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WD 2TB My Passport Slim Portable HDD

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Product Highlights
  • 2TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • Up to 5Gb/s Data Transfer Speed
  • Preformatted for Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP
  • Reformat for Mac OS X Operating Systems
  • Bus Powered
  • Includes Soft Pouch

This 2TB My Passport Slim Portable HDD from Western Digital is a bus-powered portable storage solution. Plug this drive into a compatible USB 3.0 port to transfer your data at speeds up to 5Gb/s. The integrated USB 3.0 port is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports allowing for data transfer rates up to 480Mb/s. Link your Passport HDD drive to a Dropbox account for additional cloud based storage and backup options. This drive comes preformatted for operation with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems and can be reformatted to work with computers running Mac OS X operating systems.

Local and Cloud Backup
WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software lets you choose when and where you back up your files.
• Choose scheduled backup to make a second copy of your files on the schedule that fits your needs.
• Choose automatic, continuous backup and back up files as they are added or changed and saved.
• Use your Dropbox account to back up your files to the cloud.
Please note Dropbox account is required for cloud backup. Cloud services may be changed, terminated or interrupted at any time and may vary by country.
Ultra-Fast Transfer Rates
When connected to a USB 3.0 port, My Passport Slim lets you access and save files with enhanced data transfer speeds greatly reducing transfer rates when compared to USB 2.0.
Universal Connectivity
With this drive you get compatibility with the latest USB 3.0 devices and backward compatibility with USB 2.0 devices.
Works Great with Windows 8
WD's Windows 8 app makes it easy to discover the digital media stored on your My Passport Slim drive with your Windows 8 computer. Your content is automatically displayed and organized so you can easily locate and enjoy your photos, videos and music.
Secure Your Files
WD Security allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to help protect your files from unauthorized use or access.
WD Drive Utilities Software
Register your drive, set the drive timer, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities.
Soft Pouch Included
The included soft pouch helps protect your drive from scratches.
USB-Powered
Powered directly from the USB port on your PC. No separate power supply is needed.
Capacity 2.0 TB
Interface USB 3.0
USB 2.0
Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0 up to 5 Gb/s (max)
USB 2.0 up to 480 Mb/s (max)
Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Non-Operating Temperature -4 to 149°F / -20 to 65°C
System Compatibility Windows 8
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Requires reformatting for Mac OS X operating systems
Construction Metal
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.14 x 4.33 x 0.70" / 80 x 110 x 18 mm
Weight 0.48 lb / 0.22 kg
WD 2TB My Passport Slim Portable HDD
  • USB Cable
  • WD SmartWare Pro Software
  • Soft Pouch
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Limited 3-Year Worldwide Manufacturer Warranty
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    WD2TB My Passport Slim Portable HDD
     
    4.8

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (8)
    • Quiet (8)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Portable (7)
    • Large capacity / good size (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (9)
      • Additional storage (4)
      • Photo storage (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (4), Power user (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (8)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (5), PC (5)

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      5.0

      WD 2TB my passport slim portable HDD

      By Oren review

      from Texas

      Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Slim Portable HDD:

      Works as advertise

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      5.0

      Small and fast enough for my needs

      By Dave H

      from Boston

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to use
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup

        Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Slim Portable HDD:

        I use this to store backups offsite. It's small and fast enough to do the job.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        Great solid disk

        By Nicolas

        from Cambridge, MA

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • High Capacity
        • Portable
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup

          Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Slim Portable HDD:

          I am very happy with this hard drive. It is a little bit heavy, but that is the price to pay to have something solid, or at least which seems to be solid.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          4.0

          Good but could be better.

