Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport Edge (WDBK6Z5000ATT)
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Western Digital My Passport Edge 500GB review
16 January 2013
Excerpt: Passport Edge is a new line of drives that includes both the excellent SmartWare backup software as well as hardware encryption. We’ve waxed lyrical about SmartWare in the My Passport review (left) and this is the same excellent software providing continuous backup of your important data. Hardware encryption keeps your files safe in case you lose your drive or it gets stolen. When it’s turned on nobody can unlock the files on the drive without the proper password.
Conclusion: The WD My Passport Edge is not exactly a speed demon, and its 5400RPM rating and SATA 3Gbps interface won’t wow anyone with raw performance. That’s not really a knock against the drive though, as it’s not particularly designed for high-end performance. It’s worth noting, however, that the unit does perform rather well with small random file transfers.
Excerpt: The Western Digital My Passport Edge is one of the latest bus-powered USB 3.0 hard drives out there. There are both pre-formatted versions for the Mac and PC out there, currently priced at $99 and $89, respectively.
Western Digital My Passport Edge 500GB review: external USB 3.0 hard disk
30 November 2012
Excerpt: The arrival of Windows 8 is bringing all kinds of special Windows 8 products out of the woodworks, even hard drives. One of these is the Western Digital My Passport Edge, a 500 GB external hard disk with dedicated Windows 8 features.
WD My Passport Edge 500GB Portable Hard Drive Review
20 November 2012
Excerpt: Back in 2011 we reviewed the WD My Passport Essential 500GB USB 3.0 portable hard drive and found it to be an amazing product that worked as advertised. Western Digital introduced its newest version of the My Passport line of portable hard drives with the debut of My Passport Edge in September 2012. The My Passport Edge still features 500 GB of storage and a USB 3.0 interface for fast read/write speeds, but it uses a faster hard drive and the enclosure has been updated.
Conclusion: The Western Digital My Passport Edge is a convenient way to carry 500GB of storage in a sleek, compact pocket hard drive. It's also convenient to buy, since there's only one choice of capacity and color.
Test: Western Digital My Passport Edge 500GB (Externe Festplatte 2,5 Zoll)
3 March 2014
Excerpt: Fazit: Mit 135 Gramm Gewicht ist die Western Digital My Passport Edge 500GB selbst für eine externe 2,5-Zoll-Festplatte ungewöhnlich leicht und erzielt im Test viele Punkte in der Mobilitätswertung. In allen anderen Teskatgorien zeigt die USB-3.0-Platte gute Leistungen, die WD SmartWare liefert zudem eine Backup-Funktion und einen Stromsparmodus.