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January 11, 2009

WD expands Mac formatted drives

The drives work with Apple Time Machine and other Mac backup software

By CBR Staff Writer

Storage company Western Digital has extended its storage services for Mac with the release of two new external hard drives following the launch last year of a 300GB VelociRaptor SATA hard drive for PC and Mac workstations.

It said My Passport for Mac portable drive and the My Book Mac Edition external hard drive work with Apple Time Machine and other Mac backup software. My Passport for Mac offers a shock-resistant enclosure and is available in capacities of 320GB and 500GB. The My Book Mac Edition drive is equipped with power-saving GreenPower technology, a USB 2.0 interface, and 1TB of capacity.

Jim Welsh, senior vice president and general manager of branded products and consumer electronics groups at WD, said: WD listened to the Mac community who wanted the simplicity of a USB external drive that complements the design of their Mac computer. Our users can choose from a full range of storage solutions that are ready to use with their Mac computers.From the sleek design of the new My Passport for Mac, to the use of the eco-friendly hard drive technology on the My Book Mac Edition, WD continues to deliver what Mac users are looking for.

My Passport for Mac 320GB and 500GB drives cost $129.99 and $179.99 respectively. My Book Mac Edition 1TB hard drive costs $179.99.

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