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WD My Passport Slim 2TB Portable Metal External Hard Drive USB 3.0 with Auto Backup

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  • Thin, metal enclosure with high capacity
  • Ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity
  • WD SmartWare Pro automatic and cloud backup
  • Password protection and hardware encryption
  • Works great with Windows 8
  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Free Windows 8 app
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Technical Details

Capacity: 2 TB
  • RAM: 2 TB
  • Hard Drive: 2 TB
  • Bundled Software: Automatic Backup Software Included
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Product Details

Capacity: 2 TB
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 3.1 x 0.7 inches ; 7.7 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00EO3031A
  • Item model number: WDBPDZ0020BAL-NESN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (289 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 28, 2013

Product Description

Capacity: 2 TB

My Passport Slim Portable Storage – Slim metal design with local and cloud backup.

My Passport Slim portable storage features WD SmartWare Pro backup software for local or cloud backup, a beautiful, ultra-slim metal design, the blazing speed of USB 3.0 connectivity and the security of password protection with hardware encryption. Protect your drive from scratches with the included soft pouch.

Ultra-slim, metal design.
Our thinnest drive yet, My Passport Slim is the ideal companion for your Ultrabook or other slim notebook. Thin enough to fit in your briefcase, pocket or purse, it's big enough to carry all your digital content.

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Local and cloud backup.
Safeguard your memories with WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software. Back up directly to this drive or back up to the cloud using Dropbox.

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Password protection secures your drive.
Use WD Security to set password protection and hardware encryption and protect your files from unauthorized use or access.

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Ultra-fast transfer rates - When connected to a USB 3.0 port, My Passport Slim lets you access and save files in blazing speed. Reduce transfer time by up to 3 times when compared to USB 2.0 transfer rates.*

*Performance may vary based on user's hardware and system configuration.

Automatic backup software - WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software works quietly in the background to help protect your data using minimal PC resources. Select automatic, continuous backup to instantly back up your files. Or select the scheduled backup option to back up your files on your schedule and take control of your backup.

Local and cloud backup - WD SmartWare Pro lets you choose how you back up your files. Back up your files to your My Passport Slim drive or back up your files to the cloud using your Dropbox account. You can even back up your Dropbox account to the My Passport Slim drive for double protection.

Dropbox account required for cloud backup. Cloud services may be changed, terminated or interrupted at any time and may vary by country.

Works great with Windows 8 - WD's Windows 8 app makes it easy to discover the digital media stored on your My Passport Slim drive with your Windows 8 computer. Your content is automatically displayed and organized so you can easily locate and enjoy your photos, videos and music.

USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility - With this single drive you get compatibility with the latest USB 3.0 devices and backward compatibility with USB 2.0 devices as well.

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

Soft pouch included - The included soft pouch helps protect your drive from scratches.

Durable enclosure protects the drive inside - 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 beauty.

USB-powered - Powered directly from the USB port on your PC. No separate power supply is needed.

Ideal for

  • Transferring files in blazing fast speed with USB 3.0
  • Connecting to the latest USB 3.0 devices and even backward compatible with USB 2.0 devices
  • Backing up your files to the local drive with automatic backup software
  • Backing up your files to the cloud using Dropbox
  • Adding extra storage for your videos, music, photos, and files.
  • Securing your files from unauthorized access with password protection and hardware encryption
  • Connecting and powering through your USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 interface

What's in the box
Portable hard drive, USB cable, WD SmartWare Pro software, soft pouch, Quick Install Guide.

Compatibility
Formatted NTFS + Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP operating systems
Requires reformatting for Mac OS X
Note: Compatibility may vary depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system.

Features at a glance

  • Ultra-compact metal design with plenty of storage
  • Automatic backup software for local backups
  • Cloud backup through Dropbox
  • Blazing-fast data transfers with USB 3.0 interface
  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
  • Password protection and hardware encryption

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External Storage
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Storage and backup to go

Desktop storage and backup

Storage with remote access

My Passport Ultra My Passport Slim My Book My Cloud My Cloud EX4
Ultra-compact, with auto and cloud backup. Ultra-slim, metal design with local and cloud backup. Complete backup and storage. Save everything.
Access anywhere.
High-performance NAS.
Ultimate reliability.
Interface USB 3.0, USB 2.0 USB 3.0, USB 2.0 USB 3.0, USB 2.0 Ethernet, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 Ethernet (x2), USB 3.0, USB 2.0
Capacity range 500 GB - 2 TB 1 TB - 2 TB 2 TB - 4 TB 2 TB - 4 TB 0 TB - 16 TB
WD SmartWare Pro
Password protection and hardware encryption
Network connection
Mobile apps
Secure remote access
Metal design
Portable form factor
RAID 0/1
PC ready
Mac ready

Customer Reviews

Very fast speeds with 3.0 USB.
fersakyn
Recommended, one more thing, you need to back-up your important data files; the computer world is getting scarier all the time.
Courtland J. Carpenter
Nice portable drive and a durable metal case.
Lord Vader

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

79 of 85 people found the following review helpful By Chris Zee Shutterbug VINE VOICE on November 27, 2013
Size Name: 1 TB Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
WD 1TB USB3 slim external HD.

