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WD Announces 1TB Portable 2.5 inch Hard Drive

WD Announces 1TB Portable 2.5 inch Hard Drive

Posted July 27, 2009 at 10:32am by iClarified · 6391 views
WD today introduced its new one terabyte (TB) and 750 gigabyte (GB) capacity My Passport Essential SE Portable USB Drives. Available now at WD's online store (www.shopwd.com), the new drives feature a titanium silver finish and put massive storage capacity in the palm of your hand.

Perfect for saving, storing and backing up all of the digital memories captured this summer, the new 1 TB and 750 GB capacity My Passport Essential SE drives are light and compact to carry and, because they are USB-powered, they do not need an external power adapter1. Equipped with sync and encryption software (Windows®-compatible only), this small drive, with mega-capacity, makes it easy to securely carry thousands of songs or videos or photos.

WD Sync™ software allows consumers to easily take desktop content with them by simplifying the synchronization of essential personal files and Microsoft® Outlook® data on a PC. Should owners misplace the drive, they know their data is protected with 128-bit encryption.

"The enormous capacity of these new My Passport Essential SE drives makes them the perfect travel-friendly storage device to hold all the rich media content generated by higher resolution photos and HD videos and music," said Dale Pistilli, vice president of marketing for WD's branded products group. "Carrying digital files close at hand continues to be a growing consumer interest and this new drive offers a sleek and stylish solution with plenty of storage capacity for people on the move."

A product specification sheet and photos of My Passport Essential SE drives are available on the company's Web site at http://www.westerndigital.com/en/produc ... riveID=691.

Price and Availability
WD's My Passport Essential SE portable drives are available now in the U.S. at select retail stores and from WD's online store (www.shopwd.com). MSRP for the My Passport Essential SE 1 TB portable drive is $299.99 USD and for the 750 GB model is $199.99 USD.


WD Announces 1TB Portable 2.5 inch Hard Drive
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Jay
Jay - July 27, 2009 at 10:50am
I used to have a portable WD 2.5inch drive and I took the drive out of the case and put it in a Laptop... Would this be able to fit in a laptop or is it a bigger 2.5?
Buddy
Buddy - July 27, 2009 at 3:36pm
Well, 2.5 inches is still 2.5 inches no matter how you measure it. So, yeah. Your only limitation would be by your computer in it recognizing drives that big that is connected via SATA or IDE. But these days I don't think you have anything to worry about.
Kevin
Kevin - July 27, 2009 at 5:00pm
Actually, there ARE problems with some of the 2.5" drives not fitting in computers -you DO need to get verification that it will fit in your comp. There are a few brands that do not fit in the old & new MBP's for instance. So, YES we do need to know about the measurements of the drives, because 1 does not always = 1, and 2.5 does not always equal 2.5/
bob
bob - July 27, 2009 at 9:48pm
Its a 12.5mm thick drive, i think most of the MBP's have 9.5mm thick drives. you can try and jam it in there if you like...
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