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WD 1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black)

B&H # WEWDBY8L0015 Mfr # WDBY8L0015BBK-NESN
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Product Highlights
  • Portable Drive With 1.5TB Storage
  • USB 3.0 Plug-and-Play Connectivity
  • User-Friendly Software Suite Included
  • Automatic Back-Up Software Included
  • Windows and Mac Compatible

The 1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive from WD is a convenient, high capacity option for anyone with a lot of videos, photos, music, and files that they want to keep secure--and take on the road.

Designed for speed and convenience, the My Passport series of hard drives make backing-up your files fast, easy, and most importantly automatic. You can set up the included software to automatically back up files and folders so you never have to worry about making copies of your favorite photos, videos, or music. It has a low impact on computer resources while running in the background, and will instantly back up any files the moment you add or change them.

Using high-speed USB 3.0 technology, and also compatible with any USB 2.0 port, you can now transfer files faster than ever before, with rates of up to three times faster than previous USB 2.0 technology. Keep those files not only stored, but protected, using WD Security for password protection and hardware encryption--to protect your files from unauthorized use or access.

Massive capacity, yet small design
Offering a capacity of 1.5TB in a near pocket-sized enclosure, My Passport hard drives are the ideal companion for taking your videos, photos, music and files around with you--or safely stored at home.
Automatic, continuous backup software
Creating and storing copies of your files means never losing your photos or music, and always having a copy to bring back. WD's automatic backup software makes this easy by quietly working in the background to help protect your data, while using minimal PC resources. Whenever you save or change a file, it is instantly backed up without you having to manually move or copy a thing.
Ultra-fast USB 3.0 transfer rates
When connected to a USB 3.0 port, My Passport lets you access and save files with blazing speed compared to USB 2.0. Reduce transfer time by up to 3 times when compared to USB 2.0 transfer rates. However with this single drive you do get compatibility with your USB 2.0 devices today and the speed of USB 3.0 when you're ready to step up to the next generation. The drive is also powered through the USB port, so there's no need to lug around a bulky power adapter.
WD Security and WD Drive Utilities
WD Security utility allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to protect your files from unauthorized use or access. Or register your drive, set drive security, run diagnostics and more, using WD Drive Utilities.
Performance
Capacity 1.5TB
Interface USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
Drive Speed Not Specified by Manufacturer
Sustained Data Transfer Rate 5Gb/s (Max)
System Requirements Comes formatted NTFS for Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
Requires reformatting for Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, or Lion
General
Power Requirements Powered via USB port
Environmental Requirements Operating 41° to 95° F (5° C to 35° C)
Non-operating -4° F to 149° F (-20° C to 65° C)
Dimensions (L x W x D) 4.4 x 3.2 x 0.8" (11.1 x 8.2 x 2.0 cm)
Weight 0.43 lb (0.19 kg)
WD 1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black)
  • WD SmartWare Software
  • WD Drive and WD Security Utilities
  • USB Cable
  • Quick-Install Guide
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    WD1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 34 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (31)
    • Easy to set up (26)
    • Easy to use (24)
    • Large capacity / good size (12)
    • Portable (12)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (12)
      • Home (11)
      • Additional storage (9)
      • High volume (7)
      • Photo storage (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (25), Casual user (8)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (27), Business (5)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (22), Mac (11)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Works as advertised

      Plug this in and it's ready to go. And if you want, set up a password to protect your information.It's got a nice compact design, its quiet and plenty of space for me....Read complete review

      Plug this in and it's ready to go. And if you want, set up a password to protect your information.It's got a nice compact design, its quiet and plenty of space for me. I bought this to free up some room on my hard drive (I had a lot of videos on it) and to back up pictures, music and important documents, which it does very well...and I still have space left over.It would have been nice if I could plug this into my Web enabled TV or into my PS3 and play the movies and files directly from the passport, but I haven't found a way to do this.Overall, great product and works well for me.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Portable

      It is portable, but could be more cheaper.

      It is portable, but could be more cheaper.

      Reviewed by 34 customers

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      5.0

      best price found, works as expected

      By Lindsey

      from Lafayette, LA

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Manage
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fast
      • Highly Compatible

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • High Volume
        • Home
        • Sensitive Materials

        Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

        I've had a WD passports for years, only reason I needed a replacement is because mine got stolen. So far, my new 1.5 TB works perfectly as expected. Only other hard drives I could find comparable in price were 1TB, so this was a great deal for me.

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

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        5.0

        external hard drive

        By rkg

        from bayside, ny

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Manage
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast
        • Highly Compatible

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • High Volume

          Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

          I use this drive as my main Lightroom drive. It holds all my images, and catalog. Of course everything is backed up on a internal drive, and a seperate external drive I keep in a seperate place.
          I had a smaller drive, but as life would have it - ran out of room. So I'm hoping this will do for a while.

          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          This little guy has 3x the memory of PC!

          By Jeff

          from Cincinnati

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Manage
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Highly Compatible

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

            I loaded all my current images on my new Passport Portable Drive and still have most of the capacity left for much more storage. And it's so small, very easy to travel with.

