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Western Digital1TB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac
 
4.7

(based on 80 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (62)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (74)
  • Portable (69)
  • Easy to set up (65)
  • Easy to use (63)
  • Attractive (59)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (60)
  • Photo storage (45)
  • Additional storage (44)
  • File transfer (24)
  • Video (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (39), Casual user (36)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (53), Business (26)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (74)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wow!

I purchased this external portable HDD to augment my internal 500 GB 7200 RPM HDD on my Apple Macbook Pro 17" laptop. Simply plugged it in via the USB port, which powers...Read complete review

I purchased this external portable HDD to augment my internal 500 GB 7200 RPM HDD on my Apple Macbook Pro 17" laptop. Simply plugged it in via the USB port, which powers the unit as well. It immediately transferred all my apps in a matter of seconds. Wow! Was I ever impressed. I got this on a special Christmas sale, too. B&H had beaten all competitors on price by a very significant margin!. Best deal out there. Thanks B&H!!
Folks, B&H just simply gets it done. No bait and switch, no false promises. This is a real brick and mortar building - they've been around forever; and, the staff is sensational!
Quality merchandise with the best prices and staff around - do your shopping here! You will NEVER be disappointed! (Awesome photo and music gear, too!) And no; I was NOT paid for this review. I'm simply a huge B&H fan/loyal customer!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It works

Im new to external hard drives and this is my first one. I wish it was a bit easier to use in the sense that I wish i didn't have to open a separate...Read complete review

Im new to external hard drives and this is my first one. I wish it was a bit easier to use in the sense that I wish i didn't have to open a separate program to unlock the drive, in order to use the drive.

I set it up so that it is password protected and in order to use it every time i connect it to my laptop, I have to open up this program, put in my password then open up time machine, then back it up. I wish it would just back up when it recognizes its my computer....or it would automatically ask me for my password.

BUT...besides that, I've had no problems with it so far. Its got huge space (obviously) and for my purposes, it goes fast enough too.

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5.0

Great portable drive!

By fotomatt1

from New York, NY

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
    • File Transfer
    • Photo Storage

    Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

    I use these drives to back up RAW captures from photo shoots so that I can messenger a whole day of shooting to a client quickly and easily. They've been all I've used for several years and seem to work reliably. Highly recommended.

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

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    3.0

    It works

    By Aaron

    from San Antonio, TX

    About Me Casual user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No Power Switch

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

    Im new to external hard drives and this is my first one. I wish it was a bit easier to use in the sense that I wish i didn't have to open a separate program to unlock the drive, in order to use the drive.

    I set it up so that it is password protected and in order to use it every time i connect it to my laptop, I have to open up this program, put in my password then open up time machine, then back it up. I wish it would just back up when it recognizes its my computer....or it would automatically ask me for my password.

    BUT...besides that, I've had no problems with it so far. Its got huge space (obviously) and for my purposes, it goes fast enough too.

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

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    5.0

    1tb my passport USB

    By Kayla

    from New York , ny

    About Me Casual user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional Storage
      • Backup
      • Photo Storage

      Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

      Extremely easy to use. No setting up just plug it in and start moving your files. Transfers files extremely quick.

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

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      5.0

      Excellent Product

      By Wheels

      from Cotuit, MA

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup

        Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

        Easy to set-up and use. Just plug in and watch it go.

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

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        5.0

        Love it!

        By Julie

        from San Antonio

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • MOVIES

        Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

        I bought the hard drive simply to back-up my computer and store a ton of movies. Everything arrived as expected, well packed and on time. The hard drive is so incredibly easy to use. Just plugged it into my MAC and it interfaced beautifully. Have had no issues at all with it. Loved mine so much that I bought one for my son, along with an amazing case (that wasn't expensive). I will be reviewing the case next, under "Going Back for a Second One". Bottom line: very happy with everything!

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

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        5.0

        Bootable drive; good value

        By Murph

        from Eastern Connecticut

        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
          • Bootable

          Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

          I bought this drive as an emergency and backup drive to have while traveling. It is small, lightweight, and doesn't require a separate power cord. It is excellent for the purpose and a very good value.I have a 500 GB MyPassport that has been in constant service for more than two years as a Time Machine drive for an iMac. That My Passport has performed flawlessly.This My Passport does not come GUID formatted (required in order to install OS-X), but GUID can be added easily with Apple's Disk Utility. I've partitioned the drive into a 250 GB bootable OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion) partition and a 750 GB Time Machine partition.

