Hard drives for your pocket

Portable hard drives, in all their pocket-size splendor, now pack in plenty of storage space. Capacities up to 500GB (plus a 1TB network-attached option) and a veritable candy store of colors make choosing a portable hard drive fun.

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<h2>Western Digital My Passport and My Passport Studio</h2> <br><br> The sleek and contoured Western Digital My Passport Essential Colors line appeals to the digital fashion sense. The drive's light weight (6.4 ounces) and ability to work with just a single USB connection for both data and power make it a good choice for your mobile kit. Choose from among ten glossy colours, available across three capacities: 160GB, 350GB, and 320GB. Each model includes WD's file-synchronization and 128-bit encryption software (for Windows only), and comes loaded with Google Desktop Search and the Google Picasa photo organizer. <br><br> Although the My Passport drive will work on a PC or a Mac, WD also offers the My Passport Studio, specifically for Mac users. This silver drive has a built-in capacity gauge, and comes preformatted in the Mac OS X's HFS+ format, so it will work out of the box with Apple's Time Machine. The inclusion of FireWire 800/400 increases the drive's thickness; but even so, this model &#8212; available in 400GB and 500GB capacities &#8212; weighs less than seven ounces.

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