WD 5TB My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 Type-C External Hard Drive (Blue)

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WD 5TB My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 Type-C External Hard Drive (Blue)
Key Features
  • 5TB 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 blue 5TB My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 Type-C External Hard Drive from WD. This drive is equipped with 5TB 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 blue 5TB My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 Type-C External Hard Drive from WD. This drive is equipped with 5TB 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: 718037871790

WD Ultra External HDD Specs

Key Specs
System Connection
USB-C 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
Storage Capacity
5 TB SATA 2.5" HDD
Power Source
USB Bus Power
Storage Capacity
5 TB SATA 2.5" HDD
Default OS Support
Windows
Reliability / Data Integrity
Encryption
256-Bit AES (Hardware-Based)
External Enclosure
Material
Steel
Cooling System
Passive
Electrical
Power Source
USB Bus Power
Environmental
Operating Temperature
41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 149°F / -20 to 65°C
General
Dimensions
4.3 x 3.2 x 0.8" / 109.2 x 81.3 x 20.3 mm
Weight
0.5 lb / 0.23 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.725 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.3 x 4 x 1.6"

WD Ultra External HDD Reviews

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Why is the 5TB double the thickness of the 2TB? I ...

Why is the 5TB double the thickness of the 2TB? I really hope they didn't put 2 HDDs in there.
Asked by: PhD
Thank you Moe. You need to fix the specs listing if they are truly the same. Also the photos. If you look closely you will notice a different thickness on the 2TB and 5TB.
Answered by: PhD
Date published: 2020-10-26

can you plug a USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 into the USB-C 3.0 ...

can you plug a USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 into the USB-C 3.0 port on here?
Asked by: Dean
Yes
Answered by: Peter
Date published: 2021-05-30

Can I use this drive with samsung tablet? the ...

Can I use this drive with samsung tablet? the last one? it has android and usb type c.
Asked by: Daniel
Yes To connect a hard disk or USB stick to an Android tablet or device, it must be USB OTG (On The Go) compatible. Samsung Tablet.
Answered by: ilich
Date published: 2020-07-01

I just bought this drive and neither my desk top ...

I just bought this drive and neither my desk top nor my new Laptop recognize this drive. the power light comes on and that is all that happens. I'm getting very frustrated am I doing something wrong. I have plenty of other external HDD. but never one with USB C before.
Asked by: Matthew
In some cases you will need to reformat depending on your computer type.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2021-08-20

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Can you directly access files and documents that have been backed up without restoring the backed up file or document? If so, how?
Asked by: Anonymous
If the backup was created with the WD Utilities, you would need to use that software to recover the files. If you used alternate software you would need to review their documentation.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Can this drive be reformatted to ExFat for read ...

Can this drive be reformatted to ExFat for read and write with both Mac OSX and Windows?
Asked by: Brian
Yes, I just did it now.
Answered by: Adam
Date published: 2020-01-26

What are the comparable speeds in writing and ...

What are the comparable speeds in writing and reading for this Newer WD 4TB My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 Type-C Interface (MFR # WDBFTM0040BSL-WESN) compared with the older version WD 4TB My Passport Ultra (USB 3.0 Model WDBFKT0040BGY)?
Asked by: Charles
B&H # WEBFTM040BSL has a first generation USB 3.1 port. The USB port will transfer the same speeds as B&H # WEBFKT004BGY.
Answered by: jessica
Date published: 2021-01-03

Can this be formatted as a time machine backup ...

Can this be formatted as a time machine backup drive?
Asked by: Andrew
Yes, it can be formatted for time machine.
Answered by: Sagi
Date published: 2021-02-09
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