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WD ramps fashionable portable storage drives

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:portable storage drive? USB? power adapter.?

My Passport Elite

Western Digital (WD) has expanded its portable storage offerings with the new My Passport Elite portable USB drives designed to make it easy to securely carry thousands of songs, videos or photos in style.

The storage drive weighs less than 5oz and available in capacities of 320- and 250Gbyte and are small enough to fit in a pocket for consumers on-the-go. Adding to the small footprint, the drives are USB-bus powered, which eliminates the need for an external power adapter.

"Your digital content is as personal today as photos in shoeboxes and racks of CDs were yesterday," said Jim Welsh, VP 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."

The new My Passport Elite also offers capacity gauge, automatic backup software and synchronization software. The drives can also 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.

The drives are available in four soft-touch colors: bronze, titanium, westminster blue and cherry red with a five-year limited warranty. The storage device also offers plug-and-play capability with gaming consoles 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. Suggested retail prices for the My Passport Elite USB drive with 250Gbyte and 320Gbyte capacities are $169.99 and $199.99, respectively.

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