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WD2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Blue)
 
4.7

(based on 310 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (250)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quiet (187)
  • Fast (157)
  • Easy to install (154)
  • Reliable (143)
  • Highly compatible (129)

Cons

  • Runs hot (6)
  • No power switch (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)
  • Slow (4)

Best Uses

  • High-end multimedia (67)
  • Back-up (56)
  • Photo storage (43)
  • Additional storage (39)
  • Video (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (99), Heavy duty user (93), Casual user (28), Power user (26), Infrequent user (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (149), Business (105)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (39), Mac (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Driv

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...Read complete review

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

On my second one with bad results

The USB mount does not work and w=I went trhough 4 cables. WD would not take back the drive. They initially said it was a bad cable. I told them thos was...Read complete review

The USB mount does not work and w=I went trhough 4 cables. WD would not take back the drive. They initially said it was a bad cable. I told them thos was the second drive of the same class that this has happened too. They said it could not be the drive. They are wrong and I would not suppost this brand anymore. I am on to thinderbolt / lacie no more USB. And no WD after the bad support.

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5.0

Portable and dependable

By Marc

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Heavy Duty User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Highly Compatible
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • High-End Multimedia

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

    Convenient when traveling and love the idea with the USB connection, no more AC adapter and looking for an outlet.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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    5.0

    Quality portable HD

    By Dave C

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High-End Multimedia
      • Video Asset Storage

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

      I burn through a lot of HD's in my business and I've found that the WD brand hard drives are the most reliable. I haven't experienced any trouble with these and I'm currently on my 8th one in 3 years (knocks on wood).

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      3.0

      Reliable but Bulky

      By Head B

      from Florida

      About Me Heavy Duty User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Highly Compatible
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Runs Hot

      Best Uses

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

        I own two of these. I prefer Seagate because they are slimmer but these work well enough. I use them for backups. They are reliable but not exceptionally fast. They run hot and loud.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        great tool!!

        By Morgan

        from Greensboro, NC

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

        Works exactly how I needed it to, very happy with price and the product itself!

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        5.0

        Amazing

        By Kirsh

        from Monsey

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

        Awesome quick hard drive I can keep so much on it ! I'm loving it. Thanks b and h for your amazing service

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        5.0

        Great External HD

        By Tally Todd

        from Tallahassee, FL

        About Me Heavy Duty User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gaming
          • General use
          • High-End Multimedia

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

          USB 3.0, and 2TB - what else can you ask for. This external is great for the price along with the free cloud software (I don't use this but it is nice for those who might need it). I would highly recommend this external.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          Continues to perform

          By Reneepierce.com

          from Baton Rouge, LA

          About Me Frequent 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):

              I have several of these drives that I use for photography. Carry them around and occasionally drop them. Work flawlessly.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              Excellent Product - Excellent Service

              By tgk2180

              from San Rafael, CA

              About Me Heavy Duty User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • High-End Multimedia

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

                Much appreciated!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                Great product

                By Matt

                from NC

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

                Used for Xbox one external storage. Works great.

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                5.0

                Good product at a great price

                By MusicMan

                from Minneapolis, MN

                About Me Heavy Duty User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • High-End Multimedia

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

                  Plug and play... worked correctly out-of-the-box. 2Tb storage allows for multiple full system images as well as large data backups.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  4.0

                  Great Price, Lots of Space

                  By Msamson

                  from Westchester, IL

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Plastic Case
                  • Thick

                  Best Uses

                  • Storage

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

                  Can't beat 2TB for under $[$]. Fast USB 3.0 file transfer, for portable storage. A bit thicker then most portable drives but still overall an impressive device.I regularly purchase WD products and yet to have any major issues. Fairly responsive customer service as well.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  4.0

                  Photo Backup Drive

                  By Anilaodiver

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Heavy Duty User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Fast
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      I use two of these 2 TB drives as twin photo backups. That way if one goes, I have the other. WD external drives have died suddenly on me, so even though they are great when working, their sudden death is bad news. That is why I backup my backups. In terms of size, convenience and ease of use they are otherwise fast, compatible with my computers and easy to use.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      WD my preferred hard drive

                      By JT the trader

                      from Cary, NC

                      About Me Frequent 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):

                          I use it for backing up my files on a daily basis. 2TB is just right for me. The write/read speed is fast since it's USB3.0 ready. WD is always my first choice!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Great Price and excellent!!!!!

                          By Sri

                          from Detroit

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

                          Cheapest price u could find

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                          5.0

                          Works great

                          By Jarrett

                          from Gold Run, CA

                          About Me Frequent User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Install
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              Very compact. I formatted the drive for HFS+ journaled for my Mac Air, then tested it using the Blackmagic Disk Speedtest software and I was getting approximately 100MB/s read and write speeds. Great for temporary onsite backup of my photos.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              Great Value

                              By Lee

                              from Seattle WA

                              About Me Heavy Duty User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fast
                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Quiet
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Storage

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

                                I have 5 of these for storing wedding photos and they work great. I especially love the fact it runs off of phantom power.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business

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                                5.0

                                WD Ultra is a great drive

                                By marcb

                                from NJ

                                About Me Frequent User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • High-End Multimedia

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

                                  I have purchased WD drives for many years now and have not had a failure yet, and I expect the Ultra to continue in that tradition.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Gear

                                  By Tom

                                  from Philadelphia

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

                                  I have used these drives for a long time and have been impressed by their durability and quality. Very reliable drives.

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                                  5.0

                                  quality product from western digital

                                  By hawkman

                                  from arizona

                                  About Me Heavy Duty User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Gaming
                                    • General Data Backup
                                    • High-End Multimedia

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

                                    the wd external drive was easily recognized by
                                    windows 7 pro 64-bit OS which is installed on a
                                    Lenovo laptop.

                                    drivers were initially loaded after pluging in
                                    the USB cable to the laptop.

                                    the WD external drive was immediately viewable
                                    using win7's file manager.

                                    in my opinion this is a MUCH better product that
                                    seagates' line of external drives and the WD has
                                    a longer warranty.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business

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                                    5.0

                                    Great small backup drive.

                                    By Moish

                                    from Ann Arbor, MI

                                    About Me Heavy Duty User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Install
                                    • Fast
                                    • Quiet
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Backups

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

                                      Very easy to use. Plug in the USB cable and copy your files to it. Or, use back software. It has already saved me from a virus that encrypted my hard drive.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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