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Easy 5 Stars. Perfect for Mac right out of the box.
on September 26, 2012
For 10 years now I've been a loyal customer of Western Digital hard drives. They are my brand of choice when it's time to upgrade or expand my system. In the last 10 years, I have not had even a single hard drive crash or failure. This is significant considering that I currently own 4 WD external drives and 4 WD internal drives. I've also owned and gave away another 2 externals drives and 4 internal drives. That makes 14 Western Digital hard drives with zero problems.
This new WD My Passport Mac specific hard drive meets all of my expectations. It is very fast at USB 3.0 transfer speeds. Plus the actual hdd stored inside is impressively fast too. I've gotten ride of 2 Seagate external hard drives because of slow disks - even when they are housed in USB 3.0 cases. The disk speed is important.
The specs on this drive are no different than the other new WD My Passport hard drives, EXCEPT that this drive is formatted HFS+ Journaled for Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion or Mountain Lion. To use this with Windows it must be reformatted. So if you are a Windows user or looking for a drive to use with both Windows and Mac - you are better off purchasing a standard WD My Passport.