|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||1|
WD 4TB Black My Passport Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBYFT0040BBK-WESN
|Compatible Devices||Laptop, Desktop, Television|
|Digital Storage Capacity||4 TB|
|Hardware Interface||USB 3.0|
About this item
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- Auto backup with Included WD Backup Software
- Password Protection with hardware encryption
- Trusted drive built with WD reliability
- USB 3.0 port; USB 2.0 compatible; System Compatibility: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7; Requires reformatting for Mac OS X operating system
- 3 year manufacturer's limited warranty
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How To Set Up?
- Step 1: Connect the USB cable to your My Passport and to your Windows PC
- Step 2: Open My Passport and install WD Discovery from the drive
- Step 3: Activate WD Backup and WD Security to password protect your data
WD My Passport Portable Hard Drive and Auto Backup Software
The My Passport portable hard drive is trusted to store the massive amounts of photos, videos and music you love. Available in an array of vibrant, fun colors, the sleek style fits comfortably in the palm of your hand, so you can easily take your treasured content everywhere you go.
- Auto backup
- Password protection with hardware encryption
- WD Discovery software for WD Backup, WD Security and WD Drive Utilities
- Easy to use
- Trusted drive built with WD reliability
- USB 3.0; USB 2.0 compatible
Back Up Automatically
Equipped with WD Backup software so you can automatically back up photos, videos, music and documents. Set it to your schedule. Just pick the time and frequency.
Built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption with WD Security software helps keep your content private and safe. Easily add a 'return-if-found' message as the password prompt in case your My Passport ever gets lost.
Easy to Use
My Passport portable storage is ready to use outof the box so you can start transferring files, saving your memories and backing up. It comes with all the software you need to help protect all your data, including WD Backup and WD Security software.
Do More With WD Discovery
Included WD DiscoveryTM software* connects to popular social media and cloud storage services, like Facebook, Dropbox and Google DriveTM. Import your photos, videos and docs to the My Passport drive to help preserve your online life**. WD Discovery can also be used to manage your drive with WD Drive Utilities.
*Internet activation required **Social media or cloud account registration may be required. Social media and cloud services may be changed, terminated or interrupted at any time and may vary by country.
With up to 4TB, you can take the massive amounts of photos, music and videos you love wherever you go, and have plenty of room for other important documents, too.
WD Quality Inside and Out
WD builds drives to demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance and long-term reliability.
|My Passport||My Passport Ultra||My Passport Go||My Passport SSD|
|Technology||HDD||HDD||SSD (Up to 300MB/s)||SSD (Up to 540MB/s)|
|Interface||USB 3.0/2.0||USB-C/3.0/2.0||USB 3.0/2.1||USB-C/3.1/3.0/2.0|
|Password protection||Hardware Encryption||Hardware Encryption||Not included||Hardware Encryption|
|Auto Backup||WD Backup for PC||WD Backup for PC||WD Backup for PC||WD Backup for PC|
|PC/Mac Ready||PC||PC||PC and Mac||PC and Mac|
|Great for||Backup & Storage||Backup & Storage||Travel, On-the-Go||High productivity|
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|Compatible Devices||Desktop, Laptop, Television||Mac, PC||Laptop||Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC, Mac||—||USB 3.0 port; USB 2.0 compatible|
|Digital Storage Capacity||4 TB||2 TB||5 TB||5 TB||4 TB||4.0 TB|
|Hard Disk Description||Portable||Fast transfer rates When connected to a USB 3.0 port, WD Elements portable storage delivers maximum performance for data transfers. Transfer a full-length HD movie in a fraction of the time it takes with USB 2.0. Performance may vary based on user's hardware and system configuration. USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility Works seamlessly with the latest USB 3.0 devices and is backward compatible with USB 2.0 devices as well. High capacity in a small enclosure The small, lightweight design offers high-capacity storage, making WD Elements portable storage the ideal companion for consumers who want to take their important files with them. Improve PC performance When your internal drive is almost full your PC slows down. Don't delete files. Free up space on your internal drive by transferring files to your WD Elements and get your PC moving again. 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. Formatted for Windows Formatted NTFS and compatible with Windows 10, 8.1 and 7. Reformatting required for other operating systems.||Portable||Portable||Portable||Desktop|
|Hard Disk Size||4 TB||2.00 TB||5.0 TB||5.0 TB||4.0 TB||4 TB|
|Hardware Interface||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0 Type A||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0|
|Item Dimensions||4.33 x 3.21 x 0.85 inches||4.35 x 3.23 x 0.59 inches||4.61 x 3.15 x 0.79 inches||4.65 x 3.46 x 0.82 inches||4.22 x 2.95 x 0.75 inches||5.50 x 1.90 x 6.70 inches|
|Item Weight||0.54 lbs||4.66 ounces||0.58 lbs||0.51 lbs||7.41 ounces||2.20 lbs|
|Memory Storage Capacity||4 TB||2000 GB||—||5000 GB||4000 MB||4 GB|
My Passport is the trusted, portable storage that perfectly complements your on-the-go lifestyle. Designed to fit in the palm of your hand, there’s plenty of space to store a massive amount of photos, videos, music and documents. Perfectly paired with WD Backup software and password protection, the My Passport drive helps keep your files safe.