          By Gazza

          from Melbourne Victoria

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • High Capacity
          • Portable
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photo Storage

            Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Slim Portable HDD:

            Used for on the go backups of digital photos.
            Great size and ease of use. Fast and reliable.
            No USB cable included in the USA product box where other countries it's included. Slips of surfaces easy so would be nice if a non-slip grip mat and cover bag was an included accessory.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Super fast with great Storage

            By Bambam

            from Plainfield, NJ

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use
            • High Capacity
            • Portable
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Photo Storage

              Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Slim Portable HDD:

              This 2TB external is small, compact, and does not need an external power supply. A really great back for my Mac time capsule, and all my digital photos from Lightroom.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Great little drive

              By Photos by AJohnson

              from Newark, DE

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Compact
              • Easy to use
              • High Capacity
              • Portable
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup
                • File Transfer
                • Photo Storage
                • Video

                Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Slim Portable HDD:

                I have 5 other WD Passport hard drives like this, they are great. This is the first slim one I bought and it is a little lower profile. The one thing they got rid of to keep it as low as possible was the rubber feet, but I guess you could always add them if you want. Overall the drives are fast, don't require an external power source and are very portable for 2TB drives.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                4.0

                Lots of Portable storage

                By KCH

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Compact
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy to use
                • High Capacity
                • Portable
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Backup
                  • Photo Storage

                  Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Slim Portable HDD:

                  I bought this for my Macbook and to take along on vacation to store photos. Small size makes it perfect to slip in the case with the Mac. It needed to be reformatted to work with the Mac, but that was quick and easy.

                  Even with my USB 2.0 connection (unit is USB 3.0), it's pretty speedy.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  High Volume Hard Drive at a low cost

                  By Peter Lemonjello

                  from San Diego, CA

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy to use
                  • High Capacity
                  • Portable
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage
                    • Backup
                    • File Transfer
                    • Video

                    Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Slim Portable HDD:

                    Western Digital has always made good products. I've never had a problem with any of their USB external hard drives. I store and edit video from this hard drive and it works great. Very slender hard drive but durable. The cost is reasonable for what you get.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    Passport Slim is great

                    By Modelaman

                    from Palmyra, NJ

                    About Me Retired user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Fast Connectivity
                    • Quiet
                    • Reliable
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Laptops
                    • Large Projects
                    • Multimedia

                    Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Slim Portable HDD:

                    I am using the Passport Slim to back-up the data on my new laptop. There is no need for another power cord and the unit worked flawlessly the first time I hooked it up. I also like the small size. I can't think of any negatives.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    Small & Big

                    By Miniak

                    from Gdynia, Poland

                    Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Slim Portable HDD:

                    I love it! It's very fast on usb3. 2 TB in small case.
                    I recomend

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                    5.0

                    Nice drive

                    By Krizata

                    from Seattle, WA

                    Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Slim Portable HDD:

                    Solid constriction fast speed even on USB2. You will need to reformat it I order to use it on Mac & PC. Other then that very good drive. Alredy recommended to coworker.

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                    5.0

                    Great Portable Harddrive

                    By RussRoc

                    from Seattle (Area), WA USA

                    About Me Technically Challenged

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Fast Connectivity

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Laptops
                      • Large Projects
                      • Travel

                      Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Slim Portable HDD:

                      This was my 2nd 2TB WD HDD. The 1st one I bought for using while traveling and needing additional stogae space (my laptop has a small SSD). I bought this one because my harddrive was starting to go on my desk top (my main editing computer). I use this one to clone my harddrive before replacing it. I will now use this HDD to clone my harddrive every 3-4 months. I 1st tryied this with a USB2 HDD and it took about 10 hours. This one (USB 3) took about 90 minutes. I don't use the software that WD provides with it.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      4.0

                      Good hard drive

                      By Javad

                      from Los Angeles, CA

                      About Me Tech Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast Connectivity
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Travel

                        Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Slim Portable HDD:

                        I got this device as a backup storage. With a USB 3.0 port, it provides a very fast write/read speed about 120MB/s which one would expect to get from flash/SSD drives.Having said that, the aluminium design wasn't so impressive. I returned my WD 2TB My Passport Slim which I got from @ to get this device, but I think nothing much was achieved. For this reason, I give it 4 starts.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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