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