Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport
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It is supposed to be compatible with Seagate Backup Plus ...
Juan Camilo Jiménez, Amazon
2 April 2015
Summary: It is supposed to be compatible with Seagate Backup Plus Slim but this case is way too big for it, I had to add some carton to it do my hard drive is not floating inside. It is great quality though.
Summary: The external enclosure cannot be propped open. I would use it exactly as it is intended for, sort of like a flash drive. It looks like SATA connection is impossible with this drive. The little reset hole by the USB port did not work when the drive is not connected or powered on.
Pros: Easy to use and instant hardware encryption with provided software in the HDD. Only password is needed and the user is able to auto unlock. Therefore speed is not affected by encryption. Sequential Read : 117.553 MB/s Sequential Write : 112.156 MB/s Random Read 512KB : 46.757 MB/s Random Write 51...
Cons: Does not support BitLocker encryption as speed is extremely slow.. There is no firmware updater utility as with all HDD's. Even though the HDD uses Advanced Format and NCQ, the drive itself is over a year old and is only SATAII with 5400RPM. The buffer is only 8MB. The drive was formatted with MB...
Summary: This is the third Western Digital external hard drive I've bought in the past six years, each one for a different purpose. I'm glad to say my others still work. I bought this one with high expectations for performance and durability. It took almost six hours to transfer 24 GB of iTunes files to it.
Excerpt: After wading through pages of instructions on formatting for use with my MacBook Air, I was unable to format the drive. I finally went to Apple Support, found concise instructions and succeeded in formatting the drive.
Excerpt: this passport drive does not come up as an icon when it is loaded.it doesn't let you know when it is in the process of backing up the computer information and does not let you know when it is done.