Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 (WDBZFP0010BBK / WDBZFP0010BTT / WDBZFP0010BBL / WDBZFP0010BWT / WDBZFP0010BRD)
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Hard to use
KC Houston, B&H Photo
1 week ago
Excerpt: I'm not the smartest tech person, but am usually pretty good with this kind of thing. I can't figure out how to save files to this drive using my Mac. I just want to store some photos. I'm sure I'll figure it out, but the fact that I've spent more than 15 minutes on trying means its too complicated for the simple function I want to use it for.
Pros: Attractive Design, Compact, High Capacity, Portable
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. I already ordered the same drive, so you know I'm generally satisfied with them. I just wish the cord was longer really...
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.
Summary: I am going to pay a higher price for my hard drives or just get lower capacity in the future. You do get what you pay for. Most people will want this for backups and it failed on me, lost some stuff.
Pros: It's a cheap 2TB hard drive by Western Digital, a name you can usually trust.
Cons: After four years of very light use (occassional backups once or twice a year and very light file surfing) the drive stopped being available to access on any computer, but would heat up to very high almost scalding temperatures when plugged in. It would light up. Will not buy again.