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

Key Specs
System Connection
Micro-USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
Storage Capacity
5 TB SATA HDD
Power Source
USB Bus Power
Storage Capacity
5 TB SATA HDD
Buffer
No
Default OS Support
Windows
Reliability / Data Integrity
Encryption
256-Bit AES (Hardware-Based)
External Enclosure
Security Features
Password Protection
Material
Plastic
Cooling System
No
Impact Resistance
No
Environmental Protection
No
Electrical
Power Source
USB Bus Power
General
Dimensions
4.2 x 3 x 0.8" / 107.2 x 75 x 19.2 mm
Weight
0.5 lb / 210 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6 x 4.5 x 1.7"

WD External HDD Reviews

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Can it be used on a ps5?

Can it be used on a ps5?
Asked by: Ira
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.
Answered by: Michael
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?
Asked by: Wayne
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.
Answered by: DougC
Date published: 2021-11-28

Is this formatted exfat to be able to work with ...

Is this formatted exfat to be able to work with both PC and Mac to transfer files?
Asked by: Ben
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.
Answered by: DougC
Date published: 2022-12-05

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: 2022-01-16

Is the 5TB version SMR (shingled magnetic ...

Is the 5TB version SMR (shingled magnetic recording) drive? Thanks!
Asked by: Ye
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 I connect directly to a network using an usb ...

Can I connect directly to a network using an usb to ethernet adapter?
Asked by: Jim
No, you can't use typical drives like the WD 5TB My Passport USB 3.2 Gen 1 External Hard Drive (2019, Black) on a network, as most typical drives will not know how to communicate with the network. For network attached storage you will need to purchase a NAS enclosure, which is basically a small computer housing for drives, that performs the necessary communication with the network for the drives inside. By the way, NAS enclosures also need specific NAS drives for the best performance. See: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=NAS&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2023-01-25

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.
Answered by: Mikael
Date published: 2022-05-01

Will this work for Apple/Mac?

Will this work for Apple/Mac?
Asked by: Whitney
Yes
Answered by: Evan
Date published: 2020-05-26
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