Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport for Mac USB 2.0 (WDBL1D5000ABK / WDBBXV7500ABK / WDBBXV0010BBK)
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It performs excellently just like the first one
Gail MacKinnon, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: This is my second WD passport for Mac. It performs excellently just like the first one, which I still have. It is formatted for the the Mac so all you have to do is plug it into your computer, and back up your data. It does not come with a case, but there are many inexpensive ones on the market. I highly recommend this product, as a easy to use external hard drive.
Mark Wothe "that deaf, dumb and blind kid sur..., Amazon
1 February 2014
Summary: I use this for Time Machine backup for my 2011 macbook. Setup was quick and very easy without needing to use any of the WD software or formatting. Had to employ once when hard drive puked--everything was restored to the previous day as if nothing happened. A lifesaver! I use a 2T version for my iMac and it works just as well. Very nice not to have to reinstall everything after the inevitable disc failure.
Summary: I bought the USB 3.0 version also and have the same problem with both WD My Passports. You have to connect both ends of the cable in some pre-determined-but-impossible-to-learn way. Most of the time I get an error message that the drive can't be located. "It's right there, plugged in, where do you think it is?" I growl. It seems to work best if you stretch the cable out straight and insert it ever-so-carefully. It just doesn't fit snugly the way the connections should.
Summary: Great product! I'm so glad I got a back-up hardrive for my Mac (it's so important to do, if you haven't done so already!). I think this WD passport is especially good because it's specifically made for Macs. I would definitely recommend this to others!
Summary: The first hard drive I received worked once and then just stopped. I found out that was common for this product. I did the return process, which went smoothly, and received my second product. I've had it for a while and so far it has been working properly!