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Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1TB USB 3.0 (WDBACX0010BSL/WDBACX0010BRD/WDBACX0010BBL/WDBACX0010BBK)
6.1 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 4
4.0

missing cable

Vijay, rakuten
17 September 2013
  • Summary: I ordered two external drives. They arrived with one cable. Each drive should have its own cable.
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Overall 4
4.0

Head Crashed Easily

Jonathan V., Newegg
8 July 2013
  • Pros: Worked as advertised. It had a fairly good speed to it.
  • Cons: It's extremely susceptible to a head crash. I picked it up and it slipped out of my hand from less than an inch off of the table... It died on the spot.
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Overall 4
4.0

Excellent drive until failure

Matthew B., Newegg
1 August 2012
  • Summary: luckily got the extended warranty. Will be returning soon - it mounted on the fourth try and I'm dumping all of my files off it. Fantastic drive while it lasted.
  • Pros: High transfer speed, large space, reasonable price
  • Cons: Click of death onset after (almost exactly) 1 year use
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Overall 4
4.0

It hogs your computer memory and makes your fan run at top speed

R. Decker "bobdecker", Amazon
11 June 2012
  • Summary: It's pretty amazing to get a terabyte of storage in a form factor the size of a cigarette case. However, this product also comes with an executable called WDFME.exe that gets into your computer and hogs a big piece of your memory.
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Overall 4
4.0

Works great in USB 2.0 only.

NVGPS, Amazon
15 April 2012
  • Summary: When inserting it into a USB 3.0 plug, it will mount, dismount, mount, and you guessed it...dismount again. Rendering you unable to transfer any of your files over. IF you want USB 2.0 compatibility, go for it. - That appears to work most of the time.
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Overall 4
4.0

Locks up all the time

Fr. Ed Jansen "Servant of the poor", Amazon
2 April 2012
  • Summary: I purchased this to back up my new laptop which has plenty of RAM and storage with both a 2.0 and 3.0 USB port. It works fine if you back up small files, but each time I attempt to back up anything over 3 or 4 GB, the drive locks up and I get an error message.
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Overall 4
4.0

Windows driver problem

midwester, Amazon
31 January 2012
  • Summary: I bought this several months ago, and had been using it on my Ubuntu machine. Recently, I wanted to use it on my windows machine, and plugged it in. The HDD was formatted in Linux, but often, I have no problem detecting external drives from my windows machine (windows 7).
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Overall 4
4.0

great while it lasted

Joe Marquez "joe m", Amazon
18 January 2012
  • Summary: So i was pretty excited about the size of this hard drive. there were no problems til about a few days ago when everything just disappeared. took it down to a local computer tech.. turns out the drive was already out. here i was with 880 gbs of videos and pictures and documents!
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Overall 4
4.0

Failing after 6 months

Jake P., Newegg
6 January 2012
  • Summary: I hope I can save my movies.
  • Pros: High storage Portable When it worked, it worked fabulously
  • Cons: Started giving out after 3 months. Now, it only works intermittently, and is slow when it does. I am going to buy an internal drive, and hope this one lasts until I can transfer all the data.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good space

Anonymous, Newegg
29 November 2011
  • Summary: None
  • Pros: It has 1 TB of space. Excellent for doing full back ups, system images, storing pictures, videos, music files...
  • Cons: I bought this to run VMWare virtual operating systems without having to put them on my physical hard drive. This is not near fast enough to run a virtual operating system on, much less 3 or 4 at once. There seems to be an issue with the adaptability from the native USB 3.0 to the USB 2.0 as well....
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