FireWire 800 now part of Western Digital My Passport Studio portable hard drive


That Apple eliminated FireWire 400 from the MacBook Pro wasn’t lost on Western Digital, which just original story titlereleased a FireWire 800 version of the My Passport Studio portable hard drive. The HDD, which tops out at 500GB, is designed for mobile professionals—photographers and videographers—who need to carry large files with them. It weighs less than seven ounces, not that the average person has any idea of how to conceptualize that.

Of course, the drive also works just fine over USB and FireWire 400, but that interface will be dead soon enough.

She costs $250 for the 500GB model and $230 for the 400GB model, which means you’d be a damn fool not to spring for the larger one.