WD Rolls Portable Media Drive

Lake Forest-based hard drive maker WD is targeting the portable media player and camcorder market with a new product, the company said Wednesday. According to WD, it has rolled out its My Passport AV line of portable media drives, which are specifically designed for digital media enthusiasts. WD said the new drives are designed to meet the requirements of video streaming, storage, and playback, and is also formatted for out-of-the-box compatibility wit consumer electronics devices. WD said the new line of products has 320GB of capacity, and a retail price of $109.99. Among features of the new storage product are support for Sony Handycam cameras and Sony Blu-ray players.