Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport 1TB (WDBBEP0010)
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25 September 2013
Conclusion: The Western Digital My Passport Ultra drive strikes a good balance of useful, user-friendly software, performance, and price. We just think, as of this writing at least, that it’s a smidge overpriced considering its plastic shell. The company does sell a metal-clad My Passport Slim drive (which, oddly, isn’t that much slimmer than the Ultra), but that drive costs $20 more than the Ultra—about $100 for the 1TB model.
Pros: One of the fastest bus-powered hard drives we’ve tested, Simple, useful backup software that works with non-WD drives and Dropbox, Three-year warranty
Cons: Costs a bit more than competing drives at 1TB capacity, Plastic shell doesn’t look or feel overly rugged, Seagate Backup Plus drives are more versatile
Summary: Like Moore's Law, the physical size and price of hard drives keeps dropping, while the amount of storage keeps increasing. The Western Digital My Passport Ultra packs 1TB of storage into a pocketable package not much heavier than some smartphones, and its price of $129 is also very reasonable.
Pros: Fast transfer speeds, Attractive design available in multiple colors, Very portable, Useful software