Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 (WDBGCH5000ASL / WDBGCH0010BSL / WDBKKF0020BSL)
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Beautiful and Functional
Kalob Ownby, Amazon
7 November 2014
Summary: I bought this external hard drive to back up the photos and media from mine and my wife's MacBook Pro. We currently have the Apple time machine, but this product does what the time machine will not do. It allows us to transfer our media to the external hard drive and free up storage space on our Mac's. It has worked excellently well for this purpose.
Summary: I purchased this because of the positive ratings and because it is Time Machine ready. I found it easy to set up: just attach it via the USB cord. My Macbook recognized it and I opened Time Machine preferences and made this my preferred backup device. It worked perfectly! I like the convenience of this not needing to be plugged into an electric outlet.
Summary: Yes, light, compact, and pretty sturdy, and reasonably priced to boot. Of course technology changes so quickly that by the time you read this review, hard drives of the same size and price but with added capacity will be available (and needed), and maybe flash drives will completely take over the market of hard drives, even high-capacity!
Excellent unit, the best I could find for my needs
Blue Eyes "blueyes", Amazon
16 October 2014
Summary: This is an excellent unit for my purposes. I've been using it for about one month. Having never used an external hard drive before, I searched diligently until I found this one and read all the reviews, which overall were much better than the reviews for other brands. The price was reasonable and the customer service department was very helpful in verifying that the unit is appropriate for my needs.
Summary: I've purchased two of these to back up my Mac notebooks. They are small, convenient, and require no set up. That is unless you buy the Windows version. If you get a better price on a Windows version, take it. It's easy enough to format the drive for Mac use. Amazon sells pretty nice cases (their brand) that are a perfect fit for when you need to take it on the road. Let me say one thing about Mac backup.
Summary: I am amazed at the small size and that it requires no power except as supplied by the USB connection to the computer. I bought the Amazon carrying case The case protects the drive in a hard shell and has a pocket for the short USB cable.
Excerpt: The MAC external hard drive works great. It was ready to operate as soon as I connected it to my Mac Book. The service at Office Depot is excellent. I ordered the item through the website, and indicated that I would pick it up. The item was available as soon as I arrived.
Summary: I paid about $200 for a Lacie hard drive that died in 6 months. This has double capacity and is less than half the price. It also works seamlessly and has never given me a problem. Recommend for mac.