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6.8 out of 10

Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1TB USB 3.0 (WDBACX0010BSL/WDBACX0010BRD/WDBACX0010BBL/WDBACX0010BBK)

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1TB USB 3.0 (WDBACX0010BSL/WDBACX0010BRD/WDBACX0010BBL/WDBACX0010BBK)

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Overall 1
1.0

"worst integration of hard drive ever"

jayesh_dc, CNET
23 February 2013
  • Pros: there not many neither one
  • Cons: they should not manufacture pcb with micro usb connection, it limits the option of replacing sata to usb converters flexiblity if device fail to connect using usb
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Overall 2
2.0

Failed after just over a month

Andrew O., Newegg
6 December 2011
  • Summary: The drive sat on my desk for a few weeks in a safe well cooled location before it failed. It did not go through any blunt force in my care.
  • Pros: It was fast when it work. Convenient size.
  • Cons: It failed after a month, with no warning.
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Overall 2
2.0

Complete waste of Money!!

Mauricio V., Newegg
26 September 2011
Overall 1
1.0

"Total Garbage!!!!"

CodeSmithDS, CNET
3 September 2011
  • Pros: I have always hated WD products! Unreliable, short life, and poor support. But the specs (half star for potential only) on this drive were impressive enough for me to bite.
  • Cons: When will I ever learn? Drive worked for one day, then quit working while I was playing some mp3 files that I had copied to it. After searching the web for over two weeks and trying a mulitude of suggestions, reinstall driver, update software, new usb c
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Overall 1
1.0

"Unpredictable...UNRELIABLE...unacceptable..."

ScoutR, CNET
18 March 2011
  • Pros: Portable; no power needed
  • Cons: I've bought two of these and they seem fine at first - very convenient - but they have BOTH failed in the past month. I tried to re-format and the re-format failed, on both. I'll never buy Western Digital again.
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Overall 2
2.0

"Worst and most unreliable drive"

patriot301, CNET
17 March 2011
  • Pros: Size - and thats about it
  • Cons: customer service, quality
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

the1969huff, Walmart
23 August 2010
  • Summary: - The cable is horrible: non-standard, and keeps disconnecting. Problems grow exponentially the more you use it. - WD smartware that you cannot remove (at most you can hide the virtual DVD unit, by installing the bloatware). A pity that this product is so bad, considering that the previous WD Passport models were great.
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Overall 1
1.0

"This drive is crap"

DASNEETH, CNET
11 August 2010
  • Pros: Small, and light. lots of storage
  • Cons: This is the third wd passport (and last) that we have bought. We have used it for 1 month now, and it's already taken a crap. the internals are horribly built, its' very fragile and you WILL loose data if you are planning on using this device.
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Overall 2
2.0

"Don't use as a backup for your hard drive"

MagicalLogic, CNET
1 July 2010
  • Pros: big but too bis for use an extra USB drive
  • Cons: Slow. Cannot be used as a replacement backup drive.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

Avoid if you own a mac

Walmart
15 June 2010
  • Summary: Not plug and play with a mac. Had to call customer support and reformat the drive just to use it. Comes loaded with annoying software that pops up every time you plug in the drive. Not happy at all.
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