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You do not need to do the preformatting as originally described by many. You also should not pay more for the "ps4 version" of this drive. My experience with this was surprisingly smooth and easier than expected. Turned on my ps4, plugged in the hdd, and 2 notifications popped up
-Discover:You can use your external drive as storage
-Unsupported drive format.
If you go onto the discover notification it gave me the option to format it and it was faster than any formatting windows has ever done on a drive especially one of this capacity.
Long story short, ps4 will preformat this for you once you plug it in and confirm it to do so. Once formatting is done it will give you the works about how installing on external storage works and for me it set it as the new default.
Things to keep in mind:
-Only game data is stored on the ext drive.
-Saves, screenshots, videos etc are still on local storage
-Check storage settings to switch between which should be default installation drive.
I don't particularly want to send WD the data on this drive, so I'm screwed. Buyer beware, Avoid this product.
Alternatives to these disks: dvd, if you burn a dvd it will be way more reliable than a hard drive, burn many if you need 4tb. Another alternative is 2 or 3 of these disks with copies of your data, if one dies you can buy another and transfer the data and always have 2 or 3 copies.
4tb of your most preciated pictures and videos are worth more than 100bucks, so use one of this options or pay for cloud.
You can check and will find that all these drives have the same score in the reviews and the people complain about the same, people just keep thinking these drives are a safe storage, they couldn't be more wrong.
Having this said, the disks are working great, I'm leaving some pictures.
vote helpful it it was for you
HERE'S THE DRILL. I contacted WD for a replacement, only to find out that I would have to find and purchase special packaging to return it. Then after spending time and money boxing it up for return, I have to find a shipping company, deliver it there, pay shipping costs, all of this AT MY EXPENSE, and all for a product that should have worked anyways. Not to mention that I will have to send them a hard drive that contains backups of all of my personal information (emails, tax documents, photos, etc.) because I can't access the drive to wipe this sensitive information. All of this seems like a lot of trouble and concern for trusting customers of a product that was poorly manufactured to begin with. Clearly WD has a lot to learn about quality customer service.
NEVER AGAIN! I have had similar issues with WD products in the past (this has happened TWICE before!), and I supposed that I was too trusting of a company that repeatedly manufactures inferior products, then puts their customers through costly hoops to return them. Had I spent a little time researching other reviews of WD products, I would have realized that I am not alone. Many similar issues are reported through these reviews, and any potential customers would be wise to pay attention.
As I stated at the beginning.....BEWARE!
WD 4TB Black My Passport Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBYFT0040BBK-WESN
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Update: Empty/Brand-New HDD with no data should take only about 4 Hours for test to complete (1 Hour per 1TB), if HDD is completely full(data) then it would take about 11-12 hours to complete the test.
Would suggest to run test after filling it up completely.
