Tuesday, December 4, 2007

320GB Passport USB HDD Launched By Western Digital

Mobile users looking for data storage and backup capabilities on the go want something smaller and sleeker that is easy to take with them. Western Digital announced its new WD Passport 320GB portable hard drive today. The small drive is powered completely by the USB bus of a computer.

The USB interface allows for data transfer of up to 480 Mbps. The drive measures 0.590-inch H x 5.11-inch L x 3.14-inch W and weighs 0.23 pounds making for a very portable package. Google software is included on the drive to allow users to search for files and folders on the drive, mange photos, and simplify web searches.

WD Sync software allows users to synchronize and encrypt data between the host computers and the storage drive. The 128-bit encryption secures data on the Passport in the event the drive is lost. While the drive is compatible with both Mac and Windows, the software included on the drive is for Windows systems only. The 320GB Passport drive is available now for $229.99.


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