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

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WD 5TB My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 Type-C External Hard Drive for Mac (Silver)
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 Mac and back up photos, video, music, and documents using the silver 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 Mac 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 Mac and back up photos, video, music, and documents using the silver 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 Mac 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 Mac, it comes preformatted HFS+ for macOS Mojave, High Sierra, and Sierra. If you happen to work across both Windows and Mac platforms, WD provides a downloadable HFS+ driver for Windows 10, 8.1, and 7, which enables the reading and writing of this My Passport Ultra drive without any reformatting. Or, make it fully Windows 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 for Mac delivers quick and easy storage 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 for Mac.
Style & Function
Fusing modern anodized metal and textures, the My Passport Ultra for Mac matches your personal style and the latest Mac computers.
Do More with WD Discovery
Included WD Discovery software connects to popular social media and cloud storage services to help preserve your online life. If you work across both Mac and Windows, WD provides a downloadable HFS+ driver for compatible Windows OS 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.
Mac Ready
Formatted for Mac and ready for Time Machine, WD's My Passport Ultra delivers plug-and-play storage out of the box so you can back up your photos, videos, or business documents with one click.
UPC: 718037871561

WD Ultra External HDD Specs

Key Specs
Total Installed Capacity
5 TB
Drive Type
2.5" HDD 
Read Speed
Maximum: 5 Gb/s
Write Speed
Maximum: 5 Gb/s
Default OS Support
Mac
*Alternate OS Support via Re-Format
System Connection
USB-C 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
Drive Type
2.5" HDD 
Read Speed
Maximum: 5 Gb/s
Write Speed
Maximum: 5 Gb/s
Default OS Support
Mac
*Alternate OS Support via Re-Format
Encryption Support
Yes, Hardware-Based
External Enclosure
System Connection
USB-C 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
Security Features
No
Material
Steel
Fan Cooled
No
Impact Protection
No
Environmental Protection
No
Electrical
Power Source
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" / 110 x 81.5 x 21.1 mm
Weight
0.5 lb / 0.23 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.73 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.9 x 4.5 x 1.5"

WD Ultra External HDD Reviews

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Will this drive work with (or compatible with) ...

Will this drive work with (or compatible with) Mac OS Catalina?
Asked by: Juli
Yes, the WD 5TB My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 Type-C External Hard Drive for Mac (Silver) BH #WEBPMV0050BS is compatible with macOS Catalina 10.15+.
Answered by: Miguel M
Date published: 2020-09-30

Is there any difference between the Mac and PC ...

Is there any difference between the Mac and PC versions besides default drive format? I can just reformat the "Mac" version to NTFS and it should be identical to the "PC" version, correct?
Asked by: Shao Hwa
As others have said, yes you just need to reformat the drive to NTFS.
Answered by: Bennie
Date published: 2020-07-07

question

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 C
Date published: 2021-02-09

what is the read speed?

what is the read speed?
Asked by: jim
Testing a WD Passport Ultra (5400 RPM) 4TB drive using 45MB RAW CR-3 image files on a 3.8 GHz iMac produces write speeds of up to 120 MB/sec and read speeds of up to 130 MB/sec. This is via a direct USB-C connection to the iMac USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 port with no hub used.
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2024-01-13

question

Will them work with Mac computers?
Asked by: Paulo C.
Yes. It is compatible with a Mac providing you reformat the drive.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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