WD today introduced its new My Passport Essential Portable USB Drives. The drives introduce a sleek new form that feels good in your hand and fits neatly in a pocket or purse.

WD USB Hard Drives

Weighing in at less than 5 ounces, My Passport Essential Drives are light and compact to carry and because they are bus powered, they do not need an external power adapter. Equipped with sync and encryption software (Windows compatible only) makes it easy to securely carry thousands of songs, or videos or photos.

WD My Passport Essential USB Hard Drives

WD Sync software allows consumers to take desktop content with them by simplifying the synchronization of essential personal files and Microsoft Outlook data on a PC. Should owners misplace the drive, they know their data is protected with 128-bit encryption. Google software on the drive allows users to quickly locate files with the Google Desktop Search search tool, manage photos with Picasa photo organizer software and simplify Web searches with the Google Toolbar.