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Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 750GB USB 3.0 (WDBACX7500ARD/WDBACX7500ABL/WDBACX7500ASL/WDBACX7500ABK)
6.1 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

Not bad

Joshua H., Newegg
18 August 2011
  • Pros: Small, silent, seems well built
  • Cons: I think it's slow, but I am not 100% certain. Transfer rates stunk, but it may be my USB port setup.
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Overall 6
6.0

Drive is great, unlike the cable that comes with it.

Kenneth K., Newegg
14 May 2011
  • Summary: I am going to send back the second drive do to the same issue for the 1tb drive of the same make and model
  • Pros: Drive is fast and speedy and does not take up much space set on the right hand side of a 17.3" notebook and still gives you plenty of space for your hands to type on the keyboard.
  • Cons: The cable is a different story, I have had to replace the drive since it is very hard to find a matching cable of the same length. The cable went bad on me with in the first week of owning the drive.
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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

Software Poorly Designed

Christopher Mayo, Amazon
27 July 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

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

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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Overall 6
6.0

automatic backup

s, Amazon
12 October 2010
  • Summary: This hard drive has smart software that automatically backs up ALL the files on your computer. This is great if you just want a back up of everything. However, it took all my documents out of their files and re-sorted them in a really complex and difficult manner to access.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not that bad after all

DevCons, Amazon
8 December 2009
  • Summary: As some have mentioned, this (My Passport Essential 750GB) external USB drive from Western Digital suffers from frequent disconnects. Which is very annoying indeed. Apparently this is due to loose connection of the supplied USB cable.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Product - Has Issues

Mr. R. A. Clarke, Amazon
11 October 2009
  • Summary: This is a great unit but I will cut to the chase and go in with the issues. 1) This drive does not use a standard USB B plug (as 99% of other drives do) That means you will have to carry the cable with you and also if it gets damaged then you cannot use another you may have.
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