Western Digital Debuts New Line of Portable Hard Drives

Western Digital unveiled Tuesday its new line of WD Passport Portable USB 2.0 hard drives. The Passport drives require no additional power supply and are available in 40GB and 80GB capacities.

Both drives use Western Digitalis Scorpio line of 2.5-inch hard drives, spinning at 5,400 RPM, and sport a rugged aluminum case.

The Passport drives are currently available for pre-order, with orders placed prior to November 30 being guaranteed to ship on or before December 24. The 40GB model sells for $199, while the 80GB costs $249. For a limited time, Western Digital is offering 10 percent off and free shipping for orders placed through its online store.

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