WD 1TB My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 Type-C External Hard Drive (Silver)

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WD 1TB My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 Type-C External Hard Drive (Silver)
Key Features
  • 1TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Type-C Interface (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
  • Bus Powered
  • 256-Bit AES Encryption
Expand the storage on your Windows system and back up photos, video, music, and documents using the silver 1TB My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 Type-C External Hard Drive from WD. This drive is equipped with 1TB of storage and a USB 3.0 Type-C interface. If your computer doesn't have a USB Type-C port, an included USB Type-C to Type-A adapter helps ensure compatibility with older systems. This drive is also bus-powered, meaning that all its power is provided by the USB cable and no external power cables or adapters are required.
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WD Ultra External HDD Overview

Expand the storage on your Windows system and back up photos, video, music, and documents using the silver 1TB My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 Type-C External Hard Drive from WD. This drive is equipped with 1TB of storage and a USB 3.0 Type-C interface. If your computer doesn't have a USB Type-C port, an included USB Type-C to Type-A adapter helps ensure compatibility with older systems. This drive is also bus-powered, meaning that all its power is provided by the USB cable and no external power cables or adapters are required.

Since WD designed this My Passport Ultra drive for Windows, it comes preformatted NTFS for Windows 10, 8.1, and 7. If you happen to work across both Windows and Mac platforms, WD provides a downloadable NTFS driver for macOS, which enables the reading and writing of this My Passport Ultra drive without any reformatting. Or, make it fully Mac compatible with a simple reformat. Thanks to a 256-bit AES hardware encryption chip, your private files are kept more secure.

General Features
USB 3.0 Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
WD's My Passport Ultra delivers quick and easy storage for your Windows 10, 8.1, or 7 system with its 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 Type-C port, while the included USB 3.0 Type-C to Type-A adapter helps ensure compatibility with older machines. USB 3.0 is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 1.
Password Protection with 256-Bit AES Hardware Encryption
Help keep your private files private with a password of your choosing with WD Security tools to enable the 256-bit AES hardware encryption chip on your My Passport Ultra.
Style & Function
Fusing modern anodized metal and textures, the My Passport Ultra is available in a variety of colors to match your personal style and the latest computers.
Do More with WD Discovery
Included WD Discovery software connects to popular social media and cloud storage services, like Facebook, Dropbox, and Google Drive. Import your photos, videos, and docs to the My Passport Ultra drive to help preserve your online life. If you work across both Windows and Mac, WD provides a downloadable NTFS driver for macOS to enable you to read and write to your My Passport Ultra drive without the need for reformatting. WD Discovery software can also be used to manage your drive with WD Drive Utilities.
Auto Backup Software
Be it your photos, videos, or business documents, WD Backup software helps make it easy to protect what's important to you by automating your backup routine. After installing WD Backup software, simply plug in your drive and let it take care of the rest.
Windows Ready
The My Passport Ultra is formatted for Windows 10 to deliver plug-and-play storage out of the box. With WD Discovery software, you can also download the NTFS driver for macOS, so you can work seamlessly between operating systems without reformatting. This drive is also compatible with Windows 8.1 and 7.
UPC: 718037863979

WD Ultra External HDD Specs

Host ConnectionUSB-C 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1 or USB-A 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
Inputs/Outputs1 x USB-C (USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1)
Storage CapacityTotal: 1 TB SATA 2.5" HDD
Pre-FormatNTFS
Reliability / Data Integrity
Encryption256-Bit AES (Hardware-Based)
External Enclosure
MaterialSteel
Cooling SystemPassive
Electrical
Power SourceUSB Bus Power
Environmental
Operating Temperature41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 149°F / -20 to 65°C
General
Dimensions4.3 x 3.2 x 0.5" / 109.2 x 81.3 x 12.7 mm
Weight0.3 lb / 0.14 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.52 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.05 x 4.15 x 1.5"

WD Ultra External HDD Reviews

Works right out of the box

By Don
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-20

It is faster than usb 3.0 but I am not sure it is up to the maximum speeds attainable with usb C.

SMR Slow

By Viktor
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-29

At first it's just as fast as a normal 2.5 inch drive (~90MB/s). Once it gets pretty full you may get 1 MB/s speeds or less, your whole system/apps may start to lock up. OS cache was filled (2.6GB), it took almost an hour to shutdown because the cache needed to be flushed (containing random writes). You will probably just force shutdown because you don't know and lose data. Even deleting stuff can be painfully slow, hundreds of GBs taking 6 hours. It was deleting less than 1 empty folder per second. Listing a folder with a couple of items can take minutes if it's busy. You have to use discard/trim so that you can speed the drive back up (for newly written data) once clearing space from it. Trim after almost full (5TB) to almost empty took 45 minutes. Will not buy any SMR drive again. If the website doesn't mention SMR, it is reason enough to be able to return it. SMR drives are scam tier where you get 1% performance hidden away, in return you only save a couple of dollars.

Time Machine for Studio Mac

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-10

I purchased this for use as a Time Machine for my new Mac Studio. I chose it because of good experiences with other WD drives, the USB-C connection, and it's being formatted for the Mac. Installation was effortless, the drive seems fast enough, and after two weeks, it is working well.

Heating problem

By Rajeev
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-10

Hi.. My recently purchased (10 days back) My Passport Ultra drive is getting heated up easily even in not copying. While copying about 100 GB, it is getting heated up to 46 deg C. Sometimes comes to 48 deg C. Even without copying it comes to 42 - 43 deg C. Please give your reply.

Dependable

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-27

. I have at least 5 of these hard drive. Plug it and you are ready to go. Dependable

Great value

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-04

This unit sits next to my iMac Studio M1 along with 3 other independent hard drives. Plug and play with a Mac. It's quiet and reasonably quick. Used to back up photos. Although I leave it on the desktop it would be easy to transport - other than being heavier than SSD drives. Interfaces smoothly with automated back up programs - Carbon Copy Cloner and Back Blaze. Great value for 4 TB of storage.

Great product

By Allen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-06

I love thus product!

WD My Passport Ultra failing

By Ben A
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-06

I bought three WD My passport Ultra of 1 TB a few years ago. After a few months they started failing. Copying became extreme slow (10 kb/s), the disks started making noises. I connected them directly via the USB3 port. Not via a usb hub or something. The quality is very poor. I can't understand why WD is selling these nowadays. I have other WD HD's which are good. I will never buy WD products again. Nobody likes to be fooled.

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