The plastic shell of the drive is certainly feels more rugged than the previous My Passport versions. WD got rid of their glossy shell and replaced it with a matte finish on the bottom and the sides with a design on the top.
Newer line-up of passport with this shell are in 500GB, 750GB, 1TB and 2TB versions, with the choice of silver, white (only a 500GB variant), red, purple and black. Every drive with a different colour/space combo has its own model number and there’s a difference in dimension of the shell.
WD uses a standard packaging for their My Passport drive with all the details that you need to know before buying.
Other than the usual manual, you get the drive itself and the USB 3.0 cable. Nothing fancy here.
This uses 5200RPM based 4x 500GB platter on the drives labelled “WD20NMVW” and this is not listed as a retail drive. Its suffice to say that these hard drives most likely do not have the same specs as 2.5" drives that are used for notebooks since the dimension of the external hard drive is 111mmx 82mm with thickness of 21mm.