WD 1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black)

WD 1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black)

WD 1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black)


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Product Highlights

  • Portable Drive With 1.5TB Storage
  • USB 3.0 Plug-and-Play Connectivity
  • User-Friendly Software Suite Included
  • Automatic Back-Up Software Included
  • Windows and Mac Compatible
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WD WDBY8L0015BBK-NESN overview

  • 1Description

The 1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive from WD is a convenient, high capacity option for anyone with a lot of videos, photos, music, and files that they want to keep secure--and take on the road.

Designed for speed and convenience, the My Passport series of hard drives make backing-up your files fast, easy, and most importantly automatic. You can set up the included software to automatically back up files and folders so you never have to worry about making copies of your favorite photos, videos, or music. It has a low impact on computer resources while running in the background, and will instantly back up any files the moment you add or change them.

Using high-speed USB 3.0 technology, and also compatible with any USB 2.0 port, you can now transfer files faster than ever before, with rates of up to three times faster than previous USB 2.0 technology. Keep those files not only stored, but protected, using WD Security for password protection and hardware encryption--to protect your files from unauthorized use or access.

Massive capacity, yet small design
Offering a capacity of 1.5TB in a near pocket-sized enclosure, My Passport hard drives are the ideal companion for taking your videos, photos, music and files around with you--or safely stored at home.
Automatic, continuous backup software
Creating and storing copies of your files means never losing your photos or music, and always having a copy to bring back. WD's automatic backup software makes this easy by quietly working in the background to help protect your data, while using minimal PC resources. Whenever you save or change a file, it is instantly backed up without you having to manually move or copy a thing.
Ultra-fast USB 3.0 transfer rates
When connected to a USB 3.0 port, My Passport lets you access and save files with blazing speed compared to USB 2.0. Reduce transfer time by up to 3 times when compared to USB 2.0 transfer rates. However with this single drive you do get compatibility with your USB 2.0 devices today and the speed of USB 3.0 when you're ready to step up to the next generation. The drive is also powered through the USB port, so there's no need to lug around a bulky power adapter.
WD Security and WD Drive Utilities
WD Security utility allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to protect your files from unauthorized use or access. Or register your drive, set drive security, run diagnostics and more, using WD Drive Utilities.
In the Box
WD 1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black)
  • WD SmartWare Software
  • WD Drive and WD Security Utilities
  • USB Cable
  • Quick-Install Guide
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    WD WDBY8L0015BBK-NESN specs

    Capacity 1.5TB
    Interface USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
    Drive Speed Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Sustained Data Transfer Rate 5Gb/s (Max)
    System Requirements Comes formatted NTFS for Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
    Requires reformatting for Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, or Lion
    Power Requirements Powered via USB port
    Environmental Requirements Operating 41° to 95° F (5° C to 35° C)
    Non-operating -4° F to 149° F (-20° C to 65° C)
    Dimensions (L x W x D) 4.4 x 3.2 x 0.8" (11.1 x 8.2 x 2.0 cm)
    Weight 0.43 lb (0.19 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.6 x 5.2 x 1.9"

    WD WDBY8L0015BBK-NESN reviews

    1.5TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 34.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works as advertised Plug this in and it's ready to go. And if you want, set up a password to protect your information.It's got a nice compact design, its quiet and plenty of space for me. I bought this to free up some room on my hard drive (I had a lot of videos on it) and to back up pictures, music and important documents, which it does very well...and I still have space left over.It would have been nice if I could plug this into my Web enabled TV or into my PS3 and play the movies and files directly from the passport, but I haven't found a way to do this.Overall, great product and works well for me.
    Date published: 2012-08-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast, quiet and lots of storage I'm using this with my new Apple MacBook Pro Retina. The USB 3.0 is blazing fast. Copying files to and from the Mac's built-in SSD is very quick. The drive is quiet and discreet. I like this drive so far.
    Date published: 2012-10-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect external storage drive i have 4T, 1T, 128G and more storage and also have 3 iMac in different location. sometimes i have to move movie project files around 100G250G. The Western Digital My Passport 1.5 TB is an awesome way to carry large amounts of data in a tiny container, that is always available and secure. I love its dimensions, both physically and in bytes.
    Date published: 2013-11-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from external hard drive I use this drive as my main Lightroom drive. It holds all my images, and catalog. Of course everything is backed up on a internal drive, and a seperate external drive I keep in a seperate place. I had a smaller drive, but as life would have it - ran out of room. So I'm hoping this will do for a while.
    Date published: 2013-12-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Back-up Hard Drive Could not believe that 1.5T could be in such a small compact package. Essentially plug & play, and there is still so much space. Plus the process of online ordering and shipping through B&H is so simple. I had the WD Passport in a matter of days without leaving the house!
    Date published: 2013-10-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far so good I'm using this as my secondary backup and I keep it at my office (away from my primary backup drive). It's small physical size, about as big as an old blackberry, and large capacity are perfect for what I need. I take it home every couple weeks and it's easy to transport.
    Date published: 2013-11-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great drive Love this drive. I use it as a backup drive. I have have three of them and they are great - compact, easy to use at home and to travel with. The only drawback is that it took about 12 hours to backup my entire computer. I also wish the 1.5T came in different colors.
    Date published: 2013-04-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from best price found, works as expected I've had a WD passports for years, only reason I needed a replacement is because mine got stolen. So far, my new 1.5 TB works perfectly as expected. Only other hard drives I could find comparable in price were 1TB, so this was a great deal for me.
    Date published: 2013-12-30
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