Western Digital has released its new 250 GB Passport portable drives. WD Passports use 2.5-inch hard drives, allowing for their plug-and-play, ultra-portable design. WD announced last month that its launch of the 250 GB Scorpio notebook hard drive – a product that paved the way for the latest Passport. Estimated pricing for the WD Passport Portable Drive 250 GB is $199, or roughly the same pricing as the 250 GB Scorpio.
"The rich, storage-hungry media content generated by 10 mega-pixel digital cameras and HD video camcorders makes the one-quarter terabyte WD Passport Drive a compelling solution. WD Passport is a travel-friendly gadget for consumers who want to carry their entire digital portfolio with them," said Jim Welsh, vice president and general manager of WD's branded products group.