WD My Passport Elite USB Hard Drives

Expanding on its popular portable storage offerings, WD (NYSE: WDC) introduced its new My Passport Elite Portable USB Drives which are designed to make it easy to securely carry thousands of songs, videos or photos. Weighing in at less than 5 ounces and available in capacities of 320 and 250 GB, the new My Passport Elite drives are small enough to fit in a pocket.

Adding to the small footprint, these drives are USB-bus powered, which eliminates the need for an external power adapter.

Unique features of the new My Passport Elite Portable USB Drives include:

· Capacity gauge that enables users to know at-a-glance how much space is available;
· Powerful automatic backup software lets users designate files and folders for automatic and continuous backup;
· Synchronization software that lets users sync their changes and protect their information with 128-bit encryption;
· Retrieve forgotten files from any MioNet-enabled PC (compatible with Windows® only) and copy them to My Passport Elite with MioNet installed allowing users to retrieve forgotten files from the road using the unique MioNet Key software;
· Available in four elegant, soft-touch colors: bronze, titanium, westminster blue and cherry red;
· Industry-leading 5-year limited warranty; and,
· Plug-and-play capability with gaming consoles to make it easy to play music and view photos and video files on a TV.

WD's My Passport Elite USB Drives are available now at select retail stores and from WD's online store (www.shopwd.com). MSRP for the My Passport Elite USB Drive with 250 GB capacity is $169.99 USD and the My Passport Elite 320 GB is $199.99 USD.