Submitted by Harry190 2802d ago | news

Western Digital debuts new Xbox 360 and PS3 compatible 320GB passport size HDDs

Today, Western Digital Co., one of the largest HDD ( Hard Disk Drive ) manufacturer has just launched it's newest - 320GB and 250GB My Passport Elite Portable USB Hard Disk Drives -, which according to Western Digital, the new USB HDDs are designed to " make it easy to securely carry thousands of songs, videos or photos in style. " (Culture, Industry, PC, PS3, Tech, Xbox 360)
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Sarick  +   2802d ago
Is this like the other WD book series that has a bunch of DRM locks? Seriously what the point of having so much space if you can't store everything you own on it?
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meepmoopmeep  +   2802d ago
they're obviously talking compatibility being an external. the 360 only takes overly-raped priced proprietary drives.
SL1M DADDY  +   2802d ago
I have no need for this...
I just can't see myself having a need to transport anything that would require a portable HDD of that size. That being said, I do like having a huge HDD in my PS3 and that it cost me less than 50 cents per gig to do it and was not some proprietary HDD that cost 180 bucks for less than 120gb.
Real Gambler  +   2802d ago
Every USB drives works with the PS3...
Not sure why they claim this one is PS3 compatible? I still have to find one external drive, or even one USB key that doesn't work with the PS3!
Rama26285  +   2802d ago
That's what I was thinking. I was thinking to myself 'why is this one compatible but their older ones not?'
Marceles  +   2802d ago
yup, at long as it's FAT32, it'll work
mithril  +   2802d ago
Regular disk work
I changed my PS3 HDD for a 120GB last year. and buy an external case for my 60Gb and i use this HD external with my PC and PS3.

standard sata drive work well with my ps3.

a friend have a terabyte Hdd external and work with PS3.

no special disk.
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Dreamworker  +   2802d ago
i think he is right
Researchers at Arizona State University have developed a low-cost (1/10 of Flash ... “A thumb drive using our memory could store a terabyte of information. We'll se it maybe end of this year already.
Bladestar  +   2802d ago
well.. I now many hate DRM and don't want these special hard drives... specially because they would like to store anything on these hard drives.... sadly... content makers do not feel the same way about their premium content being distributed with any restrictions...

The only reason why all these studios allow their content on Xbox live marketplace is because they trust is safe enough... specially due to the locked environment the xbox 360 hard drives enables...

DRM is far from perfect and can pay for those that are legitimate content buyers.... but as of today is probably the most reliable way to ensure that content is paid for... Why else would ITunes be so popular? It's a DRM... or not?

"Is this like the other WD book series that has a bunch of DRM locks? Seriously what the point of having so much space if you can't store everything you own on it? " hehe... sure.. this can easily be turn into, "Is this like the other WD book series that has a bunch of DRM locks? Seriously what the point of having so much space if you can't store everything you [download of bit torrent] [copy content my friend bought from xbox live marketplace on it]?" What's the point? well... that people that create content like movies will continue to support xbox live marketplace because is a more secured environment that otherwise...

I don't know if you noticed by Software only based DRM does not work... hackers can crack that... and people can easily download these crackers and there is goes the content...

Companies are starting to realized that a more reliable DRM also requires hardware... IPod, Zune, and external devices like this one.... don't be amazed if now DRM is done using external devices.. including for your computer...

As digital distribution picks up... DRM will be needed more than ever.... or companies will not support it. and so far locked environments like the xbox 360 hard drive, IPod, Zune... seem to be working better than other alternatives...

Notice, I am looking at it from the content maker company perspective....

Here is my Gamer/Movie/User perspective about it, "Ohh damn! ohh no! why! why! more DRM! nooo! crap! I can't use this for bit torrent downloads! freak this! I am not buying it!"... lol.
timmyp53  +   2801d ago
I already have a 160 gig external HDD
from Western Digital for anime. Obviously you can buy them online, but I want to see WD and other 2rd party HDD manufacturers sell 2.5 SATA HDDs at gamestop that casually gamers can actually put in their PS3's.
applenplum  +   2801d ago
the drives are so small, i think they are spy compatible too.
Jeebs  +   2801d ago
I'm sorry, I don't travel around the city with my PS3, so no need to get a travel-sized HD. I just got myself a external enclosure and hot-swap my 500gig HD between my PC and my PS3.

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