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WD My Passport 2TB Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive Storage Black (WDBY8L0020BBK-NESN)

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  • Sleek compact design with plenty of storage
  • Ultra-fast data transfers with USB 3.0 interface
  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
  • Automatic backup software
  • Password protection and hardware encryption
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
  • Sleek, compact design
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Product Description

Capacity: 2 TB | Color: Black

Product Description

My Passport offers up to 2 TB capacity in an amazingly small enclosure. It features ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity; compatibility with USB 2.0; automatic, backup software; and password protection and hardware encryption to help protect your files from unauthorized use.

From the Manufacturer

My Passport® Portable Hard Drive – The pocket-sized warehouse for your digital life.

My Passport offers massive 2TB capacity in an amazingly small enclosure. It features ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity; USB 2.0 compatibility; 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.

Automatic backup
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.
WD My Passport - Automatic Backup
High capacity, sleek design
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.
WD My Passport - High Capacity
Password protection secures your drive
Use WD Security™ to set password protection and hardware encryption and protect your files from unauthorized use or access.
WD My Passport Essential - Security
Features at a glance

  • Massive 2 TB capacity
  • Ultra-fast data transfers with USB 3.0 interface
  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
  • Automatic backup software
  • Sleek compact design with plenty of storage
  • Password protection and hardware encryption
  • 2-year limited warranty
My Passport

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.

WD My Passport Essential Box

Ideal for

  • 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.

Compatibility
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.

For more great WD products, visit the Western Digital Store at Amazon.com

 


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Interface
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Product Information

Capacity:2 TB  |  Color:Black

Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Hard Drive 2 TB Portable
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
National Stock Number 7025-01-619-5292
Brand Name Western Digital
Item model number WDBY8L0020BBK-NESN
Item Weight 8.2 ounces
Product Dimensions 4.4 x 3.2 x 0.8 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 4.37 x 3.24 x 0.82 inches
Color Black
Computer Memory Type DDR DRAM

Additional Information

ASIN B005HMKKH4
Customer Reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars 7,807 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #217 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Data Storage > External Hard Drives
Shipping Weight 12.8 ounces
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available January 1, 2012

Warranty & Support

Amazon.com Return Policy:You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellable condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. Amazon.com will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.
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Size: 1.5 TBColor: Black
Over the recent years I have purchased quite a number of these drives. I have a couple of USB 2.0 drives and about 12 of the USB 3.0 drives. They all performed flawlessly with my old computer. I purchased that computer in 2006 before these USB 3.0 drives existed and so the computer had only USB 2.0 ports. All the USB 3.0 drives worked perfectly in the computer with the USB 2.0 ports.

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.
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Size: 2 TBColor: Black Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I'm a computer repair technician, and one issue I have all the time with my customers is, the famous, 'a virus hijacked my computer and those precious pictures are inside'. Yeah, the prom, the honeymoon, or the newborn pictures are usually held without ransom. Most of the time we are dealing with malware of some sort that affects the Windows operating system files, but leaves the data intact. So, before I repair the computer, I rescue the pictures, and any other file they might value. However, not all repair technicians do this, most allege that the files are corrupted, which might be the case, but usually it really means they are too busy to rescue anything, don't know how to do it, or will not do it unless paid big cash.

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.
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Size: 1 TBColor: Red Verified Purchase
Wow. So many mixed reviews here, and like those of you who are pondering over whether it is worth purchasing this Western Digital MY PASSPORT, there may not be a clear answer.

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.
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