updated 09:20 am EDT, Tue March 16, 2010
Drive equipped with hardware encryption
Western Digital has expanded its line of My Passport SE drives with two new capacities, 750GB and 1TB, formatted in HFS+ for Macs. Despite the higher capacities, both external drives still draw power from a USB connection rather than a dedicated AC adapter.
The company claims the SE drives can support maximum transfer rates of up to 480Mbps. Data can be protected using 356-bit hardware-based encryption if necessary.
The 1TB My Passport SE is now available directly from the company for $200, while the 750GB model can be purchased for $180.