Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport
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Western Digital Passport Pocket Drive 6GB
12 December 2014
Excerpt: Don't let the size fool you—The Western Digital Passport Pocket Drive 6GB is not a flash drive! Western Digital is a hard drive making company, so its even more obvious that at the heart of the device is a hard drive. Though the hard drive’s size isn’t mentioned at Western Digital's website, we are assuming that it must 0.8 inch. Lets dig in to know more. Design: Its almost the size of a Zippo lighter, just a little thinner and much lighter—it weighs just 50 Grams.
Summary: Western Digital designed and preformats the My Passport Studio for use with Macs; however, it works well as a portable external storage solution for Windows and OS X, as long as USB 2.0 is your connection of choice.
Pros: The Western Digital My Passport Studio supports FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0 connections. It has a sleek compact and portable design with a customizable electronic label.
Cons: The My Passport Studio doesn't support USB 3.0 and its FireWire performance could be faster. Its backup software doesn't allow for much customization, and its cost per gigabyte is relatively high.
Summary: The Western Digital My Passport 500 GB HDD retails at Rs. 4,299. It might be small and sleek but as far as storage is concerned, it’s just 500GB. The Seagate FreeAgent 1 TB retails at Rs. 5,000 and makes buying the My Passport a bad idea. Also, it doesn’t particularly impress as far as read and write cycle times are concerned. At that price, it’s not really the best portable hard disk to recommend to someone.