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Western Digital WDXMS1200TE 120GB Black external hard drive

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Stand-alone magnetic disk, optical disc or solid state drive that plugs into the computer typically via USB, although eSATA and FireWire are also used. Used for storing and retrieving digital information.
external hard drives
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Long product name Western Digital WDXMS1200TE 120GB Black external hard drive :
The short editorial description of Western Digital WDXMS1200TE 120GB Black external hard drive

Passport® Portable Drive 120GB, 5400RPM, USB 2.0

Western Digital WDXMS1200TE 120GB Black external hard drive:
The official marketing text of Western Digital WDXMS1200TE 120GB 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 WDXMS1200TE 120GB Black external hard drive:
This short summary of the Western Digital WDXMS1200TE 120GB Black external hard drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Western Digital WDXMS1200TE, 120 GB, 2.5", 2.0, 5400 RPM, USB powered, Black
Long summary description Western Digital WDXMS1200TE 120GB Black external hard drive :

Western Digital WDXMS1200TE. Hard drive capacity: 120 GB, Hard drive size: 2.5". USB version: 2.0. Hard drive speed: 5400 RPM. USB powered. Color of product: Black

This is an auto-generated long summary of Western Digital WDXMS1200TE 120GB Black external hard drive based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Hard drive
Hard drive capacity *
The maximum storage capacity of the hard disk, usually measured in bytes e.g. GB.
120 GB
Hard drive size *
The amount of data that the hard drive can store.
Hard drive speed *
The rotational speed of a hard disk expressed in rotations per minute. The faster the better.
5400 RPM
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
2 MB
Ports & interfaces
USB connectivity *
The product has USB connector.
USB version
Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard developed in the mid-1990s that defines the interface used for connection, communication and power supply between computers and electronic devices. Every new version - for example 1.1, 2.0, 3.0 - is much faster than the previous one.
Plug and Play
Indicates whether this product supports is "plug and play". Plug and play is hardware or software that, after being installed ("plugged in"), can immediately be used ("played with"), as opposed to hardware or software which requires configuration.
USB powered *
The device can be powered via a USB connection.
Color of product *
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
5 - 40 °C
Storage temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-20 - 65 °C
Weight & dimensions
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
3.14" (79.8 mm)
The distance from the front to the back of something.
5.11" (129.8 mm)
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
0.591" (15 mm)
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
3.7 oz (104.8 g)
Packaging data
Cables included
Other features
USB 2.0 ports quantity
USB 2.0 ports have a data transmission speed of 480 Mbps, and are backwards compatible with USB 1.1 ports. You can connect all kinds of peripheral devices to them.
Average latency
The average duration before a device can start with a job (for example reading a file from a hard disk).
5.5 ms
Hard disk transfer rate
The internal hard disk transfer rate refers to the actual speed that the drive can read bits from the surface of the platter, or write bits to the surface of the platter.
480 Mbit/s
The product is built in.
Power requirements
5 VDC, 1.0A
Read seek
12 ms
Track to track seek time (read/write)
2 ms
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
3.14 x 5.11 x 0.591" (79.8 x 129.8 x 15 mm)
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Testseek has collected 24 expert reviews for Western Digital WDXMS1200TE external hard drive 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
Notebook users would be wise to keep a portable backup of their drive’s contents, as they are prone to dying at a young age from being moved around so much. Western Digital’s solution to this conundrum is the WD Passport – a USB-powered...
Good Sexy design Huge capacity Works with Macs and PCs...
Bad Hard-shell case is optional Software can be confusing Y cable costs an extra $10 USD...
Bottom line The WD Passport is a decent product, with flourishes of greatness. We love being able to have our bookmarks and files synced all the time, and to be able to essentially take “our PC” with us to any computer. The WD Sync software works rather w...
WD’s Passport is an all-around decent product, with a lot of storage and handy software, but fails to distinguish itself from similar Maxtor and Seagate products in any meaningful way. We have no beef with the Passport’s capacity, as 120GB is more than...
Pink is our new obsession, and we have Western Digital to blame. Its pink, portable Passport hard drive (try saying that fast) is small enough to fit in Steven Tyler’s mouth, yet it comes with two of our most favorite features in the world: sweet speed...
Good It’s fast, it’s light, it requires only one cord!...
Bad Google advertising/software is unnecessary; the black 320GB variant is only $20 more.
Pocket hard drives such as the Western Digital Passport ($199.99 direct) are certainly handy for backing up your notebook or desktop hard drive. In cases where you dont want to shuttle your laptop back and forth to work, this 120GB, 5,400-rpm portab...
Good Good bang for the buck. Protective rubberized exterior. Security features such as secure browsing and portable Microsoft Outlook access. 128-bit AES encryption.
Bad Only single-headed mini USB cable.
Bottom line Ruggedized for travel, the Western Digital Passport is a good companion for the desktop-bound commuter. With it, you can take your files home or back them up for posterity...
A hard disk drive cannot be too big. Very often we get to the point when we start thinking of getting a new storage solution, because the old one can no longer fit all the data that we need for comfortable living. Those who care most about mobility of...
Bottom line The new Western Digital solution turned out an indisputable success. It is not only the today’s largest external solution on 2.5” hard disk drive, but it proves excellent in all work modes tested. I would specifically like to stress great perf...
It is increasingly more important to be able to move from one PC to another or carry around large amounts of information. Software distributions and portable program versions which don’t require installation, data backups and video files – all...
Bottom line 2.5” hard disk drives have progressed to the point when the USB interface bandwidth proves to be barely enough to allow them working at their highest speeds. Our comparison of the HD-227FW and the HD-227U2 has shown that the drive with a FireWire (I...
Today I’ll be taking a look at Western Digital’s recently upgraded Passport series of portable hard drives; in particular, the 120GB bus-powered Passport. But Paul, didn’t you tell us to avoid generally fragile, death-prone 2.5-inch hard drives in y...
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