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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 (Red)
     
    4.8

    (based on 92 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (71)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quiet (53)
    • Compact (37)
    • Portable (32)
    • Easy to use (31)
    • Easy to install (30)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (32)
      • Photo storage (25)
      • Additional storage (22)
      • File transfer (18)
      • Video (12)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Frequent user (24), Power user (22), Casual user (17), Heavy duty user (13)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (51), Business (25)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (29), Mac (9)

      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.

      Reviewed by 92 customers

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      5.0

      The most reliable portable HD ever.

      By E30NEIN

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Haven't found any

      Best Uses

      • Additional Storage
      • Backup
      • File Transfer
      • Photo Storage
      • Video

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

      As an IT Customer Support expert, this is the only portable HD I recommend to my clients.
      I've personally used 3 for work, and countless customers have purchased these with no complaints in over 2 years. They all continue to work flawlessly.
      This is my 4th, and I expect that it will outlast both of my current computers.
      The speed and reliability are unmatched, and it looks great too! Very compact, sleek design, quiet.
      Everyone needs at least one of these to have peace of mind that their data is backed up safely.
      Western Digital makes data backup worry-free.

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

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      5.0

      Works Fine

      By Roger Draft Dodger

      from Sebastopol

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Portable
      • Quiet
      • Very Small

      Cons

      • Cable Is Short
      • Cable Is Very Short

      Best Uses

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

        I use this drive for my iMac Time Machine backups. I have 2 and use the 2nd one to keep off premises. It is very small and quiet when in use. Being so small I can take it with me easily; like when I went to Austria last summer. My one complaint is that the cable is very short; not long enough to reach the floor. For the one I keep connected all the time I got a longer cable so I don't have to keep it on my desk. I can't speak to the software. I erased it and formatted it for my iMac, having no interest in the software.

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

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        5.0

        Small Investment for Great Peace of Mind

        By SS

        from Garland, TX

        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 (Blue):

          First off, I'm no computer expert. But I am an avid photographer. I've been wanting and needing a back-up for all the images I have stored on my desktop. After reading several reviews that listed many "pros" and few if any "cons", I went with this one.

          Just as claimed by WD, it is super simple to set-up and use with the included software.

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

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          5.0

          Powerful little drive

          By Robimo

          from Raritan

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Photo Storage
            • Video

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

            Very happy with this. Small, easy to use. Love it!

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

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            5.0

            Sweet little drive

            By Robimo

            from Raritan, NJ

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • Photo Storage
              • Video

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

              Durable, fast, and easy to setup. Love it!!

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

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              5.0

              A great buy!

              By Jim

              from Illinois

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup
                • Digital Photos Files Comp
                • Photo Storage

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

                I just purchased the WD Passport ultra and I am thrilled with its performance! I just copied 43,000 images to the hard drive and I still have tons of space left! his is a very fast and responsive drive and I work strongly recommend it!!

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

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                5.0

                Great Little (but not) Drive

                By bogie

                from Woodstock, IL

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Any Storage Requirement
                • Backup
                • File Transfer
                • Photo Storage
                • Video

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

                First explain the headline - Great Little - as in physical size - (but not - as in 1TB of storage).

                Small form makes it easy to carry, single cable for data & power makes it convenient to use.

                Using it to replace old, bulky & slow drive for our 150,000 music files we ripped from our collection of albums, tapes and CDs.

                Only thing not great was me only ordering the 1TB instead of the 2TB drive...

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

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                5.0

                My favorite portable hard drive!

                By CWynnPhotos

                from Atlanta, GA

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

                I'm a photographer and, along with my other back ups, I use a portable hard drive for each year. I have tried others and ALWAYS come back to Western Digital nits the most consistent, reliable hard drive I've tried.

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                4.0

                My passport

                By Zia

                from New York

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

                It's really good. Very easy to use this.

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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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                  4.0

                  Super product

                  By TRHusky

                  from Wallingford,Ct

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

                  Great product and easy to use

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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

                    I like my WD Passport Ultra Portable

                    By JMD

                    from Saint Joseph, MN

                    About Me Casual user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photo Storage

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

                      My 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive is great. No more lugging around a large hard drive

                      • 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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