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

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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 (Blue)
  • WD SmartWare Software
  • WD Drive and WD Security Utilities
  • USB Cable
  • Quick-Install Guide
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    WD1TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Blue)
     
    4.7

    (based on 55 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (40)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (44)
    • Fast (42)
    • Quiet (42)
    • Reliable (37)
    • Highly compatible (31)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High-end multimedia (14)
      • Back-up (4)
      • Gaming (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Frequent user (34), Heavy duty user (10), Infrequent user (7)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (43), Business (11)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      I love this hard drive, I really do.

      When my eagerly anticipated newest WD 1 TB external hard drive arrived recently I wasted no time in plugging it into my MacBook Pro. In mere moments I had partitioned the drive, formatted it...Read complete review

      When my eagerly anticipated newest WD 1 TB external hard drive arrived recently I wasted no time in plugging it into my MacBook Pro. In mere moments I had partitioned the drive, formatted it for Mac and had started to back up my precious data using one partition for Time Machine and the other for tons of photos and movies.
      I could sense my wife's mounting displeasure as she menacingly towered over me in the living room. "Why the heck do you need another one of those little things she hissed, you've already got four or five". "Give me just one good reason".

      Well Let's see I thought, apart from there being no such thing as 'too many hard drives'.
      1. This unit, like it's reliable older stable mates has so far performed flawlessly.
      2. Compatible with both PC and Mac
      3. USB 3.0/2.0
      4. It's extremely fast
      5. Did I mention its quiet
      6. Setting it up is a cinch
      7. Huge capacity
      8. Great price
      9. Stays cool
      10. And can I be honest, it looks great
      My backup plan involves having multiple backups stored in geographically separate locations, and this WD 1 TB Drive is an integral part of that plan. As far as I am concerned there is no such thing as 'too many hard drives'.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Portable HD Review

      I like the price and the USB2/3 interface as it supports all my computers. I did not use Western Digital's backup software.

      I like the price and the USB2/3 interface as it supports all my computers. I did not use Western Digital's backup software.

      Reviewed by 55 customers

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      5.0

      Would recommend to anyone!

      By Edward the TechGuy

      from Westlake Village, CA

      About Me Heavy Duty User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • File storage
        • High-End Multimedia

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

        I've always been a fan of western digital hard drives. I've had hard drives fail on my from other companies but never western digital so I only buy their products now. This drive is small, sleek, fast, and extremely portable. I would recommend this drive to anyone needing a reliable solution for moving files or simple backups.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        4.0

        Small but rommy -- huh?

        By Rich

        from Macomb Mi.

        About Me Infrequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photo storage

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

          Work great for storing all my photos.
          Stores quickly
          Has good security features.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          4.0

          Great device!

          By Vicious007

          from Minneapolis, MN

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Doesnt Require Pow Cable
          • Small

          Cons

          • Annoying Blinking Light
          • Usb 20 Port More Reliabl

          Best Uses

          • High-End Multimedia
          • Storing Moviestv Shows
          • Storing Movies Tv Shows

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

          Very good price for this drive.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Perfect

          By Ed

          from Maui, Hawaii

          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 (Blue):

              Fast, accurate, compact and reasonably priced.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              Better than I expected

              By Sailor Dave

              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 (Blue):

                  Lightweight, compact, fast. Formatted for Windows, ran fine right out of the box.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Great equipment.

                  By FLPhotochick

                  from Ithaca, ny

                  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 (Blue):

                    Love WD products. Nice, compact, portable hard drive comes in handy when doing my graphic work and having to travel back and forth to work on it, I can do it where ever I am!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    WD Passport - great external hard drive

                    By Lanie in Texas

                    from Fort Worth, TX

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Quiet
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        Got this 1 TB external drive to store my large photography files. Easy to use, small and compact. This is my second WD passport. Highly recommend!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        Excelent product

                        By Jap

                        from Florida

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast
                        • Quiet
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Storage

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

                        All perfect!!! as my expectations. No comments needed.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        4.0

                        I would purchase again

                        By RDChavez

                        from Los Alamos, NM

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast
                        • Quiet
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                        • Difficult To Install

                        Best Uses

                        • High-End Multimedia

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

                        Product is great but requires reformatting to be used on a MAC. Can be reformatted to MS-DOS(FAT) to work with both MAC and Windows.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        Small and Versatile

                        By Vespa

                        from Charlotte, NC

                        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 (Blue):

                          So far-nice little external hard drive that I can easily back up shoots on the run.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          4.0

                          Great little HD.

