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WD - My Passport 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Blue-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 8249 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Holds a lot of pictures

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    Sarita
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    I took my computer in to geek squad I had a ton of pictures on it that I couldn’t access. It was all my kids baby photos, pictures from when I met my husband priceless memories to me. I asked them to get the pictures off and put them onto a storage device I thought they would either have to use a few or that it would be very expensive for one that would fit them all. Nope they were able to do it and the hard drive was only $50 I highly recommend it and the geek squad specifically Fernando in Oceanside as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy inexpensive reliable backup

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    cinemabon
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    Instead of paying $10 per month or more (that's $120 btw) for cloud storage, you could spend $50 or less and back up a terabyte of data on this external hard drive. I've been using Western Digital products (My Passport) for almost two decades and I've never had one fail on me yet. If you toss your hard drives around, they will develop problems. Handled correctly, they'll last for years and so will your data. Another advantage is that you don't need the internet to backup your hard drive. I have close to a hundred movies, over ten thousand albums and two decades worth of writing with room to spare. A terabyte can hold a lot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Using for PS4 Extended Storage

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    johnnydico
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    As the title says, I purchased this to use as extended storage for my PS4 right after the 4.50 update made that possible. I read reviews on this drive including reviews where others said they were using it with the PS4 before I purchased it. I also checked other external USB 3.0 drives. The reviews were all good for this drive and I have been using it as extended storage with the PS4 for about a month now without any issues. Speed and reliability is very good. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a fast, reliable external hard drive or to someone looking to extend their PS4 storage capacity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast portable hard drive

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    TheConsultant
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    This portable notebook 2.5” hard drive is way faster on USB3.0 than I ever expected. The drive’s sustained transfer speed sometimes is faster than my USB3.0 flash drive. I have observed the drive’s read/write speed depends upon the host computer’s bus speed. On faster computer USB3.0 busses Windows claims this drive is moving 150MB/sec. That would be fast compared to USB2.0 standards but average file sizes have ballooned in recent history so that tempers the speed boost.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast and portable

    Posted
    Bluescreen484
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    When I first saw the size of this hard drive I believed it to be an SSD. It's not, but, it quiet, quick, and very compact. Not only that but the price was good. I found what appeared to be the same hard drive at Best Buy online and returned to the store for an adjustment. No questions, no problems, and the store actually matched the price at another store for me. Thank you Best Buy for the great customer service experience!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Little Hard Drive

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    SharyC
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    I was looking for a portable hard drive to back up important files and pictures that were on my desktop computer. This one fit the bill. It is small enough so I can put it in lockbox for added security if I want to and it will hold more stuff than I probably could amass. It was on sale which made it another added bonus. My "tech skills" are about average, so I had a little difficulty with the setup. It wasn't really that hard, it was just that I was over thinking everything. I also liked that I could get it a color other than black. All in all, I am very pleased with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hard Drive Backup

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    Tcarr
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    I had no method to backup my hard drive on the new HP Envy 360 I bought in Aug. After a return to the store for a lock-up on my laptop the Geek squad suggested I speak to the sales staff about the options available and this device had a 1 Gig storage capacity which is more than I would ever use. It is set for automatic backup now and I can start the backup at any time if I choose to. So far I have had no need to retrieve the content but I did review the files and they are being updated so I have a better feeling about not losing the data I have on my laptop.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product & Great Support

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    viking45
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    My machine is using a Vista 64bit operating system with a USB 2.0 port. I was looking for an external hard drive to backup all my programs and files. This Passport drive is backwards compatible so it works on my system and, when I upgrade, it can be used on the new OS too. The installation was intuitive (just like inserting a thumb drive), easy and worked perfectly. I messed up when disconnecting the drive and had trouble reconnecting, so I called user support. While on the phone with them, they walked me through reconnecting and everything is fine. Great product and great support.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Western Digital is the way to go!

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    Vince
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    I buy nothing but WD these days. I never had one fail yet. I had about four Seagate drives die on me over the years. They work just like they should I only buy the 1TB models because it seems these are the most reliable but I'm probably just paranoid. I will be buying more. I love how they have many color options it makes it easy for me to organize my files. It was smaller then expected and the software makes backing up my data a breeze.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic backup device, Great Price!

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    Virginia
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    I needed a new backup drive of !TB to backup my computer which was in repair. I did not have one available and the agent showed me a current offer which when renewing the Geek Squad Tech Repair contract to Total Tech Support I would get a discount on the external hard drive...it was a great deal and could not pass up. I purchased the drive, got my computer repaired and backed up all in one stop. I have total several of my friends and they said they wished they had known about this before....Best Buy has been our "go to" place for electronics. Thanks!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't go wrong with Western Digital.

