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Western Digital pocket drive jumps to 250GB

updated 10:10 am EDT, Wed June 6, 2007

WD Passport 250GB

Western Digital this morning boosted the capacity of its external notebook-oriented hard drives. The Passport 250GB drive sees a sharp climb in storage that the storage firm says is an ideal fit for storing photos from 10-megapixel cameras and other increasingly large digital media. The expansion comes at no cost in size or power, as the drive weighs less than five ounces and is completely powered by the USB port on a Mac OS X or Windows PC.

While Mac users can rely on iPhoto and Spotlight to edit photos and find files on the drive, Western Digital also includes a suite of Google-made utilities such as Desktop Search, Picasa for image editing, and the Toolbar web browser plugin. Also part of the software package is WD Sync for synchronizing Outlook data and other important files between the drive and a host PC.

The updated Passport should be available today from the company's online store as well as some online and retail stores for $199.

by MacNN Staff




  1. dynsight

    Joined: Dec 1969


    usb=useless for video

    how about a nice, portable 250GB for firewire...rendering in Final Cut and writing to USB slows it down too much so frames are dropped.

  1. UberFu

    Joined: Dec 1969


    dynsight - i agree

    these things would rock w/ FW connections_

    Someone bought one for my birthday a few months back [120Gb] and now I'm jealous that they've released one w/double capacity_

    But - I don't use it much for that very reason of no FW_ and I think I've used it in a pinch for one reason or another mabye 3 times with about 50Mb of files and it takes forever and a day just to move that much info_

    But this is Apple's fault for having such tight reigns on the technology - and unfortunately the crappy cheaper/free alternative is USB[ites!]

  1. chucker

    Joined: Dec 1969



    hey sabon, too much information about yourself,

    40-60 years old, lives in the Seattle area and a complete dickhead?

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