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WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive with Auto Backup - Black

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  • USB 3.0 connectivity
  • Automatic and cloud backup
  • Password protection and hardware encryption
  • Works great with Windows 8
  • 3-year limited warranty
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Technical Details

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

Capacity: 2 TB | Color: Black
Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here. [PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 3.2 x 4.4 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00E055H5O
  • Item model number: WDBMWV0020BBK-NESN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,726 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 19, 2013

Product Description

Capacity: 2 TB | Color: Black

From the Manufacturer

My Passport Ultra – Ultra-compact, local and cloud backup to go.

My Passport Ultra portable hard drive features WD SmartWare Pro backup software that lets you back up to the drive itself or use Dropbox to back up to the cloud. Move files quickly with the blazing speed of USB 3.0 connectivity. Keep your data private with password protection and hardware encryption.

Automatic 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.

My Passport Ultra - Cloud backup
High-capacity Compact Storage to Go
Offering up to 2 TB in a compact design, My Passport Ultra is the ideal companion for your Ultrabook and other slim notebooks. Travel light with all your digital content.
My Passport Ultra - Storage to go
Password Protection Secures your Drive
Use WD Security to set password protection and hardware encryption and protect your files from unauthorized use or access.

My Passport Ultra - Password protection
My Passport Ultra

Ultra-sleek Design with High Capacity
At just half an inch thin (12.8mm) for the 500 GB model, this drive is sleek and fast with plenty of capacity for your important digital content. The 1 TB model is a mere 0.60 in (15.3 mm), while the massive capacity of 2 TB is only 0.81 in (20.5 mm).

Ultra-fast Transfer Rates
When connected to a USB 3.0 port, My Passport Ultra lets you access and save files in blazing speed. Reduce transfer time by up to three times when compared to USB 2.0 transfer rates.*
*Performance may vary based on user's hardware and system configuration.

USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Compatibility
With this single drive you get compatibility with your USB 2.0 devices today and the ultra-fast speed of USB 3.0 when you're ready to step up to the to the next generation.

Automatic, Continuous Backup Software
WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software works quietly in the background to help protect your data using minimal PC resources. Whenever you add or change a file, it's instantly backed up.

Local and Cloud Backup
WD SmartWare Pro lets you choose where you back up your files. Back up files to your My Passport Ultra drive or back up your files to the cloud using Dropbox.

Secure your Files
WD Security utility allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to help keep your data private.

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

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

My Passport Ultra


External Storage
Comparison Chart
Storage and backup to go Desktop storage and backup Storage with remote access
My Passport My Passport Ultra My Book My Book Live My Book Live Duo
Ultra-fast backup and storage. Ultra-compact, with auto and cloud backup. Ultra-fast backup and storage. Shared storage for computers, tablets smartphones. One double safe drive for all your screens.
Interface USB 3.0, USB 2.0 USB 3.0, USB 2.0 USB 3.0, USB 2.0 Ethernet Ethernet
Capacity range 500 GB - 2 TB 500 GB - 2 TB 1 TB - 4 TB 1 TB - 3 TB 4 TB - 6 TB
WD SmartWare
WD SmartWare Pro
Password protection and hardware encryption
Network connection
Mobile apps
Secure remote access
Portable form factor
RAID 0/1 0/1
PC ready
Mac ready

Product Description

My Passport Ultra with USB 3.0 and high capacity features automatic and cloud backup; password protection and hardware encryption, 3-year limited warranty.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

By buying this product you can think of one that was a good decision.
Heejoon Park
I would recommend this product to anyone who is looking to purchase a high capacity, small size portable storage device.
Christopher Mugeli
I use them as backup to my main computer, and to store very large data files.
geomac

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1,163 of 1,204 people found the following review helpful By Chuck Bittner TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 25, 2013
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 1 TB
This is a nice drive be sure to click through each of the storage amounts because of the time of writing this review the 500 GB was only $10 less than the 1 TB and doubling your space for $10 is a no-brainer (Also be sure to click through the different colors as the prices vary for the same storage size for example the time of writing this review the black and blue 2 TB hard drives were $20 less than the red 2 TB hard drive). I never use backup software so I won't comment on that. I'm on a Mac and time machine does it for me but even when I was a Windows user I would just format the hard drive and use it to store my files. I also recommend doing just one partition as personally I think when I get into multiple partitions it gets confusing as to where I put what and then you will run out of space on one partition while having ample on the other just use folders.

