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WD2TB My Passport Drive for Mac
 
4.7

(based on 174 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (145)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (94)
  • Portable (94)
  • Easy to use (88)
  • Large capacity / good size (87)
  • Easy to set up (81)

Cons

  • Slow (4)
  • No power switch (3)
  • Unreliable (3)

Best Uses

  • Back-up (79)
  • Additional storage (73)
  • Photo storage (68)
  • File transfer (51)
  • Video (43)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (69), Casual user (33), Photo enthusiast (17), Pro photographer (9), Semi-pro photographer (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (63), Business (41)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (102), PC (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (39)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Plugged it in, set to go.

I am storing current photos, linked to my Lightroom catalogue with this small drive. It is so tiny it sits under my iMac screen so it can plug directly into a USB port without...Read complete review

I am storing current photos, linked to my Lightroom catalogue with this small drive. It is so tiny it sits under my iMac screen so it can plug directly into a USB port without it joining the spaghetti at the back of my desk. The only negative thing is that it's a two step process to delete photos from Lightroom. It's faster than my previous hard drive set up. Too soon to know about long term reliability.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Drives failed multiple times

Nice, sleek design, but I tried to transfer just 32GB and it failed every time. Tried the same dump with 3 other drives and it worked fine. Reset the drive and the same...Read complete review

Nice, sleek design, but I tried to transfer just 32GB and it failed every time. Tried the same dump with 3 other drives and it worked fine. Reset the drive and the same thing happened again and again. I bought two of these things and returned them the next day. Don't waste your time or money, get something better than this junk.

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5.0

Mac Passport

By debbie323

from MA

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
    • Photo Storage

    Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Drive for Mac:

    I just bought my first iMac and knew I needed an external hard drive for my pictures. It was easy to set up and runs very quiet.

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

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    5.0

    Works as is supposed to

    By Badger40

    from ND

    About Me Power 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
      • Video

      Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Drive for Mac:

      It works like they all do. Easy plug & play & I've used it back & forth between 2 Mac Books.
      I will be interested to see how long it holds up. Have only had it several months.

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

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      5.0

      Great

      By Rick

      from Texas

      Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Drive for Mac:

      This HD is perfect for what I do as a photographer and is very fast!

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      5.0

      Great drive

      By Joe Z

      from Milford, Ct.

      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 WD 2TB My Passport Drive for Mac:

        I use this drive to store my photos, it's fast and easy to use. Great product.

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

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        5.0

        Quick and easy

        By Macmac

        from Texas

        Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Drive for Mac:

        I have a MacBook Pro. I needed to back up my computer. It was super easy and it worked with the time machine. I would recommend this product if you are looking to back up your Mac computer.

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        4.0

        Does the trick

        By a consumer

        from New York

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Slow

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Drive for Mac:

        Reliable brand, dependable product

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        5.0

        Great product for the value

        By DJ Franke Prince

        from Boston, MA

        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

        Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Drive for Mac:

        I'm a DJ and use this drive for all my events and never had a single issue. Works great with my MAC. Superfast!

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

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        5.0

        Great Price

        By Vic from Tucson

        from Tucson AZ

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Drive for Mac:

          Perfect for backing up files. I use this primarily to save copies of my Final Cut Pro movies from school.

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

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          5.0

          Passport Drive… like the price, performance & portability!

          By 1 Artman

          from Miamisburg, Ohio

          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

            Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Drive for Mac:

            This product is easy to use, fast, reasonably priced and so portable!

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

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            4.0

            Great!

            By mediadude

            from NYC

            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

              Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Drive for Mac:

              The drive works great right out of the box.

              The software that comes with the drive is not so great, buggy so get third party options if you want reliability.

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

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              5.0

              Works smoothly and flawlessly.

              By Familia Nomad

              from Ellensburg, WA

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • File Transfer
                • Photo Storage

                Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Drive for Mac:

                I'm using the Passport as my archive backup device between two computers. It's a nice feeling of security. Very portable and solid.

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

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                1.0

                Short LIfe

                By Backroad Rider

                from Phoenix, OR

                About Me Power user

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to use
                • High Capacity
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Backup

                  Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Drive for Mac:

                  The drive died after 19 months of use where it was used mostly to back up key data. Waiting to hear what WD says as the warranty is still good.
                  Noticed on another site that others have complained about drive crashing short of two years.

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

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                  5.0

                  So Far So Good!

                  By Joshua

                  from Columbia, MD

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage

                    Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Drive for Mac:

                    SO FAR SO GOOD!

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

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                    1.0

                    Drives failed multiple times

                    By Sunday Fun Time

                    from Dallas, Texas

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Use
                    • Junky
                    • Slow
                    • Unreliable

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage
                    • Backup
                    • File Transfer

                    Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Drive for Mac:

                    Nice, sleek design, but I tried to transfer just 32GB and it failed every time. Tried the same dump with 3 other drives and it worked fine. Reset the drive and the same thing happened again and again. I bought two of these things and returned them the next day. Don't waste your time or money, get something better than this junk.

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

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                    5.0

                    fantastic

                    By Andy

                    from Cape Cod, MA

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • File Transfer

                      Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Drive for Mac:

                      This is a fantastic product at an amazing price. I teach digital photography and I have recommended this unit to all of my students to back up their work. It is small, powerful and perfect for beginners and professionals,

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

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                      5.0

                      Perfect

                      By SemiBoneless Ham

                      from Naples, FL

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Drive for Mac:

                        Backing up archival photos, from the past scans, to yesterdays Lightroom images. It works quickly and flawlessly. Easy to use, right out of the box.

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

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                        5.0

                        Great and small

                        By Zoltan Zen

                        from New York

                        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

                          Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Drive for Mac:

                          I have 3 of these already for various backup purposes, and they work perfectly. USB 3.0 is lightning fast, and drives are small and portable.

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

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                          5.0

                          Great product!

                          By jjk61083

                          from Jackson, MO

                          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 WD 2TB My Passport Drive for Mac:

                            Amazing amount of storage in such a little package. Very quick transfers too. Love it!

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

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                            5.0

                            Great product

                            By Jenn

                            from New Jersey

                            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 WD 2TB My Passport Drive for Mac:

                              This product was recommended to me by my nephew, who has been using it for 5 years. I like it. It works well and looks great too.

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

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                              5.0

                              Great portable storage

                              By drowning

                              from State College, PA

                              About Me Casual user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Drive for Mac:

                                  I use it as an external hard drive for photos.

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

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