WD 1TB My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive (Berry)

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WD 1TB My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive (Berry)
Key Features
  • 1TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption
  • Data Transfer Rates up to 5 Gb/s
Store, carry, and protect all your sensitive and important data with the berry My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive from WD. With a capacity of 1TB, use it for extra storage or for backing up your videos, photos, and files. My Passport connects to your computer via a USB 3.0 port and is formatted in NTFS so systems running Windows 8, 7, or Vista will recognize it right out of the box. For Mac users, you can reformat the drive to work with the Mac OS X operating system.
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WD Ultra External HDD Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Security
  • 3Backup Software
  • 4SuperSpeed Transfer Rates
  • 5USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Compatibility
  • 6WD Drive Utilities Software
  • 7Reliability
  • 8USB-Powered

Store, carry, and protect all your sensitive and important data with the berry My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive from WD. With a capacity of 1TB, use it for extra storage or for backing up your videos, photos, and files. My Passport connects to your computer via a USB 3.0 port and is formatted in NTFS so systems running Windows 8, 7, or Vista will recognize it right out of the box. For Mac users, you can reformat the drive to work with the Mac OS X operating system.

Due to the mobility of portable hard drives, sensitive data on these drives can be easily lost or stolen. With built-in 256-bit hardware encryption, your data stays safe with always on protection and authentication takes place on the My Passport Ultra instead of taking up valuable system resources. Additionally, you can easily access the data on the drive without the need of driver or software installation on the host system.

My Passport Ultra quickly backs up and retrieves files by utilizing USB 3.0 technology and draws power from a USB bus-powered port on your device. Automatic back up your data has been simplified with the use of WD Backup software that lets you create scheduled backup times. Moreover, this software program works with your Dropbox account to provide another level of file protection.

Security

My Passport Ultra helps you protect your precious memories and confidential files with 256-bit encryption. You can set an optional password to activate the hardware encryption and add an extra layer of security for your private files. Because it's hardware-based, it won't impact the speed of your transfers or slow down your computer.

Backup Software

WD Backup is a software program that is easy to use and requires minimal system resources. You can set up a backup schedule to automatically safeguard your files on a schedule that fits your life. Additionally, WD Backup can back up data to your Dropbox account offering another level of file protection.

SuperSpeed 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 ten 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 USB 3.0 devices as well as many USB 2.0 devices.

WD Drive Utilities Software

Register your drive, erase and format the drive, run diagnostics, configure, and more using WD Drive Utilities.

Reliability

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.

WD Ultra External HDD Specs

Performance
Capacity1 TB
InterfaceUSB 3.0
Sustained Data Transfer RateUSB 3.0 up to 5 Gb/s (max)
USB 2.0 up to 480 Mb/s (max)
General
PowerUSB bus powered
FormatNTFS
Encryption256-bit AES
System RequirementsWindows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Requires reformatting for Mac OS X operating systems
Environmental RequirementsOperating Temperature: 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Non-Operating Temperature: 4 to 149°F / -20 to 65°C
Dimensions4.33 x 3.21 x 0.62" / 109.98 x 81.53 x 15.75 mm
Weight0.34 lb / 0.15 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.7 x 4.8 x 1.7"

WD Ultra External HDD Reviews

Nice portable usb hard drive

By bb
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-11

Have had this for a couple of years now. Seems to work fine. Plug and play. Have used with Vista and Windows7. Mostly use it for backing up data, and transferring files between computers. I have only used it a few times each year.

Pretty easy to use

By Debi
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-03-21

This device is pretty easy to use once you understand the software and how it works -- I've a fairly decent basic technical knowledge and I had a little trouble, but now all is great thanks to the amazing technical assistance at B&H!

Fast and sleek

By skandell
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-01-23

Given that the 2 TB version only cost a glass of wine more than the 1 TB, it was a no brainer. It is very fast. Only downside is that it is a bit wide. I formatted it so I can use it with my chromebook and it works great. Bought a nice case for it.

Passport Ultra hard drive

By Tim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-01-17

First thing I did was format it, now just using for photography back up, so I don't overload my computers hard drive. Now, while working on my photos in Lightroom, I work directly off this external hard drive instead of the computers hard drive. Works without any issues.

It is fast and reliable

By Mike
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-07-28

All my mobile external drives are Western Digital and they have never let me down so far. This includes this drive that I use as backup drive since December 2018. Never had any problems with WD drives. I can only recommend these...

I am 3TB's Blue

By Krystal P.
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-06-12

This was working flawlessly up to the point of when it was dropped 2' feet from the floor and after that it just stopped working. One can hear it spinning and the light continues to blink as if it wishes to fully "engage", but now the drive is fully "divorced" when plugged into the computer. Oh, well, I guess the user must be extremely careful to try to avoid, "when accidents do happen." I do wonder why this is no longer available.

Fast, Pretty and Cheap... �ALL 3. ! �?

By Joe
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-05-02

I am a photographer with a rapidly growing collection of images that need to be well protected for future availibility. I have had a WD 1TB external drive for about 3 years, and it has been a silent, dependable workhorse at storing my photo data files, but beginning to fill up. �Recently bought a much more robust computer to better handle Photoshop processing (i7 processor, 16Gb fast RAM, and a big fat 500 Gb SSD C-drive for extreme file management speed and processing), and I decided to boost my storage capacity. �I purchased the pair of WD passport externals, 2 TB each, and set them up for double redundancy. Simple to install, plug ‘em in, set up the folders you want backed up, and your done - 10 minutes tops. �Very fast, plug into a pair of SS USB 3.0, great price for the pair, and best of all, peace of mind on a large collection of important image data. What’s not to like ??? �B&H is the best in the business

Fast

By Oldsouth
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-03-27

Looks nice and is fast

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