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WD 750GB My Passport Essential SE Portable Hard Drive (Blue)

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  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Interface
  • Storage Capacity: 750GB
  • WD SmartWare Software
  • Bus-Powered
  • Password-Protected Encryption
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The Western Digital 750GB My Passport Essential SE Portable Hard Drive (Blue) is your answer to sleek, 'future-proof' portability. With this bus-powered drive, you can have up to 5Gb/s USB 3.0 speeds with complete backward compatibility with USB 2.0, allowing you to take full advantage of your drive immediately while still ensuring future usability.

Dual USB 3.0 / 2.0 Compatibility
This drive delivers universal compatibility today and next-generation speed for tomorrow. Use it with USB 2.0 now and step up to USB 3.0 speed when you're ready.
Fast Transfer Rates
When connected to a USB 3.0 port this drive lets you access and save files up to 3x faster than USB 2.0.
Maximum Capacity
Store all your favorite photos, music, movies and important files on this high capacity, portable drive.
WD SmartWare Software
This intuitive software puts you in control of your backup. With the ability to install all the features, a select few, or none at all, this versatile bundled software provides an excellent, continuous backup option for protecting your data. Add additional security with the option of password-protected encryption.
Interface USB 3.0 (backward compatible with USB 2.0)
Capacity 750GB
Color Blue
Data Transfer Rate USB 2.0: Up to 480Mb/s
USB 3.0: Up to 5Gb/s
Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
Storage Temperature −4 to 149°F (−20 to 65°C)
Format Formatted NTFS for Windows XP, Vista, 7
Requires reformatting for Mac OS X 10.5 / 10.6
Dimensions 0.7 x 4.3 x 3.2" (1.8 x 11.0 x 8.3 cm)
Weight 0.45 lb (0.2 kg)
WD 750GB My Passport Essential SE Portable Hard Drive (Blue)
  • USB Cable
  • WD SmartWare Software
  • Quick Install Guide
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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    Western Digital750GB My Passport Essential SE Portable Hard Drive (Blue)
     
    4.7

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Quiet (7)
    • Attractive (6)
    • Easy to set up (6)
    • Large capacity / good size (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (9)
      • Additional storage (6)
      • Photo storage (6)
      • File transfer (4)
      • Multimedia (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (5), Casual user (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (9), Personal (7)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (8), Mac (5)

      Reviewed by 16 customers

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      5.0

      Great portable hard-drive

      By JZX100

      from Sydney,Australia

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • File Transfer
        • Photo Storage

        Comments about 750GB My Passport Essential SE Portable Hard Drive (Red):

        Great portable easy to use hard-drive. Suprised how compact it was and light-weight. Works 100%.

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

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        5.0

        Videographers Best Friend!

        By jkarczmit

        from East Brunswick, NJ

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Fast
        • Reliable
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Data backups
          • Multimedia

          Comments about 750GB My Passport Essential SE Portable Hard Drive (Silver):

          I now own every color that these come in. Backing up SxS cards, Compact Flash, and SD in the era of tapeless data aquisition is tedious, but these WD drives make it much less so. My laptop is limited to USB 2 speeds, but these are by far the fastest USB 2 drives in existence. With USB 3, they really fly. The single USB connector provides all the power and data. Nice tight fittings on both ends. Case doesn't show fingerprints or scratches. Will probably survive a 2-3 foot fall on the edge easily. Ultra reliable. Never any lost data in years of heavy use. WD support is awesome, forget about Seagate, they have NO support at all.

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

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great drive

          By Rufus

          from Conyers, GA

          About Me Independent businessman, Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
          • Easy to Customize
          • Fast
          • Versatile
          • Very quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Data Backup
            • Data Storage

            Comments about 750GB My Passport Essential SE Portable Hard Drive (Silver):

            I use this for external data backup--I have many GB of programs and many GB of data. The drive operates silently, but I can tell it's working by the tiny light on one side. USB 3 capability is a big time saver.

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

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would but this product again and again

            By kdat345

            from Princeton, NJ

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 750GB My Passport Essential SE Portable Hard Drive (Silver):

                  Terrific performance and storage capacity. I am very happy with my purchase.

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

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                  5.0

                  Fantastic

                  By Rufus

                  from Conyers, GA

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage
                    • Backup
                    • File Transfer
                    • Photo Storage

                    Comments about 750GB My Passport Essential SE Portable Hard Drive (Red):

                    Small, virtually silent, includes backup software. Nice to look at, too.