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

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            4.0

            Best !

            By Pria

            from San Jose,CA

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Manage
            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                I have all my personal stuff, Easy to use!
                Would be better if it came with a case :)

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

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                5.0

                Plug & play simple and fast

                By JohnR

                from Ohio

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Fast
                • Highly Compatible

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backups
                  • Home
                  • Small Networks

                  Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                  This is my first USB 3.0 device and I'm really impressed with how fast it is compared to my old 160GB USB 2 passport. As long is it holds up, I'll be happy.

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

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                  5.0

                  Very good item

                  By noname

                  from Brooklyn, NY

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Manage

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                      We use it for storage of music, videos, photos, etc.
                      It has a nice amount of space. Very satisfied.

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

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                      5.0

                      Very portable HDD in good size, speed

                      By gl

                      from fremont, ca

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Manage
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Fast
                      • Highly Compatible

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • High Volume
                        • Home
                        • Small Networks

                        Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                        Small and portable.
                        Fast transfer w USB 3.0.
                        No external power adapter.
                        Decent price also.

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

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                        5.0

                        Good so far, would buy again.

                        By Tony

                        from Normal, IL

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Manage
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Highly Compatible

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Onsite Backup

                          Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                          I use this as a secondary backup (using Carbonite for online backup). I previously has a 500 GB My Passport. I needed more room so I bumped up to 1.5 TB.

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

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                          5.0

                          perfect external storage drive

                          By steven song

                          from los angeles, ca

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Manage
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Fast
                          • Highly Compatible

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home

                            Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                            i have 4T, 1T, 128G and more storage and also have 3 iMac in different location. sometimes i have to move movie project files around 100G~250G.
                            The Western Digital My Passport 1.5 TB is an awesome way to carry large amounts of data in a tiny container, that is always available and secure. I love its dimensions, both physically and in bytes.

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

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                            5.0

                            Its easy to manage

                            By monito

                            from Gardena CA

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Manage
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Fast
                            • Highly Compatible

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home

                              Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                              I really like this portable hard drive. I put all my movies and photos so easy, i definitly recomended this product

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

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                              5.0

                              Great product

                              By Carlos Contreras

                              from Miami Florida

                              Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                              Easy to use

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                              5.0

                              Works great! Really compact!

                              By Dar the photographer

                              from Idaho

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Manage
                              • Fast

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                  About the size of my iPhone, this is a great device! WD phone help assisted with reformatting it for my Mac. It works great for my Time Machine backup.

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

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                                  4.0

                                  So far so good

                                  By Matt

                                  from Washington, D.C.

                                  About Me Casual User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy To Set Up

                                  Cons

                                  • Durability

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home

                                  Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                  I'm using this as my secondary backup and I keep it at my office (away from my primary backup drive). It's small physical size, about as big as an old blackberry, and large capacity are perfect for what I need. I take it home every couple weeks and it's easy to transport.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  Quick and easy to use

                                  By CCJ

                                  from Columbia, SC

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy To Manage
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Fast
                                  • Highly Compatible

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • High Volume
                                    • Sensitive Materials

                                    Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                    Took little time to install. Started backing up files without complications.

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

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                                    5.0

                                    Awesome Back-up Hard Drive

                                    By Tom-thrifty not cheap

                                    from Kalamazoo, MI

                                    About Me Casual User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy To Manage
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Fast
                                    • Highly Compatible

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home

                                      Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                      Could not believe that 1.5T could be in such a small compact package. Essentially plug & play, and there is still so much space. Plus the process of online ordering and shipping through B&H is so simple. I had the WD Passport in a matter of days without leaving the house!

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

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                                      5.0

                                      great!

                                      By Eliamar Mtz

                                      from Lansing MI

                                      About Me Power user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Easy To Manage
                                      • Easy To Set Up

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • High Volume
                                        • Home

                                        Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                        its perfect for all! school, job, projects, very small but great performance!

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

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                                        5.0

                                        Great device

                                        By JWE

                                        from Greenville, SC

                                        About Me Power user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Easy To Set Up

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                            Amazing how 1,5 TB can fit into such a small device. No power supply necessary: extra points! Very happy with it.

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

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                                            5.0

                                            Very good!

                                            By GianniGS

                                            from Italy

                                            About Me Power user

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Fast

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • High Volume

                                              Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                              Small, easy to use, capable

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

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                                              5.0

                                              Awesome stuff

                                              By vonfornal

                                              from Poland

                                              About Me Power user

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Compact
                                              • Easy To Manage
                                              • Easy To Set Up
                                              • Fast
                                              • Highly Compatible

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • High Volume
                                                • Home

                                                Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                                Very useful ext hardrive for backup, data storage. Movies, photos colection on the road if Youw want. Quick copying.

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

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                                                5.0

                                                Excellent product

                                                By Gavthewelsh

                                                from Wales

                                                About Me Power user

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

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

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Backup
                                                  • File Transfer
                                                  • Photo Storage
                                                  • Video

                                                  Comments about WD 1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                                  Use to store movies and songs and documents. Great no problems

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

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