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Dennis Hissink : April 8th 2010 - 11:48 CET
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Western DigitalWD My Passport AV drive offers portable storage solution : WD introduced its new My Passport AV portable media drives. This portable storage solution, designed specifically for video storage and playback, deliver a plug-and-play experience. Available at select retailers and WD's online store, the WD My Passport AV portable media drive is offered with 320GB of capacity. A large number of game consoles, camcorders, TVs, DVRs, Blu-ray players and media players, including the WD TV Media Player family, allow consumers to connect a USB drive and play the multimedia content from the drive on an HDTV. The WD My Passport AV portable media drive is designed to meet the requirements of this demanding video streaming environment.

Portable storage

Western Digital portable storage solution for digital AV devices
The WD portable storage solution delivers the formatting and low-power consumption that assures out-of-the-box compatibility with many leading CE (consumer electronics) devices. Western Digital worked to ensure that the My Passport AV portable media drives operate seamlessly with the Direct Copy feature offered in Sony's new Handycam video recorders. Direct Copy lets Handycam users offload and archive HD video directly to a My Passport AV portable media drive without a computer, creating room to shoot more HD videos when their Handycam hard drive becomes full.

Blu-ray content compatible with My Passport AV portable storage
Consumers can then play back their stored videos using Sony's latest Blu-ray players or any of the WD TV media players by just connecting the My Passport AV portable media drive via the USB port on these players. Specific Handycam and Blu-ray model compatibility information is available on the WD Web site. With its small footprint, the My Passport AV portable media drives are designed to fit neatly in a home entertainment center. The included stand and extra long cable makes it easy to position the drive neatly in entertainment centers, maximizing the airflow and minimizing heat around the drive.

WD portable storage

WD portable storage for a better digital video experience
"With more and more devices capable of generating and playing back HD video - camcorders, Blu-ray players, game consoles - portable hard drives are the best solution for this 8GB-per-hour capacity-intensive content. The My Passport AV portable media drive is a perfect WD portable storage optimized for a better digital video experience with a growing list of consumer electronics, starting with Sony's latest camcorders and Blu-ray players," said Dale Pistilli, vice president of marketing for WD's branded products group.

Price and availability of WD My Passport AV portable media drive
The New My Passport AV portable media drives feature a 2-year limited warranty and are available now at select retail stores and WD's online store. MSRP for the My Passport AV portable media drive with 320GB is $109.99 USD. My Passport AV portable media drives are formatted FAT32 and are compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X and Apple's Tiger, Leopard, and Snow Leopard. My Passport AV portable media drives utilize the same drive technology found in WD AV drives inside leading cable and satellite set-top boxes and DVRs (digital video recorders) around the world.

My Passport AV portable solution is compatible with the following devices
• WD TV family of media players
• 2010 and later Sony camcorders with Direct Copy functionality
• Sony 2010 Blu-ray Disc Players including BDP-S370, BDP-S470, BDP-S570
• Sony 2010 Blu-ray Disc Home Theater Systems including BDV-E370, BDV-E570
• JVC LT-32P689 television
• Samsung LN32A550 television
• Phillips 42PFLA332D television
• Microsoft Xbox 360 (compatible with the USB media playback feature)
• Sony PlayStation3
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