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WD My Passport for Mac 500 GB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive - WDBL1D5000ABK-NESN

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  • USB 2.0 interface
  • Password protection and hardware encryption
  • Compatible with Apple Time Machine
  • Sleek, compact design with plenty of storage
  • Sleek, compact design with plenty of storage
  • Compatible with Apple® Time Machine®
  • Password protection and hardware encryption
  • USB 2.0 interface
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Product Description

Size: 500 GB

Product Description

My Passport for Mac is a sleek, portable hard drive that is compatible with Apple Time Machine and is an ideal companion for your MacBook or MacBook Air. Password protection and hardware encryption let you secure your files from unauthorized access.

From the Manufacturer

My Passport for Mac – Portable storage for Mac.

My Passport for Mac is the sleek, portable hard drive designed for photographers, graphics professionals and road-warriors who want to take their digital life with them. It's compatible with Apple Time Machine and is an ideal companion for your MacBook. Password protection and hardware encryption let you secure your files from unauthorized access.

Sleek, compact design.
This compact enclosure offers plenty of storage making it the ideal companion for the graphic professional, student, or road warrior.
WD My Passport for Mac - Compact design
Formatted for Mac.
Works right out of the box with your MacBook® or and is compatible with Apple® Time Machine®.
WD My Passport for Mac - Formatted for Mac
Password protection secures your drive.
Use the WD Security utility to set password protection and hardware encryption and protect your files from unauthorized use or access.
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Features at a glance

  • Sleek compact design with plenty of storage
  • Compatible with Apple Time Machine
  • Password protection and hardware encryption
  • USB 2.0 interface
  • 2-year limited warranty

Sleek, compact design - This compact enclosure offers plenty of storage making it the ideal companion for the graphic professional, student, or road warrior.

My Passport for Mac

USB 2.0 interface - Conveniently powered through the USB 2.0 interface, you can quickly connect to your MacBook and access your files. There's no need to carry around a power adapter.

WD Security™ - WD Security utility allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to protect your files from unauthorized use or access.

WD Drive Utilities™ - Register your drive, set drive timer, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities.

Formatted for Mac - HFS+ Journaled so it works right out of the box with your MacBook. Can be reformatted for Windows.

Compatible with Apple Time Machine - Back up your files with Apple Time Machine.

WD quality inside and out - We know your data is important to you. So we build the drive inside to our demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance, and long-term reliability. Then we protect the drive with a durable enclosure designed for style and protection.

WD My Passport for Mac box

Ideal for

  • Adding extra storage for your videos, music, photos, and files
  • Backing up your files with Apple Time Machine
  • Securing your files from unauthorized access with password protection and hardware encryption
  • Connecting and powering through your USB 2.0 interface

What's in the box
Portable hard drive, USB cable, Quick Install Guide.

Compatibility
Formatted HFS+ Journaled for Mac OS® X Leopard®, Snow Leopard™ , or Lion™
Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7 (requires reformatting)
Note: Compatibility may vary depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system.

For more great WD products, visit the Western Digital Store at Amazon.com

 


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Interface
USB 2.0
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Capacity range
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Product Information

Size:500 GB
Product Dimensions 3.2 x 4.3 x 0.6 inches
Item Weight 4.8 ounces
Shipping Weight 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B005DKZW5A
Item model number WDBL1D5000ABK-NESN
Customer Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars 202 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,061 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Data Storage > External Hard Drives
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes
Date first available at Amazon.com September 22, 2011

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Size: 1 TB
I own many WD external hard drives, including TWO of these. As you can read by the other reviews, it eventually starts having problems. The PORT for the wire goes bad after a while. At first, I had to plug it in over and over multiple times before the computer would recognize (none of my other external hard drives do this ever). Then, it gets worse and worse until eventually you can't get access to your hard drive at all. Now, it is TOO LATE to retrieve your data. This happened with BOTH of the ones I own after about 1 year.

The HARD DRIVE itself is fine - but the port is bad. I had to go to RADIO SHACK to get adapters to get access to my data and transfer it to another hard drive.

