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WD 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Blue)

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Product Highlights
  • 2TB 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 2TB 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 2TB
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 0.82" / 82 x 110.5 x 20.9 mm
Weight 0.50 lb / 0.23 kg
WD 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Blue)
  • USB Cable
  • WD SmartWare Pro Software
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
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    WD2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 86 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (67)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quiet (47)
    • Fast (46)
    • Easy to install (38)
    • Reliable (38)
    • Highly compatible (33)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (16)
      • High-end multimedia (15)
      • Additional storage (12)
      • Photo storage (11)
      • Video (9)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Heavy duty user (26), Frequent user (22), Power user (9), Casual user (7)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (41), Business (26)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (11), Mac (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Wonderfull Performance

      Its Totally Great ,, Its very nice in shape ,use , perforance ..

      Its Totally Great ,, Its very nice in shape ,use , perforance ..

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Hardware OK, software interface is not

      As far as a backup device, it's fine. Hardware is easy to install but the software interface leaves much to be desired. The manual is laughable. I think Obamacare works better. You...Read complete review

      As far as a backup device, it's fine. Hardware is easy to install but the software interface leaves much to be desired. The manual is laughable. I think Obamacare works better. You have to make many guesses about what to do. But once up and running it takes care of itself.I'm using it to back up my ENTIRE C: drive but there are a handful of files it cannot back up because they are constantly in use. If you are looking for a bootable mirror image of your C: drive then use a RAID.Initially it took overnight to back up the C: drive.

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      4.0

      2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Driv

      By Mr.Catt

      from Los Angeles

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Slow

      Best Uses

      • Good Size
      • High-End Multimedia
      • Portable

      Comments about 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Titanium):

      I use this drive for back up of my 2TB RAID D drive. I works just fine though a little slow because it is a 5,200 RPM HD. Also, the WD software allows another back up, (2 more actually), to an external 2TB hdd from another Manufacturer. The - 1 star isn't really fair because a small, portable drive like this has RPM limits and isn't the same as a 3.5 in drive with a separate power source. Once the initial back up, in my case 1.6 TBs, has run, additional backing up isn't an issue. I only use WD hdds because reliability with other manufacturer's drives hasn't worked out so well for me over the years. Nice, small, & really portable to easily take and use some where else. Quality is WDs usual excellent . WD also has the best customer service of all.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      excellent!

      By EY

      from Massachusetts

      About Me Heavy Duty User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • High-End Multimedia

        Comments about 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

        small, portable, fast, reliable. What I especially like - the ability to make it secure right out of the box. Software gives you the ability to create password to the whole drive, so nobody else can get into it.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        PERFECT for housing past client jobs!

        By K Photos

        from Central New York State

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Fast
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Back up storage

          Comments about 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Blue):

          This WD portable hard drive is PERFECT for housing past client jobs! It is fast, reliable, and saves me TONS of space.....there is no down side.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          My Go-To Portable Hard Drive

          By @JaimeChanPhoto

          from Long Beach, CA

          About Me Heavy Duty User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • High-End Multimedia
            • Photography

            Comments about 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

            + How I use the product:
            - I buy one of these for every year of work that I have to store both RAW files and their finished JPEGs.
            - I use the current one to keep my RAW files and .XMP files as I'm editing current projects.

            + What's great about this product:
            - Very portable, slim, and easy to store in my bag!
            - Fast reads! I'm transferring images at an average of 75MB/sec with USB 3.0 on a 2007 laptop.
            - I've never had any crashes or errors with the data. Very safe from my experience and I've been using these since 2007.

            + What's not great about it:
            - I have no complaints.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Excellent

            By dg27

            from Long Island City, NY

            About Me Heavy Duty User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Storage

            Comments about 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Red):

            I have two of these drives along with three 1st-generation Passports (all 2 TB).

            I run them USB 2.0 through a powered USB hub connected to my laptop. On this drive I mostly store video (VOB) and music files (mostly .wav) and never run into any problems watching movies or listening to music.

            (Many people cite arcane speed data that in my experience has very little meaning in real-world usage. I never experience any lags or slowdowns due to USB 2.0.)

            The drive is lightweight, runs relatively cool, and is completely silent.

            I like that WD no longer pre-installs backup programs on these drives. All applications are contained in a folder on the drive, so installing is completely optional and up to the user. I do recommend the diagnostic program that is included.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            4.0

            Very Good Portable Drive

            By Robob

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Heavy Duty User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Short Cable

            Best Uses

            • Moving Data
            • Offsite Editing
            • Working Offsite

            Comments about 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

            I am and IT person and vidcaster(video podcaster) among other things. I have two of these for temporary backup and editing on the go. I can consolodate an Avid project to the Passport and edit in a coffee shop or in my car. I have the Case Logic case for the one I take offsite to edit.They work well with Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.I have clients rotating them offsite for backup. I recommend tape but the Passports work well if you rotate them, that is have two or three and it least one is offsite at all times.I am a big fan of these drives. My only complaint may be the short cable.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            Good Portable Hard Drive

            By Alex N.

            from Saipan, MP

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compatible With Macs Pc
            • Easy To Install
            • Fast
            • Highly Compatible
            • Quiet
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Documents
              • High-End Multimedia
              • Works

