WD My Passport
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  • Made for people who need to store a lot of data
  • One difference between a generic external hard drive
  • Manufacturer's added effort to make a simple plastic box look attractive
  • Slightly rounded edges and ripples over part of the surface
  • USB 3.0 Micro-B connector

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WD My Passport portable drive review: Your one-way ticket to storage and style
Should I get it?If you're looking for a portable drive with a lot of storage space, the WD My Passport is a solid option, especially with a suggested retail price ranging from $60 to $160 for 1TB to 4TB, respectively. (You can expect the street price to be lower, and pricing for Australia and UK is not available at this time but that directly converts to a starting price of about AU$79 or £49.) If you intend to have multiple drives and use the colors as a way to categorize your data, it's definitely a great choice
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Dong Ngo
7 months ago
cnet.com
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Mi Box S + Cheqp Ethernet Adapter
Just got this cheap usb hub/ethernet adapter and it works perfectly with the Mi Box S, the internet connection is full 100Mbit, the ports support my 2TB WD Passport HD (plays 4k Bluray Rips without stuttering in Kodi), and a wireless keyboard, with one slot free for another USB stick for quick transfers.
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WD My Passport (5TB) Review
Unless you need a ruggedized drive to stand up to rough treatment, the WD My Passport checks off all the right boxes for an external portable hard drive. Its performance is on par with the competition; the built-in hardware encryption and bundled utilities enhance its usability; and it doesn't hurt that it looks good, too.
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M. David Stone
7 months ago
pcmag.com
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Good physical construction, reliable brand, but slow transfer and poor software
During last 15 years, I bought more than 10 Western Digital hard drives, both internal and external. They all worked well, I ever had only one hard drive failure, and it was after many years of service. When I got this drive, initially I was very happy with it. It looked well constructed. It passed ...
3/5
Vlad
3 years ago
amazon.com
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Does not actually have USB-C, has USB 3.0 Micro-B
This device actually has USB 3.0 Micro-B connector, not a USB-C connector. In the box, they include these adapter cables: - USB 3.0 Micro-B to USB 3.0 A - USB 3.0 Micro-B to USB-C
1/5
Seth
3 years ago
amazon.com
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Overpriced, Slow, Poorly Designed, Cheaply Made and Loaded with Junky Software
The added cost for the jump from 4TB to 5TB is egregious. HDD drives are too slow and antiquated to still cost this much. For some reason, this model has no non-slip feet, and the cheap plastic surface is especially glossy/slippery. As a result, it slides around like a hockey puck on basically any f...
1/5
Jack Napis
3 years ago
amazon.com
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Misleading product name and description
This unit DOES NOT have a USB C Connector. I can buy adapters, Western Digital; make your product description accurate! There's a reason none of the pictures show the connector on the hard drive: it's not USB C.
1/5
Snowboarder Bo Snoarder
3 years ago
amazon.com
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Same Day Failure
Arrived in unopened/undamaged packaging and there was no cosmetic damage. Drive arrived pre-formatted as NTFS and had both MAC and WINDOWS installers. I ran the included installer and then full WD diagnostics before I put the drive to work. Drive stopped working after less than 10 hours of backup us...
1/5
Delos D. Harriman
3 years ago
amazon.com
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Good performance, smaller physical size.
My intention is to use it as a backup drive. It is physically a little smaller than older USB drives that I have from WD. I evaluated it by connecting it to a USB 3 HUB connected to a relatively new desktop computer and ran a test program on it. This is what I got when I ran it: Sequential Read (Q= ...
5/5
Stepinwolf
3 years ago
amazon.com
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WD MyPassport (2019 Version) FTW!
Had some bad luck with these somehow, but this drive is pure gold. Originally purchased a 1TB WD Drive (previous model) and the write speed was so slow on my 2018 MacBook Pro I ended up sending it back. Decided to upgrade to this newer 4TB version and the first version I received wouldn’t reformat. ...
5/5
Nick Kay
3 years ago
amazon.com
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Specs

Device Type

Hard drive - external (portable)

Capacity

4 TB

Hardware Encryption

Yes

Encryption Algorithm

256-bit AES