Weighing in at less than 5 ounces, My Passport Essential Drives are light and compact to carry and because they are bus powered, they do not need an external power adapter(1). Equipped with sync and encryption software (Windows(R)-compatible only), this lightweight drive with mega-capacity, makes it easy to securely carry thousands of songs, or videos or photos.
WD Sync(TM) software allows consumers to take desktop content with them by simplifying the synchronization of essential personal files and Microsoft(R) Outlook(R) data on a PC. Should owners misplace the drive, they know their data is protected with 128-bit encryption. Google(TM) software on the drive allows users to quickly locate files with the Google Desktop Search(TM) search tool, manage photos with Picasa(TM) photo organizer software and simplify Web searches with the Google Toolbar(TM) search bar.
"The newly designed My Passport Essential drives are the perfect travel-friendly storage device to hold the rich media content generated by higher resolution photos and HD videos and music," said Jim Welsh, vice president and general manager of WD's branded products group. "The desire to carry and keep their digital files close at hand continues to grow and this new drive offers a sleek and stylish solution with plenty of storage capacity for consumers on the move."
Western Digital Corp.