updated 04:10 pm EDT, Wed April 9, 2008
WD Essentials get colorful
WD's compact Passport Essential portable drives are now available in 11 colors, the company announced on Wednesday. Each color is available with a choice of 120GB, 160GB, 250GB or 320GB internal 2.5-inch HDDs. The Passport Essential drives are cleanly styled and simple to use, featuring just one USB connection for power and file transfer, and are compatible with both PCs and Macs. Windows users have the benefit of 128-bit data encryption.
The drive has always been available in black, and the ten new colors include brilliant orange, super sunny yellow, raindrop blue, arctic white, deep viola, cherry red, ultra mint, real red, intense blue and vibrant pink.
Each Passport Essential weighs less than 5 ounces, and all are available now and retail from between $120 to $180.