I routinely mirror (backup entire drive vs just the data) on all the family computers. (Over the years two laptop drives failed and we had about half dozen drive by viruses that required very lengthy repairs). The external drive I use now is a Toshiba Cavio 1TB drive, Toshiba Canvio 1.0 TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - HDTC610XK3B1 (Black)which is less than one year old and also USB3. I considered cloud backup, but at a midgrade internet cable connection, my upload speed (5-10 Mb/sec) is over 100 times slower than compared to using the external drives. I used CrystalDiskMark 3 software for comparing data rates.

The short story is that this WD drive almost 50% faster than the Toshiba (118 MB/s vs 80MB/sec). It is also 40% smaller (6.7cu inch vs 9.44, .496" thick). It also has a metal case rather than plastic, and as a consequence it's a teensy bit heavier at 5.6 vs 5.5 ounces.

Other plus is that it comes with a small black tie string silk carrying bag. Of the minuses, there is only one small one, the Toshiba had an activity light that glowed blue when plugged into a USB3 port and white when plugged into a USB2 port, the WD is always white.

Other notes. The USB cable is 19" long, and you can plug it into a USB2 plug or USB3 plug (the plastic on the inside of USB3 connector will be blue), however if use an existing USB cord (micro plug like on some phones) the data rate will only be USB2 speed. For USB3 speed you need to use the supplied cord, which has a double connector on the drive side, this is the same for the Toshiba drive. So how much do you give up when using USB3? Quite a lot, USB2 rate was 33 MB/s vs 118 or more than 3.5 times slower.

In summary this is the best external backup drive I have seen.
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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie Sullivan TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 6, 2014
Size Name: 2 TB
I've been using WD My Passport Ultra 2TB drives to meet the backup needs for several of my clients' for a while. They are fast, reliable and compact. The My Passport Slim is essentially a My Passport Ultra in a slightly smaller and lighter package that is very attractive.

The Passport Slim became of interest when a client asked for a very portable external drive to take on the road where size and weight are especially important. The Passport Slim 2TB seemed a good fit for his purchase.

The Slim is "sexy and sleek" as it has been described in other reviews. It's about 1/8 inch thinner than the WD My Passport Ultra and just about 1/3 of an ounce lighter.

Like the Ultra it comes with a short cable, soft draw-string bag and has WD Smartware Pro on the drive for easy backup and sync to/from Dropbox (their "automatic cloud backup"). This Passport Slim drive was not purchased mainly for backup. It was intended to carry media, reference materials and work files on the road and as storage to off-load pictures.

The first add-on purchase was a longer USB 3.0 Type A to Micro-B Cable. These are 3ft long which is perfect for reaching over a mini-tower case to set a drive on top. For setting the drive on top of a desk a longer USB 3.0 Type A to Micro-B Cable long has been good for my clients.

To best take advantage of the My Passport Slim (or the WD My Passport Ultra) a USB 3.0 port is needed.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Neal A. Kennedy on February 20, 2014
Size Name: 2 TB
I have been using Western Digital portable external drives to back up my office network for years. Every year they get smaller and hold more data. This is the first model I have had any problems with.

I purchased the WD My Passport Slim 2TB Portable Metal External Hard Drive USB 3.0 with Auto and Cloud Backup (WDBPDZ0020BAL-NESN) in December. No problem using it or the WD Security software that comes pre-installed. On previous models I had used TrueCrypt for security but decided to give the WD Security a try.

About 5 weeks after I started using the hard drive (and had copied over 1 TB of data to it), the drive died. It became a brick. I could not open it using any PC in my office.

The hard drive was still under WD's warranty so I registered the hard drive on WD's website and obtained an RMA with no problems. I received the replacement drive after about 2 weeks. I had to pay to ship back the old one.

Approximately 4 weeks later, the replacement drive died. Same problem. It is now a brick and cannot be opened on any PC. I have just ordered a second replacement through WD's website.

I have not seen this problem described on any of the other reviews so maybe it was just my bad luck or this may be a problem that will become more common after the drive has been on the market for several months.

UPDATE #1 (March 20, 2014): I received the second replacement drive from WD less than a week after I obtained the second RMA. I have been using the second replacement drive daily for over three weeks now with no apparent problems (I have backed up 1.45 TB of data to the drive). Maybe third time is the charm.
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