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Western Digital My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 (WDBGCH5000ASL / WDBGCH0010BSL / WDBKKF0020BSL)
9.0 out of 10

Western Digital My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 (WDBGCH5000ASL / WDBGCH0010BSL / WDBKKF0020BSL)

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 (WDBGCH5000ASL / WDBGCH0010BSL / WDBKKF0020BSL)

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Overall 2
2.0

Fail

Extra Fu, Amazon
18 November 2013
  • Summary: I think this thing lasted like 3 days before it crashed and I had to send it back. I'm sure it's probably rare that that happens. Still, my next major storage investment will be in a SSD. Tired of failing HDDs.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't trust this

Angela J, Amazon
9 August 2013
  • Summary: My first WD Backup drive failed slowly - so I bought a second one in time to get my most valuable files (family photos, the last photo taken of my dog before he died) transferred to the new WD. I don't know why I went with the same company. Unfortunately, I did.
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Overall 2
2.0

Stopped working.

ADT, Amazon
29 July 2013
  • Summary: This external drive stopped working less than three months after I received it. The icon no longer shows on my mac. It can't be repaired by Disk Utility. Very disappointed. This has been a waste of money.
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Overall 2
2.0

died after 3 months

gustavo, Amazon
29 June 2013
  • Summary: Will not buy this brand again. The whole purpose of a backup disk is that it is supposed to be reliable.
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Overall 2
2.0

data-recovery experts call WD a terrible brand

Kswnyc, Amazon
8 May 2013
  • Summary: My WD Passport for Mac, purchased less than a year ago, died completely after a 1-foot drop onto a carpeted floor. Two data recovery experts I consulted (one independent, one at Tekserve in NYC) specifically said that the WD Passports are notoriously unreliable.
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Overall 2
2.0

Failed after 3 days

Ramiro Ferrer "Ramiro", Amazon
19 April 2013
  • Summary: I have a few WD drives. They are good, reliable drives. I bought a My Passport for Mac, 2TB, 3 days ago. Today, I can't even see what I saved on the disk. It makes weird noises, and it just appear to have stop working.
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Overall 2
2.0

Dismounts itself randomly

Mike, Amazon
19 March 2013
  • Summary: WD is usually a very good and reliable drive but this model has some issues. After a few days the unit started to dismount itself randomly at about a rate of every 20 to 30 minutes.
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Overall 2
2.0

Very Disappointed

Brad J, Amazon
19 March 2013
  • Summary: I'm pretty conservative with my gear, and I especially use my kiddie gloves when handling expensive electronics like this. I kept this at home to use as a backup for my laptop's hard drive. I took a road trip when I moved back across country.
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Overall 2
2.0

Good at first, extremely slow after

NBR, Amazon
16 March 2013
  • Summary: Product good for first couple months, then runs extremely slow u/l speeds...wouldnt buy again. no solutions found online to help remedy.
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Overall 2
2.0

failed after 2 months

Daniel Gottesman "Ergo Dan", Amazon
5 February 2013
  • Summary: Drive has failed and MAC OSX says it is not repairable. Was not abused. Used only slightly as backup drive for Macbook Air. Now must figure out how to replace. Seems there should be warrantee for more than 60 days.
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