As a small business owner, the technical operations of the business fall to me. There is no IT Department to take care of maintenance and manage my computer back ups. Since the computer maintenance is only a small portion of what I do as a small business owner, I need it to be as simple and painless as possible. I want technology that’s easy to use and virtually runs by itself. While that’s not always possible, it is when it comes time to find a portable hard drive.
The Western Digital My Passport is a sleek, compact portable hard drive that is designed for the busy, on-the-go professional. Available in sizes from 500gb to 2tb of storage room, the My Passport has plenty of room to hold all of your important videos, photographs, and music files. It can hold up to 240 videos; 500,000 songs; or 400,000 pictures. This is more than enough room for me to take care of all my and my client’s needs.
The Western Digital My Passport is formatted NTFS for Windows &, Windows Vista, or Windows XP. It includes the portable hard drive, USB cable, WD backup software, WD security, and WD drive utilities software as well as a quick install guide. It literally took only a few minutes for me to have this up and running on my computer. Best of all, it runs in the background every time I save or add a file. The My Passport automatically makes a copy for me. I do nothing at all and I if I do lose the original, all I need to do is to find and retrieve the copy of the file I lost. This is a huge help when you accidentally delete that one photo you need to finish a project.
A few other features of the Western Digital My Passport that you’ll appreciate are:
- USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility – It works with your technology now and when you upgrade.
- The drive is powered through the USB adapter – No need to carry around a bulky power supply when you travel or try to find another outlet to plug it into.
- Password protection and hardware encryption is available to protect your valuable files.
If you’re a busy professional that is looking for a quick, effective way to back up your files, I definitely recommend the Western Digital My Passport.
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