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WD 1TB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

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Product Highlights
  • 1TB Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Connectivity
  • Up to 5Gbps Max Transfer Rate
  • Apple Time Machine Compatible
  • Password Protection/Hardware Encryption
  • USB Powered
  • Formatted for Mac
  • Compatible with PC After Reformat

The 1TB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive from WD is an external portable hard drive that features a 1TB capacity and USB 3.0 connectivity.

It also features password protection and hardware encryption. It is USB powered, so no external adapter or unsightly wires are needed. Although it is formatted for use with Mac computers right from the box, it can be reformatted to work with PCs.

The fast 5.0 Gbps transfer speed of USB 3.0 is attractive, but the unit is also compatible with older 2.0 protocols, so you can use the drive immediately and move up to USB 3.0 when ready. The drive includes WD Drive Utilities which lets you set drive timers, run diagnostics and more.

Fast Transfer Rates
When connected to a USB 3.0 port, My Passport Edge lets you access and save files up to 3 times faster than USB 2.0 transfer rates. Performance may vary based on user's hardware and system configuration.
Mac and Time Machine Compatible
The Passport for Mac is HFS+ journaled so it works right out of the box with your Mac computer, but it can be reformatted for Windows. It is also compatible with Apple Time Machine backup software.
USB-Powered
Conveniently powered through the USB 3.0 interface, you can quickly connect to your Mac computer and access your files. There's no need to carry around a power adapter.
USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Compatibility
With this single drive you 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.
WD Drive Utilities
Register your drive, set drive timer, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities.
WD Security
WD Security allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to help protect your files from unauthorized use or access.
Performance
Capacity 1TB
Interface USB 3.0
Drive Speed Not specified by manufacturer
Buffer Not specified by manufacturer
Average Seek Time Not specified by manufacturer
Sustained Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0: 5 Gb/s (Max)
USB 2.0: 480 Mb/s
System Requirements Formatted HFS+ Journaled for Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion
Can be reformatted for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
General
Mounting Portable, external
Power Requirements USB Powered
Environmental Requirements Operating temperature: 41 - 95°F / 5 - 35°C
Non-op. temperature: -4 - 149°F / -20 - 65°C
Dimensions (WxHxD) 0.60 x 4.35 x 3.23" / 15 x 111 x 82 mm
Weight 0.30 lbs / 0.14 kg
WD 1TB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive
  • USB Cable
  • WD Security
  • WD Drive Utilities
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    WD1TB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive
     
    4.9

    (based on 58 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (52)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to learn (15)
    • Easy to use (15)
    • Compact (13)
    • Portable (12)
    • Easy to set up (11)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (15)
      • Photo storage (10)
      • Additional storage (9)
      • All ages (9)
      • Adults (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (9), Power user (5), Gaming novice (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (9), Business (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (31), Yes (3)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (11)

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      5.0

      Perfect portable backup for Mac

      By JG

      from Ukiah, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to learn

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about WD 1TB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

          I use it for my Macbook Pro. I just plug it in and use time machine. It is incredibly simple and fast. Perfect!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Could not be easier…

          By elprez

          from Glen Ellyn, IL

          Verified Buyer

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                Comments about WD 1TB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                Plug and play; just the way I like it; I've had several WD portable drives and have never had a problem. The transfer speeds from my iMac are quite fast. Remember the days of the big, clunky external drives you had to plug in? I'm glad those days are over.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Perfect Companion for Mac Book Pro

                By BSE

                from Boston, MA

                Verified Buyer

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                      Comments about WD 1TB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                      The drive is plug and play for basic utility. Worked immediately backing up my files and integrating with time machine. It was relatively fast compared to my G Drive that was only USB 2.0 compatible.

                      Directions are non-existent if you want to do some advanced programs like partitioning. Need to go to web for those details.

                      It meets my basic needs flawlessly and is good value at that.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Wow, how easy was that!

                      By RR

                      from Arizona

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to learn

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about WD 1TB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                          What a great product! I just plugged it in and Time Machine started right up!

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Perfect size

                          By AR

                          from N.Hollywood, CA

                          Verified Buyer

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                                Comments about WD 1TB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                                Not too bulky for a 1TB, perfect size.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great!

                                By Elliot

                                from Chicago

                                Comments about WD 1TB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                                Purchased this for my wife and she loves it. Easy to use and plenty of storage space. She needed a hard drive to be able to back up her Youtube videos. would definitely recommend. As always great price and fast shipping from B&H.

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                                5.0

                                Simple up-and-go

                                By Manny

                                from Penrose, NC

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to learn

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about WD 1TB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                                    Used for backup for iMac using OSX 10.9. Quick install. Placed Passport on aluminum stand, which appears to act as a heat sink. Runs cool and quiet. So far so good!

