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WD Starts Offering New My Passport Elite Portable Drives

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    Expanding on its popular portable storage offerings, WD today introduced its new My Passport Elite Portable USB Drives which are designed to make it easy to securely carry thousands of songs, videos or photos in style. Available now at select retailers and at WD's online store, the new fully-featured My Passport Elite Portable USB Drives include a luxurious, soft-touch finish that makes these drives easy to grip, comfortable to hold, and fashionable to carry.

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    Weighing in at less than 5 ounces and available in capacities of 320 and 250 GB, the new My Passport Elite drives are small enough to fit in a pocket for consumers on-the-go. Adding to the small footprint, these drives are USB-bus powered, which eliminates the need for an external power adapter1.

    "Your digital content is as personal today as photos in shoeboxes and racks of CDs were yesterday," said Jim Welsh, vice president and general manager of WD's branded products and consumer electronics groups. "The device that securely holds your content should be just as personal. Having listened to our customers, we are expanding the options available on our WD Passport family of personal storage devices with more features, content management functions and fashionable design."

    Unique features of the new My Passport Elite Portable USB Drives include:
    • Capacity gauge that enables users to know at-a-glance how much space is available;
    • Powerful automatic backup software lets users designate files and folders for automatic and continuous backup;
    • Synchronization software that lets users sync their changes and protect their information with 128-bit encryption;
    • Retrieve forgotten files from any MioNet-enabled PC (compatible with Windows only) and copy them to My Passport Elite with MioNet installed allowing users to retrieve forgotten files from the road using the unique MioNet Key software;
    • Available in four elegant, soft-touch colors: bronze, titanium, westminster blue and cherry red;
    • Industry-leading 5-year limited warranty; and,
    • Plug-and-play capability with gaming consoles2 to make it easy to play music and view photos and video files on a TV.
    WD's My Passport Elite USB Drives are available now at select retail stores and from WD's online store. MSRP for the My Passport Elite USB Drive with 250GB capacity is $169.99 USD and the My Passport Elite 320GB is $199.99 USD.

    Source: WesternDigital
     
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    Pretty slick, but almost $0.70/gig.
     
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    Keep in mind that a bunch of that price is for the software and the little features it has. I like the idea of the capacity gauge. I never thought I'd want a battery capacity indicator on my laptop, but it's damn useful! I think it's safe to say that I won't be getting one of these, though. 60GBs on my iPod is enough for ultra-portable storage.
     
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    You never thought you'd want a battery indicator on your laptop?
     
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    Lets just hope these dont get scratched up like the original Passport.. that high gloss case, while pretty, is worse than a black 5g ipod when it comes to showing scratches!
     
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    You: "Yeah, I'd like a protective skin for my portable hard drive."
    invisibleShield: "A hard drive?"
     

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