External drives from WD for Mac users

By Koushik Saha on 29.1.09

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WD (Western Digital), one of the world leaders in external storage solutions, has introduced two new external hard drives - the My Passport for Mac portable drive and the My Book Mac Edition external hard drive. Pre-formatted for Mac and offering a simple USB interface, these drives offer the Mac community reliable, easy-to-use storage. WD's latest Mac-ready drives work seamlessly with Apple Time Machine or other popular Mac backup software to provide protection for digital photos and media.

My Passport for Mac portable storage devices like the ‘Studio’ that we’ve reviewed, feature a sleek design in a shock-resistant enclosure and are available in capacities of 320GB and 500GB. The new My Book Mac Edition drives areequipped with power-saving WD hard drives with GreenPower technology, USB 2.0 interface and 1TB of capacity."WD listened to the Mac community who wanted the simplicity of a USB external drive that complements the design of their Mac computer. Now our users can choose from a full range of storage solutions that are ready to use with their Mac computers right out of the box," said Sharad Srivastava, Director Sales (India & South Asia), and Western Digital. "From the sleek design of the new My Passport for Mac, to the use of the eco-friendly hard drive technology on the My Book Mac Edition, WD continues to deliver what Mac users are looking for."

My Passport for Mac portable drives feature:

* Compatibility with Apple Time Machine;
* A shock-resistant enclosure designed to guard valuable data from the bumps and jars of everyday life;
* USB-bus powered, which eliminates the need for an external power adapter;
* Mac-ready out of the box formatted HFS+ Journaled;
* 3-year limited warranty; and,
* Sleek and stylish design that complements other Mac products.
The new My Book Mac Edition external hard drives feature:

* A sleek, elegant matte-black finish that complements other Mac products;
* Smart, eco-friendly design that utilizes WD hard drives with Green Power technology and energy efficient power saving feature that turns on and off with user's computer;
* Designed without a fan to run quietly;
* Fully recyclable product packaging;
* Shock-resistant enclosure designed to provide maximum shock protection to guard valuable data;
* Mac-ready out of the box, the drive is formatted HFS+ Journaled;
* Easy, plug-and-play set up; and,
* 1 year limited warranty

My Passport for Mac portable hard drives and My Book Mac Edition 1TB external hard drive are available at select retail stores, online retailers. The MSRP for My Passport for Mac with 320GB is Rs. 6,500 and Rs. 9,000 for 500 GB. The MSRP for My Book Mac Edition 1 TB hard drive is Rs. 16000.

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