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6.7 out of 10

Western Digital My Passport for Mac (WDBAAB2500ACH / WDBAAB3200ACH / WDBAAB4000ACH / WDBAAB5000ACH / WDBAAB6400ACH)

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport for Mac (WDBAAB2500ACH / WDBAAB3200ACH / WDBAAB4000ACH / WDBAAB5000ACH / WDBAAB6400ACH)

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Overall 8
8.0

Small, sleek but not the fastest

OGM, Mwave.com
30 May 2011
  • Summary: Overall, it is very small to carry around and 500Gb is a pretty good size. It looks very good in sleek black, but the speeds are just ok.
  • Pros: It is very small to carry around and the glossy black finish is very sleek.
  • Cons: The transfer rates are not as good as other enclosures, which is limited by the integrated USB controller. Unfortunately, the USB controller is integrated with the hard drive electronic board, so it is not possible to remove it i.e. no SATA connection at all
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Overall 10
10

great storage item

happy costumer543, Mwave.com
19 October 2010
  • Summary: much smaller then my old wd 500gb hd you dont need to plug it in to the wall
  • Pros: small easy to use great price!!!!!much smaller then my old wd 500gb hd you dont need to plug it in to the wall
  • Cons: dont c any
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor reliability after firmware upgrade

Linda Schaible, Amazon
11 September 2010
  • Summary: I purchased this product and installed on my Mac - worked great for about an hour until I upgraded the firmware. After the upgrade my Mac failed to recognize the external drive. I tried on 4 other macs and 2 PCs, with none of the computers recognizing the unit. According to the community forums on the WD site, this is a major issue for mac users. Unfortunately, no one at WD has responded to any of the posts with a solution or offer to replace.
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Overall 8
8.0

Easy to use

L. David Moore "Tech Manager", Amazon
12 February 2010
  • Summary: Easy to set up and use. It doesn't really allow you to specify specific folders to back up but does a scan of the specific file types and then backs those up. At least I haven't figured out how to specify a specific folder, maybe there is a way. What I didn't like was the Firmware update process. I worry that the average person may have some difficulties with this piece.
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Overall 2
2.0

Awful

MB, Amazon
4 February 2010
  • Summary: The VCD "Smartware" cannot be removed, only "hidden." I made the mistake of buying this in a store, and didn't see reviews since it never occurred to me that they'd add proprietary software and a partition that could never be removed only "hidden." Since the box didn't claim that the disk had unusable space and unremovable software, I can never trust that they won't do this again. Last WD ever for me.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great encryption & portability. Back-up system leaves much to be desired...

K. Stein, Amazon
1 December 2009
  • Summary: I found this small portable external drive to be very easy to pocket, with the easy-to-use encryption system giving me piece-of-mind. The backup program is poorly designed however, and so I use the much more flexible Mac Time Machine software for my back-ups.
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Overall 8
8.0

Just Works - Just Like a Mac!

FTC, Amazon
2 October 2009
  • Summary: It could not have been easier to install this drive... plug in the USB cable! No power cord... just the USB cable, which is great. You are quickly prompted to make a decision... as to whether or not you wish to use the Mac Time Machine application or the drive's "WD SmartWare". I don't know of a reason why a person buying a Mac drive, would not also use Time Machine... it works incredible well and seamlessly while using your Mac. That's it... that's the install process.
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Overall 10
10

Sofort loslegen - genial!

A. Renner-Quanz "Fam. Renner", Amazon
8 April 2011
  • Summary: Dies ist meine erste externe Festplatte und ich bin begeistert. Anschlüsse toll (eine Rezension besagte etwas anderes) - extrem sexy Erscheinungsbild und startet sofort mit time machine, wenn man das will. Seit einer halben Stunde arbeitet sie nun für mich, wird nicht heiß und gibt auch keinen Laut von sich. Langfristigere Rückmeldungen folgen!
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Overall 2
2.0

G4 PowerBook? Fällt nicht unter "for Mac"!

fossilizer "fossilizer", Amazon
9 March 2010
  • Summary: Mein G4 PowerBook (letzte Serie; OS 10.5.8) erkennt das 'MyPassport for Mac' nicht. Der WD Kundendienst meinte, es stelle wohl (auch bei Netzanschluss!) nicht genügend Strom zur Verfügung, und bot mir die Zusendung eines Y-Kabels zur Verbindung des Laufwerks mit beiden USB-Anschlüssen an. Ich weiß nicht wie die aktuellen Powerbooks gebaut sind, aber mein G4 hat die beiden USB an gegenüber liegenden Seiten. Damit entfällt auch eine Doppelverkabelung.
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Overall 10
10

Externe USB Platte für Mac

O. Kreckel, Amazon
18 January 2010
  • Summary: Habe diese Platte ganz bewusst erworben, da sie über USB 35 MB/s schafft. Damit ist sie so schnell wie FireWire400, kann jedoch universell eingesetzt werden. Auch an Windosen. Für knappe 90Euro lag sie voll im Trend und Amazon lieferte direkt, für Mac User eine sehr gute Wahl, wenn man kein FW800 MultiportDrive wie LaCie einsetzen will. Auch wegen des Preis-Leistungsverhältnisses.
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