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Western Digital My Passport Essential 2.5" 5400rpm USB 3.0 (WDBACY series/ WDBADB series)
5.9 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 10
10

A great slim and light solution for backing up data

Jeffrey Wineriter, Amazon
14 August 2014
  • Summary: This still works today! A great slim and light solution for backing up data! When I need a new one, I will most likely purchase a passport again!
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Overall 10
10

Backup disk

Jason Zurawski, Amazon
18 June 2014
  • Summary: Serves as time machine backup for a MacBook Pro. Has ample space, and backs up quickly. Pretty slick design and stores easily.
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Overall 10
10

simple backup space

D. Oberholtzer, Amazon
20 February 2014
  • Summary: I wanted to get some simple, portable, offline storage space where we could backup stuff for offsite storage of documents and family pics that could not be replaced. We put it in a safety deposit box for long term storage and update the saved files occasionally.
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Overall 10
10

works after being in storage for a long time

dylan ham, Amazon
9 February 2014
  • Summary: just want to tell y'all that aside from doing everything it says it does, i've had it for a while and use it for the occasional backup, and after a lot of time it still works. that's what you want in a hard drive!
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Overall 8
8.0

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
10

Excellent Value

Busy Guy, Amazon
26 January 2014
  • Summary: This passport drive is perfect for the home user backing up pictures and music stored on the personal computer. It interfaces easily and allows for storage of multiple computers.
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Overall 6
6.0

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
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
8.0

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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Had a number of these and similar fail

warthorn, Amazon
16 November 2013
  • Summary: I've had a number of these WD USB drives, all in USB 3.0 trim, and have had several failures (one head crashed and now rattles like there are loose pieces inside, the other lost its formatting out of the blue and lost hundreds of GB of data just before I did a backup).
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