BestExternalHard-Drives.com, a Wordpress blog about external hard drives, now features a post highlighting the Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1 TB.
Western Digital (WD) is a well-respected external hard drive manufacturer who produces a full line of desktop and portable external hard drives. The My Passport Essential SE is a 1 TB portable hard drive that is compact enough to fit in your pocket and light enough to carry with ease. At 4.3” x 3.3” x 0.7” and 7.2 ounces, the drive takes portability to a whole new level.
The drive has a full range of useful features like automatic continuous backup, data encryption, and password protection. Data encryption and password protection are especially important on a portable hard drive. In the event you should lose or misplace your drive, you can be confident that your data will be safe from prying eyes.
Because the Essential SE is "plug and play", it can be up and running in literally minutes. The drive has a dual USB 2.0/3.0 interface. Many PCs don't yet support 3.0, but as WD's marketing materials point out, the drive is ready when you are.
The drive has a 2-year limited warranty, which is better than some of WD's other drives. The terms are industry-standard and does not protect against loss of data.
As with most of WD's drives, it works with either Windows PCs or Macs. You will need to reconfigure the drive to work with a Mac, but WD provides instructions on their site to walk even the "newest newbie" through the process.
The Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1 TB comes in an assortment of colors: red, blue, black, and silver. It is powered through the USB cable, which means you don't need a separate power cord. The USB cable is a little short (16"), which somewhat limits placement. But longer USB cables are available.