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent addition for macbook

                                    By Jen

                                    from midwest

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                                          Comments about WD 1TB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                                          this was a gift for my son who creates videos and podcasts for itunes,etc. current laptop was just about out of hard drive space - this Passport solved this issue and provided tons of more storage. extremely easy to use, zero complications or errors I definitely recommend!

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • Yes

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                                          5.0

                                          Excellent Product

                                          By Maz

                                          from Colorado

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy to use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Mac Time Machine Back-up

                                            Comments about WD 1TB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                                            Well made. Designed for Mac Time Machine Use. What a breeze this was. All I did is hook it up to the USB port and click start. The rest was done. And, it came with a USB to HD cord that was very handy

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            My Passport

                                            By Nan

                                            from Mineola NY

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy to learn

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Adults

                                              Comments about WD 1TB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                                              Worked perfectly for me when I needed to backup everything before installing a new operating system on my Mac.

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                                              • No

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                                              4.0

                                              So far so good...

                                              By chemichael

                                              from Asbury Park, NJ

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Compact Size
                                              • Good Price
                                              • Quiet

                                              Cons

                                              • Not durable

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Photofile Storage
                                              • Photo Storage

                                              Comments about WD 1TB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                                              I've had my 1TB Passport hard drive for about two weeks now and it suits my needs perfectly. Its extremely compact, lightweight and quiet. I keep it in my laptop bag and store and edit my photos from it on the go. Very convenient! I can't speak of its longevity at this point as its only been two weeks. Hopefully it lasts! My only critique is that it may not be the most durably built hard drive but I don't plan on abusing it.

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                                              • No

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                                              4.0

                                              Works just fine with OS X Mavericks

                                              By eleazerrod

                                              from Brooklyn, NY

                                              About Me Gaming Novice

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy to learn

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Backup

                                                Comments about WD 1TB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                                                I purchased this drive to backup photos and videos on Aperture 3. However, the new Aperture Library was not readable on Final Cut X.

                                                That was the only issue I've encountered. I love the speed in which files are transferred even with USB 2.0.

                                                Purchased at BH for a great price.

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                My Passport for Mac USB - Awesome!

                                                By cobbie1010

                                                from Boston, MA

                                                About Me Gaming Novice

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Security At It's Best

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • All Ages

                                                  Comments about WD 1TB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                                                  I purchased two of these 1 TB My Passport for MAC portable drives as gifts. I have one that I use and absolutely love it. It is compact and durable. Very easy to use. Just plug it in and you're ready to back up your data. Works great with Time Machine! You can password protect and encrypt your data too. Would definitely purchase this again.

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                                                  • Yes

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                                                  5.0

                                                  It works great

                                                  By JW Video

                                                  from Scarsdale, NY

                                                  Comments about WD 1TB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                                                  I have several of these. They are great for my hd footage.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  WD My Passport for Mac

                                                  By AT

                                                  from NY

                                                  Verified Buyer

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                                                        Comments about WD 1TB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                                                        I bought the product from B&H and installation was very simple and fast. I don't want everything to be copied so I didn't activate Time Machine but only copied selected items to the drive. It is very fast and I liked the way it works. So I feel it is a great product .

                                                        In my short period of usage of this HD, I didn't observe any negative points to report.

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                                                        • No

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Very practical

                                                        By pma

                                                        from Seattle

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Comments about WD 1TB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                                                        I love these, small and light with lots of storage space!

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Great companion for Mac Time Machine

                                                        By Flash

                                                        from Georgia

                                                        Verified Buyer

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                                                              Comments about WD 1TB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                                                              I plugged the Passport into my Mac, followed the online directions and Time Machine did the rest. The compactness of the Passport make carrying it easy.

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                                                              • No

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                                                              5.0

                                                              perfect

                                                              By ALE

                                                              from ANN ARBOR

                                                              Verified Buyer

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Easy to learn

                                                              Cons

                                                              • Nothing

                                                              Best Uses

                                                              • Adults

                                                              Comments about WD 1TB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                                                              perect

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                                                              5.0

                                                              Just what I needed.

                                                              By genski

                                                              from Avenel, NJ

                                                              Verified Buyer

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Easy to learn
                                                              • Nice And Small

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                  Comments about WD 1TB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                                                                  Using it to backup photos and files from my MacBook.

                                                                  Easy to setup and use. Works great with Apple Time Machine

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                                                                  • No

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                                                                  5.0

                                                                  Great Portable Drive

                                                                  By actorpro

                                                                  from Putnam County NY

                                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • Easy to learn

                                                                  Cons

                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                    • All Ages

                                                                    Comments about WD 1TB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive:

                                                                    I use this product to copy video files from a television station where we do television programs. I can then use the files on my own computer for editing. It is very compatible with an iMac.

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