Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport for Mac
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Compact, convenient, stylish, and excellent value.
7 June 2011
Conclusion: The Passport is small, thin, and light, and ideal as an external storage device for a laptop. It's USB powered, but only takes up a single port. The USB cable is a good length: not so long that the drive can be sliding around, and not so short that the drive would crowd out other devices.
Summary: I previously purchased a WD hard drive to store photos, but it is not specifically for the Mac, so I simply use it as I would a CD or a DVD. this hard drive actually backs up my entire hard drive--just in case it crashes.
Pros: Easy To Setup, Easy to use, High Capacity, Portable
Summary: I bought this to back-up my Mac hard-drive. It works seamlessly with Time Machine, and was connected and functioning within seconds.I'm retired & live in a NY apartment, and needed something with enough capacity and also small enough that it can be hidden or concealed in my apt. while I'm out. This is perfect! It's only a little larger than an iPhone, and can fit in a hundred places here. And the price was unbelievable!
Pros: Attractive Design, Compact, Easy To Setup, Easy to use, High Capacity, Quiet
Conclusion: So far, after 4 attempts to store things I am about to give up. It freezes up after loading material. One has no choice but to abort the whole effort. It is not know then if anything has been stored on the drive but presumably not. Though it lists its capacity less each time. ANYTHING BUT USER FRIENDLY. A big contrast to other Western Digital drives. I have 2 others.
Summary: Despite the lure of more gigs with a larger USB portable this one is a keeper. Firstly it IS Mac pre-formatted so there is no hassle using Mac files etc. It's great for my media files and as I am doing a lot of video and editing I keep my files o...