Western Digital does not want to lose out on external drive race, launches 3TB monster

Western Digital intends to keep up with Seagate in terms of external hard drive capacities with their latest effort sporting 3TB of storage space, all crammed within a solitary hard drive. The latest My Book Essential will also feature USB 3.0 connectivity on the rear side, alongside a similar rounded black shell which is synonymous with the My Book Essential series. Not only that, both the My Passport Essential and My Passport Essential SE lines will also receive the USB 3.0 hardware update, where the My Passport Essential will max out at 500GB while the My Passport Essential SE is going in 750GB and 1TB capacities. Depending on your budget and storage needs, you will have to fork out anywhere from a Benjamin all the way to $249.99. Who would have thought that storage space would have ended up being this affordable, eh? [Press Release]

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