Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport Slim
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Subir Singh "Gadget Geek", Amazon
30 June 2015
Summary: There is a newer version of this drive which is near identical to this drive and the firmware enables slightly faster read/write speeds - . This is my 4th WD Passport drive and my first WD USB 3.0 drive. I use my Passport drives to backup my data/documents.
Summary: Two things the My Passport Slim Metal is not: slim and metal. Ok, it is ever so very slightly slimmer than the regular My Passport. Maybe half a millimeter. Metal? Not exactly. There is a metal plate on the top of the housing; the rest is plastic, as with the less expensive My Passport.
Summary: The item is heavy and thick. 'Slim' is not a word to describe it. And, like the newer versions (blue, silver, or champagne) only the top is metal. Not really a big deal. But note that Western Digital's statement of 3 year warranty is a bit misleading: the warranty period starts when they FIRST sell...
Summary: I've owned 4 different external HDs of various companies over the years (LaCie, Seagate). They all lasted between several weeks to half a year before they developed corrupted sectors and had to be reformatted again and again.
Summary: I purchased this my wife to store family pictures. There is so much on this thing that its going to take a long time to fill it. Once connection to the computer is made, performance is really fast. Very happy with this purchase and good deal.
Summary: Great little when it is connected. The USB #3 really stinks. The drive keeps disconnecting. To use it I very frequently need to unplug it and plug it back in. Connections feel solid and tight but it keeps acting like it is unplugged. I am not too fond of this drive.
Summary: The Passport Slim 2TB is an outstanding hard drive. It is compact, lightweight and works with USB 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0. It is plug and play and has an excellent transfer rate. The combination of capacity, cost and size makes this one of the best portable drives available.