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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 8154 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    New backup drive for my laptop

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    checkman
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    After having a hard drive failure on my desktop computer (first time having one go bad in 20 years), I decided it would be a good idea to regularly back up my laptop as well. I purchased the My Passport unit at my local Best Buy, using some of my Rewards points. It installed quickly and easily. I set up a backup day and time, though I usually plug it in at odd times. I've never had a problem with running the backups and they rarely take more than 20 minutes or so.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Terabyte to go

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    Dave
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    In my early career I worked on CDC 300MB cartridge drives the size of washing machines. Now, I can carry 1TB around in my pocket. So far I have 5 of these things for server backups and offsite rotation and also for off line storage. As long as you treat them with care and respect they are quite durable and work on any USB2 or 3 machine. Don't care anything about the included software, but the data storage is nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    very good for an upgrade with a hint of color

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    jayB
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    I have been using my passport for more then 4 years now and they still work till this day and i am always looking forward to a new western digital portable hard drive. I was a bit skeptical about the product because of its design. When buying it and using it; now I have a different point of view about it. 2TB of storage and its slim and more compact then me having 1TB(2) of them and now affordable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Standard External Hard Drive

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    HRN7
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    The Western Digital 1 Terra Byte My Passport is my standard go to drive for back up's of my yearly digital photos. I have multiple of these drives, and they have been easy to use. Their compact size also makes them easier to store they some of earlier external USB drives. I have, to date, never had a problem with any of my external Western Digital drives, or the WD internal drives I use in my desktop computers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great backup drive

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    BLS407
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    This drive is exactly what I needed. I like the fact that I can get a color other than black or silver, but that's just a bonus. USB 3 is very fast. The software was easy to install and set up. My only irritation is that the dashboard pops up every time I start my computer. I'm used to my other drive's software just quietly running in the background. Not so much a complaint just an irritation. Overall an excellent drive. I hope it lasts as long as the drive it replaced.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    HD Passport 1 TB Portable HD

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    misticretreat
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    I needed to backup all my files off my 6 year old desktop, and port them over to my new laptop. I found this to be an inexpensive and easy way to get the job done. It was reasonably priced, easy to install, easy to backup, and easy to restore my files. It did the job I needed it to do. Now I'll use it to backup my laptop, when needed. Lots of room to do this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Indispensable backup for files

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    gino
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    Before work was done on a balky hard drive, the tech suggested I get an outboard 1 TB backup drive instead of sending everything to the cloud, which sounded pretty risky. We did that with my wife's computer and never found the files again! The Passport drive worked first time, quietly backed up the whole drive quickly and is easily accessed just like the original drive. It's a permanent part of the system now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for improving the speed on my computer

    Posted
    SkyGuy
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    I purchased this item when the screen on my daughter’s computer died. It was an easy way to store her data until we found out what was wrong with her computer. However, last week I used it to remove and store all the pictures on my (older) laptop. My computer’s performance improved right away. I take tons of pictures, and I always hate to delete any. This is a good way to keep that habit from bogging down my computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great price for a great little drive

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    jws4621
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    We were in a different state photographing a wedding. I felt I needed a place back up our photos. I grabbed this drive and it was exactly what the doctor ordered. Fast and a great price. So far has worked great the computer has picked it up every time I plug it in and it has worked and worked fast. Very pleased with my Western Digital Drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good!

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    EHLaptop
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    Because my wife's laptop had died, I took it to Geek Squad to have them transfer all the content from the old laptop drive to the new one. This HD happened to be on sale that week, and not only is she happy to have all her old content back, but also has used this external drive in the last 2 months, to back up her new laptop on a weekly basis, without any issues. If you need extra storage, you can't go wrong with this drive!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent as always

    Posted
    Joenaethin
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    Years ago I bought an older WD hard drive and I loved it. I still have it today and it works just like the day I got it. Recently I saw that they released an updated version so I decided to try it out in red since it's my favorite color. Works exactly as it should. The only thing I wish this model came with is a carrying bag for it to avoid scratches on it because it is glossy. I would highly recommend Western Digital to anyone who is in the market for a great hard drive at a reasonable price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small And Portable Hard Drive For Any Situation

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    EsquirePhotography
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    As a professional photographer, I'm constantly going through hard drives. Prime example was when I needed a small, portable and convenient hard drive to move files back & forth for my clients and found the WD - My Passport 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive. This hard drive provided all the features I needed and at a very affordable price. If you're looking for all those features - this is the solution for your hard drive needs. Cheers! David Esquire

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A MUST HAVE

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    Lildh09
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    Geek Squad replaced my hard drive on my laptop and did not replace my hard drive with another 1tb, but instead he installed 500gbs. after paying $200 and feeling frustrated I just decided to buy an external hard drive. This was the best decision I've ever made. This hard drive was cheap and fast! This is a must buy if you need extra space or need to clear up old files off your laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WD - My Passport perfect size

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    Char
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    Love the My Passport! It is a perfect size. Love the blue color. 1TB will hold mega data. Amazing such a small little thing can take care of so much. I'm older and am still physically looking through boxes of files to see what I can pitch, shed, file, etc. And photos...whew! Such a pain. One day, soon I hope, No large filing cabinet or boxes of papers, I'll have what I need on My Passport. All neat and tidy. Thank you Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Value

    Posted
    Huguenot
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    Not all HD’s are equal, not even within the same brand. These “My Passport” have a 3 year warranty, whereas some other portable external drives from WD offer only a 1 or 2 year warranty. Why? I assume they, WD, believe this model will last longer. Many other portable external HD manufacturers no longer offer any of there HD’s with 3 year warranties...why? If I need a portable external HD I will always buy the one with the longest warranty.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I LOVE this external hard drive!

    Posted
    Bumble
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    I no longer have to worry about losing (or leaving in a classroom USB port) the numerous flash drives that I am now retiring -- thanks to this device. I especially like the color (although purple is my favorite) and the size of the Passport because it is less likely to be forgotten when I leave work or left in a classroom (or my office) USB port.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for computer, or storing tv shows

    Posted
    Jane
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    I purchased this for my grandson, to back-up his computer, and to save tv shows he recorded on an Ematic Digital Converter box with antenna tv. It's perfect for both, tons of storage, easy to set up and use, just plug in and you're ready to either back up files on the computer, or do a channel scan and then record from the converter box. One thing I would caution other users who want this for recording tv, could not get it to work with an Iview digital Converter Box.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great backup drive

    Posted
    Chase
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    I needed a backup drive (Windows' File History/image/backup) for my all-in-one PC that runs my home automation network (and I really don't want to go down for any period). I plugged this one in, renamed it (you don't need to), and pointed Windows to it as a target for both regular backup jobs and File History, as well as a system image. Haven't had an issue with it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This hard drive is reliable and simple to use.

    Posted
    Jadpphri
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    This hard drive has only a USB cable. It's small, about the size of a pack of cards, (a little wider). You can connect it to any Windows computer an start using it, (load documents, pictures, music and videos), I use mine for all four. Attach it to any other Windows computer and you can view or play music or videos right from the drive. Also, great price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy To Use

    Posted
    edk42
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    I purchased this external hard drive to back up my files as my desk top was dying and not worth fixing. I was intimedated at first but it gives you a step by step guide which was a relief to me as I'm not tech knowledgable. This was a file savor for me and made the purchase in time as may desktop died on me 3 days later. Now I have all my files saved on this and will be easy to transfer to a new PC. Very happy with it and the process was simple!

    I would recommend this to a friend