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6.8 out of 10

Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 750GB USB 3.0 (WDBACX7500ARD/WDBACX7500ABL/WDBACX7500ASL/WDBACX7500ABK)

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 750GB USB 3.0 (WDBACX7500ARD/WDBACX7500ABL/WDBACX7500ASL/WDBACX7500ABK)

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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointing......

Buddy, Amazon
26 July 2010
  • Summary: I've been a big fan of the prior WD portable drives, so I was amazed at how far off base they were on this implementation. The bloatware is awful, and if I'd wanted that crap on my drive I'd install it myself. What a big-brother implementation with it already installed and causing problems. Also, what's with the terrible tenuous micro-usb connection? WD, how could you be so wrong???
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Overall 4
4.0

Cable connection easily lost with very little movement of HD

T. Pamment "Sit-com fan", Amazon
25 January 2010
  • Summary: What was Western Digital thinking? I own several of the older versions of the Passport with the mini USB connection and all were fantastic. Now I have this new 750 GB Passport with the micro USB connection and with the slightest bump to the drive connection is lost. Don't even get me started on the new software apps loaded on it as they are troublesome in their own right. Everytime I connect the drive I get a message that it was not installed properly.
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Overall 4
4.0

Cable faulty!

Alice "Alice", Amazon
7 October 2010
  • Summary: Like so many others, I have a nightmare with the cable on this product! It is small, compact, speedy... in fact, it should be a great product, but the USB cable connection is very loose. Sometimes you merely need to tap the cable and it will disconnect and it comes up with the Device Removal warning. I have been using this product this morning, for example, and it has disconnected more than 6 times.
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Overall 4
4.0

Blue Screen of Death

peter, Amazon
25 October 2009
  • Summary: The main problem I have with the new passport is that it causes my computer to crash every time I remove the drive. So I have to switch off my PC first if I want to remove the drive. This probably will not affect you but be aware that it might happen. The drive essentially consists of two parts. The hard drive and a flash memory that appears as a separate drive on My computer. The flash memory contains the Smart-ware backup software.
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Overall 4
4.0

Agree...has issues!

Neil "Neil", Amazon
17 October 2009
  • Summary: Bought this drive as it was the biggest capacity available without a mains lead, intending to back up lots of files from various PC's. Agree with the previous reviewer in that: 1. The non standard USB lead is irritating - if it gets lost then none of my other leads bought with previous WD drives will work. 2. The drive does definitely want to run as a back up drive and the non-removeable software is intrusive. 3.
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Overall 4
4.0

Разочаровал WD

viktorik, Onliner
19 September 2012
  • Summary: Модель 1 Тб брал. Очень нежный диск. Уронил с рук на расстоянии 70 см на ковер. Этого хватило чтобы заклинило головки. Кабель - тонковатый, внутренний разъем усби 3.0 нестандартный. Если переломится кабель, то потом не найдете. Был у меня трансенд в резине, так несравнимо по надежности. Буду брать силикон пауэр с двумя кабелями и хорошей защитой. ВД разочаровал.
  • Pros: все обычно
  • Cons: Конструктив хлипкий
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Overall 4
4.0

Echt Müll

Simon H., Amazon
15 August 2011
  • Summary: bisher hatte ich gute Erfahrungen mit Western Digital, aber das Gerät ist ein Griff ins Klo. Man kann die Festplatte nur mit dem Mitgelieferten Kabel betreiben, da an diesem Gerät ein Anschluss verwendet wird den ich vorher noch nie gesehen habe und genau dieser Anschluss raubt mir den letzten Nerv. Ich habe mir die Festplatte gekauft um Daten zu transportieren und mit dem Laptop zu transportieren.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nette Festplatte aber nach 4 Monaten USB defekt!!!

Alexander Kupke, Amazon
7 July 2010
  • Summary: Ansich eine gute und recht schnelle externe Festplatte zu einem fairen Preis. Auch an meinem MacBook lief sie einwandfrei! Nach 4 monatiger Benutzung lässt der Micro-USB-Anschluss nun aber langsam nach. Immer mal wieder Ausfälle und sobald ich die HDD bewege, verliert mein PC die Verbindung - also total unbrauchbar für eine externe Festplatte. Kaufe mir jetzt lieber eine neue/weitere externe Festplatte, bevor meine Daten alle verloren gehen.
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Overall 4
4.0

keine reine externe HD - Katastrophal mit den Tools auf der extra Partition

gregw, Amazon
2 April 2010
  • Summary: die Platte was einfach nicht so zu benutzen wie jede andere externe Festplatte; das Gehäuse sieht super aus, aber die Tools (von WD vorinstalliert) auf einer extra Partition stören mehr (zumindest mich) als sie nützen...
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