WD My Passport Essential 500GB Portable Hard Drive (Black)

BH #WEMPE500B • MFR #WDBACY5000ABK-NESN
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WD My Passport Essential 500GB Portable Hard Drive (Black)
Key Features
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0
  • 500GB Capacity
  • WD SmartWare Backup Software
  • Bus-Powered
The My Passport Essential Portable Hard Drive from Western Digital is your answer to sleek, 'future-proof' portability. With this bus-powered drive, you can have up to 5Gb/s USB 3.0 speeds with complete backward compatibility with USB 2.0, allowing you to take full advantage of your drive immediately while still ensuring future usability.
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what is the maximum transfer speed ?

what is the maximum transfer speed ?
Asked by: Luciana
The theoretical maximum transfer speed is 5 gbps.
Answered by: Geoffrey
Date published: 2019-12-11

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what is the difference between this HDD and this: B&H # WEMP2WDBYFW MFR # WDBYFT0020BWT-WESN?
Asked by: Alejandro F.
There is no functional difference between these two drives.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2019-09-24

Can this drive be formatted to work on a Samsung ...

Can this drive be formatted to work on a Samsung tv
Asked by: Rechann
The drive is NTFS and should work as is. If not you can reformat It as needed.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-08-15

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I hooked this up to dishnetwork dvr and formatted it before i installed it on my computer. Now it doesnt show any WD software or anything. Can someone help to restore WD software? Please & thanks
Asked by: Kelly C.
https://support-en.wd.com/app/products/product-detail/p/250 Download from WD and put back on drive.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2019-06-22

How do I set this for MAC?

How do I set this for MAC?
Asked by: Sylvester
Any hard drive used for MAC needs to be formatted in the HFS+ (or FAT32 if your adventurous)file system. You can do it on MAC with the MAC Disk Utility. Just be aware it will wipe the drive and all data will be lost. (you can get detailed instructions with a simple internet search)
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-02-26

Im assuming i can use this on a usb 3.0 port?

Im assuming i can use this on a usb 3.0 port?
Asked by: Pierce
YES,That's how to get full potential of speed of drive.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2019-01-29

can i use this for mac?

can i use this for mac?
Asked by: Han
Yes, Just needs to be reformatted using your Mac.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2019-12-10

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Will this store my raw NEF files?
Asked by: Michelle D.
Yes you can store anything, just look forward to solid state drives to keep getting bigger and dropping in price because they are much smaller, lighter, and far faster. Also less to go wrong than than normal HD with spinning platter, yet solid state stuff still can go bad, sadly I know from experience. :-(
Answered by: David S.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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