Posted 03 April 2007 - 03:16 PM
Keep in mind that the Western Digital My Book is an "external" hard drive, not a "portable" hard drive. Though an external hard drive can be used as a portable hard drive, it's mainly designed to be connected to one computer and sit on a desk, rather than inside the computer.
The Western Digital portable drive is called the"Passport." Though they're more expensive, they are more fitting to the task of moving to and from computers or connecting every once in a while and then storing somewhere else.
When I was looking for a portable drive, I originally bought a My Book. It's bulkier than the Passport, and also must be plugged into a power outlet when used. It wasn't what I was looking for, so I returned it and got the Passport. As I said, it's more expensive, but it's sleeker and doesn't have to be plugged in to another power source.