Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport Edge for Mac WDBJBH5000ABK
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Great for storing my daughter's media files for college and personal stuff. .
18 October 2012
Summary: Western Digital My Passport Edge for Mac is a wonderful product. I'd hate to have my daughter lose all of her files. Better safe than sorry, right? Pros: 500GB storage (adequate for most people) Quick setup and easy directions--plug and play simple Very fast data transfer with USB 3.0. I was surprised at how fast we transferred all of her movies, songs, videos, projects, etc.
Summary: My Mac usage is limited since we primarily use PC laptops for personal and home-office use. That said, I did want an external drive to back up the hard drive of the Mac desktop I use (and make available to guests in our apartment). We also wanted a device we could use when working with clients who use Macs and where we need to download from other Macs and keep for home-office use. This model meets both of those needs.
A very well-designed, well-made portable hard drive
Adam Dachis "adachis", Amazon
5 October 2012
Summary: I like Western Digital hard drives, but I was a little skeptical about the edge series. They're far more expensive than the regular passport drives, and you're paying extra for just a little extra thinness. On top of that, you get less disk space for your money. For $30 less (at the time of writing this review) you can pick up a drive that's twice the size (1TB vs. 500GB). Overall it seems like a really bad deal to buy the edge.
Great Product But Not Sure It's Worth The Extra $30
Wandering Hoosier "dog lover", Amazon
2 October 2012
Summary: The WD Passport Edge for Mac is an ultra-slim hard drive with a metal edge that is compatible with USB 3.0 or USB 2.0. It holds 500 GB of information, which is more than the thousands of pictures that I downloaded onto it from my computer. I found it easy to hook up to my Mac and download my files. I am lucky, though, that I didn't try to download my files last week before upgrading to Lion because this hard drive is journaled for Mac OS X Lion or Mountain Lion.
Summary: Just got this hard drive, specifically designed to back-up Macs. Worked very well; it's also tied in to work with Time Machine on my 13" MacBook Pro. It backed up my 30 gigs in about 20-30 minutes. I just worked on other things during the back-up. No biggie. Nice that all my music and photos are backed up. I've had a Mac crash on me only once in the 20+ years I've been a user, and I DID lose all my music and photos that time. I've learned my lesson since.
Summary: Bought this drive to mostly store and stream my movies. So far it has been great. Pretty fast and reliable. Very quiet. The Only reason i didn't give it 5 stars was the 500GB storage. For similar price point of this Drive you can get 1T Drives from Seagate. Also the USB cable that comes with it is VERY short.
Summary: It's easy to say that this is just another hard drive. However, this one comes in an all aluminium CNC-machined housing which complements Apple's range of computers in both looks and integration with the Time Machine backup feature. To put it simply - this thing is really cute and stylish. Should you need to, this drive can also be reformatted for a PC.
Summary: No problems so far - note that all the manuals etc are on the drive. It has a short USB cable which means it is really only suited to use with a laptop unless you replace the cable - it won't sit on many machines as supplied. We have a number of these for other machines and as with everything from Western Digital - it's rock solid and reliable.