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Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1TB USB 3.0 (WDBACX0010BSL/WDBACX0010BRD/WDBACX0010BBL/WDBACX0010BBK)
6.3 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 6
6.0

Beware!

Jose, rakuten
21 June 2013
  • Summary: The WD ExtHD was refurbished but advertised as new. Software and manuals that should have come with It were missing. Had to hunt the web. After all of that it does work.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sufficient

Dan Z., Newegg
6 December 2012
  • Pros: Setup was easy. Does what I need it to do for extra storage.
  • Cons: The USB 3 doesn't seem fast at all. Not anywhere close to the speed of my external eSata drive.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great if it works

Allen S., Newegg
11 April 2012
  • Summary: Not sure about manufacturer's warranty but I will look around into details. Hopefully there's something that'll be able to be done about this issue.
  • Pros: USB 3.0, 1TB of storage, Great portable drive, Had some pretty decent speeds via 3.0 on 2.0 it was just about average. Cable is of decent length and a rather thick gauge. Works great for me but may be a preference issue.
  • Cons: Died after 6 months of use. I've tried different cables and plugging it in multiple computers and other devices and it just simply won't read anymore. Will just power up and do diddly squat. I used this as a backup drive and as for files as well. Having this fail on me was a real drag for I don't...
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Overall 6
6.0

Not too good

Daniel S., Newegg
19 October 2011
  • Summary: I had little over 700GB on it, copied a few things over quickly that my sister needed, clicked safely remove, plugged it into sisters laptop, hardrive said unrecognized/needs to be formatted. So I hook it back up to my computer thinking its a problem with her computer ports, but nope!
  • Pros: Good speed No external power adapter needed Decent space Very portable
  • Cons: Cord could be longer Unreliable (see Other thoughts)
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Overall 6
6.0

Unsatisfied

George B., Newegg
14 October 2011
  • Summary: I've ordered several products from Newegg and this is the first problem I've ever had. I'd send it back for a replacement but I need it now and don't want to wait for another one to be shipped. Even with a few scuffs and scratches, $99.99 is a good deal to me for this product.
  • Pros: Great unit. At $99.99 the price was right. Free shipping! Really fast delivery!
  • Cons: The hard drive is advertised as "new". The unit I recieved is obviously used or refurbished as it is scratched and scuffed up on the outside. The hard drive is clean but the unit I recieved is not brand new.
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Overall 6
6.0

unsure

Jason N., Newegg
4 August 2011
  • Summary: If you already have 2 USB 3.0 drives, expect problems with this drive. Hopefully there will be a software update to address this soon.
  • Pros: sleek design and more compact than the older WD portables. usb 3.0
  • Cons: cable is really short, so for comp cases with top mounted usb ports you have to set it on top of the case if possible or let it just hang there. If you already have 2 3.0 external drives connected, you will have SEVERAL issues. Other drives not recongnized when booting, file transfer errors...
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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.
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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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Stuck with it

Pablo Kim "snp_ethan", Amazon
20 December 2009
  • Summary: It is the best in the market in terms of space. the design is pretty good, but the software is a major pain. I just want to reformat everything assign a new partition and get the most out of it. The WD software is useless at best, it only consumes valuable space on the hard drive.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good but not sure about longevity

mac user, Amazon
1 August 2014
  • Summary: good device as it is light and portable, but I have seen too many of these fail and would be a bit dubious about their longevity. I have recommended these to lots of colleagues and a number have found they last about 2 years.
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