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Western Digital Passport® Portable Drive 80GB 80GB Black external hard drive

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Passport® Portable Drive 80GB
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Long product name Western Digital Passport® Portable Drive 80GB 80GB Black external hard drive :
The short editorial description of Western Digital Passport® Portable Drive 80GB 80GB Black external hard drive

Passport® Portable Drive 80GB, 5400RPM, USB 2.0

Western Digital Passport® Portable Drive 80GB 80GB Black external hard drive:
The official marketing text of Western Digital Passport® Portable Drive 80GB 80GB Black external hard drive as supplied by the manufacturer
Pack up your office files and take them home. Carry thousands of songs or pictures. These drives are simple to use, light and easy to carry, and require no power adapter--they are powered directly through the USB cable.

Key Features

- Easy - Installation is a snap because you don't really "install" this drive; you just plug it in and it's ready to use. There is no CD to install; the included software loads from the drive the first time you plug it in.
- Smart - Powered by the USB bus, so no separate power supply needed.*
- Ultra-portable - This ultra-portable drive fits easily in your pocket or purse, weighs only a few ounces and holds tons of valuable data.
- Synchronized and Secure - WD Sync™ synchronization and encryption software lets you save your critical data, and take it with you. Plug your drive into any PC, edit files, read e-mail, and view photos. Then sync all of your changes back to your home or office computer. (Windows only)
- Google™ software - Search your drive, manage your photos, and simplify Web searches with included Google software. (Windows only).
- Fast - 5400 RPM hard drive – almost 24% faster than 4200 RPM drives.
- Stylish - Elegant glossy black case with soft-touch base
- Compatible - Use with Windows® and Macintosh® computers

Ideal For

- Carrying important files and e-mail between work and home or on the road
- Sharing large files between office and home, between Mac and PC
- Backing up your existing notebook hard drive for extra data safety
Short summary description Western Digital Passport® Portable Drive 80GB 80GB Black external hard drive:
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Western Digital Passport® Portable Drive 80GB, 80 GB, 5400 RPM, 2 MB, Black, 5 - 40 °C, -20 - 65 °C
Long summary description Western Digital Passport® Portable Drive 80GB 80GB Black external hard drive :

Western Digital Passport® Portable Drive 80GB. Hard drive capacity: 80 GB, Hard drive speed: 5400 RPM, Drive device, buffer size: 2 MB. Color of product: Black. Width: 3.15" (80 mm), Depth: 5.12" (130 mm), Height: 0.591" (15 mm). Cables included: USB. Average latency: 5.5 ms, Hard disk transfer rate: 480 Mbit/s, Power requirements: 5 VDC, 1.0A

This is an auto-generated long summary of Western Digital Passport® Portable Drive 80GB 80GB Black external hard drive based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

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Hard drive
Hard drive capacity *
80 GB
Hard drive speed *
5400 RPM
Drive device, buffer size
2 MB
Ports & interfaces
USB connectivity *
USB version
Plug and Play
USB powered *
Color of product *
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
5 - 40 °C
Storage temperature (T-T)
-20 - 65 °C
Weight & dimensions
3.15" (80 mm)
5.12" (130 mm)
0.591" (15 mm)
3.7 oz (105 g)
Packaging data
Cables included
Other features
Average latency
5.5 ms
Hard disk transfer rate
480 Mbit/s
Power requirements
5 VDC, 1.0A
Read seek
12 ms
Track to track seek time (read/write)
2 ms
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Testseek has collected 10 expert reviews for Western Digital Passport® Portable Drive 80GB and the average expert rating is 76 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
Source Review comments Score
The WD Passport is availablein five different colors, including metallic red. For 10 minutes now, we’re been trying to find a way to kick off this hard drive review so that you’ll be riveted and want to read it to the end. After all, we&rsqu...
Good Bus powered. Nice design.
Bad Connects only via USB. Bundled software is Windows only...
Bottom line When you need more storage space than a thumb drive can provide, give the WD Passport a try...
The Western Digital Passport (160GB) ($179.99 direct), the latest in the companys Passport series of portable hard drives, comes in a higher capacity than earlier models and with a new "piano black" exterior. Its a good companion to your notebook (...
Good Pocketable notebook-class drive. Capacious. Good bang for the buck. Nice black case. USB port protection. Ruggedized for travel. WD Sync and 12-bit AES security software.
Bad Dual-head cable is an extra option.
Bottom line The Western Digital Passport is a good choice for a user who needs scads of portable storage. It works with most PCs and Macs and is perfectly sized for travel...
Western Digital is most famous for its stupendously good line of performance hard drives that are generally considered to be the fastest consumer hard drives on the planet. However, it will come as no surprise that it also produces a vast range...
A light, stylish, and affordable portable hard drive with some Google goodies.
Bottom line Housed in a shiny black case and sporting a single blue power LED indicator, the Western Digital Passport is one of the most stylish portable drives weve seen, and at $129, its a good bargain. The 120GB USB drive weighs in at a mere 3.7 ounces and me...
Desktop storage has dropped dramatically in price while storage capacities have increased. Although not as many people watch the 2.5" storage market as closely as the 3.5" market, this smaller form factor market has been following the same trend. C...
Good USB powered external drive, 160GB offers lots of storage, Included software is pre-installed - no CD, Included wetsuit for your Passport, Good performance for USB device...
Bad truction is a bit fragileGlossy finish picks up fingerprints and scratches very easily, Pimped with Google Software...
Bottom line The Western Digital 160GB Passport is a fast little drive that is USB powered and adds a whole lot of extra storage to your laptop without sacrificing performance or your first-born. This was purchased for just under $90 CAD which makes it very affor...
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