WD 500GB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

WD 500GB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

WD 500GB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

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WD 500GB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

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Product Highlights

  • 500 GB Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Connectivity
  • Up to 5Gbps Max Transfer Rate
  • Apple Time Machine Compatible
  • Password Protection/Hardware Encryption
  • USB Powered
  • Formatted for Mac
  • Compatible with PC After Reformat
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The 500GB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive from Western Digital is an external portable hard drive that features a 500GB capacity and USB 3.0 connectivity.

It also features password protection and hardware encryption. It is USB powered, so no external adapter or unsightly wires are needed. Although it is formatted for use with Mac computers right from the box, it can be reformatted to work with PCs.

The fast 5.0 Gbps transfer speed of USB 3.0 is attractive, but the unit is also compatible with older 2.0 protocols, so you can use the drive immediately and move up to USB 3.0 when ready. The drive includes WD Drive Utilities which lets you set drive timers, run diagnostics and more.

Fast Transfer Rates
When connected to a USB 3.0 port, My Passport Edge lets you access and save files up to 3 times faster than USB 2.0 transfer rates. Performance may vary based on user's hardware and system configuration.
Mac and Time Machine Compatible
The Passport for Mac is HFS+ journaled so it works right out of the box with your Mac computer, but it can be reformatted for Windows. It is also compatible with Apple Time Machine backup software.
USB-Powered
Conveniently powered through the USB 3.0 interface, you can quickly connect to your Mac computer and access your files. There's no need to carry around a power adapter.
USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Compatibility
With this single drive you get compatibility with your USB 2.0 devices today and the speed of USB 3.0 when you're ready to step up to the next generation.
WD Drive Utilities
Register your drive, set drive timer, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities.
WD Security
WD Security allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to help protect your files from unauthorized use or access.
In the Box
WD 500GB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive
  • USB Cable
  • WD Security
  • WD Drive Utilities
  • Quick Install Guide
  • 3 - Year Limited Warranty
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    Specifications
    Performance
    Capacity 500 GB
    Interface USB 3.0
    Drive Speed Not specified by manufacturer
    Buffer Not specified by manufacturer
    Average Seek Time Not specified by manufacturer
    Sustained Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0: 5 Gb/s (Max)
    USB 2.0: 480 Mb/s
    System Requirements Formatted HFS+ Journaled for Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion
    Can be reformatted for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    General
    Mounting Portable, external
    Power Requirements USB Powered
    Environmental Requirements Operating temperature: 41 - 95°F / 5 - 35°C
    Non-op. temperature: -4 - 149°F / -20 - 65°C
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 0.60 x 4.35 x 3.23" / 15 x 111 x 82 mm
    Weight 0.30 lbs / 0.14 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.0 x 4.9 x 2.0"

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