$108.99 + $4.99 shipping
In Stock. Sold by good_stuff_ny
Include
Add to Cart
or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.

Trade in your item
Get up to a $26.50
Gift Card.
More Buying Choices
Add to Cart
$112.99
+ $4.72 shipping
Sold by: B&D Company
Add to Cart
$112.99
+ $4.99 shipping
Sold by: Quick N' Easy Buy
Add to Cart
$119.00
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: Electronics Club
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

WD My Passport Essential SE 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive (Black)

| 39 answered questions

List Price: $229.99
Price: $108.99 + $4.99 shipping
You Save: $121.00 (53%)
Only 1 left in stock.
Ships from and sold by good_stuff_ny.
1 TB
Black
  • Automatic, continuous backup
  • Maximum capacity
  • Connectivity today; speed for tomorrow
  • Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
  • Up to 3x faster transfer rates with USB 3.0
15 new from $97.01 6 used from $62.50

There is a newer model of this item:


Frequently Bought Together

WD My Passport Essential SE 1 TB  USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive (Black) + Western Digital My Passport Carrying Case - Black
Price for both: $115.98

These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.

Buy the selected items together


Special Offers and Product Promotions

Capacity: 1 TB | Color: Black
  • Buy Used and Save: Buy a Used "WD My Passport Essential SE 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable...” from Amazon Warehouse Deals and save 72% off the $229.99 list price. Product is eligible for Amazon's 30-day returns policy and Prime or FREE Shipping. See all Used offers from Amazon Warehouse Deals.

Compare to Similar Hard Drives

This item: WD My Passport Essential SE 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive (Black)

WD My Passport Essential 500 GB USB 3.0/2.0 Portable External Hard Drive (Midnight Black)

WD My Passport Essential SE 1 TB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive (Midnight Black)

WD My Passport 2TB Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive Storage Black …

Customer Rating 4.0 out of 5 stars   (1,580) 4.0 out of 5 stars   (411) 2.9 out of 5 stars   (320) 4.4 out of 5 stars   (6,004)
Price $108.99$102.99$117.99$121.39
Shipping $4.99$4.99$5.99FREE Shipping
Sold By good_stuff_nySpddyS LLClakeplacegamesCorner Discount
Hard Drive Size 1 TB 500 GB 1 TB 2 TB
File System NTFS NTFS ntfs NTFS
Hard Drive Type portable portable Portable Portable
  Add to CartAdd to CartAdd to CartAdd to Cart

Please help us improve this feature.  Tell us what you think of this feature.


Technical Details

Capacity: 1 TB | Color: Black
  • Brand Name: Western Digital
  • Model: WDBACX0010BBK-NESN
  • Hard Disk Size: 1 TB
  • Hardware Platform: Pc
  • Hard Disk Description: portable
  See more technical details

Product Details

Capacity: 1 TB | Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 3.3 x 0.7 inches ; 7.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0041OSQ9S
  • Item model number: WDBACX0010BBK-NESN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,580 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 5, 2010

Product Description

Capacity: 1 TB | Color: Black

From the Manufacturer

Put your digital life on the high capacity my passport essential se portable hard drive. with wd quality and usb 3.0 and usb 2.0 connectivity, this drive is designed for today with tomorrow in mind. visual backup software and password protection with hardware encryption ensure your data is protected. lightweight and easy to carry, this drive is ideal for fast storage to go.

Product Description

Put your digital life on the stylish, maximum capacity My Passport® Essential™ SE portable hard drive. With WD quality and USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connectivity, this drive is designed for today with tomorrow in mind. A single drive with universal compatibility today and next-generation speed for tomorrow. Use it with USB 2.0 now and step up to USB 3.0 speed when you’re ready. Massive capacity in this small, stylish drive that is powered directly from the USB port on your PC. No separate power supply is needed.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It's easy to use, very portable, and all around good product.
Ryan
I bought a couple of these hard drives some time ago: one stopped working after the first two weeks and the other one stopped working after 6 months of use.
Arturo A. Arrieta
Its good... worth of money.., I like the portable size of the hard-drive, I would totally recommend to buy it.
Manoj Reddy Kuninti

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

855 of 883 people found the following review helpful By Strohmian VINE VOICE on October 21, 2010
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 1 TB Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
### PHYSICAL ###
One terabyte that fits in your jeans' pocket. I don't want to go all "when we were young we walked 10 miles to school, etc." on you, but my first hard drive was such that I would have needed 50'000 of 'em to match the capacity, occupying a solid cube 9 feet on each side and setting me back 30 million dollars. That's mind- blowing progress indeed, and while the original advances were made by firms like Seagate and IBM, those have mostly sold off/sourced out in the meantime, leaving Western Digital as the Bleeding Edge hard drive brand.

