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WD 1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • 1.5TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • Data Transfer Rates up to 5 Gb/s
  • Bus Powered
  • Local and Cloud Backup
  • Windows 8 Compatible
  • WD Drive Utilities

The black 1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive from WD is a bus powered, durable, portable hard drive. This USB 3.0 compatible drive connects directly to your USB port allowing you to transfer data at speeds up to 5 Gb/s simplifying the once arduous task of transferring large files such as HD video, movies, pictures, photos, music and more. Backing up your data has also been simplified, as you have the option to backup data to both the drive and the cloud via Dropbox. Once configured, you can manage nearly every aspect of your drive by utilizing the included Drive Utilities by WD. You can also secure your drive by taking advantage of WD Security enabling you to password protect and encrypt your drive.

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 back up your files on the schedule that fits your needs
• Choose automatic, continuous backup to back up files as they are added or changed and saved
• Use your Dropbox account to back up files to the cloud (Dropbox account is required for cloud backup)
Enhanced Transfer Rates
When connected to a USB 3.0 port, My Passport Ultra lets you access and save files with enhanced data transfer speeds. Transfer data up to three times faster when compared to USB 2.0 transfer rates.
USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Compatibility
This single drive is compatible with the latest USB 3.0 devices as well as many USB 2.0 devices.
Windows 8 Compatibility
The WD Windows 8 app makes it easy to discover the digital media stored on your My Passport Ultra 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 drive timer, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities.
Durable Enclosure Protects the Drive Inside
This WD drive is designed for durability, shock tolerance, and long-term reliability.
USB-Powered
No separate power supply is needed as this drive is powered directly from the USB port on your PC.
Performance
Capacity 1.5TB
Interface USB 3.0
Drive Speed Not specified by manufacturer
Buffer Not specified by manufacturer
Sustained Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0 up to 5 Gb/s (max)
USB 2.0 up to 480 Mb/s (max)
System Requirements Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
(Requires reformatting for Mac OS X operating systems)
General
Mounting External
Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature: 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Non-Operating Temperature: 4 to 149°F / -20 to 65°C
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.2 x 4.4 x 0.6" / 81.3 x 111.8 x 15.2 mm
Weight 0.35 lb / 0.16 kg
WD 1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black)
  • USB Cable
  • WD SmartWare Pro Software
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    WD1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 114 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (94)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (77)
    • Easy to use (76)
    • Portable (76)
    • Large capacity / good size (67)
    • Easy to set up (65)

    Cons

    • No power switch (4)

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (63)
    • Additional storage (60)
    • Photo storage (57)
    • Video (37)
    • File transfer (35)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (48), Casual user (39)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (68), Business (21)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (61), Mac (26)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Easiest Portable Hard Drive to use

    I have owned several WD Passport portable hard drives, and they continue to get faster and hold more data within the same size chassis. I would highly recommend this hard drive to any and...Read complete review

    I have owned several WD Passport portable hard drives, and they continue to get faster and hold more data within the same size chassis. I would highly recommend this hard drive to any and all computer users. Perfect for data transfer, backup, or extending the storage on your system.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Decent, But Annoying Accompanying Softwa

    Software was annoying, it's a little hard to figure out how to password protect the hard drive, and the hard drive should have come with some kind of case/pouch. But it works...Read complete review

    Software was annoying, it's a little hard to figure out how to password protect the hard drive, and the hard drive should have come with some kind of case/pouch. But it works fine. And the design is attractive.

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    5.0

    Super good value. Works Great

    By LP

    from Apple Valley, MN

    Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

    I bought this 1.5 TB as an archive drive to store vacation photos, music and movies. The drive is priced at a very good value - essentially 1/2 terabyte free!Shipping was free, very fast and B&H packaged it with love which is super important for hard disc drives. Based on this pleasant B&H experience, I will always consider your store for all my relevant online purchases. Thanks B&H for caring!!!

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    4.0

    Great value, so far so good

    By Alex

    from NYC

    Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

    This drive is well built and comes with a three year warranty which I hope means it is built to last and with higher quality components.

