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Western Digital My Passport 1 TB Portable Hard Drive for Mac, Silver

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  • Ultra-fast transfer rates with USB 3.0 interface
  • The Passport for Mac is HFS+ journaled so it works right out of the box with your Mac computer, but it can be reformatted for Windows. It is also compatible with Apple Time Machine backup software.
  • Password protection and hardware encryption
  • 3 years limited warranty
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Capacity: 1 TB

WD My Passport for Mac 1TB Portable External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0 (WDBLUZ0010BSL-NESN)

My Passport for Mac Portable Hard Drive – Rapid transit for your digital life.

My Passport for Mac features an ultra-fast USB 3.0 interface for blazing-fast transfer rates. This sleek, portable drive is 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 offers password protection with hardware encryption to keep your data private. It's an ideal companion for your MacBook.

Ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity.
With the blazing-fast speed of USB 3.0 connectivity, this drive lets you access and save files in record time. Reduce transfer time by up to 3 times when connected to a USB 3.0 port.

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

WD My Passport for Mac - Ultra-fast

Massive capacity in a small enclosure.
This compact enclosure offers up to a massive 2 TB of storage. It's the ideal companion for anyone with lots of photos, movies, videos and files that they want to take with them.

WD My Passport for Mac - Massive capacity

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.

WD My Passport for Mac - Passowrd protection
My Passport for Mac

Ultra-fast transfer rates - When connected to a USB 3.0 port My Passport for Mac 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.

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 next generation.

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

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.

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

Compatibility
Formatted HFS+ Journaled for Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, or Leopard
Requires reformatting for Windows operating system
Note: Compatibility may vary depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system.

Features at a glance

  • Blazing-fast USB 3.0 connectivity
  • Sleek compact design with plenty of storage
  • Compatible with Apple Time Machine
  • Password protection and hardware encryption

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 interface
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Perfect for High capacity storage to keep your creativity with you. Stylish storage with an award-winning metal design. High-performance storage for creativity on the road.
Available colors Silver Black Black
Connection USB 3.0, USB 2.0 USB 3.0, USB 2.0 Thunderbolt
Capacity range 500 GB - 2 TB 500 GB - 1 TB 2 TB - 4 TB
High-capacity for all your photos, music and videos
Compatible with Apple Time Machine
Password protection
256 bit hardware encryption
All metal design
RAID 0/1
Integrated Thunderbolt cable
Can be used as a boot drive

Product Details

Capacity: 1 TB
Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 4.4 x 0.6 inches ; 4.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B00CO1I2FS
  • Item model number: WDBLUZ0010BSL-NESN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,599 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF]
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 24, 2013

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1,172 of 1,195 people found the following review helpful By Chuck Bittner TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 9, 2013
Size: 1 TB
TIP: YOU CAN USE ANY EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE WITH A MAC AND DON'T NEED A "MAC COMPATIBLE" DRIVE. Amazon has a few cheaper drives if you look around. Be sure to buy the biggest drive you can afford as at some point you will need/want it. Be sure to check your price of the different sizes some are so close as to justify the up charge in price. At the time of writing the 1TBb drive was only $5 more than the 500GB drive so that is a no brainer.

If you're a Mac user setting up or erasing this hard drive up with your computer is super easy follow these steps. I never use software that comes with hard drives I just wipe them & use Time Machine.

1. Plug in the hard drive
2. Open up disk utility found in your applications folder inside the utilities folder
3. Next select the newly plugged in a hard 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 want your hard drive to work with your Mac for doing Time Machine backups (which I highly recommend) choose Mac OS Extended. Sometimes it's good to make two partitions and one using "MS-DOS fat" if you might be transferring files to and from a Windows machine. The reason is Windows machines and Max can read and write to the "MS-DOS fat" format but your files will need to be under 4 GB each as that's the maximum file size it can hold.
6. Then click apply and your Mac will create all the partitions you wanted and you're good to go.

