On Monday, Western Digital introduced its new 500GB capacity portable USB drive for its My Passport Elite and Essential lines.
Features for both of the USB-powered Elite and Essential lines include synchronization software that lets users sync their changes and protect their information with 128-bit encryption, as well as plug-and-play capability with gaming consoles to make it easy to play music and view photos and video files on a TV.
My Passport Elite portable drives are available in bronze, titanium, westminster blue and cherry red. Additional features include:
- Capacity gauge that enables users to know at-a-glance how much space is available.
- Powerful automatic backup software lets users designate files and folders for automatic and continuous backup.
- The ability to retrieve forgotten files from the road from any MioNet-enabled PC (compatible with Windows only) and copy them to My Passport portable drive using the unique MioNet Key software.
- Google software.
Weighing in at less than 7 ounces, My Passport Elite 500 GB USB portable drive will be available for $219.99. My Passport Essential 500 GB USB portable drives are available in 11 colors and is being sold for $199.99. Both are currently on Western Digital's site.