WD intros 120 GB portable Passport hard drive

By Derek Sooman on February 7, 2006, 5:03 PM
Western Digital has unveiled a 120 GB portable "Passport" hard drive that features a 2.5" 5400 rpm drive of WD's Scorpio drive series. The drive can be used with either a USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 port, and has 2 MB of cache. Price should be around $200.




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Vaulden said:
Great... something else to add to my rapidly growing want list!
djleyo said:
nice capacity,nice price,2mb cache and growing speedlets see what the other developers come out with
cyrax said:
I own 2 WD hard drives and both work like a charm. Actually one is 6 years old next week! I see my self using this for portable storage in the future.
MonkeyMan said:
wow I mean I don't think a person can actually use up that much space on a hard drive!!!!!! geez, thats alot of space!!!! however, having a big hard drive like that, will make your PC much faster, and load things better.
Need_a_Dell said:
Sounds lke a nice little gizmo to take on the road with your laptop. You could store a lot of whatever on there for those long road trips.
nathanskywalker said:
And again, Western digital, 120GB for $200. Not bad. USB port? external ? Rrally not bad. I could use one of those. Of course i would need to buy a new laptop first.
barfarf said:
Nice portable back up! BUt i would like to 7200 RPM. I mean 7200 RMP is main stream now for a while. Actually i would like to see 120gig flash drive for $200. But that is still ways away.
Mictlantecuhtli said:
[b]Originally posted by MonkeyMan:[/b][quote]wow I mean I don't think a person can actually use up that much space on a hard drive!!!!!! geez, thats alot of space!!!![/quote]120 GB is pretty much what you get these days when you buy a computer (any desktop one).Even those who haven't used computers before can use the space up quickly, for example simply by using a DV camera with the computer (to be more precise, transferring files between them).
Masque said:
[b]Originally posted by barfarf:[/b][quote]Nice portable back up! BUt i would like to 7200 RPM. I mean 7200 RMP is main stream now for a while. Actually i would like to see 120gig flash drive for $200. But that is still ways away.[/quote]Actually, for occasional data management (which is what this was meant for), 5400 RPM is just fine. Most people won't try to run programs for it, but even for data streaming.....movies and such....it should be just dandy. I'd buy one in a heartbeat if I needed it.
Kaleid said:
Bah, still not enough space for all my *cough* porn :)
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