This device looks like a cigarette holder with a glossy finish. The edges are rounded, and the usb connector is the only opening in the case, so for my occasional transport I just carry the drive in my jacket as-is. It would have been super- neat to have a rubber flap over the usb and perhaps a more scratch- resistant matte finish, but there is no issue here, especially since WD offers inexpensive hardshell and neoprene cases.

### USB3 ###
Finally, ten times the speed of USB2! The USB consortium calls it Super Speed, to distinguish it (not) from the Hi-Speed of USB2 and the Full Speed of USB1. It's beyond me why they don't just name it "5Gbit USB", a moniker which would pit it favorably against eSATA, Ethernet, Firewire, etc... but at least there's a hilarious joke in there for Sci-Fi comedy fans (Google "They've gone into plaid" for the reference, first video link).

But not so fast, Dark Helmet.
Read more ›
48 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
229 of 243 people found the following review helpful By Sudarshan Karkada VINE VOICE on September 21, 2010
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 1 TB Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
First Impressions Review:

This is the first time I have ever used a portable (tiny) external hard drive. I currently use a Cavalry dual disk external drive in RAID configuration which is huge and not really portable.

This new WD drive is fantastic in that it is quite small, doesn't require external power, and it is quite good looking. It is amazing how they fit 1 TB drive in such a small package. One bonus is that when I replace my computer in future with one that has USB 3.0 interface, this drive can handle that. (It works fine with USB 2.0 also.) The device looked and felt solid.

The USB port that is on the drive seems to be proprietary, but it could be a standard port for USB 3.0. The cable that comes with the drive fits snugly and works well. The cable should be saved carefully - I don't have any other cable with that specialized connector.

The backup software resides on the hard disk of the drive. I didn't bother installing that software. I just want to use the drive as plain old storage drive. I connected the drive to a PC with Windows 7, the OS complained with "WD SES Device USB Device - No Driver Found", but showed the drive contents anyway. I could immediately use the drive without haveing to do anything.

Drive properties showed the following:
Used 565 MB
Free 930 GB
Capacity 931 GB

I have split the 1 TB drive into 3 partitions easily (using Win7's built-in tools). I copied a bunch of JPG files into one of the partitions. Everything went smoothly. I am yet to find any issues with the device.

I will update this review if I come across anything significant as I continue to use it.
6 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
170 of 184 people found the following review helpful By PT Cruiser TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 20, 2010
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 1 TB Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I can remember when I was impressed by a 356 MB hard drive on my new computer. (Remember those days?) Now here's this back-up external drive that is a terabyte, something that not so many years ago was in the domain only of supercomputers that took up whole rooms. The really impressive thing is that this is such a nice compact little drive, not much bigger than a deck of playing cards. I've used other drives for back up and have always avoided the back up software that came with some of them, fearing it would get in the way and slow things down when I'm working or that it would take too much time to figure out what to back up and how often to do so. As a result, I often forget to back things up, which could be a disaster if I ever had a hard drive failure.

Now the nice thing about a large external drive such as this one is that it has tons of space and I can just back up everything and keep several copies. The software that comes on the drive installs in minutes and checks for updates for both software and firmware. It gives you a choice of what to back up and the choice of pausing backups when you're working, so you don't have to worry about it getting in your way when you're doing something else. It was simple to enter password protection and comes with a manual on the drive that's easy to understand, as manuals go. You can also choose how many backups to keep at a time and where you'd like those stored. The settings are simple to set up, even partitioning the drive if you decide to do so.

I've used it for a few weeks now and hardly notice it being there. It just does its thing in the background and I can check the backups so I know they're there.
Read more ›
7 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Product Images from Customers

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search
ARRAY(0xa6c61c48)

Want to discover more products? You may find many from encryption software reviews shopping list.