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WD 500GB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac

B&H # WEWDBL1D5000 Mfr # WDBL1D5000ABK-NESN
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Product Highlights
  • Storage Capacity of 500GB
  • Max Data Transfer Rate of 480Mbps
  • Connects and is Powered via USB 2.0
  • Password Protection and Encryption
  • Formatted for Mac
  • Can Be Reformatted for Windows

The 500GB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac from Western Digital is a superb way to hold extra content from your MacBook or MacBook Air. This external hard drive can store up to 500GB of data and utilizes the USB 2.0 interface for connecting to your computer. In addition, the hard drive is powered by this interface, making it an extremely portable companion when you travel with your Mac computer. You can password protect the drive and rely upon its hardware encryption for added data security. Plus, if you're worried about losing all of your Mac's data, the drive is compatible with Apple's Time Machine software, so that you can backup your Mac easily. While the drive is HFS+ journaled for Macs, it can be reformatted to work with Windows computers as well.*

Note! *Compatibility may vary depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system.

Slim, Compact Design
The hard drive offers plenty of storage making it an ideal companion for the graphic professional, student, or road warrior
USB 2.0 Interface
Conveniently powered through the USB 2.0 interface, the drive can quickly connect to your MacBook or MacBook Air. You can access your files without needing to carry around a power adapter
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 the WD Drive Utilities
Formatted for Mac
The drive is HFS+ Journaled so it works right out of the box with your MacBook or MacBook Air. However, it can also be reformatted for Windows
Compatible with Apple Time Machine
Back up your files with Apple Time Machine
Performance
Capacity 500GB
Interface USB 2.0 (Backwards compatible with USB 1.1)
Drive Speed Not specified by the manufacturer
Buffer Not specified by the manufacturer
Average Seek Time Not specified by the manufacturer
Data Rate Up to 480Mbps
System Requirements Formatted HFS+ Journaled for Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion
Can be reformatted for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Note: Compatibility may vary depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system.
General
Mounting Desktop
Power Requirements Bus-powered
Compliance RoHS
Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature: 41 to 104°F / 5 to 40°C
Non-operating Temperature: 68 to 149°F / 20 to 65°C
Dimensions (WxDxH) 4.35 x 3.23 x 0.6" / 11.06 x 8.21 x 1.5cm
Weight 0.30 lb / 0.14kg
WD 500GB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac
  • USB Cable
  • Quick Install Guide
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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    WD500GB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac
     
    5.0

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast (3)
    • Lightweight (3)
    • Reliable (3)

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        5.0

        So far, so good.

        By Amara

        from Fairfax, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Convenient Interface
        • Fast
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about WD 500GB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

            It seems fine - my first external backup drive! Small, easy, and a great price.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great product

            By Heather

            from Pennsylvania

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Convenient Interface
            • Fast
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Digital Photography
              • Image Storage

              Comments about WD 500GB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

              Easy installation. Perfect for what I needed it for - to back up all professional pictures I take and keep them separate from my personal files. I like the small size, especially compared to my other 500 gb WD external hard drive that I have had for several years.

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              5.0

              Great

              By Jimmy John

              from NY, NY

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

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                    Comments about WD 500GB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                    Love it. As a photographer I hate any extra clunky equipment. This is perfect and fast.

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                    5.0

                    Great product

                    By Corchord

                    from Nashville, TN

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Documents
                      • Image Storage

                      Comments about WD 500GB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                      This is an amazing hard drive. It's so easy to set up and use and its pretty fast.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Maybe compact but that's what is great

                      By Rick

                      from new jersey

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Slow

                      Best Uses

                      • Additional Storage
                      • Backup
                      • Photo Storage

                      Comments about WD 500GB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                      I use it as my photo backup

                      It seemed slow loading unti you realize all the data it was collecting, so I am not unhappy.

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

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                      5.0

                      Easy to install and always working!!!

                      By George of the Jungle

                      from Freehold NJ

                      About Me Not a geek

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • MAC TIME MACHINE EASY

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • TOTAL BACK UP

                        Comments about WD 500GB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                        Slim, quiet and always protecting my MAC....

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

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