Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 (WDBGCH5000ASL / WDBGCH0010BSL / WDBKKF0020BSL)
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I appreciate some of the features I like. First is the size
Leland Snead "concerned", Amazon
14 July 2014
Summary: My Passport by Western Digital. Between my wife and I we have five My Passports. That should be enough of a promotion by itself. However, I appreciate some of the features I like. First is the size. As we travel a lot it's a great help to have maens to back up my laptop as I keep working with my computer when away from home more than two or three days. My Passport fits in my pocket if necessary. When I own three My Passports of my own it's reliability is a big plus.
Summary: I've used WD before and have had one corrupt experience. With a bit of trepidation ordered two of these. I always back up my photography on at least two externals, one after the other just in case one fails. Don't want a huge amount of space either, 1TB is enough.. lose that and it's not like losing 4TB's.. My last two were Seagates and they worked fine. The price was right on these and they have a decent rating.
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: At first I was concerned about the price, but when I saw it in action with my friends. I knew it would be worth it. I plan to buy some more just to stock up. It is really simple to use and really efficient for the life of a photographer.
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.