Storage space is less and less of an issue these days. Traditional storage media is cheaper than it has ever been yet at the same time portable storage isn't always easy to choose between. Do you get a thumb, external hard drive, or both? The answer of course depends on your needs and the space requirements. Thumb drives have increased exponentially in the last several years but if you are looking to do a large amount of file storage, an external hard drive is still the best bet. And with 2.5" drives increasing in capacity to rival their bigger brothers, you can get what is essentially a laptop hard drive in an enclosure the size of a wallet.
Today we are taking a look at the Western Digital My Passport Essential 320GB External Drive. Various versions of the Passport drives have been out from Western Digital for a while and the Essential version is a slightly different style. You get the massive storage of a full size hard drive with a reduced footprint on your desk and in your bag.
Specifications and features, from the WD website, are below: