updated 06:30 pm EST, Wed November 10, 2004
WD offers Passport drives
Western Digital today unveiled its new line of portable USB hard drives. The device is available in two models for $200 (40GB) and $250 (80GB) starting next month. The device does not require a separate power supply, and uses low-power, quiet power Scorpio 2.5-inch 5400 RPM EIDE hard drives. The device features a rugged, protective case and Data Lifeguard protection to provide maximum safeguard from data loss. "WD Passport Portable Drives are able to withstand the rigors of mobile professionals and other users who prefer to take their data with them. Safety tests make them one of the few external drives with certification to meet all applicable safety requirements."