|Item model number||WDBLPG0020BBK-WESE|
|Item Weight||5.9 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||4.33 x 3.21 x 0.53 inches|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||4.33 x 3.21 x 0.53 inches|
|Flash Memory Size||2|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||January 25, 2018|
WD 2TB My Passport for Mac Portable External Hard Drive, USB-C/USB-A - WDBLPG0020BBK-WESE
|Digital Storage Capacity||2 TB|
|Hardware Interface||USB 3.0|
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- Designed for Mac and Time Machine ready
- Password protection with hardware encryption
- Trusted drive built with WD reliability
- USB 3.0 port; USB 2.0 compatible; Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration and operating system
- 3 year manufacturer's limited warranty
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From the manufacturer
My Passport for Mac is trusted, portable storage that perfectly complements your on-the-go lifestyle. Compatible with USB-C and USB-A devices, My Passport for Mac comes equipped to connect with today’s latest technology.
- Designed for Mac and Time Machine ready
- USB-C ready, USB-A compatible
- WD Discovery software for WD Security, Social Media and Cloud Storage import and WD Drive Utilities
- Password protection with hardware encryption
- Easy to use
Designed for Mac
The My Passport For Mac device works straight out of the box with Mac computers and is Apple Time Machine ready so you can easily get going.
USB-C Ready, USB-A Compatible
My Passport for Mac includes USB-C and USB-A cables for universal compatibility with Mac computers of yesterday and today.
Password Protection with Hardware Encryption
The My Passport for Mac drive’s password protection and built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption with WD Security software helps keep your content private and safe.
Do More with WD Discovery
WD Discovery software manages your drive and lets you import photos, videos and docs from popular social media and cloud storage services.
Easy to Use
My Passport for Mac portable storage is ready to use out of the box so you can start transferring files, saving your memories and backing up right away.
WD Quality Inside and Out
WD builds drives to demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance and long-term reliability. And we stand behind the trusted My Passport for Mac drive with a 3-year limited warranty.
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|Compatible Devices||Mac||—||Desktop, Laptop, Television||—||Windows||PC, mac, PS4, Xbox|
|Digital Storage Capacity||2 TB||2 TB||2 TB||2 TB||2 TB||2 TB|
|Hard Disk Description||Portable||Portable||Portable||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|
|Hard Disk Size||2.0 TB||2.0 TB||2.0 TB||2.0 TB||2000 GB||2 TB|
|Hardware Interface||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB, USB 3.0||USB 2.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0|
|Item Dimensions||4.33 x 3.21 x 0.53 inches||4.22 x 2.95 x 0.44 inches||4.33 x 3.21 x 5 inches||4.22 x 2.95 x 0.44 inches||4.35 x 3.23 x 0.59 inches||4.6 x 3.15 x 0.58 inches|
|Item Weight||5.92 ounces||4.23 ounces||4.64 ounces||4.23 ounces||4.66 ounces||6.72 ounces|
|Memory Storage Capacity||2 GB||2000 MB||2 TB||2000 MB||2000 GB||2.0 TB|
My Passport for Mac is 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 Apple’s Time Machine backup software and password protection, the My Passport for Mac drive helps keep your files safe.
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Learn from my mistake. This is just one of their old drives with a new look and a new cable. Get a sold state drive if you really want to take advantage of USB-C. What a disappointment...
I eventually got a replacement from Western Digital, which by the way seemed to be a refurbished unit and did not come with the USB cable...I tried using that one straight out of the box, no partitions or anything, and the exact same thing happened. I recently bought a 2TB Seagate drive from Costco and it has worked flawlessly since the first try. I doubt I will buy a WD product ever again.
When I read the box and paperwork accompanying this device, it made no distinction between Apple devices or operating systems, so for that reason, I thought it was certainly worth a try.
Fortunately, I have a current OSX operating system. If you have an earlier system, you will have to reformat the drive.
Each and every time I boot up my computer, I have to run Disk Warrior to rebuild its directory.
Icons do not show up at all, and attempting to access any of the folders or files within it is impossible.
My Mac's Disk Utility application cannot access it at all. If I try, this disk refuses to unmount.
Yes, thank GOD, I've backups of all of its contents.
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I just purchased my fourth such WD drive - a 2Tb version - in it's latest style (as of January 2019). But ALL FOUR of my WD Drives - and those bought by my daughter also - continue to perform perfectly when required. Two are permanently connected to my MAC and in daily use and the other two are offline archives. Oh! - and I also have one (a fifth) in my laptop bag for backups of an old MacBook Pro - still functioning perfectly as required using Time Machine.
This month, I ran out of space on my last WD backup drive and Time Machine had started to delete the earliest back-ups from back in 2016. So strategically, I decided it was time for a new one. I had no hesitation in selecting a WD Drive on the strength of my experiences with them to date.
As it was the new drive's first backup, I had about 680Gb of files to transfer initially (that's because ALL the files on my MAC needed to be written onto the new (empty) drive). On the only transfer rate I can manage (USB 2 - connected MAC) the transfer took about 11 hours in the background. It didn't interfere at all with my ongoing foreground use of the MAC. Subsequent backups, being incremental backups only, will, of course, take only a few minutes or seconds whenever Time Machine runs automatically thereafter. If my MAC had been a newer version, I guess my transfer rates would have been significantly higher using the USB-C cable connector that comes with the new edition of the WD Drive. (Both are in the box to maintain backward compatibility with earlier machinery - like mine).
Although I've only discusses the Time Machine backup compatibility functionality, the WD Drives can of, course, be used for ad hoc data storage and management via the Finder App, alongside any Time Machine back-up folders that are automatically created and assigned drive space by Time Machine.
SOME ADVICE FOR PROSPECTIVE PURCHASERS?
Reading SOME of the issues that SOME people have had with their purchases, I'd like to share the following observation based on the fact that WD market external drives with some explicitly labelled as "For MAC". This implies there may be two versions of these drives already formatted for either Macs or PCs. (Maybe there are more.... I don't know!)
The ones to which I refer in my review, I have specifically bought as formatted for, or labelled explicitly as MAC ready... NOT PC Versions, as I suspect some reviewers may have bought. I'm no expert, and therefore take care to try to get stuff that states what I need explicitly on the box, i.e. it says 'For MAC' on the online listing and on the box. So, I recommend to ALL prospective purchasers of these - or ANY other external drives, that you plan to use on specific machine platforms, that you make sure you're buying the right item for your particular type of computer.
I THINK the differences on MACs and PC systems is in file structuring protocols. So, I presume WD pre-format them in the factory and then stream them for either MAC or PC use. But that's as far as my reasoning goes.
It also means that in a few years a time the software will probably be out of date meaning the data won’t be able to be accessed. And probably the worst part, today it’s taking me over 4 hours to copy 50GB of data from one hard drive to another which actually never normally takes this long. And no I’m not watching a movie or running anything else at the same time.
I’m going back to Seagate.
I don’t know whether to return it and buy another for the overnight price rise or wait for it to fail.