              Comments about 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Titanium):

              I bought this HD for the sole purpose of backing up all my files from my PC to Mac and vice versa. Prior to purchasing the HD I looked trough pictures and thought it would be a slim HD, but when I received it it was thicker than I expected. However I am pleased at the speed and easy set up of the product. I get to back up all my college works and documents from both platforms at ease.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              A Reliable Drive

              By Tribaltat

              from Mt. Desert Island, Maine

              About Me Heavy Duty User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                  Light weight. Works well. Quiet. Reliable.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  4.0

                  Nice Product

                  By Shree

                  from San Jose, CA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Blue):

                        Nice product for a good price

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        I have two - worked flawlessly for a yr

                        By Falcon

                        from Santa Cruz, CA

                        About Me Heavy Duty User

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                            I have two of these portable drives. They've both worked flawlessly for a year with heavy use and daily movement between my two computers. I am in the process of buying a third one right now.

                            I move them because file transfers via wifi are slower than USB 3.0 transfers (max rating of 150-300 mbps vs 5gbps) and carry greater security risk in an area with high concentration of wifi's, even with a firewall. My confidence in current security tech has eroded a lot with the incredible amount of data theft and hacking happening more and more frequently through much better security than my firewall. I do NOT recommend inexpensive hard drives like this greater than 2tb. They are notoriously unreliable. My 3tb Seagate quit in less than a year, while these two 2gb WD drives keep on going.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            A great value!

                            By DK

                            from Baltimore, Maryland

                            About Me Heavy Duty User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup Or Extra Capacity

                              Comments about 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Red):

                              I use the drive to backup my pc. It is very cheap portable storage that be moved to off-site location. The drive has very fast transfer rate and comes with a backup scheduling software. You can place files on the my-passport and delete them from your PC. The backup software will not delete during the next scheduled backup.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              4.0

                              Its storage

                              By Tim

                              from NW Arkansas

                              About Me Frequent User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                              • Bright Flashing Indicator
                              • Included software

                              Best Uses

                              • Store Files

                              Comments about 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Red):

                              It works, and has some pre-loaded programs on it to "assist" with backups. The backup software needs to be a bit more intuitive IMO. Still running after one month. I do wish the drive light would just stop when in sleep mode, instead I just taped over the way too bright indicator so it would not illuminate the office after hours with a flashing glow.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              5.0

                              I would buy this product again and again

                              By 5littletoes

                              from Westchester, IL

                              About Me Heavy Duty User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Red):

                                  As a photographer, images take up a lot of space. I use this product to store images as a backup and a second set on Dropbox. Would not be without one.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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                                  4.0

                                  NIce and fast but the software isn't sof

                                  By l0fty

                                  from Anniston, AL

                                  About Me Heavy Duty User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Hardware

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                      Transfer speeds (what else is this for?) are quite good. USB 3.0 transfer speeds are far better than its predecessor. Transferred ~400GB in a few (less than 4) hours.The backup software is the usual free software, upgrade-able to Pro for a fee. Backup software, while mostly successful, is nothing to write home about. Diagnostic is even more simplistic - nothing too complicated. OK status to tell you the test passed. That's it. My older WD drive has lasted me 5+ years with no problems. Hoping this does as well. I'll just delete the 'free' software utilities.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      5.0

                                      Fast and stable

                                      By Rich

                                      from Redlands, CA

                                      About Me Heavy Duty User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Install
                                      • Fast
                                      • Quiet
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • High-End Multimedia
                                        • Offline Editing

                                        Comments about 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Titanium):

                                        I use this drive for quick offloading of footage and offline edits while traveling. This drive is stable, fast, and has never let me down.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business

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                                        4.0

                                        so far so good!

                                        By sebianca

                                        from mi

                                        Comments about 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Blue):

                                        I haven't use it for long, but it looks like a solid product

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                                        5.0

                                        Great HD to back up RAW + JPEG images

                                        By MARK G

                                        from FREEHOLD,NJ

                                        About Me Heavy Duty User

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                            no complaints, nice large drive when overseas & want to back up my images RAW + JPEG. I have about 15 WD drives I use for storage and BU to bank for business and Photography, to date no failures.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Business

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                                            5.0

                                            Fast, Reliable backup

                                            By PhotoRick

                                            from Alamosa, CO

                                            About Me Heavy Duty User

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Fast
                                            • Quiet
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Titanium):

                                                I bought this drive to transfer photo files between 2 different houses. USB 3.0 Makes for fast copying and I've never had a WD drive fail on me.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal

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                                                4.0

                                                Fast, cheap, what more do you want?

                                                By RonanMcD

                                                from Bern, Switzerland

                                                About Me Heavy Duty User

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Fast
                                                • Quiet

                                                Cons

                                                • Titanium Issue

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Home Or Small Office

                                                Comments about 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Titanium):

                                                I do weekly full backups. This works like a charm. I don't use the bundled software or services - but these may be very useful for other people!

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal

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                                                5.0

                                                Good Quality Drive!

                                                By Trigon Productions

                                                from Brooklyn, NY

                                                Comments about 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                                I own 4 of these things. They are reliable, and easy to use. Compatible with both macs and windows, and last for quite a while. Also good performance drives for small editing projects.

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