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

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 7968 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't go wrong with Western Digital.

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    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

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    As good as a hard drive gets

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    AthPhotoGirl
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    If I'm being totally honest, I got home and plugged this hard drive into my macbook pro, and it was "read-only" -- Not too alarming, since I had heard that I needed to reformat it first. The only problem was that I couldn't reformat it on my mac. After doing some research, this is a common problem amongst all brands of external hard drives (sometimes they just glitch when trying to reformat). I then thought to reformat it on a PC, and that worked. So now it is usable and seems to be as good as a hard drive can be. Just frustrating/nerve-wracking at first.

    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

    Good price, great quality!

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bizarre appearance, but works as expected

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    SteveS
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    I have several WD Passport and Elements drives and they've all been reliable. This new version works well but as for the design of the case.... How did they ever think this looked good enough to put into production? The rounded corners of the older models and the uniform, smooth surfaces are far superior (in my opinion, at least) to the case on this drive. It also looks as though it's designed to open in the middle and the overall look is, for lack of a better word, discordant. But, it does what it's supposed to do and I guess that's all that really matters.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product - does the job!

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    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

    Great back up drive!

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far so good!

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    Chriseas1
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    The thing I like about this product is that it's small and portable. You can take it anywhere and even put it in your pocket if you need to. I've been able to back up my Apple computer and instead of getting what seemed to be every day emails asking me if I want to pay .99 for extra storage I'm no longer getting those thanks to this device. I would recommend it to anyone who has a computer that doesn't require a ton of information to be stored (which is me) and likes small, convenient and portable devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    HIgh capacity HDD

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    Diego
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    While the write speeds aren't amazing, it does manage to handle steam libraries nicely, however more demanding games (triple a open world type) might get slow loading textures at times. As a plus it comes with software so that Mac OS can write to this device as the default file system of the drive is NTFS (which Mac OS can only read from without the included software), just be sure to save a copy of the default software installer in case you decide to reformat the drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hard Drive Crash's

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    JimTN
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    Purchased this passport hoping that it would back up my programs but only backed up data. Now I have the data and Microsoft Word to use that I paid for. Now it is worthless. Hate to have to purchase another copy of word. Backing up a hard drive destroys all of the programs but leaves the data. That isn't very helpful when you have the replaced drive (2 times) but all of my programs are gone!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Data Storage

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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Drive for my Wife

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    mrcarnut
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    My wife likes to take a lot and I mean a lot of pictures. Trying to store all of them on thumb drives or burning them to other media was getting out of hand. I bought this drive so she could store them all in one place and this has worked out great. She loves the ease of use and access when she goes to friends and families houses to show all the photos she takes. WD has always made great products and this is just another of those products. Great purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    External BU hard drive

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    pawsnjc
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    Not as easy to navigate as I was told. Not sure when to unplug it from the laptop so tend to leave it plugged in for a few hours. You have to remember to plug it in to BU the laptop. So not sure what purpose it has. I file everything to a flash drive and since I gather from research it only backs up files not executable program files it doesn't seem to be a good investment for me. So if you file to a flash drive all the time not the hard drive, you really don't need the external BU drive.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not functional for my purpose

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    Mackenzie
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    I bought this external hard drive with the intention of making a copy of everything on my USB flash drive in case it ever gets lost then will have a back up. I plugged it into my computer and it would not let me immediately transfer all of my files from flash drive to external hard drive. I'm going to have to make a copy of everything on my computer first and then transfer over the the external hard drive, which was a step I was hoping to avoid. It probably works great for other purposes, just not the one I wanted.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Backup! Backup! Backup!

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    USA2017DR
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    We hear it all the time but seldom do it. Well when your computer locks up and it appears all your data is lost panic sets in. From now on I will avoid all the worry. With this little external drive there is plenty of room for all my presonal data and it is easy to use. I use 2 and back up my data on a regular basis. One is stored in my gun safe and the other at my parents. Any time we visit I swap out the latest version. Over kill? Probably but just call me BELT and SUSPENDERS.

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Second one of these. Very Satisfied

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    Fergus
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    This is the second drive of this style I have had. The older one started to give out after a couple of years with making some noise and not connecting well. The only problem I have now is that if I have both the old and new drives plugged into a multiple USB port hub, the computer will not recognize either of them. I am not sure this is a function of the drive as it is of the computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    very good for an upgrade with a hint of color

    Posted
    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