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The Western Digital My Passport Elite model is a high-end external hard drive that is designed for both in-home, business use.

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The Western Digital My Passport Elite model is a high-end external hard drive that is designed for both in-home, and business use. The Passport Elite hard drive is built with a very slim and compact body that is encompassed in a slip-free soft touch finish so that the drive is easier to grip. It features an available, 500GB, 400GB, 320GB or 250GB storage capacity, with a 2mb drive cache and a speed of 5400rpm. The Passport Elite hard drive comes with support for safe shutdown software which prevents the hard drive from being shut down while files are being transferred, an energy efficient functionality that automatically turns the hard drive on and off with the connected computer, and plug and play storage functionality which means that it is compatible with all PC's and Mac's without any lengthy installation.

Western Digital also claims the Passport Elite drives are compatible with a large variety of gaming consoles as well. In addition the Passport Elite hard drive models also come with a built in capacity gauge, 128 bit data encryption (windows only), MioNet access software for remote access through additional network locations, pre-installed google multi-media software, and a 5 year limited warranty.

Features
  • Slim, compact body design surrounded in a soft touch and slip free finish
  • Safe Shutdown software
  • Automatic, install-free, plug-in support for both PC and Mac computers
  • Compatible with a variety of gaming consoles
  • Energy efficient functionality
  • Built in capacity gauge
  • 128 bit data encryption (Windows only)
  • MioNet Remote Access software
  • Pre-installed Google multi-media software
  • 5 year limited warranty
  • USB 2.0 interface support
  • Drive Size: 500GB, 400GB, 320GB or 250GB
  • Drive Cache: 2mb
  • Drive Speed: 5400rpm
  • Transfer Rate (Max): 480Mbits/ sec
  • Weight: 0.40 lbs
  • Dimensions (H x L x W): 0.590" x 4.967" x 3.130"
  • Operating Temperature: 41° F to 104° F
What It Holds (500GB Drive)
  • Up to 142,000 digital photos
  • Up to 125,000 MP3 songs
  • Up to 12,000 songs (uncompressed CD quality music)
  • Up to 38 hours of digital video (DV)
  • Up to 220 hours of DVD quality video
  • Up to 60 hours of HD video
System Requirements
  • Available USB port
  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista
  • Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later
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