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|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||1|
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WD My Passport 500GB Portable External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0 Silver (WDBKXH5000ASL-NESN)
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- Sleek compact design with plenty of storage
- Ultra-fast data transfers with USB 3.0 interface
- Data Transfer Rate on USB up to 5 Gbps
- Automatic backup software
- Password protection and hardware encryption
- 2-Year Limited Warranty
- Sleek, compact design
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From the Manufacturer
My Passport Portable Hard Drive – Mini drive. Mega capacity. Multi colors.
My Passport offers high capacity in a sleek portable drive. It features ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity; automatic, backup software; and password protection and hardware encryption to help protect your files from unauthorized use with plenty of room to store all your files.
WD's automatic, continuous backup software works quietly in the background to help protect your data using minimal PC resources. Whenever you add or change a file, it's instantly backed up.
Offering high capacity in a compact drive, My Passport is the ideal companion for anyone with lots of videos, photos, music, and files that they want to help protect and take on the road.
Use WD Security to set password protection and hardware encryption and protect your files from unauthorized use or access.
Ultra-fast transfer rates- When connected to a USB 3.0 port, My Passport lets you access and save files in blazing speed. Reduce transfer time by up to 3 times when compared to USB 2.0 transfer rates.*
*Performance may vary based on user's hardware and system configuration.
USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility- With this single drive you get compatibility with your USB 2.0 devices today and the ultra-fast speed of USB 3.0 when you’re ready to step up to the next generation.
Automatic, continuous backup software- WD's automatic backup software works quietly in the background to help protect your data using minimal PC resources. Whenever you add or change a file, it’s instantly backed up.
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.
USB-powered- Powered directly from the USB port on your PC. No separate power supply is needed.
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.
- Transferring files in blazing fast speed with USB 3.0
- Connecting to USB 2.0 devices today and USB 3.0 devices when you're ready
- Backing up your files with automatic, continuous backup software
- Securing your files from unauthorized access with password protection and hardware encryption
- Adding extra storage for your videos, music, photos, and files
- Connecting and powering through your USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 interface
What's in the box
Portable hard drive, Automatic backup software, WD Security software, WD Drive Utilities software, USB cable, Quick Install Guide.
Formatted NTFS for Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
Requires reformatting for Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard, or Lion
Note: Compatibility may vary depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system.
Top Customer Reviews
Then in December 2012 I purchased a new computer and it has USB 3.0 ports. I connected a drive and was anticipating the "blazing speed" for file transfers. But there was a problem...
The drive would lose connection and I would get an error message saying that the transfer did not complete and data was lost etc., etc.
I contacted the computer manufacturer and they claimed it was a Western Digital problem. I thought they were just passing the buck, but I did some research and found that there are very many complaints all over the Internet about the Passport USB 3.0 drives losing connections. The descriptions were fairly consistent: it happened most frequently when transferring large amounts of data (such as 2 Gb, for example).
There were two theories:
(1) The Passport drive uses only a single USB connection and therefore it draws all power through that USB port. The USB port, being compliant with the USB 3.0 protocol, does not provide enough power for the drive to spin the hard disk fast enough for the data transfer at USB 3.0 speeds. That results in the errors and lost connection.
(2) The USB cables from Western Digital are defective.
So I thought I'd test theory (2) first. I got on Amazon and found a seller for a compatible USB 3.0 cable, ordered it, received it, plugged it in - and the drive works just fine.Read more ›
For one own's sakes, the best thing to do is backing up the data before the computer gets infected, or the hard drive fails. For pictures I recommend backing up the original files into data discs, but for faster everyday files backups (music, movies, games, software etc.) is better to use an external hard drive.
The Western Digital My Passport 2 TB is an awesome way to carry large amounts of data in a tiny container, that is always available and secure. I love its dimensions, both physically and in bytes.
Also, the truly fast data transfers done with the USB 3.0 interface save time every day. Speaking of the USB connector, another great feature is that only requires a single USB port for power, while many external hard drives and enclosures, with form factor 2.5", require two USB ports.
This drive is great not only to keep multimedia files, but also for storing documents in digital form, because it saves space. Besides, in case of an emergency it's faster to grab it then a folder.Read more ›
Let me tell you my story.
Recently bought the new Retina Macbook Pro with its 500GB SSD drive. For a person like me who puts a lot of software on my laptop and does quite a bit of movie editing, hard drive space is a premium. So, when figuring out how to handle nearly 200GB of music, I decided it would probably be best to run iTunes off an external drive instead of taking up space on the Macbook.
Again...Wow. Reading these reviews on Amazon was quite unnerving. So many great experiences with this drive followed up by a handful of negative experiences -- many talking of total hard drive failure. It's almost as if you are rolling the dice as to whether you'll receive a drive that works or doesn't.
...then there's the reviews from people who claim they are having problems using this drive on their Mac.
Well, I picked myself out a RED 1TB drive. Thought it was a cool color and didn't mind paying the premium price for it. In addition, I picked up this fantastic Case Logic QHDC-101 Hard Case on Amazon for $10. It's the perfect compliment to the red hard drive that fits snuggly inside.
Using the Western Digital MY PASSPORT on a Mac couldn't be easier than opening the package, plugging the USB cord into the Macbook, and then formatting it using Disk Utilities. From package to format took under 4 minutes.
And for anyone claiming to have a problem using this drive with their Mac, this is all you need to do...
1. Plug in the drive via USB connection
2. Go to APPLICATIONS -> UTILITIES -> DISK UTILITY
3.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Se han dañado dos discos de este mismo modelo en 3 años, lo que más me duele es la pérdida de mis datos, siempre confié en esta marca pero ahora... Read morePublished 3 days ago by JELLT
Using this as a backup HDD because I built my current x99 5820k build into a NCASE m1 and wanted the cleanest possible setup (no HDDs only SSDs)Published 4 days ago by Alberto A. Pizano
This product gives me comfort that I won't lose my files/data, although I still probably don't back up as much as I should.Published 4 days ago by Susan
Bought it 3 years ago and still use it! Works quick and perfectly
Works well but now that I have had it awhile I do my back up manually to it as that works better for mePublished 6 days ago by jdg
love it so much I have 2. I trade out one at home/work every month so I have an off-site backup, off-network backup of all my personal stuff.Published 8 days ago by D. Frazier