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Western Digital My Passport

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Overall 8
8.0

WD My Passport 2TB Review

maximum pc
29 April 2013
  • Excerpt: At 2TB, WD’s My Passport is the largest-capacity USB hard drive we’ve ever tested, and its four chunky 500GB platters rotate at 5,400rpm. In the palm it feels about as thick as a huge English muffin with a piece of ham in the middle, or a water-logged deck of cards; it’s the thickest drive in this roundup, but only by a tiny margin over the 1.5TB Toshiba.
  • Pros: Huge capacity; great speed; full-featured software package
  • Cons: Backup software is not reliable or good for advanced users; can’t make backup images
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Overall 8
8.0

Western Digital My Passport 2TB USB 3.0

HEXUS
5 July 2012
  • 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. To give you a comparison against something speedier and more expensive, we've included an Intel Series 510 120GB SSD housed in a Tsunami D-25 USB 3.0 enclosure, and the comparative numbers will tell you just how a super-sized spindle-based drive stacks up.
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Overall 8
8.0

WD's latest My Passport Pro is an excellent portable drive for Mac users

CNET
20 April 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 7
7.0

WD My Passport Studio series (Autumn 2011)

CNET
7 April 2012
  • Summary: Mac users who need a fast portable hard drive will find it in the new My Passport Studio. Windows users should look elsewhere for a better deal.
  • Pros: The WD My Passport Studio features all-metal scratch-resistant housing and supports FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 connections. The drive offers very good performance.
  • Cons: The My Passport Studio is comparatively expensive and doesn't have USB 3.0.
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Overall 7
7.0

Western Digital My Passport Pro review: A hefty portable RAID

Macworld
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
  • Cons: Fan is infrequent but noisy, Big and bulky
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Overall 8
8.0

Western Digital My Passport Studio Mac

CNET
4 April 2012
  • Summary: Whether you use a Mac or a PC, the 320GB Western Digital My Passport Studio is the perfect compact external drive with a low cost per GB, a compact design, decent performance, and a surprisingly lengthy warranty.
  • Pros: Decent performance; bus-powered; capacity gauge works as port cover; Mac OS X-ready; cool and quiet during operation; five-year warranty; low cost per gigabyte.
  • Cons: No option for external power; no FireWire 800.
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Overall 8
8.0

First 4TB Thunderbolt portable drive is here

CNET
4 April 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 7
7.0

The WD My Passport Edge drive makes a handy portable backup/storage solution

CNET
4 April 2012
  • Summary: Thanks to its compact physical size and bundled software, the WD My Passport Edge is a very good companion for mobile users.
  • Pros: The WD My Passport Edge is compact, and offers fast USB 3.0 performance as well as useful software.
  • Cons: The My Passport Edge is comparatively more expensive than other drives of the same capacity.
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Overall 8
8.0

WD My Passport Pro ( 4TB)

CNET
4 April 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 7
7.0

Western Digital Passport portable USB 2.0 drive

CNET
4 April 2012
  • Summary: The Western Digital WD Passport is a fast, easy, inexpensive way to take and transfer large files on the road.
  • Pros: Low price; speedy; compact; attractive design; supereasy installation; no power adapter required with most computers.
  • Cons: Doesn't include a carrying case; lacks software utilities.
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