In today’s world of rich media and content being created by the billions every hour, one could never really have enough disk space to store those cherished photos, amazing videos, heart-felt music and much more.
Sure online storage services are becoming popular nowadays but what happens when you lose your internet connection or worse, you don’t have access most of the time. CDs and DVDs offer the cheapest and easiest solution of storing our precious data but once that disc has been closed, it becomes no different from the stone tablets Moses brought down from Mt Sinai.
So still, the best storage solution comes in the form of our trusty old hard disk. Capacity, data integrity and security, reliability are the areas where hard disk drives perform very very well. Hard disk space have doubled even tripled these past few years and the best of all, prices have gone down as well.
With this, portable hard disk drives have become another popular gadget to become part of a geek’s arsenal of technological tools that boost productivity and keep the digital world plump with rich data and content. Just recently, Western Digital launched launched a 320-Gbyte hard disk drive intended for people who need a portable backup device for music, video, and data stored in PC or Apple Mac notebooks or desktops.
This sleek and tiny new device easily slips into any pocket ready at a moment’s notice to serve its purpose. Store your content regardless of its format or file size and make it available to you in a few clicks of the mice.
According to its product page from Western Digital, its key features are:
Easy – Installation is a snap because you don’t really “install” this drive; you just plug it in and it’s ready to use. There is no CD to install; the included software loads from the drive the first time you plug it in.
Smart – Powered by the USB bus. No separate power supply is needed.*
More space – capacities up to 320 GB means you can take even more of your photos, videos, files and music with you wherever you go.
Ultra-portable – This compact drive fits easily in your pocket or purse, weighs only a few ounces and holds tons of valuable data.
Synchronized and secure – WD Sync™ synchronization and encryption software lets you take your critical data with you. Plug WD Passport into any PC, edit files, read e-mail, and view photos. Then sync all of your changes back to your home or office computer. Your data is protected with 128-bit encryption. (Windows only)
Includes Google™ software – Search your drive, manage your photos, and simplify Web searches with included Google software. (Windows only).
Storage with style – Designed with a glossy black case to make a perfect storage style.
Compatible – Use with Windows® and Macintosh® computers
* An optional cable is available for the few computers that limit bus power.
Wouldn’t this new tech toy make a perfect gift this coming Christmas? Of course there’s more technical specs in the product page but still, just this info is enough to make drool over it. I wonder if someone out there would be kind and generous enough to send me one as a gift, this Christmas would be one of the best I ever had.
I just hope the portable hard disk works with Ubuntu. 😛