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WD 500GB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black)

B&H # WEMPU500B Mfr # WDBPGC5000ABK-NESN
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You Pay: $59.00
Product Highlights
  • 500GB 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 500GB 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 500GB
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) 3.21 x 4.33 x 0.50" / 81.6 x 110 x 12.8 mm
Weight 0.30 lb / 0.13 kg
WD 500GB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black)
  • USB Cable
  • WD SmartWare Pro Software
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
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    WD500GB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black)
     
    4.3

    (based on 4 reviews)

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        5.0

        SMART, SMALL, EASY!

        By LINK

        from LA, CA

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No Power Switch

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about 500GB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Titanium):

        We buy these drives often for their ease of use, portability and reliability.

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

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        4.0

        Does the job!

        By Steve64

        from Soho

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about 500GB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

            If you're looking for a basic, easy-to-use backup drive at a reasonable price, this is it!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            3.0

            Cant be used to image drive

            By BosColl

            from Newton

            About Me Infrequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Fast
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about 500GB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                I bought this drive to back up my laptop because my hard drive was failing and had to be replaced. I was hoping to do a complete image (clone) of my existing drive. The software that comes with this unit does not have that function. Otherwise the unit works well to back up docs,photos, etc.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                Perfect for college students

                By ImTheGuyWorking

                from Audubon, NJ

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup

                  Comments about 500GB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                  A great backup system with easy to use backup software. Purchased for my freshman son in college. A family friend, who was a senior in college, had their laptop stolen a few months ago. Buying a new laptop was easy. Her biggest issue was losing all her personal documents (notes, research papers) and electronic textbooks. The ebooks were expensive to replace and the lost notes were irreplaceable. We decided to purchase our son a backup system that was easy to use.

                  The WD Passport Ultra allows you to set a schedule for backup (set it and forget it). Ten minutes after opening, my son had his backup scheduled. You can also use the cloud. Compatible with USB 3.0, file transfer appeared very quick (backward compatible with USB 2.0 too).

                  It fits into a shirt pocket so my son had no problem slipping it into a pocket in his backpack. It also came with a pouch to protect the unit.

                  Overall, a great backup option for someone who values their files.

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

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