Fast, loads of space, another kind of plug, though
Greg Ehrbar "'MouseTracksOnline'", Amazon
25 October 2012
Summary: I will give this five stars because it's extremely solid, nicely designed and has loads of space, and makes an excellent backup for my Mac. The only thing is, the cable has a regular USB on one end and some new, flat kind of attachment on the other. I'm no expert, as you can tell. That's fine and I'm sure this is the most effective hookup yet, but I'm really getting overrun with all these plug sizes!
Summary: I own three portable hard drives, but this has instantly become my favorite. For one thing, it is hard to top in its ratio of storage capacity to weight and physical size. It is hard to believe that this extremely lightweight, tiny drive could be as fast as it is and contain so much data. With so many devices available today, it is great to have a hard drive like this available.
Summary: This drive is preformatted for the Mac and worked right out of the box on my Macbook pro. Easy to use with Time Machine and fast backups. The drive can also be re-formatted for use with a Windows computer but I didn't try that. It is physically larger and heavier than smaller capacity drives but that is expected. It certainly is not too heavy or large to throw in a laptop bag for backups on the go. It weights less thatn a pound.
Summary: The Western Digital Passport for MAC comes preloaded with backup and security software. While backup software is nice, security software on a portable drive is essential. It's easy to use and ready right out of the box. Lightweight and portable this slim little drive fits in my pocket or bag and travels easily. It has small, low profile rubber feet on the bottom that keep it from sliding off the desk or the top of the computer.
Summary: I have been using the Western Digital My Passport Studio 1 TB FireWire 800 External Hard Drive WDBK8A0010BBK-NESN for my Macbook Pro and Macbook Air. It was a very slick drive, enclosed with brushed aluminium case and supports Firewire 800 and USB 2.0 connections. Now, I have the WD My Passport for Mac which looked very similar to the WD My Passport Studio. I have been using it for a month now and would like to share my thoughts here.
Summary: One of my concerns when using a Mac was how to back up the data, until I tried Apple's Time Machine; which is the Mac OS built-in backup utility and uses an external hard drive to easily back up files. The Western Digital My Passport For Mac works out of the box with Apple's Time Machine. It's very simple to use and having a capacity of 2 TB ( 1.8 TB formatted) there is enough space to backup most user's files automatically.
Summary: This drive replaced my bulkier 3.5 inch western digital HDD which I had for almost 3 years now. To use this for windows, you need to reformat it in NTFS format and the drive is ready instantly. For backup, I use a software called second copy which is very easy to use and does an automatic backup of only the updated/new items. But, I am still trying to find a time machine like software for windows.