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

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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 red 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 (Red)
  • 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)
     
    4.6

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (8)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Portable (6)
    • Large capacity / good size (5)
    • Quiet (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photo storage (6)
      • Additional storage (5)
      • Back-up (5)
      • File transfer (3)
      • Video (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (4), Power user (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (4), Personal (4)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (4), PC (4)

      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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      3.0

      was not formatted for mac

      By kiran

      from New York

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • Photo Storage
        • Video

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

        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.

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

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        5.0

        A lot of space...for a little money.

        By JJ

        from Texas

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

        This Western Digital 1 TB passport backup drive is great. Pulled it out of the box and was backing up my data within15 minutes. A great drive at a cheap price.

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        4.0

        It is what it is

        By Scott..?

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          Extremely portable hard drive, 1 TB, USB 3, reasonable price...and it's red. I purchased this as my field drive for dumping cards on photo shoots, and so far, it's done its job. I recommend reformatting it to either NTFS, or OSX Journaled of some sort; FAT32 has a ~4GB file size cap that can be a huge pain if you're working with high resolution video. It hasn't died on me; if it does, I'll come and change this rating/review. Not much else to say.

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

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          5.0

          Must buy!

          By Carlos Gutierrez

          from Goose Creek SC

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

          Was well worth the money, super affordable and works great. Haven't had one problem with it.

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          5.0

          I love B&H

          By Tom

          from Newbury Park, CA

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy to use
          • High Capacity
          • Portable
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup

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

            I needed an external hard drive to back up my files. This is a great small drive. B&H always has great prices and checkout was smooth. When i need something else, i will be back to B&H.

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

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            5.0

            Small, fast and user friendly

            By PapaLloyd

            from Michigan

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to use
            • Quiet

            Cons

            • Fedex Shipping

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • Photo Storage
            • Video

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

            Use it mostly for backing up my photos and video files. Had over 410GB of files and it took just over an hour (67+ minutes). I bought this one and the blue 1TB one (for a gift). If and when I fill this one up, this is the HD I'll buy again. Love it. B&H rocks!!!
            FEDEX shipping is far from being tops. Sat in Belleville, MI for 3 days.

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

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            4.0

            Good but not perfect

            By JAQ

            from Virginia

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Noisy
            • Unreliable

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • File Transfer
            • Photo Storage

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

            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.

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

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            5.0

            Great Portable "On the Go" Drive

            By Things To Do

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Compact
            • Easy to use
            • High Capacity
            • Portable
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • File Transfer
              • Portable Storage
              • Travel Drive

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

              A good storage drive that is compact and easy to use when traveling (no additional power cable needed)

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

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              5.0

              exactly what I want

              By Jane

              from NC

              About Me Casual user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Photo Storage

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

                Great product, good price, quick delivery.

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

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                5.0

                Red Is Great

                By f8 - f11

                from New Hampshire

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to use
                • High Capacity

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photo Storage

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

                  I purchased this drive to store photographs while I am out and about making photographs and traveling away from home with my laptop. It is fantastic, compact lots of storage and I would highly recommend it.

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

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