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WD My Passport Essential 500GB Portable Hard Drive (Silver)

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Product Highlights
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0
  • 500GB Capacity
  • WD SmartWare Backup Software
  • Bus-Powered
  • Password-Protected Encryption

The My Passport Essential Portable Hard Drive from Western Digital is your answer to sleek, 'future-proof' portability. With this bus-powered drive, you can have up to 5Gb/s USB 3.0 speeds with complete backward compatibility with USB 2.0, allowing you to take full advantage of your drive immediately while still ensuring future usability.

Dual USB 3.0 / 2.0 Compatibility
This drive delivers universal compatibility today and next-generation speed for tomorrow. Use it with USB 2.0 now and step up to USB 3.0 speed when you're ready.
Fast Transfer Rates
While connected to a USB 3.0 port this drive lets you access and save files up to 3x faster than USB 2.0.
Maximum Capacity
Store all your favorite photos, music, movies and important files on this high capacity, portable drive.
WD SmartWare Software
This intuitive software puts you in control of your backup. With the ability to install all the features, a select few, or none at all, this versatile bundled software provides an excellent option for continuous, automatic protection of your data. For additional security, there is the option for password-protected encryption of your personal files.
Interface USB 3.0 (backward compatible with USB 2.0)
Data Transfer Rate USB 2.0: Up to 480Mb/s
USB 3.0: Up to 5Gb/s
System Compatibility Formatted NTFS for Windows XP / Vista / 7, requires reformatting for Mac OS X 10.5 / 10.6
Operating Temperature 41-95°F (5-35°C)
Storage Temperature -4-149°F (-20-65°C)
Dimensions 0.6 x 4.3 x 3.2" (1.5 x 11.0 x 8.3 cm)
Weight 0.31 lb (0.14 kg)
WD My Passport Essential 500GB Portable Hard Drive (Silver)
  • USB Cable
  • WD SmartWare Software
  • Quick Install Guide
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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