Before you buy this, go GOOGLE "Western Digital Hard Drive External Hard Drive For MAC." You will see how many people have this problem.

Every other WD Hard Drive I own is great - even the ones with USB 2.0 ports. However, THIS PARTICULAR MODEL, which is SILVER and made specifically for MAC with the USB 2.0, has a serious design flaw, in my opinion.

I am not saying it happens all the time, and I am sure there are many people out there who love this model; however, it does seem to happen a lot, and I am not alone in saying it - and it seems to be the SAME PROBLEM.
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If you're looking for a rock solid drive with tons of space on it, this is the one. This makes the second drive from Western Digital I've purchased in this form factor (the previous one was a 500 gb), and I plan on continuing to buy them.

I use this one for three purposes, (1) it records live sessions directly from an Allen and Heath soundboard, (2) Time Machine backups of my mobile workstation, and (3) secondary partition for storage and transfers. It does all three like a champ.

Pros:
- Solid case: the plastic is very ridged and sturdy.
- Single cable design: one USB cable supplies data and power connectivity.
- Designed to compliment a Mac: I'm just being a nerd here. The white activity light is a nice touch, and break away from the typical green activity light.
- Time Machine gets alone with it very well.
- Speedy transfer times. Keep in mind this is a platter drive, not solid state, and it spins at 5400 rpm, so don't expect too much. It is still very fast in reads and writes.
- Runs very cool, even when recording long sessions.

Cons:
- Just because it says "for Mac" should not be an excuse to drive the price up $20-30. Let's move past the 90s, m'kay?
- It comes pre-loaded with Western Digital crapware. Nuke it and reclaim a few megs. Again, let's move past the 90s, m'kay?
- It doesn't come with a case. (I bought this one, and it fits perfect Case Logic QHDC-101 Portable EVA Hard Drive Case (Black))

Okay, quit reading the review and go buy one. You'll be very happy with it! As for my comment about it costing more since it's specifically for Macs, there is a reason to my madness.
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Size: 1 TB Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
At first I wanted to delete all the applications that it came with as I do with all portable hard drives, but they were drag and drop apps so I used the security one since the drive has hardware encryption.

I didn't know what hardware encryption meant, I really wanted to know if taking the case apart would allow someone to access my data.

Western Digital website was no help at all.

Looking at online forums, I found out that if something happens to the casing (USB port etc) it's almost impossible to recover the data (I think it encrypts whether you have a password or not). So you really should have a copy of the data somewhere else.

To me, this was great news because I don't want to worry about my data being accessible if I forget the hard drive somewhere. So it's really important to have another copy of the data.

The drive itself is fast and the encrypted drive shows up normally (there is a setting so you don't need a password if you access the drive form your own computer).

I tried to connect the drive to another mac (no software installed) and it popped up a locked drive and when I put the password in, it worked fine.

My main complaint is the price. The Windows versions of Western Digital drives which have USB 3.0 are cheaper on Amazon than this USB 2.0 drive. It irks me that just because a product is targeted for Mac users, it's more expensive. The MSRP on Western Digital's website for both drives are the same.
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Size: 1 TB Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I have an 11" MacBook Air, so portability is kind of the point. However, with a 128 GB solid state drive, storage can be a big problem. This drive solves that.

The package includes the drive, a short cable, and an instruction manual. I really didn't even bother reading the instructions - there was no need. I plugged in the drive, and my MacBook instantly picked it up. The drive includes some encryption software, but honestly, my data isn't that interesting, so I didn't use it.

The drive is pretty fast, and mounts and ejects quickly. I use it to store graphics and video projects, and I can work off the drive pretty easily in most cases, so there's usually no need to move files back and forth.

It also has a very small form factor, so I can just toss it in my laptop bag along with my Mac. The cable isn't very long (about a foot), which works well for my use - I don't want a mass of cable all over the place when I'm trying to be all high-speed/low-drag at a Starbucks.

If you need really convenient, functional mass storage, I highly recommend this drive.
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