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.
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.
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.
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.
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.