Western Digital today announced they have added high-speed FireWire 800 interfaces to their popular My Passport Studio portable drive to give Mac computer users and creative professionals the fast performance they need.
The new interface also makes this drive a perfect storage companion for the newly introduced Apple MacBook Pro computer, the company adds. With FireWire 800/400 and USB interfaces, the new My Passport Studio portable drives offer up to 500 GB of storage capacity. The new external drives are formatted for Mac computers and weigh less than 7 ounces.
â€œPhotographers and videographers, be they creative pros or Mac computer enthusiasts, have a genuine need for large amounts of fast, portable storage for their high-definition files,â€ said Jim Welsh, senior vice president and general manager of WDâ€™s Branded Products and Consumer Electronics Groups. â€œWith a new FireWire 800 interface, My Passport Studio speeds up editing and transferring of big media files making it perfect for performance-minded Mac computer users on the go.â€
My Passport Studio with FireWire 800/400 interfaces and 500 GB capacity retails for $250; $230 for the 400 GB drive.