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WD1TB My Passport Air Portable Hard Disc Drive
 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (8)

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    (0)

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    (1)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast connection (5)
  • Quiet (5)
  • Reliable (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (5)
  • Laptops (3)
  • Large projects (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (6)

Reviewed by 9 customers

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5.0

Awesome....!

By Rono

from Los Angeles

Comments about WD 1TB My Passport Air Portable Hard Disc Drive:

I love the time machine the way it set up.

 
3.0

good product but initia setup difficult

By Bob

from Western MA

About Me Power user

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to use
  • High Capacity
  • Portable

Cons

  • Difficult To Setup
  • Minimal instructions

Best Uses

  • Photo Storage
  • Portable Packup

Comments about WD 1TB My Passport Air Portable Hard Disc Drive:

I bought this because I wanted a portable hard drive for photo backup for travelling that's fast and robust. This unit appears to meet those requirements well.

I use it with a Windows laptop. The web page says that it's formatted for a MAC and needs to be reformatted for Windows. As an engineer who's been programming for over 50 years, I assumed that wouldn't be a problem.

When I first plugged it in to my computer, the computer didn't recognize it. The very basic instructions that came with it just repeated that it needs to be reformatted for windows. Eventually I found the full product instructions on a WD webpage, but towards the end of the manual, it said the same thing, but referred to a cryptic FAQ on a different web page. Eventually after much searching I found that specific FAQ and it did give detailed instructions. After the unit was reformatted, it now works quite well. However, it shouldn't have taken me hours to find the reformatting instructions - that would be very very difficult for someone without the computer background that I have.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Computer Platform:
  • PC
 
5.0

worth every penny

By Jamie

from ny ny

About Me Power user

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy to use
  • High Capacity
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photo Storage

    Comments about WD 1TB My Passport Air Portable Hard Disc Drive:

    use to store photos from my MAC w fast file transfer speedsIts ready to use right out of the box

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac
     
    5.0

    Useful product

    By Babbler

    from New York, NY

    About Me Technically Challenged

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Fast Connectivity
    • Quiet
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Travel

      Comments about WD 1TB My Passport Air Portable Hard Disc Drive:

      Used for video storage in the field. Fast uploading speed. Small, light weight. Served its purpose well.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac
       
      5.0

      So far so good!

      By Denverite

      from Denver, CO

      Comments about WD 1TB My Passport Air Portable Hard Disc Drive:

      Easy to setup. No error messages. Have only been using for a couple weeks, so I can't comment for the long term. Has good amount of storage. Nice looking.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very compact companion for a MacBook Air

      By Mongie

      from Orange County, CA

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Fast Connectivity
      • Quiet
      • Reliable
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Laptops
        • Large Projects
        • Multimedia
        • Travel

        Comments about WD 1TB My Passport Air Portable Hard Disc Drive:

        If you are drawn to the elegance of the MacBook Air, this back-up drive is for you. It is very compact, has a quality feel, fast usb3, and comes with a soft case to boot. I partioned mine 250GB for Time Machine and 750GB for general storage. Cheers!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        amazing and fast

        By molly

        from monsey Ny

        About Me Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Fast Connectivity
        • Quiet
        • Reliable
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Laptops
          • Large Projects

          Comments about WD 1TB My Passport Air Portable Hard Disc Drive:

          i use this product to store all my photos being that I'm a photographer. this product is fast and quick and very easy and organized to use.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          wonderful device

          By snowland04

          from RIchmond VA

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Fast Connectivity
          • Quiet
          • Reliable
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Laptops
            • Large Projects
            • Multimedia

            Comments about WD 1TB My Passport Air Portable Hard Disc Drive:

            ultraportable, super fast. my second WD passport and I'm already a fan. Works great with the new Macbook pro (late 2013).

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Extremely Simple

            By Marty, the massage guy

            from San Francisco

            About Me Technically Challenged

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast Connectivity
            • Quiet
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • No Instructions

            Best Uses

            • Backup

            Comments about WD 1TB My Passport Air Portable Hard Disc Drive:

            I use the Passport Air to backup my iMAC. As soon as I connected it, the backup began. It was long at all to backup and it works well with Time Machine. It is a simple elegant piece of equipment. The only negative is the instructions or really, the lack of instructions. But I figured it out. Would recommend this product.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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