From the Toys section:

We talked this week about the 500 GB sweet spot in laptop hard drives.  Another good option has popped up.  J&R just marked down the Western Digital 500GB USB External WDME5000TN (Midnight Black) hard drive to $104.99(+$6 Shipping).   This is in retail box and is $45 off of list price and less than we could find anywhere else (J&R through Buy.com has it for the same price with more for shipping and tax).  Other colors are also available at higher prices.

While that is slightly more expensive than the internal drives we talked about earlier, it comes with an enclosure (which is easy to open and swap with your laptop’s internal drive).  It also features the Western Digital hard drive that gets higher ratings than either Seagate or Samsung at the same price we mentioned earlier without the enclosure.

Also, you can protect that portable 2.5 inch drive with a Case Logic portable hard drive case for another $10.

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Technical Details

  • Box Contents – My Passport Essential 500GB Portable USB Hard Drive, USB 2.0 cable, Quick Install guide
  • 500GB Hard Drive Capacity
  • 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
  • Powered by the USB bus. No separate power supply is needed
  • This ultra-portable drive fits easily in your pocket or purse, weighs only a few ounces, and holds tons of valuable data


 


 

Product Description

Product Description
These elegant portable drives are simple to use, light and easy to carry, and require no power adapter — they are powered directly through the USB cable. Pack up your office files and take them home. Carry thousands of songs or pictures. Synchronize files between home and office and encrypt everything on the drive for added security. WD Sync synchronization and encryption software lets you take your critical data with you. Plug My 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). Perfect for the business traveler who needs to transfer large amounts of data from laptop to clients or just daily backups in case of accidents from mishandled luggage to coffee spills. Also comes in handy if you’re worried about laptop theft and someone else having access to your important data, you can store it on this portable encrypted drive instead. For all those precious pictures, videos, music and data files, this external hard drive is a must have. WD Sync synchronization and encryption software lets you save your critical data and take it with you. Plug your drive into any PC, edit files, read e-mail, and view photos. Then sync all of your changes back to your home or office computer (Windows only) Search your drive, manage your photos, and simplify Web searches with included Google software (Windows only) Up to 480Mb/sec Bus Transfer Rate with USB 2.0 System Requirements – Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Mac OS X (10.1.5 or later), Available USB port Approximate Unit Dimensions – 0.59 (H) x 4.96 (L) x 3.14 (W) Approximate Unit Weight – 0.23lb

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