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

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Perfect piece of equipment

                    By Dom

                    from Providence, RI

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                    • Easy to Customize
                    • Easy to Navigate
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Educational Purposes
                      • Multimedia

                      Comments about 750GB My Passport Essential SE Portable Hard Drive (Silver):

                      Great for storage of many mediums, photos, music, video, etc.

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

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                      4.0

                      I would buy this again

                      By Monica

                      from North Jersey

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy to use
                      • Portable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage
                        • Backup

                        Comments about 750GB My Passport Essential SE Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                        I backup my computer daily.

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

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                        4.0

                        I like it!

                        By J

                        from Nashville, TN

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design

                        Cons

                        • Kinda dificult to set up

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage
                        • Backup
                        • Photo Storage

                        Comments about 750GB My Passport Essential SE Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                        I got this product so my wife could back up her school files from our laptop. So far it's been great.

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

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                        5.0

                        works well so far

                        By CY

                        from NYC

                        About Me Casual user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • No Power Switch

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Photo Storage
                        • Video

                        Comments about 750GB My Passport Essential SE Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                        Only had the drive about 2 weeks but it's worked well so far.

                        Had to format it so be usable with Macs and PCs but otherwise no complaints.

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

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                        5.0

                        Excellent storage backup system

                        By Aiello

                        from Boston

                        About Me Lecturer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                        • Easy to Customize
                        • Easy to Navigate
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Educational Purposes
                          • Multimedia
                          • Storage

                          Comments about 750GB My Passport Essential SE Portable Hard Drive (Blue):

                          This drive is fast and trouble free. It is sleek and slim so you can pack it anywhere, even a pocket, to take with you when you travel.

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

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Good bang for buck and easy to use:

                          By Dan

                          from Nowra, Australia

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about 750GB My Passport Essential SE Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                Can't believe that 750Gb is this price. Buying a new laptop often means buying a new backup drive - at this price, not a problem.
                                Easy to use.
                                Could it be better? well, 2Tb for same size and price? watch this space - I remember paying $350 for a 40Mb hard drive.
                                Otherwise, a no brainer.

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

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                                5.0

                                Great purchase, well worth it

                                By J

                                from Brooklyn, NY

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • None I can think of

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about 750GB My Passport Essential SE Portable Hard Drive (Red):

                                I upgraded from the 500GB version. While that was great, the extra capacity is even better. I use it for both personal and business, and carry it w me to clients. It's simple plug and play.

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

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                                5.0

                                Fast, No-install, No-hassle Peripheral

                                By fxybrown2

                                from Washington, DC

                                About Me Frequent User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install
                                • Fast
                                • Highly Compatible
                                • Quiet
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Data storage

                                  Comments about 750GB My Passport Essential SE Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                  I needed this for data backup. I originally purchased a WD 1TB external drive that I had to promptly return because it took 2 days to transfer 300 GBs of data and then it stopped working. I was able to transfer the same amount of data in about *an hour* using this 750GB drive. I was amazed. This is my second passport drive; the first one was just as awesome.

                                  I highly recommend it.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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                                  4.0

                                  Great item

                                  By malanis

                                  from laredo, texas

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy To Set Up

                                  Cons

                                  • 1 out of 5 is lemon

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backup

                                  Comments about 750GB My Passport Essential SE Portable Hard Drive (Red):

                                  I have purchased 5 units up to date in the past year.
                                  One of this 5 failed
                                  this is the reason I'm not giving 5 stars.

                                  The other ones perform great.
                                  Plug and PLay
                                  simple

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

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                                  4.0

                                  a fast short drive

                                  By flean

                                  from new york, ny

                                  About Me Infrequent User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Install
                                  • Fast
                                  • Quiet

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Backup storage

                                    Comments about 750GB My Passport Essential SE Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                    very nice little drive. works very smoothly and fast with Time Machine.

                                    So far, I am happy about it.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    4.0

                                    Ease of use

                                    By Gato

                                    from Kingston, MA

                                    About Me Casual user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                    • No Power Switch

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about 750GB My Passport Essential SE Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                    We were looking for an easy to use portable hard drive. Well, we found it. The price is right, it works well and it provides excellent back-up for our laptop. Dollar for dollar, this is a great find. We recommend it.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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