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WD 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • 1TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • Data Transfer Rates up to 5 Gb/s
  • Bus Powered
  • Local and Cloud Backup
  • Windows 8 Compatible
  • WD Drive Utilities

The black 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive from WD is a bus powered, durable, portable hard drive. This USB 3.0 compatible drive connects directly to your USB port allowing you to transfer data at speeds up to 5 Gb/s simplifying the once arduous task of transferring large files such as HD video, movies, pictures, photos, music and more. Backing up your data has also been simplified, as you have the option to backup data to both the drive and the cloud via Dropbox. Once configured, you can manage nearly every aspect of your drive by utilizing the included Drive Utilities by WD. You can also secure your drive by taking advantage of WD Security enabling you to password protect and encrypt your drive.

Local and Cloud Backup
WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software lets you choose when and where you back up your files.
• Choose scheduled backup to back up your files on the schedule that fits your needs
• Choose automatic, continuous backup to back up files as they are added or changed and saved
• Use your Dropbox account to back up files to the cloud (Dropbox account is required for cloud backup)
Enhanced Transfer Rates
When connected to a USB 3.0 port, My Passport Ultra lets you access and save files with enhanced data transfer speeds. Transfer data up to three times faster when compared to USB 2.0 transfer rates.
USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Compatibility
This single drive is compatible with the latest USB 3.0 devices as well as many USB 2.0 devices.
Windows 8 Compatibility
The WD Windows 8 app makes it easy to discover the digital media stored on your My Passport Ultra drive with your Windows 8 computer. Your content is automatically displayed and organized so you can easily locate and enjoy your photos, videos, and music.
Secure Your Files
WD Security allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to help protect your files from unauthorized use or access.
WD Drive Utilities Software
Register your drive, set drive timer, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities.
Durable Enclosure Protects the Drive Inside
This WD drive is designed for durability, shock tolerance, and long-term reliability.
USB-Powered
No separate power supply is needed as this drive is powered directly from the USB port on your PC.
Performance
Capacity 1TB
Interface USB 3.0
Drive Speed Not specified by manufacturer
Buffer Not specified by manufacturer
Sustained Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0 up to 5 Gb/s (max)
USB 2.0 up to 480 Mb/s (max)
System Requirements Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
(Requires reformatting for Mac OS X operating systems)
General
Mounting External
Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature: 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Non-Operating Temperature: 4 to 149°F / -20 to 65°C
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.23 x 4.35 x 0.61" / 82 x 110.5 x 15.4 mm
Weight 0.34 lb / 0.16 kg
WD 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black)
  • USB Cable
  • WD SmartWare Pro Software
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    WD1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 81 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (63)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quiet (45)
    • Easy to install (30)
    • Fast (30)
    • Compact (29)
    • Easy to use (24)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (26)
      • Additional storage (18)
      • Photo storage (18)
      • File transfer (16)
      • High-end multimedia (9)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Frequent user (24), Power user (17), Casual user (14), Heavy duty user (13)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (43), Business (25)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (22), Mac (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good but not perfect

      I bought this hard drive to work as my time machine for my iMac. The drive is fast, pretty, small, and works almost perfectly. The one issue I have is that it...Read complete review

      I bought this hard drive to work as my time machine for my iMac. The drive is fast, pretty, small, and works almost perfectly. The one issue I have is that it will randomly disconnect when it is plugged straight into my iMac. This interrupts my backup and makes me worry about the integrity of the drive. After reading several reviews, forums, and other complaints I realized that this is a problem with how much power the drive is sucking from the computer. Apparently, the drive uses too much power when it is backing up large amounts of data. Since it is USB powered and there is a limit to how much power USB can provide the drive will shut down and disconnect. I read that many people have called WD to get a Y cable to connect to 2 USB ports. However, I found out that using a powered USB hub makes the drive work perfectly and not disconnect. Before, I could barely get my iMac to backup without the drive disconnecting. Now it never disconnects. WD knows about this issue but they refused to admit it unless you call them and ask for a Y cable. For that I have to only give them 4 stars.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      was not formatted for mac

      when i bought this it did not say clearly enough that it was only for windows. i had to phone the 1 800 number for WD to figure out how to format if for...Read complete review

      when i bought this it did not say clearly enough that it was only for windows. i had to phone the 1 800 number for WD to figure out how to format if for Mac. next time read carefully which system it is preformatted for.

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      5.0

      Great Value

      By TR

      from Wallingford,Ct.

      Comments about 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

      Easy to use, great product for a good price would recommend to a friend

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      5.0

      Fast and Compact

      By Hai with Elise Films

      from Escondido, CA

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Compact
      • High Capacity
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • File Transfer
        • Video

        Comments about 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Red):

        Reliable. Compact. Fast.

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

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        5.0

        Works Fine

        By Harry

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • File Transfer

          Comments about 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

          Works fine, no fuss, no muss. I use it on a Win XP, USB 2.0, system and a Win7, USB 3.0, system.

          I use Windows utilities, have not tried any of the WD utilities.