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    4.0

    Great value per TB

    By Brock

    from South Carolina

    Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

    Great product and value!

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    5.0

    Great product once again from WD

    By shutout

    from Up north

    Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

    Performance as described! Can't ask for more than that!

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    4.0

    Quick and Awesome

    By Dan the man

    from La Vista, NE

    About Me Casual user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional Storage
      • Backup
      • Photo Storage

      Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

      I Google searched and amazon shopped for a 1.5 TB hard drive and B&H had the best deal. The product is great. I've backed up two computers and a dropbox account into one centralized area. I'll be using this device for backups and general storage for years.

      The order was quick, easy and I could login using my Google+ account, there was no mistake on my identity. Great Experience.

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

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      1.0

      Not ideal

      By Fred

      from New orleans

      Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

      Did not work from the getgo
      B&H handled expeditious exchange with NO hassle
      Exellent service

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      5.0

      the best for safety data

      By maxib

      from texas

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Power Switch

      Best Uses

        Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

        Fast and accuracy!!!!

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

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        5.0

        Simple and efficient

        By NJKLUTZ

        from Fair Lawn, NJ

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

          Easy to set up. Transfered all my pictures easily. Using as my external hard drive just for my pictures.

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

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          5.0

          easy to use for both Windows and Mac

          By YK

          from New York

          Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

          fast and easy to use for both Windows and Mac!

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          5.0

          b&h is awesome.

          By Nilius

          from Boston,Ma

          Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

          Everything I have bought from the store has the best value.

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          5.0

          It's great.

          By toshi

          from Ankara, Turkey

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photo Storage

            Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

            I like it very much. I generally use for my bird photos.

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

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            5.0

            Great little portable hard drive.

            By Photo4x5

            from Cincinnati, OH

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Compact
            • Portable
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage

              Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

              USB 3.0 makes it fast, it is very quiet, and it does not require an external power source. Add to it Western Digital reliability in a compact package and I don't see how it could get much better. I use it to hold images and music files before archiving them. The included software even monitors the temperature of the drive for safe operation. Five stars!

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

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              5.0

              compact, efficient, reasonably priced

              By PR

              from Northern california

              About Me Casual user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup

                Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                compact, light weight, no need for External power supply, data transfer rate adequate for back ups

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                A must

                By Lea

                from NY

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                  Great product to have, a must!
                  Fast, easy to carry and reliable!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  very reliable product, read/write fast

                  By PhotoGuy

                  from Sunnyvale, 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

                      Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                      I use this hard drive as my portable backup drive. It's very small, light. fast read/write. Never failed.

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

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                      5.0

                      So Much for So Little

                      By SkipinAZ

                      from Prescott Valley, AZ

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • High Capacity
                      • Portable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage
                        • Backup
                        • Photo Storage

                        Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                        The price for storage has dropped over time and this drive is a great example of how much you can get for a small cost.

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

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                        5.0

                        Great Steal!

                        By DFW Photographer

                        from DFW Texas

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to use
                        • High Capacity
                        • Portable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Additional Storage
                          • Backup
                          • Photo Storage

                          Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                          I bought this hard drive while it was on sale and got it for the same price as the 1 TB drive. I've used Western Digital before and new I'd like it better than other brands I've used in the past. It's just what I needed to separate business from personal files.

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

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                          5.0

                          Excellenat value for Money

                          By Vinay

                          from San Jose, CA

                          About Me Casual user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                              I ordered on 28-Nov and BH delivered immediately. They are excellent in handling the orders and the HD arrived in perfect shape. It is working well there are no issues with it till now.

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

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                              5.0

                              Great Drive

                              By ChrisB

                              from Boston Ma

                              About Me Casual user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy to use
                              • Portable
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                Work as expected! Thanks B&H

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Other

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                                5.0

                                I would by this product again

                                By Jim

                                from Lititz, PA

                                About Me Casual user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Additional Storage
                                  • Backup
                                  • Photo Storage

                                  Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                  This hard drive allows me to store little used information so i can keep my laptop running proficiently. It also gives me a backup if my computer should fail.

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

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