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Western Digital Portable Hard Drive


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tiberio

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On the Best Buy website, they sell different versions of Western Digital External Hard Drives. They are My Passport Essential SE, Elite, Essential (without the SE. What is the difference between these and which should I consider most?

Or is there another brand you would recommend?

Thank you in advance.

Edited by tiberio, 27 November 2010 - 11:37 AM.

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A quick-view comparision of those models is shown here: http://www.wdc.com/e...index.asp?cat=9

Basically, as you'll see, the different model names reflect a different design & higher maximum storage capacities.

Note also that whereas both Passport Essential models are USB 2.0 & USB 3.0 compliant, the Elite model is only USB 2.0.

USB 3.0 allows for much faster data transfer compared to USB 2.0, but you would only benefit from that if your PC has
USB ports which are USB 3.0 compliant.

Any of those three drives will, however, still work when plugged into a USB 2.0 port.

If you're planning to upgrade to a new PC sometime in the next couple of years, it would make sense to buy one of the
USB 3.0-compliant drives now since most new PC's are adopting this new standard & eventually USB 3.0 will be the norm.

More on USB 3.0 here: http://www.everythin...rspeed-usb.html

Edited by phillipcorcoran, 27 November 2010 - 12:45 PM.

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