Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 (WDBZFP0010BBK / WDBZFP0010BTT / WDBZFP0010BBL / WDBZFP0010BWT / WDBZFP0010BRD)
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Died in less than 24 hours
andrewstclair, B&H Photo
1 week ago
Excerpt: Well, this was a disappointment. Worked great right out of the box and thanks to the speed of the USB 3.0, it copied over about 30gb in about 20 minutes. However, the next time I plugged it in, it wasn't responding. Tried plugging it in to different computers and tried a different cable.
Excerpt: Although this drive is USB 3.0 compatible, my computer has only USB 2.0 ports. No matter, the drive is functioning perfectly anyway. It's small in size, but big in capacity, with plenty of room for my file needs.
Pros: Attractive Design, Compact, Easy To Set Up, Easy to use, High Capacity, Portable, Quiet
Summary: I own a bunch of these drives, this is the only one that has given me trouble. I got them cause they don't need an external power source and they are pretty cheap. Had intermittent I/O errors for a couple months, it finally died on me today.
Pros: Inexpensive Simple
Cons: Unreliable proprietary connection cable short connection cable
Pros: Fast 3.0 is quite a bit faster than 2.0. Basically plug and play.
Cons: It seemed hard to install and get the provided software to work. I had to install, reboot several times. It would hang.... Not knocking an egg off for that could have been user error. After getting it working works like it's supposed to.