WD 1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black)

WD 1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black)

WD 1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 1.5TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • Data Transfer Rates up to 5 Gb/s
  • 128-bit AES Hardware Encryption
  • Bus Powered
  • Local and Cloud Backup
  • Windows 8 Compatible
  • WD Drive Utilities
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WD WDBMWV0015BBK-NESN overview

  • 1Description

The black 1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive from WD is a bus powered, durable, portable hard drive. This USB 3.0 compatible drive connects directly to your USB port allowing you to transfer data at speeds up to 5 Gb/s simplifying the once arduous task of transferring large files such as HD video, movies, pictures, photos, music and more. Backing up your data has also been simplified, as you have the option to backup data to both the drive and the cloud via Dropbox. Once configured, you can manage nearly every aspect of your drive by utilizing the included Drive Utilities by WD. You can also secure your drive by taking advantage of WD Security enabling you to password protect and encrypt your drive.

Local and Cloud Backup
WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software lets you choose when and where you back up your files.
• Choose scheduled backup to back up your files on the schedule that fits your needs
• Choose automatic, continuous backup to back up files as they are added or changed and saved
• Use your Dropbox account to back up files to the cloud (Dropbox account is required for cloud backup)
Enhanced Transfer Rates
When connected to a USB 3.0 port, My Passport Ultra lets you access and save files with enhanced data transfer speeds. Transfer data up to three times faster when compared to USB 2.0 transfer rates.
USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Compatibility
This single drive is compatible with the latest USB 3.0 devices as well as many USB 2.0 devices.
Windows 8 Compatibility
The WD Windows 8 app makes it easy to discover the digital media stored on your My Passport Ultra drive with your Windows 8 computer. Your content is automatically displayed and organized so you can easily locate and enjoy your photos, videos, and music.
Secure Your Files
WD Security allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to help protect your files from unauthorized use or access.
WD Drive Utilities Software
Register your drive, set drive timer, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities.
Durable Enclosure Protects the Drive Inside
This WD drive is designed for durability, shock tolerance, and long-term reliability.
USB-Powered
No separate power supply is needed as this drive is powered directly from the USB port on your PC.
In the Box
WD 1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black)
  • USB Cable
  • WD SmartWare Pro Software
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    WD WDBMWV0015BBK-NESN specs

    Performance
    Capacity 1.5TB
    Interface USB 3.0
    Drive Speed Not specified by manufacturer
    Buffer Not specified by manufacturer
    Sustained Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0 up to 5 Gb/s (max)
    USB 2.0 up to 480 Mb/s (max)
    System Requirements Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
    (Requires reformatting for Mac OS X operating systems)
    General
    Mounting External
    Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature: 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
    Non-Operating Temperature: 4 to 149°F / -20 to 65°C
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.2 x 4.4 x 0.6" / 81.3 x 111.8 x 15.2 mm
    Weight 0.35 lb / 0.16 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.84 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.693 x 4.961 x 1.969"

    WD WDBMWV0015BBK-NESN reviews

    1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 118.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice little drive. erfect for the price This 1.5TB drive does exactly what I needed it to do -back up my Mac with timemachine and all my photos. I have a LOT of photos and wanted them all in one place. I considered getting a 2TB drive, but for the price, this one won out. It worked great with a quick reformat for my Mac. I simply transfered a couple of the pertient documents to the computer and had timemachine reformat the drive. The only thing I dislike is the flashing blue light on the drive (only when it seems to be asleep). I only notice it at night, so I can live with it. Other than that, I don't even realize it's sitting right in front of me.
    Date published: 2014-12-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality and reasonable price Easy to use, plug and play on my Win7 machine, and no software required to use the basic functions. Right out of the box I have put over 1.1TB of backup data on it.The price per TB is good for this 1.5TB My Passport. I especially like the small size and the build quality. The shell is made of plastic, but the touch and feel both make me like this little portable drive (which holds big data!)I have an old WD My Passport (320GB) portable drive for 6 years, still running no problem. That gives me some confidence on buying this new one.
    Date published: 2014-08-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent value! I am a retired HS teacher who makes extra money running karaoke shows on the weekends. I store my music on the Passport HD. The sveltness of the Passport is a serious advantage, as well as using the USB drive as the source of power. I have had a number of Passport HDs over the years, and have found them to be exceptionally dependable. This version is the 3.0 USB version, and I SWEAR that it searches much more quickly than the last one I used. I have recommended it to other KJs. Great value and great performance!
    Date published: 2014-09-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Little tiny beast! This thing is super small, but yet so powerful. I got everything I need: 1. speed!(Wait? Isn't reliable the most important thing? yes It is, but since I use WD drives all my life, I already forgot that WD is only hard drive brand I trust). USB 3.0 makes this little dude runs like a champion. 2. encryption. Since this is a portable hard drive, obviously I don't want any stranger to be able to access it if I lost it. 3. Include Backup software for local & cloud storage. I love the blue LED indicator for hard drive activity. I tend to make sure that LED is not rapidly flashing, then click on the safely remove option then remove it. Instead my backup, now I'm trying to do the file/folder synchronization to keep the content same, at the same time don't have to over write the files each time.
    Date published: 2014-10-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from EARNING ITS KEEP So far, so great (I've had it less than a year). I use it to automatically back-up everything on my desktop pc. It does just that, unobtrusively (it's very compact and silent). Only the blinking light assures me it's doing anything. It looks and feels rugged. I'm impressed that Western is confident enough in its product to include a three-year warranty (limited of course); not that I would ever test a hard-drive to its limits. At this price point, I will replace it within the next year. It's USB-powered, another plus (I have more ports than ac plugs). I'm totally satisfied.
    Date published: 2015-06-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easiest Portable Hard Drive to use I have owned several WD Passport portable hard drives, and they continue to get faster and hold more data within the same size chassis. I would highly recommend this hard drive to any and all computer users. Perfect for data transfer, backup, or extending the storage on your system.
    Date published: 2014-09-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from reliable portable hard drive In addition to this particular 1.5TB WD drive that I bought recently, I have several WD external hard drives which I have used for backup and store photos during my nature photography trips to various locations. These drives have been 100% reliable for me for years. No failures, no issues. A 2TB Seagate backup plus that I bought recently is lighter and more compact though (I can't comment on its relative reliability to the WD drive due to short time of use).
    Date published: 2014-09-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fast easy storage I use this for backing up video shot on site. The only caveat was that I had to format it for my Macbook Pro before I could use it. Good product at good price.
    Date published: 2014-08-21
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