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.

Western Digital My Passport and My Passport Studio



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.

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 — available in 400GB and 500GB capacities — weighs less than seven ounces.

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