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

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          4.0

          Works right out of the box

          By HedgeGuy

          from Boca Raton, FL

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup

            Comments about 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

            Took a few minutes, but the backup found the Microsoft back up program and started to back up my files.

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

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            5.0

            Exactly What I Wanted

            By Ken the Researcher

            from Kenmore, WA

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to use
            • Quiet
            • Versatile Backup Software

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • File Transfer

              Comments about 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

              I use this drive to back up another portable external drive which serves as my primary hard drive. I needed software that allowed this kind of continuous backup. The WD Smartware upgrade (which is free with this purchase) makes this possible allowing me to always have an up-to-the-minute backup. Backup software from two other hardware companies does not support this feature. This is the hard drive to get!

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

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              5.0

              Travel Convenience

              By NAD

              from San Francisco, CA

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup
                • Photo Storage

                Comments about 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Red):

                This portable hard drive provides ample storage for all my artwork past and present so I can have full access to it during extensive travels.

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

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                5.0

                Easy back up, huge storage

                By Dr. Ruth

                from NY, NY

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Photo Storage

                  Comments about 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                  Compact, easy to install, fast. A great way to securely back up computer content.

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

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                  5.0

                  Small & Fantastic!

                  By Carissa

                  from Denver, Colorado

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to use
                  • High Capacity
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage
                    • Backup
                    • Photo Storage

                    Comments about 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Blue):

                    I use this to back up my OTHER external harddrive with all of the weddings / portraits I shoot. It's compact and easy to use. Plus, if formatted correctly you can use it on a PC & Mac!

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

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                    5.0

                    Portable hard drive

                    By Fiddlergene

                    from Nj

                    Comments about 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                    Works great

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                    5.0

                    Perfect for Backups

                    By Dave

                    from Acton, MA

                    About Me Heavy Duty User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backups

                      Comments about 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                      I use these drives to backup my digital video media. Solid and fast performance.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      5.0

                      Nice Performance

                      By Toni

                      from Queens , Ny

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Fast
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • Runs Hot

                      Best Uses

                      • High-End Multimedia

                      Comments about 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Blue):

                      WD is always great 2 me ... i hav bought 2

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      I would buy again!

                      By Jboss

                      from CA

                      About Me Heavy Duty User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Storage

                        Comments about 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Titanium):

                        Hard Drive works great.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        Great !

                        By Leo

                        from Nj

                        Comments about 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Red):

                        Good product

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                        5.0

                        Works perfectly!

                        By RJM

                        from Long Island, NY

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Titanium):

                            great 1TB drive, nice & small so you can toss it in your bag & bring it anywhere..

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Great!

                            By EZ

                            from NJ

                            About Me Heavy Duty User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                Got it for my daughter that is going to college. Small, fast, cheap and reliable.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                Good network hard drive

                                By Jim

                                from Texas

                                About Me Frequent User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install
                                • Fast
                                • Highly Compatible
                                • Quiet

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • High-End Multimedia

                                  Comments about 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Titanium):

                                  Looked at several compatible hard drives to connect to my Linksys router for camera video storage. It was so simple, plugged it in, worked instantly. Good value for the dollar. It will take time to test the reliability, but so far, all good.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  5.0

                                  Good Value for the money

                                  By dramamom

                                  from massachusetts

                                  About Me Frequent User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Install
                                  • Fast
                                  • Highly Compatible
                                  • Quiet

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Blue):

                                      The product is easy to use. I mostly use it to store pictures that I take. Love the amount of data that I can store and not clog up my personal computer.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      5.0

                                      Excellent Performer

                                      By Luis

                                      from Pennsylvania

                                      About Me Heavy Duty User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • High-End Multimedia

                                        Comments about 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                        Purchased this drive to back up three systems. Flawless performance. Nice looking drive. I purchased a case for it too.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business

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                                        4.0

                                        So far, a great drive

                                        By bhowell

                                        from Nevada City, CA

                                        About Me Heavy Duty User

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Bus-Powered
                                        • Easy To Install
                                        • Quiet
                                        • Small

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Blue):

                                            My wife uses this for backups, which have always been a hassle for her. She is thrilled that this drive is (a) very small, and (b) bus powered. It's not especially speedy plugging into her laptop's USB2 ports, but after all, those parts are only USB2.

                                            Of course, time will tell. Durability is a big issue with any hard drive.

                                            One question: I bought the drive thinking that, when she upgrades to a laptop with USB3 ports, this drive will plug into those ports and work at USB3 speed. What I don't know is whether I'll need a USB3-to-USB3 cable in order to get USB3 speed. What comes with the drive is a USB3 (for the drive) to USB2 (for the laptop) cable.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Business

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                                            4.0

                                            Good USB 3.0 Hard Drive for Mac Backup

                                            By MOMO

                                            from SAN DIEGO,CA

                                            About Me Frequent User

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Install
                                            • Quiet

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Backup

                                              Comments about 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                              I use the hard drive for backup of my McBookAir. There is no problem with the disk but there is problem with TimeMacine which more often than not "cannot crete directory for the backup. This is not the drive, this is the Apple OS.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal

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