 1TB  £108, 2TB - £249.99. All prices exclude VAT.