Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 (WDBGCH5000ASL / WDBGCH0010BSL / WDBKKF0020BSL)
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EddyJoe, Office Depot
12 May 2014
Excerpt: I had an issue with my wife's MacBook Air and need to take it in for service. Apple suggested a backup and since I didn't have an external drive for her Mac I decided to buy the Passport for Mac. It was so easy since it was formatted for a Mac already, all I had to do was plug it in and tell it what I wanted to back up. Easy as pie. It was relatively quick also with USB 3.0. Great product, good price!
Summary: Purchased the device for 'Time Machine' and it works very fine...no formatting required just plug and play. Nice WD, thanks. Although, the device does NOT come with a 'Lightning Bolt' cable...just a USB 3.0 connector.
Summary: The drive works wonderfully; however, the plastic housing that it comes in couldn't be any more cheap. I doubt it would survive a fall. Luckily I bought it as a backup and it won't be leaving my desk very often.
Summary: For some reason, it had some connectivity issues out of the box - my macbook pro 13" just wouldn't recognize it, or it would appear for brief moments and disappear. However, when I finally got it connected and went through the setup/installations, it worked perfectly and still is as of now. It's cheap and functional.
Summary: Worked fine during a month. Suddenly, it stops reading my files. The drive appear on my desktop (MacBook Air) and so do the folders inside. But when I try to access the content of the folder, the drive crash (light constantly flashing, impossible to read anything or even eject the drive without restarting the computer). It never felt, was always in a protective case and was never unplugged without proper ejection. Disappointed.
I think my WD My Passport for Mac 1TB Drive committed suicide
M. West, Amazon
5 February 2014
Summary: The same day my new 3 TB drive is due to be delivered (I need more storage) my WD My Passport for Mac 1TB Portable External Hard Drive suddenly stopped working this morning. Coincidence? I think not. This 1 TB drive stopped working after only six months and I've now lost my Mac TimeMachine backup, and I've had other WD drives die in less than a year too. I'm not impressed with the reliability of WD drives...
Summary: Over a year ago I purchased a Western Digital "My Passport for Mac" external drive to back up my files (using Time Machine). In January 2013, it became corrupt, and because my hard drive was also having serious issues, I lost virtually everything on my iMac. I purchased another WD My Passport for Mac (1TB) drive last February (2013), and it worked fine (in conjunction with my new iMac) ...
Summary: Easy open clamshell with no scissors required. Plugged it into my imac with the provided usb 3.0 cable. Imac said "Do you wish to use this as a Time Machine back-up drive. Clicked yes. The end. Now my computer is fully 100% backed up with three easy steps.