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: 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.
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
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.
Western Digital My Passport Essential (160GB) Review
9 July 2008
Summary: We love the colors that WD makes available for the My Passport Essential family, and its included backup solutions. Plus, you get an additional 40GB of storage over the LaCie little disk for $10 less.
Western Digital My Passport Pro: A hefty portable RAID
10 July 2014
Conclusion: Hand it to Western Digital for trying new things. It's cool that there's a portable software RAID solution available, and bus-powered storage options with 4TB capacities are few and far between. Western Digital also offers a 2TB version of the My Passport Pro, which is lighter and not as tall.