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Western Digital My Passport Essential 2.5" 5400rpm USB 3.0 (WDBACY series/ WDBADB series)
6.2 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 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 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

i wish it's not specified between Mac and PCs

Claire Mo, Amazon
15 May 2013
  • Summary: it's hard to transfer files from Mac to PC if it's first registered in a Mac. This is provides a lot of problems for me
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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

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

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

Enough w/Bloatware Already

John Barbell, Amazon
28 December 2010
  • 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

Good Basic Drive - Unacceptable Documentation, Software and Support

JAH, Amazon
28 December 2010
  • 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
28 December 2010
  • 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

this Passport needs Power

birdmaze, Amazon
27 December 2010
  • Summary: I bought this drive (WDBAAA5000ASL) elsewhere in a package that included a USB-wired desktop stand, a zip case, and the micro-to-std USB cable. I needed a small drive with this capacity to take a lot of data traveling with me.
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Overall 6
6.0

Premature Failure

Technocratic, Amazon
27 December 2010
  • Summary: I purchased two of these, one on June 11, 2011 and the other on August 14, 2011. They both worked fine until the one purchased in June 2011 abruptly stopped working after approximately eight months of moderate use.
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