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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

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome laptop for the price!

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    Sterryck
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    The Inspiron 15 3000 series has proven to be an efficient and reliable laptop. I purchased it for my oldest son who is entering high school and needed his own personal laptop. Battery life, memory, and processing speed are all more than adequate for his needs. The touch screen is an added bonus. I have the model that has 8G RAM And 1TB Memory with 7th generation i5 Intel core processor. Only slight disappointing aspect is rebooting has proven to be on the slower side . However, for the price , excellent value!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not good for older Operating systems

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    nochoice
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    Bought this to move data from an old XP desktop to a new Win10 laptop. Purchased in spite of a warning about the possible need to reformat, computer migration was critical, and other manufacturers drives were not available. The data needed to be moved ASAP. Built-in install didn't work on XP., I had to manually intercede and reformat the drive. Really don't see the need for the limiting startup. Simple formatted drive would allow direct use by any windows computer with a USB. It worked fine after reformat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Plug n' play

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    Alphageek
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    I bought an Xbox 1 for Christmas. Ran out of hard drive space pretty fast. Needed an external drive that had lots of space and was user friendly. The WD seemed to fit the bill as far as all the review said. Bought it, plugged it in, selected the gaming option. Formatted in like, 10 seconds. I've had it for a month now. It's wicked fast with downloads and updates. It actually seems to have made my Xbox faster. If it lasts, it'll get 5 stars. So far I am very pleased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Well

    Posted
    qualitycare
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    Passport works easily. Someone who had never used an external hard drive should have no or litle trouble. If you want to use it on both a Mac and a PC you should read how to reformat it and do that first. If you try to do that later you must erase what you had recorded on one or the other typs of computer. I think passport could use an easier method for knowing it is ok to detach it after use. It is rare anything appears in my toolbars or taskbars. I have to go to the device and open it most of the time for that.

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  • 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Got Your Back

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    MBMJ
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    What a way to cover your electronic six. I should have bought this back up drive a long time ago. A great back up buddy for your files such as email, pics, folders, Favorites, etc....driver info, copy of paid Ms Office suites, Antivirus sofware, etc.... the stuff you dont want to loose when your computer either crashes or have an upgrade failure where your system has to be re-established or reimaged.

    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

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    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

    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

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Can work with both PC ans Mac, but with a catch

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    BklynGirl
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    As a new Mac user, it was very important to me that this hard drive is compatible with both PC and Mac. The associate stated it was. When I plugged it in, it formatted to the first platform I plugged it in to, and I wasn’t able to use it (it edit mode) on the Other, you have to program it (YouTube) has some great tutorials which shows you how to partition the hard drive. Once you do this, the drive is compatible on both PC and Mac (both with edit capabilities)

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  • 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the job and decent value

    Posted
    Damon
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    I purchased two of these drives for a couple of the laptops at home. They are economical, easy to set up, and come with software to conveniently perform automatic back-ups on a regular schedule. I haven't had them long enough to vouch for their long term durability, but I'm satisfied so far. I have already recommended them to friends who have also been satisfied with them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with Blu-ray & TV converter

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    Tero

    I bought this for a ViewTV AT163 Digital TV converter. For recording shows. And either playing back with same or LG's BP200 Internet enabled Blu-ray player. While both these units sense "something" is connected to their USB ports. Neither unit can utilize the hard drive. Despite the manufacture's claims to the contrary. I did connect this hard drive to a Win 10 laptop and it worked perfectly. And, I like the hard drive doesn't need a power supply. I'll find another use for this storage device.

    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

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good external HD for Mac

    Posted
    Cruzei
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    After I picked up from Best Buy, I tested it out in the store and it automatically detected and asked to format. Took me an hour to back everything up. Pretty decent. I’ll backup once a month and this is more than enough for any 512GB-1TB computers/laptops. Definitely a must have because you don’t know what’ll happen to your system. ALWAYS BACK UP your data on external drive.

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good gadget to have .....

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    ladybestbuyshopper
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    I owned a similar item called Click Free. Twice I had a computer to become 'un repairable' and was able to restore all my stuff onto the new computer. I purchased the Passport to back up everything on my latest computer. My biggest fear is always that I will lose my photos. The Passport gives me assurance that my photos are safely backed up. I did not give 5 stars because I have not had to 'restore' anything from it yet, so I cannot attest that it will work - but, I have no reason to doubt it.

    I would recommend this to a friend