Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport Enterprise (WDBHEZ5000ABK)
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and for what it cost was still an excellent investment for someone like myself who enjoys playing with ...
John G Williams, Amazon
23 February 2015
Summary: Not nearly as fast a transfer rate as printed on the packaging, however this was a refurbished item, and for what it cost was still an excellent investment for someone like myself who enjoys playing with new toys and operating systems.
Summary: I ordered 3 of these when they were on sale for around $60. They were the most affordable option for the Windows To Go drives I needed to carry and use at various events. They work great for what I need them for, but are also great for additional storage to connect to your computer or even your home...
Need a drive for Windows to Go (or any other need), this fits the bill
19 February 2014
Summary: I am a tech geek and decided to give the Windows to Go feature of Windows 8 Enterprise a try. I quickly realized that my existing external hard drives were not supported (officially), using the Windows 8 utility.
Summary: Branded with silly Windows 8 compatibility nonsense. I bought this for linux. There is a windows program installer on the drive. You probably don't need it, but keep a copy just in case. HD makes it very difficult if not impossible to download the software that ships on their USB drives.
Pros: Small, Pretty, USB powered (no external power source needed), USB 2.0/3.0 compatible, small subtle white activity LED, silent operation, no heat or vibration. Pretty good price on sale. It hard to find any drives like this under $50, and smaller sizes aren't really available anymore.
Cons: I suppose the cord could be a little longer, but then it would just get in the way more.
Summary: Can this be used as a normal external backup drive, or only to load Windows To Go?
Pros: Good price, on sale.
Cons: According to the WD support site, it doesn't come with the SmartWare backup software. No information is available on whether this can be used as an external backup drive or if it can only be used to load Windows To Go.