    Posted
    BigBBshopper
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    This was the external hard drive that Geek Squad utilized to back up all my fathers pc files after fearing they would all be corrupt or worse lost. As mentioned in my other review in regards to Geek Squads service, they are quick and knowledgeable in what needs to be done, and were able to save my fathers files after all. In fact they set it up so that it periodically backs-up to this external HD to avoid future problems. Western Digital is a leading brand in computer hard drives and we are confident it will securely protect my fathers files for years to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Happy with my Wd portable drive

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    janisfern
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    Best Buy recommended that I purchase this 1T WD My Passport to back up my information when they replaced the crashed hard drive of my laptop. They actually gave me a choice of two and I chose this one. I am very satisfied with it. I use it very often to retrieve information from it that I no longer need to store on my laptop. It was an investment worth making. It is so portable that I can take it anywhere, whenever I need to.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Piece of Mind

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    Jojo
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    I don’t worry about losing files anymore. In the past I have lost data files and pictures etc. I also like to have this info in front of me not in a cloud. I really like my Passport. It is on autopilot. The set up was pretty easy and strait forward. The dashboard is easy to use and guides you through set up. It runs in the background and I don’t notice it except for confirmations that the back up occurred. Once you do the initial back up it’s fast, easy, and automatic. Since getting it I know everything is there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Passport-Portable Harddrive Backup 3.0 external

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    Whatzupjack
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    Excellent portable backup drive. It is small and compact. Was recommended by the Geek Squad at Best Buy. They walked me through how to set it up for automatic backups once a month (recommended). Set date and time, plug it in and let it go. It's recommended not to keep it plugged in all the time. If you are technical it's a no brainer but I needed a bit of help. By the way Geek Squad (the best)! Enjoy their technical assistance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good price, great quality!

    Posted
    Jason
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    Like everyone else, I use my phone for almost all of my picture taking. Eventually you amass a lot of pictures. I'm always worried something will happen to my phone, so I decided to get this external hard drive. I download my pics to my PC and then on to the drive. Easy breezy. Now I don't have to worry. It's also nice to have them portable, so you can plug it in to a photo kiosk to get prints or plug it in to a friend's tablet or PC to share pictures. Western Digital is a reputable company and their products have always worked great for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Compact and pretty color

    Posted
    Cherbear
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    My daughter's computer ran out of space so i wanted to get her something that was compact and looks cute. The blue is a pretty color and its kind of shiny. Works great. I just plug and added the path to the game she wanted and moved over her Origin content and all is good. Sims3 and Sims4 all moved over, flawlessly. Plus WD has a lot of software that you can use, for free. Just go to their website and click on support.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Backups secure and safe

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    MiamiSue
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    You don't want your only computer backups to be on your computer hard drive since if something happens to the hard drive you have potentially lost everything. And a thumb drive (flash drive) can only hold so much, right? MY PASSPORT is an easy and secure way to keep your data safe and sound, separate from your PC but easily available if you need it. I bought one and I use it. It gives me peace of mind... I recommend it for all of us that don't want to takes chances with our precious photos, documents and music. I love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great back up drive!

    Posted
    TLC1655
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    I purchased the Western Digital - "My Passport 1TB External USB" to backup files and pictures I have stored on my laptop. I didn't use the full backup option. In just opened two windows and dropped and dragged my files from my laptop to the WD Passport. Very fast rate of copying. Unbelievable! I transferred over 1,000 pictures and numerous files and I barely made a dent in the used space on the drive. I still have 95% free. I highly recommend this product! P.S. Make sure you open the install file on the WD Passport and install the software on your device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product - does the job!

    Posted
    WindowsPhoneRoger
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    I recently had my computer serviced by the Geek Squad. Because of the problem I was experiencing, I had the Geeks back up my hard drive. They recommended the Western Digital My Passport Portable Hard Drive for my back up and it has become a staple in my workflow. I organized my files when the computer came home, and wanted this drive to match the computer. I was able to create files with ease, and relocate data into those new files. I have always had positive experiences with WD products and this one is no exception! Definitely recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Data Storage

    Posted
    MacDaddy
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    this is my 6th purchase of WD External Hard Drive. of the 6, I only had one that failed. It was dead on arrival, an internal MB problem. Never worked, so no data was lost and I got a replacement from WD. These devices are great, they take up no room, they are silent, you can get them in different colors to further help you assign data to them from different machines and are invaluable in protecting your data from a pc/laptop failure. I use 2 for my gaming consoles. great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend