Thursday, May 22nd 2008

WD Brings Fast Portable Storage for Mac Users on-the-go

Expanding on its popular portable storage offerings, WD today introduced its new Mac-formatted My Passport Studio Portable Drives. The newest members of the My Passport family are designed for Mac users on-the-go and are equipped with both FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 interfaces, a clever capacity gauge, and include a soft drawstring carrying bag for protection from scratches and dirt. Available now at select retailers and at WD's online store, the My Passport Studio portable drives are offered in capacities of 320GB and 250GB.


Weighing in at less than 5 ounces, the My Passport Studio portable drives make it easy to securely carry office files, thousands of songs, videos or photos and back up a Macintosh laptop using Apple Time Machine backup software utility. With an elegant silver metallic finish that perfectly complements other Mac products, these portable drives feature a shock-resistant enclosure to provide protection from the bumps and jars of everyday life on-the-go. Ultra portable, these drives are USB-bus powered which eliminates the need for an external power adapter.

"We designed the My Passport Studio portable drives to work seamlessly with Apple's Time Machine, making this drive an ideal storage solution for creative pros on-the-go who require high performance storage to back up and carry their massive amounts of digital content," said Jim Welsh, vice president and general manager of WD's branded products and consumer electronics groups. "This sleek personal storage device with a faster FireWire interface and Mac-formatting is exactly the storage solution our Mac customers have been clamoring for ever since we introduced the first WD Passport portable USB drive."

Unique features of the new My Passport Studio portable drives include:
  • formatted HFS+, Journaled for Mac compatibility;
  • FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 interfaces;
  • capacity gauge that enables users to know at-a-glance how much space is available;
  • works with Apple Time Machine backup feature included in Apple's Leopard operating system;
  • USB powered;
  • industry-leading 5-year limited warranty; and, elegant silver metallic finish that perfectly complements other Mac products.
WD's My Passport Studio portable drives are available now at select retail stores and from WD's online store. MSRP for the My Passport Studio portable drive with 250GB capacity is $159.99 USD and 320GB is $219.99 USD.Source: WesternDigital
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3 Comments on WD Brings Fast Portable Storage for Mac Users on-the-go

#1
Dangle
Is there a difference between mac drives and PC drives? I've used my WD portable on a mac - it works fine.
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timta2
The only difference is that they probably want you to pay for the Mac formatting and what a scam that is. There is no difference between Mac and PC drives. It does have Firewire which some might consider more Mac compatible.
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#3
ktr
Talk about over priced!

A WD 320GB SATA laptop HDD cost $130, and a 2.5" sata enclosure (with firewire) cost $35...
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