If you're a Mac user setting this hard drive up with your computer is super easy follow these steps.

1. Plug in the the drive
2. Open up disk utility found in your applications folder inside the utilities folder
3. Next select the newly plugged in a drive and on the right-hand side you should see partition click on that.
4. Then inside that screen on the partition layout drop-down choose how many partitions you'd like to set up. I generally go with one partition and just use folders to organize my files.
5. Then on the right-hand side you can name the partitions and select the format. If you are transferring video files I highly recommend you choose Mac OS Extended (If you want to use it with Time Machine this is the choice you need to make) as it can handle files over 4GB.
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1,185 of 1,237 people found the following review helpful By Gravemind on November 14, 2013
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 2 TB Verified Purchase
Update 2/23/14 - Okay fellow Amazon shoppers. I'm caving in to some of the comments that have been posted on my review and upping my star rating to four stars. Reason being that the price of this storage drive keeps fluctuating so much that it's often a better deal than other, lesser drives out there. I've also edited my review a bit to accommodate that. The drive itself has been working like a champ for me so far and I've got no complaints there. However, I'm still holding off one star due to most of the reasons I stated in my original review. The WD Smartware included software is still garbage despite recent updates/patches, and I stick to my story that the packaging is misleading to the non-technical.

I had been using a Seagate FreeAgent Go 640GB portable drive for about three years now, and wanted something with some more space and higher transfer speeds. I purchased this drive for it's beefy 2 TB of storage space and speedier USB 3.0 interface.

Out of the box, you get the drive, a 15" USB 3.0 cable, soft pouch, quick install guide, and a 3-year limited warranty. The drive looks nice, and appears to be of good construction. Doesn't look or feel cheaply made. I like how compact it is. It's about an inch shorter in length than my FreeAgent Go, and maybe a millimeter or two thicker. The included soft pouch is a nice addition and helps keep dust and dirt off of it. Not an ideal case solution if you're prone to dropping things or somewhat rough with your belongings, so you might want to invest in a more rugged case. It works fine for me though as I keep mine in a messenger bag when on the go, and it's a nice addition considering most other drives don't come with anything.
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395 of 424 people found the following review helpful By Parka TOP 50 REVIEWER on September 12, 2013
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 2 TB
Update 12 No 2013: Needed a slight update to my review because my original claim that My Passport (no Ultra) is cheaper is no longer true. Prices change, so do compare them before buying.

My Passport Ultra is a fast drive. I've had several USB3 drives over the years and they are all real fast. If you need to transfer huge amount of data quickly, like 100+GBs, USB3 is the way to go. In terms of hardware, I don't have any complaints.

Oh the case looks pretty sleek too. No power cable required. You can use the USB cable with USB2 ports also, with the speed downgraded of course.

- Bundle Software -
1. WD Drive Utilities - Provides some utilities services to check status, test functionality and reformatting.
2. WD Security - Enables you to set password to the drive
3. WD SmartWare Pro - This handles the auto-backup. It's for Windows only but Mac users can just use Time machine. You can choose to backup to Dropbox online for additional duplication. The thing about Dropbox is, you need to have your own account (obviously). WD is not providing any additional storage on Dropbox so the default starts at 2GB. Currently, the paid Dropbox plan starts with 100GB for 99 dollars per year. Personally, I would just buy another WD My Passport for duplication backup. For the same mount of money, I can also buy two different brands of 500GB hard drives for two peace of mind.

If you're into cloud drive, also check out Amazon Cloud Drive and the Google Drive. Both offer syncing services to your desktop drives.
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