[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2012/03/ftz2LH.png[/newsimage]Western Digital announced late Tuesday that it would be adding another model to its popular My Passport line of portable drives. This new drive has a capacity of 2TB, making it the first single-volume portable external hard drive with that capacity. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/western-digital-announces-2tb-my-passport-external-hdd-60492/](http://www.myce.com/news/western-digital-announces-2tb-my-passport-external-hdd-60492/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
I use a 1TB portable. Bus-powered portables are handy for a number of reasons, regardless of size. And yes, the 1TB is full, so a 2TB would be nice too.
I have a lot of ripped movies and TV shows that I keep on a 1TB external for viewing on my laptop (and possibly a WDTV Live in the near future), so yeah, a 2TB drive would certainly fill my needs.
What I don’t like with the new WD slim external drives:
They have the USB interface soldered onto the PCB. So it is not possible to connect the drive internally via Sata for troubleshooting or other purpose.
Also, it would be interesting if these units comply with USB standards or not.
[QUOTE=mciahel;2627493]They have the USB interface soldered onto the PCB. So it is not possible to connect the drive internally via Sata[/QUOTE]
I was initially going to get this to replace my Seagate 1.5TB 2.5" HDD in my HTPC. Found out that it doesn’t have the SATA connection, so no deal. Guess I’ll wait for Seagate’s 2TB notebook drive to show.