Western Digital reveals My Passport Elite external HDD

Oct 6, 2009
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Western Digital has unveiled the latest addition to its My Passport line of external storage solutions. The new drive is called the Western Digital My Passport Elite. The external hard drive is small and has some new and interesting features to make it more usable including a new grab-and-go dock.

The dock frees up desk space according to WD and allows the user to dock the drive when they return to their desk without having to search for a USB port or plug in a USB cable. The drive also features an illuminated capacity gauge and drive lock indicator so they can see how much storage is left and if the data is secure or not.

The storage solution uses 256-bit hardware encryption to keep data safe and the drive comes in three colors. The colors include red, blue, and charcoal with storage capacities of 320GB, 500GB, and 640GB. Pricing for the drive is $119 for the 320GB, $159.99 for the 500GB, and $169.99 for the 640GB drive. The My Passport Elite line is designed for Windows computers.


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