Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport Essential 2.5" 5400rpm USB 3.0 (WDBACY series/ WDBADB series)
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It does its job
26 July 2014
Summary: I am not a technically savvy consumer (can't comment on all tech nuances) - just needed a portable hard drive to back up my work. A network administrator manager at work recommended this model/version - I trusted his opinion! This Passport- does its job. Read instructions, make sure you are getting what you want. Giving it 5 starts because I have no complaints. Oh- and I love the red color!
Summary: Perfect little drive. I use it to backup the important data from my server at work. It is compact, fast, and reliable. I can secure the drive with the software that comes with it. Comes with a short USB cable. I like this drive. 500GB is not the biggest, but it more than satisfies what I need.
Summary: it looks nice and works. however, it is kinda slow when I connected it to my computer. My computer usually will take 30-40 seconds to realize it has something connect to it. (i5-760, 16GB 12800 RAM, asus p7h55-m pro motherboard or my ASUS G53SW) When I connect to the USB 3.0 port in my laptop (ASUS G53SW) the drive will always disappear in the middle data transfer. (I have the latest drivers) It always work with USB 2.0 ports.
Summary: This is the second WD Passport drive I have purchased. They work just great. They are perfect for keeping your stuff off a computer that is used by more than one person. You can use it with Mac or Windows (but you can't switch back and forth because you format it for a specific operating system).I have hauled one around in my work tote bag for over a year (yes I put it in a small case) but they are durable and dependable with reasonable care. Well worth the money.
Summary: This is an AWESOME external hard drive. That's all you need to know. You won't regret buying it. The best feature is that it can be partitioned to be used between Apple or PC. You can also decide how much of a percentage of it you want to partition to either. I've had it for over a year and I intend to buy another to use as a backup for my computer. Worth the investment for sure.