It’s a lot of convenience when your gadget is compatible to different devices. Just like the new Western Digital My Passport Studio, you can save and access data whether you are using Mac or Windows OS. This external hard drive is formatted HFS+ Journaled so it works right out of the box using MacBook or MacBook Air with Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, and Lion. Additionally, you can back up data using Apple Time Machine. If you are using Windows, you can likewise use this hard drive since it can be reformatted for Windows OS like XP, Vista and 7.
The WD My Passport Studio features two extremely fast FireWire 800 ports that let you store and access data up to 800 MBps. You can daisy chain additional external drive or other peripheral devices to your Mac. As an additional benefit, this hard drive is built with USB 2.0 interface for extra connectivity. To protect files from unauthorized use or access, the hard disk allows setting of password and hardware encryption through WD Security utility. There is also a WD Drive Utility feature to let you register, set security, and run diagnostics on the hard drive. My Passport Studio does not use any power adapter so it’s very easy to bring anywhere. It’s already powered via FireWire or USB port.
The WD hard drive is built from robust materials inside and out making it shock-proof and durable while still elegantly designed. With its high capacity and all metal design, My Passport Studio is greatly recommended especially to photographers, videographers, graphic artists or creative professionals on the go. It is available in 1TB, 750GB, and 500GB capacities.