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6.7 out of 10

Western Digital My Passport Essential 2.5" 5400rpm USB 3.0 (WDBACY series/ WDBADB series)

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport Essential 2.5" 5400rpm USB 3.0 (WDBACY series/ WDBADB series)

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Overall 4

Two Stars

Lucia Legorburu, Amazon
14 July 2014
Overall 8

Still Working

Moonchips, Amazon
28 January 2014
  • Summary: Thin, light weight and durable. The drive read/write speeds are a bit slow through USB but otherwise the drive is great as a light weight portable HDD. Only problem is that it uses a rather unique USB cable. Have been using this device for at least 2 years now.
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Overall 10

Works great

Alain E, Amazon
7 January 2014
  • Summary: I had to buy one for a friend after I messed up theirs. It worked like a champ and they are still enjoying my purchase...yay!!
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Overall 6

not user friendly

Crispino Ramos "Don Crispino", Amazon
3 January 2014
  • Summary: difficult to retrieve files, confusing user instruction, not reliable in backing up files, am not happy with it, won't recommend
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Overall 10

Great present

DanieceC, Amazon
2 January 2014
  • Summary: Bought for my husband for his new computer, and he loves it. Convenient, easy to use, backs up data perfectly. I now have one for my computer.
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Overall 10

Works amazingly!

pimster, Amazon
23 December 2013
  • Summary: This is a lifesaver! I have really loved having this product to use. I use it like a USB drive. I would definitely suggest this product to anyone looking for an external hard drive.
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Overall 8

nice but why the weird usb port?

inspire, Amazon
5 December 2013
  • Summary: This is my 2nd WD My Passport 500gb hard drive. The first one I bought a few years earlier, I actually liked better. The shape and finish were a bit better, and the old one used a standard mini USB cable. This one has some bizarre cable end I've never seen before, so good luck if you lose the cable. The cable is also too short. Other than that, I do like the product. It's a great size and is super portable: an excellent alternative to external drives that require power.
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Overall 2

Died and is not repairable.

J. Burke, Amazon
29 November 2013
  • Summary: With fairly light use it died in less than two years. That's bad enough, but when I opened it up with the idea of swapping out the hard with an extra one I have, I discovered that they are custom made hard drives. The USB connector that you plug the cable into is soldered onto the hard drive. It is not part of the case as with most hard drive enclosures. So it is now a paper weight.
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Overall 10


r3bman, Amazon
27 August 2013
  • Summary: Perfect little drive. I use it to backup the important data from my server at work. It is compact, fast, and reliable. I can secure the drive with the software that comes with it. Comes with a short USB cable. I like this drive. 500GB is not the biggest, but it more than satisfies what I need.
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Overall 10

It's mixed feeling

Kuo-chao Tseng, Amazon
22 August 2013
  • Summary: it looks nice and works. however, it is kinda slow when I connected it to my computer. My computer usually will take 30-40 seconds to realize it has something connect to it. (i5-760, 16GB 12800 RAM, asus p7h55-m pro motherboard or my ASUS G53SW) When I connect to the USB 3.0 port in my laptop (ASUS G53SW) the drive will always disappear in the middle data transfer. (I have the latest drivers) It always work with USB 2.0 ports.
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