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WD Nomad Rugged Case
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- Impact resistant
- Moisture and dust resistant
- Convenient opening for the USB cable
- Carabineer-ready ring
- Compatible with My Passport hard drives (models: WDBACYxxxx, WDBACXxxxx, WDBABDxxxx, WDBAAAxxxx, WDBABMxxxx, WDBGYSxxxx, WDBAABxxxx, WDBABWxxxx, WDBAACxxxx)This case is not compatible with My Passport Studio.
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WD Nomad™ Rugged Case - Built for the harsh realities of life.
Tough polycarbonate exterior and soft elastomer cushion lining protect the drive inside from the harsh realities of life.
Designed to provide the ultimate in rugged protection for most My Passport portable drives.
The carabiner-ready ring and convenient USB cable opening let you easily access and use your drive while it stays protected inside the impact-absorbing case.
Some risks are worth taking; losing your files is not one of them. WD Nomad is the rugged case specifically designed to protect your My Passport portable drive. Whether you're on a photo shoot in the desert, hiking Kilamanjaro or a busy Mom storing photos and videos of the kids, WD Nomad rugged case delivers the ultimate protection for your My Passport portable drive.
Impact resistant - Designed for the photographer, adventurer, traveler, or student on the go, this durable case is built with impact-resistant, polycarbonate, plastic on the outside and a shock-absorbing, elastomer cushion on the inside to protect the drive inside from scratches and from drops as high as 7’ (2.13m)*.
*Drop tested on concrete covered by industrial carpet. Conforms to MIL-STD-810 standards which emphasize tailoring the case's environmental design and test limits to the conditions that it will experience throughout its service life, and establishing test methods that replicate the effects of environments on the equipment rather than imitating the environments themselves.
Moisture and dust resistant - The heavy-duty latch securely closes the case and the silicone lining provides a tight barrier against spills, moisture, dust, and dirt.
Convenient opening for the USB cable - With an opening for your drive's USB connector, you don't have to take the drive out of the case to use it. Just plug the USB cable in, and it's ready to go and fully protected. The opening also features a unique sealing cover to keep moisture out when the drive is not plugged in.
Carabiner-ready ring - Attach a carabiner, cable, or nylon strap to the molded exterior ring and hang the case from your backpack or purse for easy accessibility.
Custom-designed for My Passport drives - Specifically designed to protect My Passport Essential™, My Passport Essential SE, My Passport Elite™, My Passport for Mac®, or My Passport SE for Mac portable hard drives.
Compatible models include: WDBACYxxxx, WDBACXxxxx, WDBABDxxxx, WDBAAAxxxx, WDBABMxxxx, WDBGYSxxxx, WDBAABxxxx, WDBABWxxxx, WDBAACxxxx.
Trust the leader - WD understands the importance of the data you trust to your drives and we are dedicated to protecting it. We are a longtime leader in the storage industry and we've transferred this expertise into the design of the WD Nomad so you can rest assured that your drive is protected inside this rugged case.
- Protecting your compatible My Passport portable drive from drops, impact, moisture, dust, dirt and scratches.
- Transporting your compatible My Passport portable hard drive to work or play – on safari, hiking, biking, camping, at the sports field.
- Protecting your drive with a tough polycarbonate exterior and soft elastomer lining.
- Using while the drive is inside the case with the convenient USB cable opening.
- Using the molded exterior ring to attach a carabiner, strap or clip and providing easy access.
What's in the box
Rugged case, spacers, Quick Install Guide.
My Passport® portable drive models:
My Passport Essential: WDBACYxxxx, WDBAAAxxxx, WDBABDxxxx
My Passport Essential SE: WDBACXxxxx, WDBABMxxxx, WDBGYSxxxx
My Passport Elite™ - WDBAACxxxx
My Passport for Mac - WDBAABxxxx
My Passport SE for Mac - WDBABWxxxx
This case is not compatible with My Passport Studio™.
Top Customer Reviews
To my surprise, the case has two removable spacers with some rubber fingers on them. You can snap out the spacers and re-apply the rubber fingers, over the location where the spacers were installed. The drive will fit in the case and close with minimal effort. It does not feel like you are forcing it and if it were any easier to close, the drive would be lose and I would be concerned it would bounce around if it were to fall.
I figured this out and I just wanted to warn everyone else to not buy this for more then one size drive. I know the description might make it seem like this is universally compatible with all sizes which it is but with the catch I mentioned above. Thats about it, thanks for reading.
The case is about the same size as other External Hard Drive cases I have dealt with but a little heavier. Our WD Passport Essential's hard drive fit snug in the case, in fact it fits so well you might have trouble getting it out easily once in the case. One nice thing about this case is that there is an opening on the bottom for the USB cable to plug into the drive, so once you put a drive in the case you really don't ever have to take it out again.
I played around with it a little to test how much protection it really provides. We had some old Western Digital Passport Drives to play around with, so I put them in the case and dropped them from different heights. Anything dropped from 5 feet worked fine, even dropped them from around 8 feet and 2 of the 3 worked fine afterwards. So, I'm very happy with the level of protection the case offered, plus they are water and dust resistant.
Only bad thing I have experienced so far is there is no room for a USB cable in the case or ability to attach to case externally.
I wish the USB cable was somehow integrated into the case so that I wouldn't have to open up a small rubber flap & compromise the seal, but compared to what else is available this case is fantastic.
Another want would be the ability to attach the cable to either the outside or the inside of the case. For now expect to find a place for the included cable as well.
About three months later and this case (and my hard drive) are still going strong. The case hasn't suffered any major damage although the textured paint on the top (The beveled area surrounding the WD Logo) has suffered a scratch. Between now and the first review, this drive as accompanied me on 20+ flights (Some quite turbulent) and about 75% of those where I had to gate-check the bag this case & drive was in. HD Tune health checks of the drive come up normal and the SMART information reports nothing abnormal. I did have one experience where this case/drive was connected to one of the front panel ports on my mid-tower while I though it was a good idea to reach "through" it to get to the rear of the case. This made the drive/case drop 2.5 to 3ft to the ground while plugged in, powered and spinning. My heart sunk into my stomach and I immediately pulled the USB 3.0 cable from the port.
Now if you're even moderately knowledgeable about how a hard disk works (Look it up, it's quite interesting, try [...] an impact like that while the platters are spinning can be a VERY costly mistake. My opinion is that the case cushioned the impact and saved the drive. Multiple read and write tests and a few benchmarks later, the drive reports everything as normal.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this and the hard drive to go with it at the same time in september 2013, both have help up great.Published 14 days ago by Kevin smith
Excellent product I have numerous WD Ext drives, and this is the best case I have ever purchased.Published 1 month ago by Triz_Megistus
This is great. I have my external HD inside since I bought it. It has fallen my time and nothing happened. Great purchase!Published 2 months ago by Demétrio Rendall
I got this case to product my 2TB WD hard drive WD My Passport 2TB Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive Storage Black (WDBY8L0020BBK-NESN). Read morePublished 4 months ago by Beauty&GraceMUA
absolutely necessary when moving it from place to place constantly. love it so muchPublished 4 months ago by Brandi Nicole