June 21, 2024
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
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

Add Comment
Would you like to be notified when someone replies or adds a new comment?
Yes (All Threads)
Yes (This Thread Only)
iClarified Icon
Would you like to be notified when we post a new Apple news article or tutorial?
Comments (4)
You must login or register to add a comment...
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 - 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 - 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 - 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...
Recent. Read the latest Apple News.
Tutorials. Help is here.
Where to Download macOS Monterey
Where to Download macOS Ventura
AppleTV Firmware Download Locations
Where To Download iPad Firmware Files From
Where To Download iPhone Firmware Files From
Deals. Save on Apple devices and accessories.