Western Digital launches Passport Pocket Drives

Posted on Thursday, March 30 2006 @ 7:06 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Western today introduced a miniature digital storage device that holds as many as five two-hour feature-length movies, 1,700 digital photos, 1,500 songs or thousands of documents, enabling consumers to effortlessly take their digital library wherever they go.

The new USB 2.0 WD Passport Pocket Drives, about the size of a matchbox -- measuring about one-third of an inch thin, one of the thinnest of any hard-drive based storage device, and weighing only 1.6 ounces -- conveniently store 6 GB of digital content and can fit into the smallest of pockets and purses.

WD Passport Pocket Drives offer consumers one of the easiest ways to transport large digital files -- personal or business -- and to share files between Mac(R) and PC computers. They can be used with any computer having a USB port. Measuring 0.37 x 2.41 x 1.80 inches and housing a one-inch WD hard drive inside, the ultra-thin WD Passport Pocket Drives feature a unique flip-out, rotating USB 2.0 connector that allows use in tight spaces. The USB connector is thin enough that two drives can be used at the same time in the tightly spaced USB ports found on notebook computers.

WD Passport Pocket Drives are powered by the computer so a separate power supply is not needed. An activity light on the drive glows when the drive is connected and flashes when the drive is storing data.

WD Passport Pocket Drives are available now, the estimated pricing for the WD Passport Pocket Drive 6 GB capacity is $129 USD.

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