Monday, August 3, 2009

Massive Mobile Storage for the Masses

Compact, Portable Hard Drive Packs 1 Terabyte Capacity

As computer users' appetites for data storage grows ever larger and they demand more memory on the fly, portable hard drive capacity is following suit. Western Digital, for example, has introduced an external USB hard drive with a whopping 1 terabyte (TB) capacity.

The company claims that the 1 TB version of its My Passport Essential SE ($299.99) can hold up to 200,000 digital photos, 250,000 MP3 files, 76 hours of digital video and 120 of HD video. Yet it's small enough to fit in a pocket or purse and weighs only a few ounces. And because it connects to a computer through a USB port, it doesn't need an external power source.

While My Passport Essential works with a PC or Mac, Microsoft Windows users get the bonus of built-in WD Sync software, which simplifies the synchronization of files and Microsoft Outlook data between the device and a computer. And if you misplace your My Passport Essential, the data on it is protected by 128-bit encryption.

If you store most of your digital life on your computer -- such as priceless photos and videos, personal data files, a large music library -- the My Passport Essential hard drive can provide easy and portable protection for your data. And peace of mind for you.

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