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The red My Passport Essential 2TB Portable Hard Drive from WD is a bus-powered, high-speed portable hard drive. This hard drive can transfer data at speeds up to 5 Gb/s, allowing you to transfer large files quickly via the USB 3.0 port. You can also take advantage of the included WD Security Utility, which allows you to set password protection as well as hardware encryption, ensuring you data remains secure. The WD Drive Utilities make it easy to register your drive, set a drive timer, and even run drive diagnostics.
Massive Capacity, Small Design
Offering massive 2TB capacity in a small enclosure, My Passport is the ideal companion for anyone with lots of videos, photos, music and files that they want to help protect and take on the road.
Automatic, Continuous Backup Software
Backup means having a second copy of your files at all times. WD's automatic backup software makes that easy. It continually works quietly in the background to help protect your data while using minimal PC resources. Whenever you save or change a file, it's instantly backed up.
Enhanced Transfer Rates
When connected to a USB 3.0 port, My Passport lets you access and save files quickly and efficiently. Reduce transfer time by up to 3 times when compared to USB 2.0 transfer rates.
USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Compatibility
With this single drive you get compatibility with your USB 2.0 devices today and the faster USB 3.0 when you're ready to step up to the next generation.
WD Security utility allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to protect your files from unauthorized use or access.
WD Drive Utilities
Register your drive, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities.
No Power Adapter Required
The drive is powered through the USB port, so there's no need to lug around a bulky power adapter.
In the Box
WD My Passport Essential 2TB Portable Hard Drive (Red)
WD SmartWare Backup Software
Quick Install Guide
Limited 2-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
USB 3.0 (backward compatible with USB 2.0)
Data Transfer Rate
Data transfer rate: Up to 5 Gb/s in USB 3.0 mode and up to 480 Mb/s in USB 2.0 mode
Formatted NTFS for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8
Operating Temperature: 41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C) Non-Operating Temperature: -4 to 149°F (-20 to 65°C)