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

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          5.0

          Portable Backup Drive

          By qb12

          from orange county CA

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • File Transfer
            • Photo Storage

            Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

            This could not have been easier. Plug in this Mac formatted drive, open time machine, and the drive does its backup thing. For a limited tech speaker like me this is perfect--no worries, no hassles, no extra steps to insure that your data is protected. B&H shipped right away and my drive arrived ahead of schedule with free shipping.

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

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            4.0

            Does Just What I Need It To Do

            By Satisfied Customer

            from Baltimore, MD

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Noisy

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup

            Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

            My Macbook is getting up there in age and I'm using this harddrive in place of a cloud subscription to back up my macbook. The set-up is very straight forward, no fuss or hassle. I like it so much that I'm contemplating buying another one just for media files. Thanks, B&H!

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

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            5.0

            Handy little thing!

            By sestho

            from Ann Arbor, MI

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • File Transfer
              • Video

              Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

              I've purchased many of these drives before. What a good price on B&H. I recently had one fail, and it was very easy to contact Western Digital and get a replacement.

              Shipping was fast, even over the holidays.

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

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              5.0

              Great Product

              By Hollywood King

              from Los Angeles,CA

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                  Great tool for back up , reliable, nice design , what's not to love?

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

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                  5.0

                  Very easy to use

                  By Madsecond

                  from Bronx ny

                  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
                    • Photo Storage

                    Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                    Very easy to use right out the box. No need to down load anything. Great storage.

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

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                    4.0

                    Great compact design

                    By Rick B

                    from Pittsburgh

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Additional Storage
                      • Photo Storage

                      Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                      Great compact design. Good price. Works very well for photo storage.

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

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                      5.0

                      Reasonable, great quality, big storage

                      By Michel

                      from Brooklyn, 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

                        • Additional Storage
                        • Backup
                        • File Transfer
                        • Photo Storage

                        Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                        Great to back up your Apple Computers via Time Machine
                        Small, pretty looking

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        "I will buy this product again and again

                        By Ms. Hollywood

                        from Brooklyn, NY

                        About Me Casual user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Easy to use
                        • High Capacity
                        • It Is User Friendly
                        • It Serves Its Purpose
                        • Portable
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                        • It Needs A Booklet

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage
                        • Backup
                        • Essential For Short Films
                        • File Transfer
                        • Photo Storage
                        • Video

                        Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                        It is my first external drive and I am using it for my assignment. It is a good product.

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

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                        5.0

                        Wow!

                        By The Wizard

                        from Owensboro, KY

                        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
                          • File Transfer
                          • Photo Storage
                          • Video

                          Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                          I purchased this external portable HDD to augment my internal 500 GB 7200 RPM HDD on my Apple Macbook Pro 17" laptop. Simply plugged it in via the USB port, which powers the unit as well. It immediately transferred all my apps in a matter of seconds. Wow! Was I ever impressed. I got this on a special Christmas sale, too. B&H had beaten all competitors on price by a very significant margin!. Best deal out there. Thanks B&H!!
                          Folks, B&H just simply gets it done. No bait and switch, no false promises. This is a real brick and mortar building - they've been around forever; and, the staff is sensational!
                          Quality merchandise with the best prices and staff around - do your shopping here! You will NEVER be disappointed! (Awesome photo and music gear, too!) And no; I was NOT paid for this review. I'm simply a huge B&H fan/loyal customer!

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

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                          5.0

                          I would buy this

                          By Hofmyster

                          from Delaware

                          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
                            • File Transfer

                            Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                            Good product good price

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

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                            5.0

                            "I love this product"

                            By Michael the high water

                            from Winnetka, CA

                            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
                              • Backup
                              • File Transfer
                              • Photo Storage
                              • Video

                              Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                              FAST!!

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

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                              5.0

                              Bought for Windows

                              By dhav79

                              from Eatontown, 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

                                • Backup
                                • File Transfer

                                Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                                So I was so this HD for windows platform, without reading that it was for a MAC. But that's didn't stop from getting it to work for windows by formatting the file system, bamm; that was it. The HD works great. Awesome pricing!

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

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                                5.0

                                Excellent

                                By W

                                from San Francisco, CA

                                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
                                  • File Transfer
                                  • Photo Storage
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                                  I use it to back up data. It's small and fast.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Product!

                                  By Mac owner

                                  from Houston, TX

                                  About Me Casual user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                                    I've had other brands and they stopped working making me losse all my data. WD never let me down. It's my third hard rive and all of them are still working fine.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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