Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 (WDBGCH5000ASL / WDBGCH0010BSL / WDBKKF0020BSL)
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Works Well with New iMac
A. Hudson, Amazon
3 May 2014
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: 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.
Summary: When I arrived home, the other day, a box from Amazon was waiting on my doorstep (I was surprised because I had ordered the hard drive only two days previously). I took it inside. The box was so light that I thought that the carrying case must have arrived, and that the external hard drive was yet to come. Imagine my surprise when I opened the package and found both the WD My Passport and the carrying case.
Summary: Bought this to backup my Mac 500GB HD. Simply plugged it in and used Time Machine to backup my whole computer. I didn't use the included software because I didn't want to complicate anything. The whole point is if I have a total HD failure (and it needs to just be replaced) or If something else happens, like a bad software install, etc., I can connect this and Time Machine will put things right.
Summary: I purchased this as a gift for my son. He wanted an external HD for his Mac Book Air, but didn't want to be bothered with formatting it for Mac. I purchased this WD Passport formatted specifically for Mac computers. It works great....plug in and it was immediately recognized for backing up/saving files. My son loves it.
Perfect for your Mac notebook, very easy to set up.
Sujatha Ramakrishnan, Amazon
31 December 2013
Summary: This is the Macintosh (HFS+) formatted version of the widely known Western Digital My Passport portable hard drive that commonly comes pre-formatted for Windows. If you would just like to plug this drive into your Mac computer and have it seamlessly work, this is the drive to buy. If you are fine with having to re-format your drive using Disk Utility, you can usually find the Windows (NTFS) formatted drive for a few dollars lower.