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WD My Passport for Mac 1 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive - WDBBXV0010BBK-NESN
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- Compatible with Apple Time Machine
- USB 2.0 interface
- Sleek, compact design with plenty of storage
- Password protection and hardware encryption
- Compatible with Apple® Time Machine®
- Password protection and hardware encryption
- USB 2.0 interface
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From the Manufacturer
My Passport for Mac – Portable storage for Mac.
My Passport for Mac is the sleek, portable hard drive 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 is an ideal companion for your MacBook. Password protection and hardware encryption let you secure your files from unauthorized access.
This compact enclosure offers plenty of storage making it the ideal companion for the graphic professional, student, or road warrior.
Works right out of the box with your MacBook® or and is compatible with Apple® Time Machine®.
Use the WD Security utility to set password protection and hardware encryption and protect your files from unauthorized use or access.
Sleek, compact design - This compact enclosure offers plenty of storage making it the ideal companion for the graphic professional, student, or road warrior.
USB 2.0 interface - Conveniently powered through the USB 2.0 interface, you can quickly connect to your MacBook and access your files. There's no need to carry around a power adapter.
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.
- 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 2.0 interface
What's in the box
Portable hard drive, USB cable, Quick Install Guide.
Formatted HFS+ Journaled for Mac OS® X Leopard®, Snow Leopard™ , or Lion™
Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7 (requires reformatting)
Note: Compatibility may vary depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system.
Top Customer Reviews
The HARD DRIVE itself is fine - but the port is bad. I had to go to RADIO SHACK to get adapters to get access to my data and transfer it to another hard drive.
Before you buy this, go GOOGLE "Western Digital Hard Drive External Hard Drive For MAC." You will see how many people have this problem.
Every other WD Hard Drive I own is great - even the ones with USB 2.0 ports. However, THIS PARTICULAR MODEL, which is SILVER and made specifically for MAC with the USB 2.0, has a serious design flaw, in my opinion.
I am not saying it happens all the time, and I am sure there are many people out there who love this model; however, it does seem to happen a lot, and I am not alone in saying it - and it seems to be the SAME PROBLEM.
I use this one for three purposes, (1) it records live sessions directly from an Allen and Heath soundboard, (2) Time Machine backups of my mobile workstation, and (3) secondary partition for storage and transfers. It does all three like a champ.
- Solid case: the plastic is very ridged and sturdy.
- Single cable design: one USB cable supplies data and power connectivity.
- Designed to compliment a Mac: I'm just being a nerd here. The white activity light is a nice touch, and break away from the typical green activity light.
- Time Machine gets alone with it very well.
- Speedy transfer times. Keep in mind this is a platter drive, not solid state, and it spins at 5400 rpm, so don't expect too much. It is still very fast in reads and writes.
- Runs very cool, even when recording long sessions.
- Just because it says "for Mac" should not be an excuse to drive the price up $20-30. Let's move past the 90s, m'kay?
- It comes pre-loaded with Western Digital crapware. Nuke it and reclaim a few megs. Again, let's move past the 90s, m'kay?
- It doesn't come with a case. (I bought this one, and it fits perfect Case Logic QHDC-101 Portable EVA Hard Drive Case (Black))
Okay, quit reading the review and go buy one. You'll be very happy with it! As for my comment about it costing more since it's specifically for Macs, there is a reason to my madness.Read more ›
I didn't know what hardware encryption meant, I really wanted to know if taking the case apart would allow someone to access my data.
Western Digital website was no help at all.
Looking at online forums, I found out that if something happens to the casing (USB port etc) it's almost impossible to recover the data (I think it encrypts whether you have a password or not). So you really should have a copy of the data somewhere else.
To me, this was great news because I don't want to worry about my data being accessible if I forget the hard drive somewhere. So it's really important to have another copy of the data.
The drive itself is fast and the encrypted drive shows up normally (there is a setting so you don't need a password if you access the drive form your own computer).
I tried to connect the drive to another mac (no software installed) and it popped up a locked drive and when I put the password in, it worked fine.
My main complaint is the price. The Windows versions of Western Digital drives which have USB 3.0 are cheaper on Amazon than this USB 2.0 drive. It irks me that just because a product is targeted for Mac users, it's more expensive. The MSRP on Western Digital's website for both drives are the same.
The package includes the drive, a short cable, and an instruction manual. I really didn't even bother reading the instructions - there was no need. I plugged in the drive, and my MacBook instantly picked it up. The drive includes some encryption software, but honestly, my data isn't that interesting, so I didn't use it.
The drive is pretty fast, and mounts and ejects quickly. I use it to store graphics and video projects, and I can work off the drive pretty easily in most cases, so there's usually no need to move files back and forth.
It also has a very small form factor, so I can just toss it in my laptop bag along with my Mac. The cable isn't very long (about a foot), which works well for my use - I don't want a mass of cable all over the place when I'm trying to be all high-speed/low-drag at a Starbucks.
If you need really convenient, functional mass storage, I highly recommend this drive.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Works great and til this day nov 30 2015 I have not had any problems with this drive, I have since then invested in a g-drive as wellPublished 8 months ago by Teazzyung
I purchased this product after my Macbook Pro hard drive crashed. I lost everything and I didn't want that to happen to me again. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jillian P Curreri
I've had this drive for over 3 years, using it weekly with a MacBook Pro with Time Machine. I have had zero problems - none. It just works. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazonian
After having owned two WD My Books for years with no problem I thought these My Passports were a great new option for taking up less space on my desk. Read morePublished 14 months ago by dawn mccormick
I ordered it in Oct 2012 and as of March 2015 it went bad. No warnings, just stopped working one day. I am afraid that I've lost everything that was on this external HD. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Mochiko
This came with NO instructions. Read some reviews that said just plug it in and it tells you what to do. So, did not worry. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Pnutluvr