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290 of 296 people found the following review helpful By maxmasa31 on July 25, 2013
Size: 500 GB Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
In ten years, I've owned at least five external hard drives from Western Digital and have never had a problem with any of them. They're reliable, well-made, and priced right. I've never had one die on me and the only reason I've owned so many is that they eventually can't hold enough of my media! To this day, I still use the first 60 GB drive I bought for twice this price!

The WD My Passport is a very compact, lightweight drive perfect for students or professionals. It's not much larger than a deck of standard playing cards and weighs just a bit more. It uses a USB 3.0 interface, which allows for faster file transfer speeds, but you'll need a computer with the right connection.

How can you tell? Basically, if your Mac was purchased before June 2012, it most likely has the slower USB 2.0 ports. All NEW Macs, however, have USB 3.0 ports. If you're not sure, another way to tell is if you look at your USB ports--if it's blue, you're good--if it's white, it's still USB 2.0. USB 3.0 is backwards compatible, though, so it'll still work on a USB 2.0 port; you just won't see the speed increase--it'll transfer at USB 2.0 speeds. Also, USB 3.0's theoretical speeds aren't as fast as Apple's ThunderBolt, but it's the cheaper option. Still, it's a huge speed difference over the older USB 2.0 standard. As an example, I transferred a 25 GB video file from my MacPro to the drive in under 5 minutes; my old USB 2.0 drive took 14.

If you're a Mac user, this drive comes formatted in HFS, so it'll work for your right out of the box, no problems. If you're a Windows user, you'll have to reformat it to NTFS (or just buy the regular WD drive, which is usually cheaper and comes formatted for Windows).
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155 of 160 people found the following review helpful By Sledman on September 3, 2013
Size: 1 TB Verified Purchase
I've had the drive a few weeks and use it almost daily. I purchased a new Macbook Pro Retina and thought I could live with the 256 SSD drive in it. Turns out I was dead wrong. Even with streamlining my apps, not using it to store music and movies I still filled up the drive very quickly. I use this drive for everything, Dropbox,G-drive, movies, music etc. So far works great and the USB 3.0 is fast. Highly recommended. I do have a couple of notes:

1. This is the same as the standard 1T My Passport, only it comes pre-formated for mac (and has the "for mac" writing on it). You can buy and format the standard and it will be the same thing. I got this version because, I like the color and it was $15 cheaper at the time then the standard version and it saves me the 2 minutes of reformatting the drive.

2. It's very small and very light. I have an older My Passport and it's giant compared to this thing. The case is also plastic. Would have been nice to have aluminum for added protection but it seems sturdy. Also the aluminum and black will match your mac perfectly if thats what your going for.

3. After I received it and commuted for a bit I realized I probably should get a case for it. After looking online I decided on the Amazon Basics case. I can report it looks great, functions perfectly and adds the extra protection I was looking for so If I drop my bag I wont have to worry about the drive.

Again, If you need a great drive at a fair price then this is the one.
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129 of 133 people found the following review helpful By Bruno VINE VOICE on July 21, 2013
Size: 500 GB Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I do a lot of coding work for my job and I need to constantly test my work on all major browsers and OS's. I needed something with more room than a thumb drive, but still very light weight and portable. It also needed to be able to work on both OSX and Windows. This fits the bill perfectly. To get this drive to work on both operating systems, I had to format the drive as exFAT. Now it works nicely on my MacBook Pro and Windows 7-8 boxes.

The drive is very tiny around the same size as my iPhone. Specifically though it is actually just 1/4" shorter in length than my iPhone and about 3/4" wider than iphone. It's actually slightly lighter in weight compared to iphone as well. All of this to say... it's lightweight, small and portable... small enough for your pocket even.

The unit is completely made out of plastic, but it has a very good looking and sturdy design. USB3 is obviously not as fast as thunderbolt, but it has sufficient speed for my needs. I also have no current windows boxes with a thunderbolt port on the motherboard, so I was trying to avoid that connection type.

I have owned a multitude of Western Digital internal and external drives over the years. I am partial to their brand, because they are long lasting very reliable drives. I am sure this one will not disappoint over time either. If you are looking for a nice looking, tiny-portable drive for OSX (even windows boxes) this is a solid choice to put on your radar.
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