Finding peripherals and accessories that are compatible with Chrome OS is a lot easier than it used to be thanks to Google’s “Works with Chromebook” initiative. The partnership between Google and companies like Cable Matters, Logitech, WD, Plugable, and many more means that you can purchase add-ons for your Chromebook and confidently rest assured that they will “just work” when you plug them in.
If you checked out our 2020 “Gear of the Year” video, you may have seen the My Passport SSD from WD. Not only does it “work with Chromebook,” we use the external drive along with its SanDisk counterpart all the time. The My Passport ditches the rugged outer shell but still offers up 1TB of lightning-fast storage with read-write speeds of 1,050Mbps/1,000Mbps. It comes with a Gen 2 USB-C cable (USB 3.2) and a USB-A adapter. The tiny terabyte drive is ultra-portable thanks to a design that is half the size of the average smartphone.
Normally priced between $200 and $230, the 1TB My Passport is on sale right now over at Best Buy for the deliciously low price of only $139. As an added bonus, you’ll get a free $25 credit for Shutter Fly or an 8×8 photo book. Chromebooks are getting more and more suitable storage options with each new generation but some users, like us, need some serious portable storage for video projects and high-res photos. The My Passport is a great way to spare your precious space on your Chromebook while keeping your files safe and portable. You can find the deal at the link below and don’t forget to check out our full Gear of the Year list for more awesome Chromebook accessories.