                          By Enlai

                          from NYC

                          About Me Frequent User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Install
                          • Fast
                          • Quiet
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • Dont Work On Surface Win8

                          Best Uses

                          • High-End Multimedia

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

                          Works great. Fast file transfer and the password protection. But, it did not work on my surface window 8.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          4.0

                          good equipment!

                          By sam

                          from NH

                          About Me Frequent User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Install
                          • Fast

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Plenty Of Backup Space
                            • Storage For Photos

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

                            I use this in two ways - having split the drive, I use one half for storing photos and the other half as a backup space for my laptop hard drive. Eventually I hope to buy another Passport 1 TB drive and use each drive for the above tasks.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Just what I needed

                            By Ty the Student

                            from North Carolina

                            About Me Frequent User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Install
                            • Fast
                            • Highly Compatible

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                                It came with everything I needed and I was able to move all my information and documents onto it very quickly. This device is very easy to use. After I moved everything to it, I still have tons of memory left.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                Lots of Storage To Go

                                By Wayne

                                from WV

                                About Me Frequent User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Entertainment Files

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

                                  I purchased this hard drive to back up all my music files, which include a huge amount of memory. I have almost finished converting all my
                                  old vinyl records and cassette tapes. There were hundreds of these! I still have not used even half the available storage space, even though I recorded everything as a wav. file.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  5.0

                                  Easy to Use External HD

                                  By Kalich

                                  from Logan, UT

                                  About Me Frequent User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Highly Compatible
                                  • Quiet
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      This drive has been great so far and B&H had the best price on the blue model. I've used this drive to store mostly meida files from my PC. It already has about 300GB worth of files on it and the transfers were fairly quick and very easy.One thing to note for any Mac users. With previous versions of the WD My Passport drives there was a seperate "Mac Formatted" model for about 25% more but the regular model was easily reformatted for use with a Mac. I am not positive but I assume it is the same for this newer version.This is the 5th WD external hard drive I have pruchased and I have never had an issue with any of them except the first one I bought around 5 years ago. However, that issue occured after the drive was knocked off a table and took a hard fall. After several tries the drive did start up and I was able to view and recover all my files.Great drives and at these prices it's very affordable and easy to back up, trandfer, and store lots of information.

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                                      • Personal

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                                      5.0

                                      Works great, great price

                                      By Mech

                                      from Florida

                                      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 (Blue):

                                          This portable hard drive was very easy to set up on win8 machine, no problems works as it should.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal

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                                          5.0

                                          Petite and quick

                                          By Milena

                                          from Brooklyn, NY

                                          About Me Infrequent User

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Install
                                          • Fast
                                          • Quiet

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

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

                                              I was amazed as to how small this hard drive is, very easy to stash it someplace and have it out of your way. It also looks very sleek and stylish.. if you are into pretty accessories.
                                              Got it few weeks ago and I used it to back up the content of my desktop that was about 200G (Windows XP op.sys.), and it took few hours to transfer all files. It seems to do it fast enought for an external drive. Didn't need any installation to start it up as it comes compatible to Windows as default.
                                              I can't tell as to how reliable it is as I've had it only few weeks and used it once.. but I hope it will keep my files safe and cozy.

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                                              • Personal

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                                              5.0

                                              great size and ease of use

                                              By Mike

                                              from Menlo Park, VA

                                              About Me Heavy Duty User

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Install
                                              • Fast
                                              • Highly Compatible

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

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

                                                  I use it for backing up at file capture and daily backups when traveling

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Personal

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Great product

                                                  By Customer

                                                  from Dallas, TX

                                                  About Me Frequent User

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Fast
                                                  • Quiet
                                                  • Reliable

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

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

                                                      Use often for work, fast, dependable and very portable.

                                                      • Primary use:
                                                      • Business

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                                                      4.0

                                                      it's a good purchase

                                                      By gent

                                                      from ny

                                                      About Me Frequent User

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easy To Install
                                                      • Reliable

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

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

                                                          the only problem is that you need to format it when you want to use it on mac, and reformat again to use in windows, or you have to buy a pc software that can mount mac file system on windows...

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                                                          • Personal

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