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6.5 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

Negitvie Response

TopDez, Amazon
18 December 2010
  • Summary: I have replied (2) times regarding this to "FUNNY MONEY" the same issue with this product and to this date, I have not received a reply. Currently deployed in Afghanistan for a year. Very disappointed!!! The TB that was just purchased was working great for about a week. 1 of Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1 TB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive WDBABM0010BBK-NESN (Midnight Black) [ASIN: B002OB49SM] To whom it concerns, Very happy with product that I just...
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Overall 4
4.0

WD tried & failed to fix 2 serious issues. Reduced from 5 to 2 stars.

Ellery Davies "Ellery (at) StarBus (dot) com", Amazon
5 December 2010
  • Summary: Feb 2010 update (original review follows)... After months of negotiating with Western Digital and trying to work through two serious design flaws with this drive, and after experiencing a horribly botched attempt to correct the problem (I still don't have a working drive...Even new shipments in Feb 2010 have the same problem!!), I am reducing the user rating from 5 to 2 stars.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0

Not for viewing picture files.

Walmart
15 June 2010
  • Summary: This Western Digital One terabyte USB hard drive is extremely durable yet unbelievably quiet, and its read/write speed is excellent. It is compact, about the size of a wallet, is handsomely designed, and so affordable that I bought two of them. Were it not for a couple of problems I would have given it five stars. The WD SmartWare feature, which emulates a CD drive seems to cause Windows Explorer to stop responding.
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Overall 4
4.0

unusable software

Michael Franz, Amazon
12 May 2010
  • Summary: This product requires you to jump through lots of hoops before it becomes usable. There is an installer for the "SmartWare" utility that promptly crashed on my computer. It took me an hour to first update the drive's firmware using another computer, and then download and run yet another utility that disables the "SmartWare Virtual CD" from popping up each time the drive is connected. This is easily the least user friendly device I have purchased in years.
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Overall 4
4.0

Smallest available portable 1TB storage with technological dead end

muol, Amazon
17 March 2010
  • Summary: Suffice it to say: (+) small size (-) USB interface directly integrated on hard drive's circuit board (I've uploaded two images for illustration) (-) virtual CD crap ware, which (still!) can be just disabled but not removed This drive could be an outstanding product but Western Digital messed it up on the home stretch. As of now this is the only 2.5" 1TB hard drive available.
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Overall 4
4.0

WARNING: Not a standard hard drive! Also, not really 1TB

Mark Twain, Amazon
4 December 2009
  • Summary: Unlike every other external hard drive on the market, this is NOT a standard hard drive in an external case. Others have covered the connector and the annoying hidden partition which you cannot remove, so I won't discuss them here. But what I will discuss is that while this is advertised as a 2.5" drive, it is not a SATA hard drive in an external case. The case is super small and the reason is that the USB connector plugs right into the back of the hard drive.
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Overall 4
4.0

Terrible!

Nudi, Amazon
22 April 2014
  • Summary: Broke within about 6 months, losing a lot of (luckily backed-up) work. Spend the extra money on an SSD drive if it's to store something you care about.
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Overall 4
4.0

Broke in under one year

WelshMikey, Amazon
23 March 2014
  • Summary: This is the second WD hard disk I have bought and both broke in under 12 months, I will not buy WD again and have now switched to seagate, so far I am impressed with seagate harddrives.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good at first but like another wd broke after 18 months so after spending £100

Ian Devany, Amazon
13 March 2014
  • Summary: Good at first but like another wd broke after 18 months so after spending £100 on 1tb hard drive then breaking and losing all data not pleased
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