Summary: This little device has been my faithful backup for many years and is still working just fine. I recently bought an upgraded Passport because I'm so happy with it. I previously had a much bigger and pricier "my book," which conked out after about a year. Meanwhile, this one is still going strong.
Summary: The chord that connects the drive to my computer doesn't connect well. When performing a backup the drive often malfunctions in the middle by barely touching the drive or the computer I'm backing up. Looks good, good size. I like that there's a case that comes with it.
Summary: It probably is if I had ordered the right one! But I made an error and ordered a version for a Mac and I use a PC. I returned it and as usual, Amazon was perfect throughout the entire transaction.
Summary: I bought this hard drive to act as a backup for my Mac. Worked good with Time Machine for about 2 weeks. After that entire system became corrupt. Spoke to WD customer service and they tried to convince me to send the disk with my files still on it so that they could fix it. On top of that they wanted me to pay for shipping. I recommend buying a Seagate drive instead. I've had one since this event and it hasn't faltered once.
Summary: I bought used one, and unfortunately, the USA cable plug was so loose. sometimes, when I was backing up my computer, even with a slight touch or shake, it gets ejected from my laptop and my laptop would warn: "Your disk has ejected improperly. if possible please eject properly next time" But I can't help because the the seller didn't tell me anything about his loose USB cable plug.
Summary: The My Passport is light, looks nice and has a big capacity for most people. But when you start using it--well, the system design is pretty poor. I had to resinstall the software several times when the drive locked itself and the software wouldn't properly detect it and then started crashing. I had to emailing customer service because the online guides are difficult to navigate and answers are often in geek speak.
Summary: While traveling, I was stupid enough to put some photo files on here for which I did not yet have backup copies. While in a hotel room copying files from my internal hard drive to this unit, I dropped the drive about a half foot onto a carpeted floor. That was it. Dead drive. Despite the best efforts of a recovery specialist, I lost everything, including some photos from a recent trip to Shenandoah National Park.