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: 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: Althought displays on the Amazon search engine for thunderbolt, this is a USB 3.0 drive only. Is extremely small and portable. I like it very much especially for the price difference when compared to a thunderbolt of the same size. Its very fast but I'm left curious as to the speed of a Thunderbolt drive. It comes with its own utilities to install and drivers bor USB 3.0 on the drive.
Summary: Nice small size, a little larger than a deck of cards. USB 3.0 means it doesn't need an external power cord so very clean connections. Whisper quiet compared to my older LaCie model which made a racket each time it was writing tot he disk drive. Automatically recognized when I plugged it in and automatically started time machine. great product so far.
Summary: I bought this to backup my Mac and it's quick, quiet and works well. It's also very small and sleek and at 1TB provides a full backup of my Mac Mini and additional storage. It's a great portable storage device.
Summary: This saved my life, or at least my Mac's life. It instantly freed up 15 GB on my computer's hard drive. I was down to my last 2 GB... I partitioned the drive so that it runs Time Machine on one section while I use the other to store movies and larger files on the other. It does exactly what I need it to do, and comes with "Locking" software which you can activate the protect the drive. Once I upgrade computers, I imagine using the USB 3.0 will be nifty as well.
Summary: TIP: YOU CAN USE ANY EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE WITH A MAC AND DON'T NEED A "MAC COMPATIBLE" DRIVE. Amazon has a few cheaper drives if you look around. Be sure to buy the biggest drive you can afford as at some point you will need/want it. Be sure to check your price of the different sizes some are so close as to justify the up charge in price. At the time of writing the 1TBb drive was only $5 more than the 500GB drive so that is a no brainer.