Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport
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WD My Passport Pro ( 4TB)
3 April 2014
Summary: The WD My Passport Pro is an all-around excellent storage solution for any Thunderbolt-enabled Macs, particularly the MacBook Pro or Air.
Pros: The WD My Passport Pro is fast, portable, and has some of the largest storage capacity you can find. It supports multiple RAID setups, has a well-designed built-in Thunderbolt cable, and is comparatively affordable.
Cons: The drive doesn't support USB nor does it have an extra Thunderbolt port. The 4TB version is bulky.
Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable Storage
23 January 2014
Summary: The My Passport Ultra 1TB portable hard drive is a stylish little USB hard drive that delivers big performance. In testing it performed consistently well and was able to outperform a comparable 1TB drive from Seagate in all tests.
Pros: » High speed USB 3.0 connection provides for super quick transfers, » Faster than comparable Seagate Backup Plus 1TB drive, » Security through password protection and drive encryption, » Available in a handful of colors and capacities, » Compact housing is aesthetically pleasing
Cons: » More expensive than comparable Seagate Backup Plus 1TB drive, » Cloud feature is just instructions to go use Dropbox
Conclusion: The Western Digital My Passport (2TB) is a speedy and capacious drive that will undoubtedly satisfy most users, but it's missing some of the features and future-proofing that give other drives in its price range an edge.
Pros: Enormous capacity. Speedy USB 3.0 transfer rates. Attractive compact chassis.
Cons: Not as future-proofed as some competitors. Connections limited to USB.
Conclusion: Knowing that the USB 3.0 interface has a real-world bandwidth ceiling of around 400MB/s under ideal conditions, the limiting factor, in terms of raw speed, is going to be the 2TB mechanical drive.
WD My Passport 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Review
11 June 2012
Excerpt: Western Digital and the My Passport portable hard drives need no introduction here on Legit Reviews. For the past five years, Western Digital has made backing up your data as easy as possible thanks to these small and easily portable life savers.
Conclusion: It doesn't reinvent the wheel, but the WD My Passport Studio (2TB) gives users what they want—enormous capacity and fast performance, all in an attractive package that shares the MacBook aesthetic.
Pros: Handsome, compact chassis. Enormous 2 TB capacity. Mac formatted. FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 cables included. Excellent dollar per gigabyte value.
Western Digital My Passport Pro review: A hefty portable RAID
6 April 2012
Summary: The My Passport Pro has some good things going for it: a huge capacity, ability to create a RAID from the internal drives, and a tethered Thunderbolt cable. However speeds are lackluster, which makes the Thunderbolt cable seem unneeded.
Pros: Large capacity, Tethered Thunderbolt cable with adequate length, Bus powered RAID solution
Conclusion: The Western Digital My Passport Studio (1TB) is a capacious and speedy external hard drive for those who need quick, home studio?quality storage in a portable package, but don't want to wait for Thunderbolt drives to become affordable.
Pros: Equipped with dual interfaces. Offers good throughput. Rugged metal enclosure. Includes security software.
Cons: Comes with shorter warranty than some competing products. Does not support USB 3.0.
Excerpt: These tiny My Passport drives from Western Digital earn our recommendation for a few reasons. They’re extremely small and portable, they’re capable of both USB 2.0 and 3.0 speeds, and priced between $90 and $180, they’re quite affordable.
Pros: Extreme portability. No external power supplies or power cables required. You can set up password protection and hardware encryption.
Cons: Fast enough for everyday use, but not the fastest. Not the cheapest, either.
Western Digital My Passport Essential 320GB External Drive
OverClock Intelligence Agency
30 May 2010
Summary: Transfer rates stayed the same with the installation of the SmartWare software, though the user experience decreased. If you don't install it, every time you connect the drive the software will mount and ask to be installed. This was extremely annoying.