What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

WD 1TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Silver)

B&H # WEWDBBEP001S Mfr # WDBBEP0010BSL-NESN
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Portable Drive With 1TB Storage
  • USB 3.0 Plug-and-Play Connectivity
  • User-Friendly Software Suite Included
  • Automatic Back-Up Software Included
  • Windows and Mac Compatible

The 1TB 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 1TB 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 1TB
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 0.7" (11.1 x 8.2 x 1.9 cm)
Weight 0.43 lb (0.19 kg)
WD 1TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Silver)
  • WD SmartWare Software
  • WD Drive and WD Security Utilities
  • USB Cable
  • Quick-Install Guide
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    WD1TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Silver)
     
    4.8

    (based on 82 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (68)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast (66)
    • Easy to install (65)
    • Quiet (59)
    • Highly compatible (53)
    • Reliable (47)

    Cons

    • Difficult to install (3)

    Best Uses

    • High-end multimedia (25)
    • Back-up (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Frequent user (43), Heavy duty user (24), Infrequent user (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (50), Business (22)

    Reviewed by 82 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-20

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

     
    5.0

    Satified

    By rteller

    from Scottsbluff, NE

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Fast

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about WD 1TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Silver):

        Makes a nice back up for my images. I am a serous photographer. It does what it is suppose to do.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        Share this review

         
        5.0

        Everything was great!

        By joe

        from river ridge, la.

        About Me Infrequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • High-End Multimedia

          Comments about WD 1TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Silver):

          I use this for backup and it was very easy to set up and use.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          Share this review

           
          5.0

          Good all around!

          By SDR

          from VA

          Comments about WD 1TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Silver):

          Easy process, quick shipping, good product! Thanks!

          Share this review

           
          5.0

          Light, Compact and Works Great!

          By Rissriss

          from California

          About Me Heavy Duty User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • High-End Multimedia

            Comments about WD 1TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Silver):

            I purchased this for myself after purchasing the same one for work. I have only used this for a couple days so far, but I know from the past that this is a trustworthy model and I like the WD brand. This drive is a great size, and I received an instant rebate when I purchased it ... so it's been a great buy! Plus, I love the USB 3.0 ... it still works with 2.0 inputs for older computers in case I need to plug into a friends', but for my 3.0 input on my Mac, it's quick! Also, I had to reformat it to work on both my Mac and others' potential PCs (I use this to share files), but it was really easy and the instructions on the WD Support website were quick and easy to follow.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            Share this review

             
            5.0

            Dependable Drive

            By Macbyers

            from Cedar City, UT

            About Me Heavy Duty User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast
            • Highly Compatible
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • High-End Multimedia

              Comments about WD 1TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Silver):

              Use a bunch of these in different capacities for editing video in FCPX. They work great with no problems and you can't beat the cost/capacity ratio.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

              Share this review

               
              5.0

              Does what its supposed to.

              By mikeyatc

              from Western US

              About Me Heavy Duty User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Fast
              • Quiet
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • High-End Multimedia

                Comments about WD 1TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Silver):

                I haven't had a need to use the back up because I use a mac pro. Its there just in case.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

                Share this review

                 
                5.0

                Great Backup for Photographs

                By Birdman

                from Burlington, KY

                About Me Heavy Duty User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Maintaining And Backing U

                  Comments about WD 1TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Silver):

                  I recently bought 2 of these hard drives from B&H. While they are designed for USB 3.0, I have been using them on a computer with USB 2.0 ports.

                  They seem to run a bit faster on my USB 2.0 than previous models. I am sure they would run faster on 3.0 though.

                  The build is a bit better than previous models.

                  The included software allows for easier back up of files, which is great since I typically use pairs of these to back up photos. You can install files on one unit and get the other to back it up.

                  They are excellent values.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

                  Share this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Very handy piece of gear

                  By archer

                  from RI

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Fast
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backing up files

                    Comments about WD 1TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Silver):

                    I use this for backing up my tens of thousands of digital pictures from my network server. It's not as fast a a Gb network transfer, but it's fast enough to be useful, and quite handy to move around. I put an add-in USB3 card in my computer so I could run this at near full speed, and it works great.

