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Western Digital My Passport Essential 2.5" 5400rpm USB 3.0 (WDBACY series/ WDBADB series)
6.4 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 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 6
6.0

it is ok, the wrapping box

Carlos Coronado, Amazon
17 April 2013
  • Summary: this item, is fine, i did not like the wrapping box, and one of them comes with a port mini usb, but even that one, works fine, and also it is cheap
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Overall 6
6.0

Enough w/Bloatware Already

John Barbell, Amazon
25 October 2011
  • Summary: Yes, I understand that the majority of users do not know how to format their hard drives let alone backup their files and folders on their own. Nothing quite like your hard drive trying to take over your computer with all the junk they install on it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Reformat/Wipe before use & it's GREAT!

Dave Elmore, Amazon
3 October 2011
  • Summary: The WD comes pre-loaded with software that forces you to use it as a back-up system. The software can't simply be deleted, but instead must be removed with a utility program to reformat the drive. The preloaded software doesn't allow you to drag & drop files onto the drive.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not a proprietary cable

skimetron, Amazon
20 September 2011
  • Summary: Contrary to what many other reviewers are saying, the USB interface on this drive is not proprietary. It's the new (about 2 years old) Micro USB interface which we'll see on many new electronic products. My Samsung cell phone has it and it's used on some bluetooth headset chargers.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Basic Drive - Unacceptable Documentation, Software and Support

J. Hodroff, Amazon
12 June 2011
  • Summary: On the upside, if you're looking for a good basic hard drive and you plan to supply your own backup software, or are content to copy & past files to the drive, then this is a good basic portable hard drive. It's not the smallest, or the fastest, but for the money, it's a good buy.
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Overall 6
6.0

You can get help with these units!

Rusted Nut Garage, Amazon
3 February 2011
  • Summary: Bought this cute little portable hard drive to back op our Imac. It seemed to be working until one day when I noticed the Icon for the Back Up drive had turned Orange. A short time later our Imac crashed our OS during a power failure. When we went to restore we discovered a major problem.
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Overall 6
6.0

Extremely Satisfied

Angela Ng Cheng Hoon, Amazon
5 January 2011
  • Summary: Bought both 500GB (silver0 & 1TB (black)and are totally happy with the purchases as the products are quality items as per the product description.
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Overall 6
6.0

Works fine as a quick backup device

Peter Lee, Amazon
22 September 2010
  • Summary: I purchased this drive as a simple and quick alternative to backup my data. It works fine and serves that purpose well. However using it as a portable storage unit is somewhat annoying.
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Overall 6
6.0

Connector cable does not stay connected

J. Griffith, Amazon
21 August 2010
  • Summary: I have had several of the WD portable drives. The big grip I have with this one is that the connector cable has switched from the mini-USB on the drive end to micro-USB. The small cable that comes with never stays connected to the drive.
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