With 320GB of space the WD My Passport Essential is great value. Its compact design is supposed to resemble that of a small notebook, which keeps it in the same theme as the larger My Book hard drives.
The difference is this device houses a 2.5-inch laptop drive, which spins at 5400rpm.
The styling is simple with a mini-USB connector for hooking up to your laptop and a small LCD light to indicate when it is active.
It supports both Windows and Mac OS X. When it came to testing, we found it could copy 1GB of ﬁles in 70 seconds, which is fast for such a drive.