As always, the Studio Edition comes pre-formatted in HFS+ for OS X systems and offers a FireWire 800 interface in addition to a USB port. This Mac-oriented drive is available in capacities ranging between 500GB and 2TB, priced between $150 and $300, whereas the My Book Elite models have capacities between 1TB and 2TB and cost between $170 and $280.
The company also updated its My Passport Elite line by adding a dock and upping its storage capacity to 640GB for $170. The revamped portable hard drive is slimmer and more rounded at the edges than previous models and has a LED indicator that shows how much data is on the drive. All of the hard drives come with the option of 256-bit hardware encryption and Time Machine-like continuous backup software.
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