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6.3 out of 10

Western Digital My Passport Essential Portable (WDBAAA series)

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport Essential Portable (WDBAAA series)

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Overall 10

High storage

morgue7, Amazon
14 June 2013
  • Summary: Loved this one, it was slim, nice, fast, But I accidentally dropped it from a table and it started to malfunction... It was my fault so I'm keeping the 5 stars for this.
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Overall 10

love it!

DancingDoc, Amazon
2 February 2013
  • Summary: i use this to back up all of my data. i've had it for years, it is great! i can take it wherever i go.
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Overall 6


brutus, Amazon
10 December 2012
  • Summary: Thought this was going to be an external hard drive only but once I plugged it in to my computer it to 2 days to use because it backed up my entire computer system. Every time I would move or remove a file it woudl copy the change which was annoying at first. I have eventually found out how to use as just an external drive.
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Overall 10


ressie, Amazon
12 October 2012
  • Summary: Received item on time, lot of memory space and been storing more of my file. I recommend this product of good used to may to friend.
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Overall 2

I will NEVER purchase Western Digital again.

JP-AmazonPen, Amazon
22 September 2012
  • Summary: This is my second external WD drive. First was a myBook, second was this passport. Both died shortly after warranty period ended. The drives were never dropped or moved much. No cheap recovery could be performed on either. WD used to be my goto company for HDs, not anymore.
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Overall 10

Very satisfied

13 September 2012
  • Summary: Prompt shipping, very reasonable price. The product worked great out of the box. I'm very satisfied.
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Overall 4

Good price, bad product

Peashy, Amazon
21 August 2012
  • Summary: We backed up our computer easily with this when we got it. It fell about one foot onto our carpet floor, and never worked again. We had to throw it out. It was not worth the money at all. We learn our lesson and went to the actual computer store and bought a quality one. Never again...
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Overall 2

Major design flaw with USB port

piratesmvp04, Amazon
19 April 2012
  • Summary: I purchased this as my first external hard drive. Since it was my first purchase, I bought the one that everyone else had, and it seemed that the My Passport drives were very popular. Plus, I trusted it since it was made by Western Digital. Well, let's just say I shouldn't have. The drive worked well the first 5 months, and I liked the security feature. However, after this time, I started to notice that the USB port was loose.
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Overall 8

Works just fine

JCL94, Amazon
2 March 2012
  • Summary: I have a mac, and I expected it to work right off the bat, but when I initially plugged it in it didn't work. It only took a little bit of Google-ing to figure it out. Now it works great! Thanks.
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Overall 10

back up drive

Jo-anne K. Jantz, Amazon
9 January 2012
  • Summary: I love this hard drive. I am not a nerd geek or anything. I just needed to back up my files. So this small one was good enough for me. It is slightly bigger than a calculator. In my opinion very portable. So overall I am very happy.
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