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Western Digital My Passport WDBY8L0015BBK
7.8* out of 10

Western Digital My Passport WDBY8L0015BBK

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Overall 2

Disappointing *Sigh*

Anonymous, Newegg
25 October 2012
  • Summary: I've tried multiple USB ports, powered it off for a while and powered it on. Same results. I suppose I can take it apart and try the HD hoping that the USB connector is defective. I'm extremely annoyed having wasted my time on this product. I only needed it to work a day!
  • Pros: Looked cool for being the equivalent of a black box.
  • Cons: I purchased this drive a bit back and left it sitting in a desk drawer until my new PC was built and I was ready to transfer my data. It worked for about an hour and now it's so slow I can't even browse what's on the drive. My "explorer" window says not responding. When I try to transfer my data ...
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Overall 8

Solid drive

Michael M., Newegg
25 July 2012
  • Pros: Good drive with perfectly reasonable performance. It's still spinning disk so you're not going to get full USB 3.0 speeds, but it's definitely better than USB 2 if you have the right ports. This is my third My Passport (upgraded for capacity and speed, not because of HD problems), and after HFS+ ...
  • Cons: Mac OS X Lion (10.7) doesn't seem to put it to sleep correctly when the system sleeps - it gives an "improperly disconnected drive" error. This is probably an OS issue, not a drive issue, but it's something to be aware of. I'll test Mountain Lion (10.8) soon and report back. Dropped one star from...
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Overall 10

Just works

Mr. S., Newegg
13 June 2012
  • Summary: I have it attached to the rear port of a Netgear (formerly Infrant) NV+ NAS drive. I set this up as a backup to the NAS device for super important files like finance, pictures, home movies, etc; should the RAID fail on the NV+ or a failed firmware update.
  • Pros: It just works.
  • Cons: I should have bought the 2TB at the time.
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Overall 10


HelloBuddy, priceminister.com
6 February 2014