Apparently these new designer my passport drives were designed with the help of design student at California state university. Does that make them special? I guess it does in that they’re certainly unique, but other than the designs they’re not much different than the original My Passport Essential portable drives. They do feature 256bit hardware encryption with password protection so your data should be safe.
The new My Passport Essential limited edition designs are offered in 500 GB and have a 2-year limited warranty. My Passport Essential limited edition designs are now available exclusively at Best Buy and online at www.wdstore.com. MSRP is $119.99 USD.
My Passport Essential Limited Edition Designs
The new WD My Passport Essential limited edition designs portable hard drives feature:
-- Five unique designs that let consumers express their individuality; -- 256-bit hardware encryption for peace of mind knowing that data is protected from unauthorized access; -- USB 2.0 interface that powers(1) the drive directly from the USB port on a user's computer (no separate power supply is needed); -- Planet-friendly packaging derived from recycled materials to minimize waste; -- Ready to plug-and-play with Windows PCs; and, -- A 2-year limited warranty.
Web Site: http://www.westerndigital.com/