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Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 750GB USB 3.0 (WDBACX7500ARD/WDBACX7500ABL/WDBACX7500ASL/WDBACX7500ABK)
6.2 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 6
6.0

Good BUT!

Diana Ramirez, Amazon
3 December 2012
  • Summary: I was so happy with this product!! Big capacity and I had a lot of information in there.. But one day it broke down and nobody could fix it! So I lost all my information and I didn't know what happened
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Overall 6
6.0

A nightmare at first... once the initial issues were solved it performed as expected!

R.Suarez "R-Suarez-", Amazon
17 November 2010
  • Summary: When I started to run out of space on my old external 250GB drive I started looking for a replacement with more storage capacity. I decided I would replace my old unit with another Western Digital as my previous experience had been great so far.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great portable hard drive but with unwanted "features"

Amazon Customer, Amazon
27 May 2010
  • Summary: I've owned about 10 WD Passport drives over the past 5 years, ranging from 100GB to this 1TB one. I basically upgraded for the increased capacity, and I was expecting the same great portable USB hard drive I've come to expect from Western Digital. And that's pretty much what I got. BUT ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Software Poorly Designed

Christopher Mayo, Amazon
21 February 2010
  • Summary: I helped a friend buy the a few months ago, and it has been nothing but a pain for us ever since. GOOD POINTS ---------------------- Let me be clear: the drive works. We were able to save a lot of files onto it from old computer hard drives, and it beautifully performed that task.
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Overall 6
6.0

Fragile, power hungry

Josh-D. S. Davis "xaminmo", Amazon
29 January 2010
  • Summary: The product literature claims it's "Green", and at idle uses 30% less power. What they don't say is that the drive has an extra platter, and spin-up uses MORE power than most other 2.5" SATA drives. My older 500g Passport will run fine off of a single USB2.0 port's internal power.
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Overall 6
6.0

Bundled Software Unremoveable!

nicdnyc "nicdnyc", Amazon
7 January 2010
  • Summary: Ok so here's the deal. WD used to sell ordinary hard drives. Good prices. Decent reliability. Just hard drives like everyone else. I own two of the earlier generation 500GB drives and I love them. That was then.
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Overall 6
6.0

Mixed Feelings

Nandagopal N., Newegg
4 November 2009
  • Summary: Talked to support and confirmed my understanding above. 5 egg for the hardware. 1 egg for unremovability of bundled software/release of storage for the same. NOTE: 1 egg is not a review for the software. It is for unnecessarily locking it in place.
  • Pros: -No power adapters to worry about -750 Marketing GB -698 Programmer's GB -Sleek piano black glossy finish -WD reliability -Reasonable warranty
  • Cons: -Black glossy finish is a fingerprint magnet -WD Smartware - The drive came with it. It is a nightmare to get rid of for those of us who don't care for it. The partition that hosts the bundled software is write protected via the drive's firmware - talk about overkill, WD. This partition cannot be...
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Overall 6
6.0

A really big hard drive

Amazon Customer, Amazon
4 November 2009
  • Summary: I purchased this drive because I have a huge photo and music library. I also thought that this drive could be a swap for an internal laptop drive. First the pros. It is one terabyte and fairly fast. I wish it was available with firewire as it seems to top out at about 12Mb/sec on transfers The cons.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good drive with a few annoying issues

Bob, Amazon
13 October 2009
  • Summary: General comments: First of all, this drive is really small, a little bit heavier, thicker and wider than the previous generation Passport but much much shorter. It has almost a square shape. Upon pluggin in, you will have 930 GB free space, which is not that bad.
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Overall 6
6.0

Handy and streamlined

CloudySki..., Ciao
21 October 2011
  • Excerpt: I received this My Passport WD Hard Drive as a gift around 6 months ago. At first I wasn't sure that I would use it or need it since I already had another large Hard Drive that I used for Time Machine back ups on my MacBook Pro and general backing up of data.
  • Pros: Great to travel with, small .
  • Cons: Could be fragile .
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