                    Share this review

                     
                    4.0

                    Does what it should

                    By Phil

                    from New Hampshire

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Fast
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about WD 1TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Silver):

                        Easy to use, does what it should, great price!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

                        Share this review

                         
                        5.0

                        I love My Passport

                        By sheila the photographer

                        from Thornwood, NY

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about WD 1TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Silver):

                            I have many My Passports and have never had any problems with them. Easy formatting and easy to use. Never failed to-date. I use them for storing all my images. Good price.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

                            Share this review

                             
                            5.0

                            excellent

                            By Top Ten

                            from Israel

                            About Me Frequent User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about WD 1TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Silver):

                                Great product

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

                                Share this review

                                 
                                4.0

                                Convenient little drive

                                By Ana

                                from NY

                                About Me Frequent User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install
                                • Fast
                                • Quiet
                                • Small

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backups
                                  • Transferring Files

                                  Comments about WD 1TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Silver):

                                  I love that this drive is small and USB powered. And its quick compared to my old one. Its so much easier than having extra cables and transformer bricks everywhere.

                                  At first I used this drive to transfer files from one computer to another. Now I use this for backups.

                                  I gave the included software a try, but I dont use it anymore. I use other utilities - they have more backup options than the WD software does.

                                  Overall a good little drive. Hope it lasts a while.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

                                  Share this review

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  fast drive for backup.

                                  By warp drv

                                  from wheaton, IL

                                  About Me Frequent User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Install
                                  • Fast
                                  • Highly Compatible
                                  • Quiet

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Backup
                                    • High-End Multimedia

                                    Comments about WD 1TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Silver):

                                    Using it for mac. Had to do a quick reformat. Easy to setup and now with mavericks, easy time machine backups, just plug drive and plug in computer. I do like the usb 3.0 transfer rate.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

                                    Share this review

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great for the price

                                    By Epicbeard

                                    from Indiana

                                    Comments about WD 1TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Silver):

                                    I am a little spoiled by the thunderbolt speeds so I was a little disappointed by the speed but it works as advertised. No complaints.

                                    Share this review

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    WD drives have served me well

                                    By surf64

                                    from Florida

                                    About Me Frequent User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Install

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about WD 1TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Silver):

                                        This is my third 1TB drive - found them as a great source for storing large video files used on my MAC

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business

                                        Share this review

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        solid umit

                                        By windy

                                        from New Jersey

                                        About Me Frequent User

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about WD 1TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Silver):

                                            I use it to back up my photos. Easy to use and connect and very portable.my third passport .the biggest which can handle all my photos.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal

                                            Share this review

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Good Product

                                            By Yrome the Humble

                                            from Weed, CA

                                            About Me Frequent User

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about WD 1TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Silver):

                                                Works well with my iMac. Only problem was with the post office who delivered it to a residence about a mile away. Fortunattely that Geezer phoned this Geezer and I was able to retrieve it.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal

                                                Share this review

                                                 
                                                4.0

                                                My Passport Review

                                                By Erin

                                                from Grand Rapids, MI

                                                About Me Frequent User

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Difficult To Install

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • High-End Multimedia

                                                  Comments about WD 1TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Silver):

                                                  Very easy to use after initial use. At first, I couldn't get files to transfer to the external, but after a painless call to their customer service, I was able to take the necessary steps to set it up. Now it is very easy to use. Cheaper than another brand I have and just as easy to use.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Business

                                                  Share this review

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  decent product

                                                  By EZ Joe

                                                  from Chicago, IL

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Install
                                                  • Fast
                                                  • Highly Compatible
                                                  • Quiet

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • High-End Multimedia

                                                    Comments about WD 1TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Silver):

                                                    I use it for backing up the PC files. The PHD is compact and easy to use. I got an [*] cast that fits it perfetly.

                                                    Share this review

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    Goog Product

                                                    By Jun

                                                    from Olathe, KS

                                                    About Me Frequent User

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Install
                                                    • Highly Compatible
                                                    • Reliable

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • High-End Multimedia

                                                      Comments about WD 1TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Silver):

                                                      Using it for bakup my images. It is reliable.

                                                      • Primary use:
                                                      • Personal

                                                      Share this review

                                                      Displaying reviews 1-20

                                                      Back to top

                                                      Previous | Next »

                                                      Hard Drive Sleeves & Cases

                                                      Show more >
                                                      Case Logic -  EHDC-101 Portable Hard Drive Case (Black)
                                                      • You Pay: $7.15
                                                       
                                                      Xcellon -  4-Port USB 3.0 Hub (Black)
                                                      • You Pay: $17.95
                                                       

                                                      Host Adapters

                                                      Show more >
                                                      Transcend -  2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card
                                                      • You Pay: $12.99
                                                       

                                                      Wireless Connectivity

                                                      Sanho -  iUSB Port
                                                      • You Pay: $59.95
                                                      Used Dept.
                                                       

                                                      Anti-Slip Grip Pad

                                                      Grip It -  Hard Drive Anti-Slip Grip Pad
                                                      • You Pay: $6.99
                                                       
                                                      See any errors on this page? Let us know.

                                                      Close

                                                      Close

                                                      Close