WD Passport Portable Hard Drive: a new kind of sexy

These new Western Digital portable hard drives have me drooling. They’re reasonably priced, and they come in various sizes: 60 GB, 80 GB, 120 GB and 160 GB. They’re powered solely by the USB port, and they’re bundled with encryption software and a bunch of Google software (probably the Google Toolbar and the Google Desktop.) Not that I give a hoot about that — the design is much too cool for me to care about anything else. Wowza!

If you don’t like the prices on the WD site, PC Mall is running a sale on these and other WD drives.


  1. My WD Passport is awesome! I travel all over the country for work, and that comes everywhere with me. I’ve never had a problem with it yet!


  2. Hey Anthony, I’d check with the IT staff at your school. I’d be surprised if they didn’t allow you to connect an external drive to one of their computers, but then again, I’ve seen stranger things. See what they say, show them the drive. Windows should recognize it right away, so I’m not sure exactly what’s going on.


  3. I love it, but i have one major issue with it. My school as the administrative rights disableing the drivers to run, so at school the computer can’t see it. Im hoping there is some way around this, like perhaps being able to install the drivers on a cd or something.. Any help, ideas? I have a mp3 player that is set up to run as a hard drive and the school computers do see that, but that is only 4 GB, not enough to hold all my movies and *hit!


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