Sooner or later, everyone needs extra space on their laptop or PC. Take a look at the Western Digital WD My Passport Essential 500GB portable hard drive. One prominent feature is its USB 3.0 plus USB 2.0: a single drive with universal compatibility today and next-generation speed for tomorrow. Use it with USB 2.0 now and step up to USB 3.0 speed when you're ready. This means that you can save your media content in a fraction of the time and, thanks to its plug and play connection and huge 500GB capacity, you don't have to worry about space or an external power supply.
The WD SmartWare™ software included with the drive allows you to control your backups, and for a little extra privacy, use the password protection and encryption feature to ensure your data is protected from unauthorized access.
This hard drive is USB powered.