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6.7 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 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

Bksiam, Walmart
2 November 2010
  • Summary: Having already purchased 5 WD Passports, I had no reservation to order a second 1TB. It was disappointing after purchase, however, to see that Staples was offering the same product in a USB 2/3 compatible version for the same price. And when purchasing previous units through Amazon, they reminded me that I should also order a case--which I did subsequent to receiving the latest unit via Site to Store, only to recall that a case is not included.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

Bksiam, Walmart
2 November 2010
  • Summary: Having already purchased 5 WD Passports, I had no reservation to order a second 1TB. It was disappointing after purchase, however, to see that Staples was offering the same product in a USB 2/3 compatible version for the same price. And when purchasing previous units through Amazon, they reminded me that I should also order a case--which I did subsequent to receiving the latest unit via Site to Store, only to recall that a case is not included.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10

User Review

techgirl11, Walmart
3 June 2010
  • Summary: The only thing I have a problem with it is the fact that it doesn't come completely with 1TB. Its only 930GB other than that, its working great so far.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

GEOtheShopper, Walmart
2 April 2010
  • Summary: I have had my 1tb WD for 2 weeks now. It is a good product for the money I paid. It is easy to use. I have had no issues with it. Only downside is that it is a disk so I wonder how long it will last with the moving parts. It has a 2 year warranty so they must have confidence in the product. I love that I dont need external power, it powers itself thru the usb whicj is great plus for me. Oh one more thing it only works when it is laid down with the light on th right.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

GEOtheShopper, Walmart
2 April 2010
  • Summary: I have had my 1tb WD for 2 weeks now. It is a good product for the money I paid. It is easy to use. I have had no issues with it. Only downside is that it is a disk so I wonder how long it will last with the moving parts. It has a 2 year warranty so they must have confidence in the product. I love that I dont need external power, it powers itself thru the usb whicj is great plus for me. Oh one more thing it only works when it is laid down with the light on th right.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

tom2087, Walmart
26 March 2010
  • Summary: Purchased because the physical size was small, and the memory large. This was important because its' primary use will be while the user is overseas. This use is strictly for additional storage. Did not activate the backup feature of the software.
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Overall 8
8.0

Cable is significant issue

Frank J. Crow, Amazon
9 February 2010
  • Summary: I think that, for the most part, what everyone else is saying here is fairly accurate. However, don't gloss over the cable issue. I use the drive at work and sometimes when I set my elbow on the desk the drive will unregister and re-register. Not always, but often enough that I finally broke down and contacted support. First I tried going through e-mail support. Don't bother. All they will tell you is that you have to contact phone support for this issue.
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Overall 8
8.0

Just Know What You're Getting Before You Buy It

Jason J. Volpe, Amazon
9 January 2010
  • Summary: EDIT: DUE TO A NUMBER OF REQUESTS FOR PICTURES OF THESE DRIVES TAKEN APART, SEE THE FOLLOWING LINKS: […] My line of work requires that I have a lot of disk space to hold my data. I'm not talking about 20GB of software or files, but rather 450-600GB vmdk virtual disks used to keep a snapshot of our client VMWare environments; so over the last 2 years, I accumulated over 15 USB external drives that averaged 500GB in size.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

faeriewings, Walmart
1 January 2010
  • Summary: Small, portable, lightweight....exactly what my daughter wanted for having movies, tv shows, books, photos, music, etc. for an extended time out of the country. This hard drive provided the maximum amount of space for a reasonable price. USB plug in to computer - no outside power source required.
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Overall 8
8.0

Another great hard drive from WD

Steffan Long "Steffwiz", Amazon
15 November 2009
  • Summary: I've always been a fan of Western Digital's drives, whether external or internal. And this certainly doesn't change my opinions. Great external hard drive, very large storage capacity. The only problem that I have and continue to have is the USB connector. It never stays in like it should, it always feels like I have to hold it in. This is extremely annoying when transferring large files, as if I even move the drive, the transfer will fail.
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