Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1TB USB 3.0 (WDBACX0010BSL/WDBACX0010BRD/WDBACX0010BBL/WDBACX0010BBK)
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Looks great and works well.
15 April 2011
Summary: I bought it to backup my photos, videos, and music. Upon receiving the disk, I promptly deleted everything that was factory installed because I had no use for what I felt was just hogging precious space. Others may feel differently about the software that comes with it though. Overall, I am happy with my purchase.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To Setup, Easy to use, High Capacity, Portable, Quiet
Summary: This product is easy to use and 1TB gives you lots of flexibility even if one wants to take backup of whole laptop. Another thing is that it doesnt need AC Power thats the best thing about it.
Pros: Attractive Design, Best Product, Easy to use, High Capacity, Portable, Quiet
Summary: A very capable drive. Very fast data transfer. Included tools work as expected. I noticed that the metal case got very warm after doing a full backup and moving all my digital media files (about 250 Gb of data.) But at least I still have LOTS of room for moremusic and videos.
Pros: Attractive Design, Compact, Easy To Setup, Easy to use, High Capacity, Quiet
Summary: I purchased this hard drive in January 2010. Last week, I was copying a large amount of data to the drive, and it just stopped working. I tried it on several different laptops, and although it still powered up, I could hear the arm making an unusual grinding noise after about 20 seconds. It could not be recognized on any machine. I tried data recovery software, but had no luck.
Summary: I've only had it for a few weeks and haven't used it much. But it seems to work as it should. The case is smaller than on my other portable drive and has a nice texture to it. I hope to swap the hard drive inside with the hard drive in my laptop. But I don't know if that's feasible for me to do as I have read similar models use atypical design that makes it harder to separate the disk and the USB dongle.
Summary: This review is from: Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1 TB USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Ultra Portable External Hard Drive WDBACX0010BBK-NESN (Midnight Black) (Electronics) Customer review from the Amazon Vine™ Program ( What's this? ) This is a slick looking external hard drive. It has a sharp looking black finish and is a perfect compact size. It simply plugs into your USB port and you are ready to go. The device draws it's charge right from the computer.