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

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

Small in size, big on storage. Boasting 500GB of storage capacit Read more

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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 2
2.0

I Love Western Digital Products

Mechanically Inclined, Amazon
19 July 2015
  • Summary: I Love Western Digital Products. However, this one was formatted weird and I had a really difficult time getting it to work. I eventually bought a new one at Walmart and threw this one in the trash.
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Overall 2
2.0

Fatal Flaw Can Cost You Your Data or a Ton of Cash

Sourcehound "Having a dog makes you a better person. Having a cat makes you a better cat person.", Amazon
27 June 2015
  • Summary: Don't buy this USB hard drive. It has a fatal flaw that can cost you all your data or thousands of dollars. Here's why: If you buy a bare 2.5 inch SATA hard drive and an empty USB case for it, it is trivial to replace the case if it is damaged or if the USB connector gets damaged - just buy another...
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Overall 2
2.0

One Star

LEGALHIGH, Amazon
28 March 2015
Overall 2
2.0

Bought this used, NEVER DO IT AGAIN!!!

Paul B. Gary "Spud", Amazon
24 March 2014
  • Summary: Good shipping. BUT horrible price for a hard drive that was used for a month and then broke. The dang thing quit on me, I cannot get anything off of it cannot put things on it. It just died!!!!!!!!! JUNK JUNK JUNK JUNK!!!!!! DO NOT BUY ANYTHING LIKE THIS USED.!!!!
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Overall 2
2.0

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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Do not buy this hard drive

Diana Cioffi, Amazon
6 June 2013
  • Summary: I have never written a product review (good or bad) before. This product is so bad that it shouldn't even be on the market. The one thing you want to know when you buy a hard drive is that you can rely on it - you want to know that you can access your data.
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Overall 2
2.0

It died just when I needed it.

Just call me MawMaw, Amazon
22 November 2012
  • Summary: Used it for backup 3 times and when I needed it to restore my files it died. Not even a year old and the only support available was to reformat the drive.
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Overall 2
2.0

this product is a problem

Jeffrey Kauffman, Amazon
6 April 2012
  • Summary: I purchased 2 of these. After a week one stopped working and WD replaced it. Now 5 months later both of the devices I have been using have ceased working. When I attach the drive I get a message from from out of the blue that says the disk "was not repairable"--- .
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Overall 2
2.0

Warning, Very Disappointing--This Product Has Changed

Dutton Peabody, Editor "C D Mann", Amazon
31 March 2012
  • Summary: The first ones were great little drives. However, the newer ones have a really bad micro USB connection that does NOT want to stay connected. So, if a butterfly flaps it wings 100 yards away, the cable comes unplugged. Totally unacceptable for what absolutely needs to be a rock solid product.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not as fast as claimed

Eric C., Amazon
14 March 2012
  • Summary: I bought this to have a separate backup storage of digital pictures. The drive's packaging claimed to take about 54 seconds to transfer 500 pictures over USB 3,0, and 2 minutes over USB 2.0. I tried this on 3 different computers total.
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