Also, don't move the HDD while its running and dropping it from height can damage it .. Head could hit the platter leading to Physical Bad Sectors and Data Loss. (Minor Safety Measures)
1. Transfer Rates (About 115 MB/s Reads and about 90-110 MB/s Write Speeds | Also reads/writes depends on how data is on the HDD Fragmented or Defragmented)
2. Looks Good from outside
3. Capacity of about 3.63 TB Usable.
4. Cheapest option in India if you want to store large amount of data at a low price/don't want an Internal Drives/NAS Drives which you can access anytime, factors why would you prefer this over NAS/Internals: Power outages & you don't have power backup(assuming you have a laptop), want to save 2-3k INR.(You can buy a number of these)
5. 3 years Warranty from the Date of purchase (Make sure to head to the WD website and register you product)
- I wanted to give this My Passport HDD a 2 Star, but cannot let my personal experience to affect this drive.... (But don't know if its just me with this kind of unfortunate experience)
- I Bought two 4TB WD My Passports from Amazon in a span of 2 months...
- And it took me about 1 Month 26 Days to fill up 4TB..
- After which i realized one of my HDD had Bad Sectors... and i lost about 64GB of data due to it
- And then while i was creating a RMA on WD Website...
- I thought lets run the SMART Extended Test on my another healthy My Passport HDD and i was suprised my 2nd HDD had Bad Sectors as well
How to perform this Test which checks for Bad Sectors/Phyically Damaged Sectors:
1. Download :
Western Digital Data Lifeguard Diagnostic from WD Website
2. Install, Connect your My Passport HDD, Launch the program.
3. Double click(left click) your My Passport Drive from the list of drives.
4. A Menu pops-up, Click Extended Test. Another pop-up will appear Click OK. ( Make sure no program is using your My Passport HDD)
5. Let it run would take about 11-12 Hours to complete and if it finds too many Bad Sectors Program will abort with error.
(If you have some different error you can google "Data Lifeguard Diagnostics Error Code List" and find what kind of error you are getting..)
6. If It aborts you know you need to Return the drive or you need to get it replaced under warranty.
I for one was shocked to see such sleek and cool looks.
-The data transfer is very fast, for me it goes above 100MB/sec
-It comes with WD software for password protection cloud storage backup and utilities.
This is a must buy!!
Die WD MyPassport gefällt mir von allen optisch am besten. Sie ist gut verarbeitet, wirkt sehr stabil (deutlich stabiler als z.B. die Seagate Expansion). Die Qualität ist bei meinem Modell etwas besser als bei der MyPassport Ultra, auch wenn das Gehäuse zur Gänze aus Plastik ist.
Die Schreibgeschwindigkeit beträgt bei mir im Schnitt zwischen 80 und 100 MB/s - das ist für mich sehr okay.
Die Hardware-Verschlüsselung ist schnell eingerichtet und funktioniert zuverlässig. Das war der Hauptgrund für meinen Kauf.
Was nicht optimal ist, ist, dass die Verbindung regelmäßig abbricht - alle 1-2 Stunden, dann muss man wieder neu Verbinden oder auch das Passwort eingeben. Bin mir nicht sicher, ob das an der Hardware-Verschlüsselung liegt.
Das ist für mich kein Problem, da die Festplatte als Backup-Storage dient - würde ich aber permanent darauf arbeiten, wäre das für mich suboptimal, dann hätte ich die Festplatte zurückgeschickt. Daher 4 von 5 Sterne.
Alla chiamata del supporto wd hanno avuto il coraggio di chiedere 3500 euro per recuperare i dati. Tremila e cinquecento euro?!?
Ma tutto a posto?
E la garanzia a cosa mi serve?
Die Geschwindigkeit passt zu den Angaben und ist annehmbar.
Leider ist sie ein wenig lauter als andere Platten und um einiges lauter als die Vorgänger.
Und die Halbseitige Klavierlack Oberfläche ist sehr anfällig für kratzer.
Im großen und ganzen eine solide und brauchbare Festplatte.
La cañidad de siempre de WD. Nada negativo que destacar. Rinde bien en conexion usb 3.0. Transferencias correctas y estables.