Drive Control Corporation (DCC), has recently announced the availability of a range of Western Digital’s recently upgraded My Passport Essential portable hard drive, My Passport Essential SE portable hard drive, and My Book Essential external hard drive.
The My Book Essential drive is now available in 3 TB capacity, in addition to 1 and 2 TB capacities. Equipped with WD SmartWare visual backup software for automatic, continuous backup, these drives provide users the extra space to store or back up large files, such as high-resolution photos and videos, along with music and other critical files.
The drives not only take advantage of the latest USB 3.0 technology, but are also fully compatible with USB 2.0 connections. When connected to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port, consumers can transfer data at speeds up to 5 Gb/s. At that rate, a two-hour HD video will transfer in as little as three minutes. The same two-hour video would take approximately 13 minutes to transfer on a USB 2.0 port.
“With more and more devices like smartphones with video-capable cameras, digital video is increasing the need for storage as most homes already have a large amount of photo and music files. Having the extra capacity to store these files and move them around quickly is becoming a prerequisite for ordinary consumers,” says Linsay Narayanan, Western Digital Product Specialist.
My Book Essential external hard drives, My Passport Essential and My Passport Essential SE portable hard drives feature:
• Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 interfaces
• Up to 3x faster transfer rates when compared to USB 2.0
• WD SmartWare software for automatic, continuous backup
• Password protection for privacy and planet-friendly packaging from recycled materials which can, in turn, also be recycled
Capacity and Compatibility:
The My Passport Essential portable hard drive is available in 500 GB capacity. The My Passport Essential SE portable hard drive is available in 1 TB capacity. The My Book Essential external hard drive is available in 1 TB, 1.5 TB, 2 TB and 3 TB capacities. The drives are formatted NTFS for Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7. These drives require reformatting for Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard.
By Angela Meadon