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

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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 blue 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 (Blue)
  • USB Cable
  • WD SmartWare Pro Software
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    WD1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Blue)
     
    4.8

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast (7)
    • Quiet (7)
    • Easy to install (5)
    • Reliable (5)
    • Highly compatible (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Frequent user (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (5), Personal (5)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (3)

      Reviewed by 12 customers

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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 WD 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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          5.0

          Very nice

          By PBG

          from Iceland

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              To transport my photos

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              Easy Data Protection

              By solatenite

              from SAT

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Back Up Data

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

                Great deal! Love the backup software - no more remebering to back up.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                Great value and easy to use

                By AL

                from NY, NY

                About Me Heavy Duty User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    The heading says it all.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    works as expected

                    By alemos2611

                    from new york,ny

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        affordable and small. mac formating required but no issues.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        I like this product, i would buy again.

                        By jairophotos

                        from Paterson, NJ

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast

                        Cons

                        • Runs Hot

                        Best Uses

                        • High-End Multimedia

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

                        is very good.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        5.0

                        Great hard drive

                        By Hardwire777

                        from Seattle

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

                        This hard drive works great. It is very fast and stable.
                        I would recommend this hard drive to anyone looking for a hard drive.

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                        5.0

                        My passport

                        By Orly the Bagel

                        from Mexico

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Documents
                          • music

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

                          It is very good. I am very happy with it.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          Small, fast, easy to use

                          By Clint

                          from Kalamazoo, MI

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Image Storage
                            • Image Transportation

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

                            I was looking for a small, lightweight, fast USB 3.0 external hard disk for my laptop. The drive/cable weights 6.1oz (176g). Looking at various USB drive comparisons it ranks rather high for USB 3.0 transfer speeds (it is fast on my laptop) and mid-pack for USB 2.0 speeds (on my desktop). It works nicely for backing up my photos/videos and transferring data between systems. It has hardware encryption of the data which saves me from using virtual drive software. A good buy ;)

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Recommend this one to all your friends!

                            By Minkeye

                            from Gulf Coast

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Additional Storage
                              • Backup
                              • File Transfer
                              • Peace of mind
                              • Photo Storage
                              • Video

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

                              The Ultra is going to be exactly what I was looking for. I bought 2 of these as gifts for my children, and with the included software and flexible options, they are so easy to use. The first device was completely backed up in just under 30 minutes using default settings.

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

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                              5.0

                              Small but mighty

                              By Eap in ct

                              from Connecticut

                              About Me Casual user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Additional Storage
                                • Backup

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

                                Easy, compact, fun colors - just what I needed!

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

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                                4.0

                                Portable hard drive

                                By lou

                                from san jose

                                About Me Casual user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Compact
                                • High Capacity
                                • Portable
                                • Quiet

                                Cons

                                • Difficult To Use
                                • No Power Switch

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup
                                • File Transfer
                                • Photo Storage

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

                                I use it for back-up and storage of my pictures and music. It is a good portable hard drive and for the price I think I got a good deal.

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

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