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WD® Brings Fast Portable Storage to Mac Users On-the-go

  • 16 June, 2008 14:00

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Sleek New My Passport™ Studio Drives Designed for Mac with Faster FireWire®
Interface and Time Machine™ Support<br/>
<br/>
Sydney, Australia – Jun 16, 2008 – Expanding on its popular portable
storage offerings, WD® today introduced its new Mac®-formatted My Passport™
Studio™ Portable Drives. The newest members of the My Passport family are
designed for Mac users on-the-go and are equipped with both FireWire® 400
and USB 2.0 interfaces, a clever capacity gauge, and include a soft drawstring
carrying bag for protection from scratches and dirt. Available now at select retailers
the My Passport Studio portable drives are offered in capacities of 320 GB and
250 GB.<br/>
<br/>
Weighing in at less than 5 ounces, the My Passport Studio portable drives make
it easy to securely carry office files, thousands(1) of songs, videos or photos
and back up a Macintosh® laptop using Apple Time Machine™ backup software
utility. With an elegant silver metallic finish that perfectly complements other
Mac products, these portable drives feature a shock-resistant enclosure to provide
protection from the bumps and jars of everyday life on-the-go. Ultra portable,
these drives are USB-bus powered which eliminates the need for an external power
adapter (2).<br/>
<br/>
“We designed the My Passport Studio portable drives to work seamlessly with
Apple’s Time Machine, making this drive an ideal storage solution for creative
pros on-the-go who require high performance storage to back up and carry their
massive amounts of digital content,” said Jim Welsh, vice president and
general manager of WD’s branded products and consumer electronics groups.
“This sleek personal storage device with a faster FireWire interface and
Mac-formatting is exactly the storage solution our Mac customers have been clamouring
for ever since we introduced the first WD Passport portable USB drive.”<br/>
<br/>
Unique features of the new My Passport Studio portable drives include:<br/>
- Formatted HFS+, Journal for Mac compatibility (3); <br/>
- FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 interfaces; <br/>
- Capacity gauge that enables users to know at-a-glance how much space is available;
<br/>
- works with Apple Time Machine backup feature included in Apple’s Leopard®
operating system; <br/>
- USB powered (4);and, <br/>
- Elegant silver metallic finish that perfectly complements other Mac products.
Product Summary<br/>
Manufacturer: Western Digital<br/>
Product Name: My Passport Studio<br/>
RRP for 320GB: A$279, NZ$309<br/>
RRP for 250GB: A$229, NZ$259 <br/>
Warranty: Industry leading 5-year limited warranty<br/>
Website: www.westerndigital.com<br/>
Product link and Photos: http://www.westerndigital.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=469
<br/>
Australian Distributors: Simms International, Synnex Australia<br/>
New Zealand Distributors: Ingram Micro NZ
<p>About WD<br/>
WD, one of the storage industry's pioneers and long-time leaders, provides products
and services for people and organizations that collect, manage and use digital
information. The company produces reliable, high-performance hard drives that
keep users' data accessible and secure from loss. WD applies its storage expertise
to consumer products for external, portable and shared storage applications.
<br/>
WD was founded in 1970. The company's storage products are marketed to leading
systems manufacturers, selected resellers and retailers under the Western Digital
and WD brand names. Visit the Investor section of the company's Web site (www.westerndigital.com)
to access a variety of financial and investor information.</p>
<p>(1) Results will vary based on file size and format, settings, features, software
and other factors. <br/>
(2) An optional cable is available for the few computers that limit bus power.
If using the FireWire cable, you must plug both the FireWire and USB connectors
into the device. <br/>
(3) Can easily be reformatted for Windows® 2000/XP/Vista. <br/>
(4) If using the FireWire cable, you must plug both the FireWire and USB connectors
into the device.</p>
<p>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p>
<p>Western Digital, WD, the WD logo and WD Passport are registered trademarks
in the U.S. and other countries; My Passport Studio is a trademark of Western
Digital Technologies, Inc. All other brand and product names that may be mentioned
herein are the property of their respective companies. One gigabyte (GB) = 1
billion bytes. One terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity
varies depending on operating environment.</p>
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<p>PR CONTACT<br/>
Renato Catalan<br/>
Gap Marketing and Management Pty Ltd<br/>
Website: www.gapmarketing.com.au</p>
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