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Western Digital My Passport for Mac
6.5 out of 10

Western Digital My Passport for Mac

The sleek portable My Passport SE drive is Mac-ready and offers Read more

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Overall 10
10

Would buy again.

blessedsloan "children's author", Amazon
18 October 2014
  • Summary: Pros I have used this product since 2010. It has been a great product. I have used this passport on both my windows PC and my Linux PC without any problems. I have not had any problems from my passport since my initial conversation and repair of the product a month after purchase.
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Overall 10
10

I have required on time

Juan C Hernandez, Amazon
10 June 2014
  • Summary: Very good required and it was the products I have asking, very good four all of it. Thank you for everything
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Overall 10
10

reliable, portable, lots of storage

jonathan austin, Amazon
22 February 2013
  • Summary: that about sums it up! easy to throw in a messenger bag or laptop bag and take anywhere, works great for a time machine back up for a laptop!
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Overall 10
10

GREAT!!

Linda Lopez "Linda", Amazon
27 December 2012
  • Summary: It took all of my iphotos out and stored them, so I wouldn't lose them. I then deleted them on my Mac and it ran soooo much faster!
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Overall 8
8.0

Mac portable hard drive

David S., Newegg
8 December 2012
  • Summary: Considering this is a USB2 drive its speeds are respectable. I used a quad core mac and the XBench testing software. The drives Disk Test score is 36.52, with the Sequential score at 33.85 and the Random score clocking in at 39.66. Very respectable overall.
  • Pros: This portable hard drive is a very stylish, color matched to the Mac aluminum case (although made of plastic) with a nice black band around the outside. The 1TB size is exceptional in the price range, although marked up a bit due to the Mac relationships. The interface is the older USB2, with no ...
  • Cons: There are no real cons for this device as long as you are aware of what you are buying. It is not USB3, so do not expect that capability.
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Overall 8
8.0

A steady little Workhorse

Chris M., Newegg
15 November 2012
  • Summary: I ended up formatting this drive for Windows 7 and gave it to my girlfriend for her laptop I had to go to Western Digitals website to download a utility to format the drive for Windows. It’s called “Western Digital’s Quick Drive Format utility.
  • Pros: 2 year warranty. No external power supply needed/used. Totally powered via USB port. It has a Western Digital brand mini mechanical HDD (like in a laptop). Mini cable is supplied. Has a tiny white LED activity light near the USB port of the drive that is easy to see. Small and very convenient for...
  • Cons: It is a lot thicker than t looks in the pictures. I really expected a rubber type casing according to the looks of it in the pictures (the black part), however it is merely hard plastic. The price could use a little adjusting in my opinion. After all it is a USB 2.0. -1 egg for price.
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Overall 6
6.0

Mediocre at best

Daniel C., Newegg
12 November 2012
  • Summary: Current USB 3.0 drives are capable of triple or quadruple the same write speeds with roughly the same price, limited only by the port that you plug the drive into. Even if you don't have USB 3.0, it would be a worthy choice as many new computers have USB 3.0 installed.
  • Pros: I've owned several Western Digital portable drives in the past, and I have to say, this is one of the best built drives they've made to date. The enclosure itself is quite sturdy with two-toned, hardened plastic surrounding the drive. Only a single white LED exists near the Micro USB port and som...
  • Cons: This drive has a few major drawbacks that I haven't seen in many years. This drive lacks USB 3.0, so it will lag behind the rest of the market in speed. I had assumed that USB 2.0 would be the limiting factor for this drive, capping the transfer rate somewhere around 30 MB/s. Unfortunately, I fou...
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Overall 2
2.0

Doesn't work with MacBookPro.

Ivan Johnson, Amazon
5 October 2012
  • Summary: The case is beautiful, the size and weight impressive, but it simply doesn't work with MacBookPros. As the drive fills up, it becomes harder to run with the MacBook's supplied USB power. So eventually the drive just-- Stops. This happened to my first one. It happened to its replacement.
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Overall 10
10

Perfect

Christopher D., Newegg
3 August 2012
  • Summary: If you want to use a back up drive I suggest turning of FileVault. If you are having trouble on step 2 of installation you have to click on the dmg in the passport file on your desktop. Shipping was very fast. From Illinois to Idaho just under 3 days.
  • Pros: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Overview~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |*Small (half Lb.) |*Fast (57 sec. a Gig)(200 gb back up took 3 hours) |*Sturdy (Not hollow, strong thick plastic) |*Easy Installation (Western Digital makes it simple) |*Cold (Does not get hot easily) |*Good Price [Current Price:$100-(10 gbs per $1)] ________...
  • Cons: *I would like it if had another input to the drive just incase one broke. *Not much of a manual. I had to look online to find out more about the hard drive. Such as- Q:Can I be used for multipul Computer? A:Yes, up to 3. Q:Can My Passport read FileVault encryptions? A:Yes, but FileVault can limit...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Product but Needed Replacing

blueelysium, Amazon
15 July 2012
  • Summary: This hard drive works great with my Mac - seamlessly with Time Machine. It's also inexpensive for a 1 TB drive. However, it stopped working about eight months after I purchased it. Because it comes with a warranty, I sent it to Western Digital for a replacement - I had to pay to ship my faulty drive...
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