Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport Essential 2.5" 5400rpm USB 3.0 (WDBACY series/ WDBADB series)
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28 January 2014
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.
Summary: I bought this hard drive for my brother over 2 years ago and it's worked like a charm - never any problems. It's reliable, light, portable and perfect for students who are always on the go. Western Digital makes quality hard drives and this one is right on par with the rest of their products.
Summary: My husband purchased two of these, one for us and his Brother. It has been working out Great so far. Sure has taken the weight off our hard drive. I can't wait to see how it transfers to a laptop.
Summary: FIRST LOOK It is a very nice looking drive with silver on the front and back and white on the edges. It has a 1ft USB to micro-USB cable included. PLUGGING IT IN On my Windows XP machine, it first popped up the "Found New Hardware Wizard," which is always a bad sign for external hard drives or flash...
Summary: This WD hard drive is good, compared to a Seagate FreeAgent Go 250 GB portable drive I bought a year ago. Owning the Seagate has been great over the past year, and so far the one month of owning the WD drive has been good. The WD is about 3/4 the size of the Seagate and a little bit lighter.
Summary: I purchased this external hard drive to replace one that stopped working. Yes, WD does take them back and I hope to get a repaired one for a replacement. I'm not sure what happened to the original drive but have heard that they are EXTREMELY sensitive to movement.
Summary: I like this external hard drive alot. It is easy to use, being so small and compact. Easy to install and and move my data onto it. Holds alot of information and it's a cool color. I would recomend it.