WD 5TB My Passport USB 3.2 Gen 1 External Hard Drive (2019, Black)

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WD 5TB My Passport USB 3.2 Gen 1 External Hard Drive (2019, Black)
Key Features
  • 5TB Capacity
  • USB 3.2 Gen 1
  • 256-Bit AES Hardware Encryption
  • Bus-Powered, No External Power Required
Always have your files on hand with the black WD 5TB My Passport USB 3.2 Gen 1 External Hard Drive. Designed with a slim form factor, it's also available in a variety of colors to suit your style. Aside from its 5TB of storage capacity, it's built with 256-bit AES hardware encryption to help ensure your files are protected, and features USB 3.2 Gen 1 connectivity for fast transfers. It and comes formatted NTFS for Windows 8.1 and 10, but may be reformatted for other operating systems, and connects to your host system using an included micro-USB to USB Type-A cable. Users can take advantage of WD's Discovery and Backup software to help manage and back up their files as well.
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WD External HDD Overview

Always have your files on hand with the black WD 5TB My Passport USB 3.2 Gen 1 External Hard Drive. Designed with a slim form factor, it's also available in a variety of colors to suit your style. Aside from its 5TB of storage capacity, it's built with 256-bit AES hardware encryption to help ensure your files are protected, and features USB 3.2 Gen 1 connectivity for fast transfers. It and comes formatted NTFS for Windows 8.1 and 10, but may be reformatted for other operating systems, and connects to your host system using an included micro-USB to USB Type-A cable. Users can take advantage of WD's Discovery and Backup software to help manage and back up their files as well.

General Features

USB 3.2 Gen 1

USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB 3.1 Gen 1, and USB 3.0 are synonymous and all can transfer data at a max speed of 5 Gb/s.

Slim Style

Make the most of your journey with style that suits you. The My Passport has been redesigned to feature a convenient, slim form factor and is available in a range of vibrant colors.

Backed Up

Make sure everything you create while on your own life journey - photos, videos, music, and documents - doesn't get lost. The My Passport drive comes equipped with WD Backup software that can be set to run automatically to your schedule. Just pick the time and frequency to back up important files from your system onto your My Passport drive.

Locked Down

Keep your digital life's contents secure with My Passport password protection and built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption. Just activate password protection and set your own personalized password using WD Discovery

User-Friendly

My Passport portable storage is ready right out of the box, including all necessary cables. And with USB, you can quickly start backing up everything in your life and keep driving forward.

Social Friendly

Included WD Discovery software lets you connect to popular social media and cloud storage services like Facebook, Dropbox, and Google Drive. Seamlessly import, organize, and share your photos, videos, and docs to the My Passport drive to backup your online social life. WD Discovery can also manage your drive through WD Drive Utilities.

Ongoing Confidence

WD builds drives to demanding requirements for durability and reliability. On top of that, it comes with a 3-year limited warranty.
UPC: 718037868448

WD External HDD Specs

Storage Capacity5 TB
Connection1 x USB 3.2 / USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB Micro-B)
Read SpeedNot Specified by Manufacturer
Write SpeedNot Specified by Manufacturer
Pre-FormatNTFS
Encryption256-Bit AES (Hardware-Based)
Data Reliability FeaturesNone
Internal Drive
Internal InterfaceSATA (Unspecified)
TypeHard Disk Drive
External Enclosure
Power SourceUSB Bus Power
Cooling SystemNone
Dimensions (L x W x H)4.2 x 3.0 x 0.8" / 107.2 x 75.0 x 19.2 mm
Weight0.5 lb / 210 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)24.3 x 11.15 x 1.55"

WD External HDD Reviews

best little HD

By Allyson
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-26

Have a few of these, a true photographers helper. can save so much and very mobile, reliable, and easy to use, never had one fail.

great buy!

By Cissie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-21

wonderful product and fast delivery

crap

By T Charles
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-19

i bought this to back up my pictures every time i plug it in it asks me to register it which i did the first time i plugged it in. Still have not been able to back up anything on Windows 11 and this is a BrandNew desktop computer

Works as expected

By Joshua
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-14

As always B&H service and shipping was great. The product works as intended. B&H is becoming my go to for shopping with confidence.

WD Passport Drives replace WD My Book Drives.

By Stephen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-13

Both WD My Book Drives failed within days of each other after 14+ years of hard use. Purchased the Passport drives because they were on sale and to reduce the total footprint and tangled wires. They so far have proved as reliable as the My Book Drives, after a month of hard use. Strongly recommend the purchase of these drives

Passport Backup

By Palmer Investigations
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-08

I have been a customer of WD for many years and find this product to be a great asset for my work as a PI. I require to download huge files from customer's computers and this large capacity unit is more than adequate for that task.

Great investment

By Happy photographer
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-25

A simple and smart way to protect files that I want and need to protect. Just plug it in and that's it. Great amount of storage space for a really good price

My Passport Hard drive

By Dylan B
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-22

I have used a My Passport hard drive for several years for Xbox games and never had an issue with it. I recently upgraded to a 4TB hard drive and it works as advertised so far.

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Yes, with the proper formatting, the WD 5TB My Passport USB 3.2 Gen 1 External Hard Drive can be used with a PlayStation 5.
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Date published: 2021-12-30

The description states that it is "mac compatible ...

The description states that it is "mac compatible with reformatting." Will it work with my late 2015 i-mac using Sierra OS 10.12.6?
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I know that MacOS can read NTFS drives, but not sure you'd be able to write. Your best bet would be to format as ExFat which is read/write for both Windows and Mac for copying files back and forth. You would need to format as HFS+ to use as a Time Machine backup drive.
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Is this formatted exfat to be able to work with both PC and Mac to transfer files?
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In the 'Overview' tab it says it's formatted NTFS for Windows. If you want to just be able to copy files to/from either Windows or Mac then reformat as exFat. But you must format to HFS+ to use it as a Time Machine drive.
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Date published: 2022-01-16

Does it have its own connecting cable?

Does it have its own connecting cable?
Asked by: Wayland
Yes, the WD 5TB My Passport USB 3.2 Gen 1 External Hard Drive (2019, Black) BH #WEBPKJ0050BB comes with a USB cable.
Answered by: Miguel
Date published: 2021-08-02

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Yes, the WD 5TB My Passport USB 3.2 Gen 1 External Hard Drive (2019, Black) BH #WEBPKJ0050BB is SMR.
Answered by: Miguel
Date published: 2022-01-06

Can you permanently disable the "256-bit AES ...

Can you permanently disable the "256-bit AES hardware encryption" on the drive?
Asked by: G
I suppose I'd reformat and repartition the drive for the most permanent and drastic solution. I'd back up to another drive before I did that, (both the WD Unlocker partition and the encrypted main partition.) Or simply turn it off like Dariusb recommends.
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Will this work for Apple/Mac?

Will this work for Apple/Mac?
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Date published: 2020-05-26

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Can I use this external drive for editing? Here I want to put the editing program plus save the videos I am going to edit. Is it possible?
Asked by: Jose M
Your operating system determines where the executable program files reside. In Windows, for example, they're installed to run from C:\Program Files, not from an external drive. So yes, use the external drive to store (and open-for-editing) those large video files of yours. That's what they're for: data, not programs.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2022-03-29
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