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