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WD - My Passport 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Orange-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 3908 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Drive

    Posted
    Victory811
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    A simple plug n play drive. Plugged it into my HP Envy laptop and my Windows 10 OS recognized it immediately. The capacity is outstanding. 4 terabytes is more than I will ever need but for the price, it was worth the overkill in size. Ran the backup software, which was installed on the drive, and backed up my system in 15 minutes. Also backed up my other system on the same dive and there is still plenty of room left. Great little drive and I'm very happy with it. A big thumbs up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It works and it holds a lot

    Posted
    ksteinhoff
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    Years ago, I bought a 40-gig portable drive to carry work home from the office. Before long, I replaced it with a 60, and labeled the first one "LIL," and the second one "BIG." Big was replaced with a 1Tb drive, which was replaced with a 2 Tb. I had a couple of 4Tb drives for local backup, but they required a wall wart for power. When I got a $150 credit for turning in my Note 7, I saw this 4Tb prtable drive and couldn't resist. It's been working as flawlessly as the two earlier Passports. I wonder how long it'll be before I move to a 6 or 8Tb portable?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Peace Of Mind!

    Posted
    DebraS
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    I take a ton of photos for my business and wanted some peace of mind in the event that my phone or electronics were damaged. Kudos to Andrae, for his help in picking out the right product for my needs at a great price. This is why I continue to shop at this location and not on Amazon, nothing beats talking to a person who is knowledgable can explain your options. I would highly recommend this product for anyone who needs a small portable back up device with a ton of storage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Your basic 4TB HDD

    Posted
    aorobert
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    Face it, drives today are all the same. It is a 4TB HDD. It has a different design and is "new." Well always go for new, even a few months newer may mean updates system capacitors or other anomalies that have been fine tuned. I know it looks different with the funny design, but that's not why I got it. I like that is is the latest. I see they have different colors too, so that is neat. Keep the kids from fighting. The best thing is that it is powered by the PC, you do not need an AC outlet like with larger drives. Yipee.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE DRIVE. LASTED 1 MONTH. BEWARE!!

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    Robert
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    HORRIBLE DRIVE. IT LASTED ONLY ONE MONTH! I NEVER HAD ONE LAST SUCH A SHORT TIME! I AM NOW KICKING MYSELF FOR NOT RETURNING THE DRIVE TO THE COLLEGEVILLE, PA STORE AFTER NOTICING THAT THE SEAL ON THE BOX HAD ALREADY BEEN CUT AFTER GETTING HOME. I AM VERY CAREFUL WITH MY DRIVES. I ALWAYS USE THE WINDOWS "SAFELY REMOVE DRIVES" FUNCTION BEFORE DISCONNECTING THEM. WHAT A NIGHTMARE. LUCKILY I HAVE ANOTHER BACK UP OF EVERYTHING< BUT SO MUCH WASTED TIME ORGANIZING AND BACKING FILES UP ON THIS PIECE OF JUNK. TIME I'LL NEVER GET BACK.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as it should

    Posted
    ComputerUser
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    I rarely have problems with WD Hard Drives. I just wish they would invent ways to connect a handful at a time. Sometimes using an extender makes it click, but from what I found out that's because not enough power is going to the drive. I used to think it meant the drive was going bad - but had two new one's and clicking started. I changed cords and/or moved to direct connect to computer - clicking stopped. So ensure power is enough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WD - My Passport 4TB External HD USB 3.0

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    ced4511
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    I bought this on sale because my old USB Hard Drive was just too small capacity (256MB), and I had to keep deleting older files to allow my backups. This drive is quieter, faster, and plug and play. It does come with some installed software for backup, but I have been using another brand that has been working well for me. I just had to change the destination drive in the backup software and it worked. It works great so far but its only been a month so I can't confirm reliability yet. If I have a problem I'll update my review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For X Box One S

    Posted
    Lizzy
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    YES it works with X Box One, will hold your games and tons of them BUT...It can also hold photos/music/data but not with games. The file format would have to be changed. So my guy got this as a gift, now he can take it to his friends and just bring this little drive and sign on to his gamer tag and have his games and stats. He loves it, we are getting another just for photos and music. Can pass it back and forth its so small.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great drive for price

    Posted
    DelD
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    This drive with usb 3 is pretty fast and quiet. I did notice a little vibration, but nothing out of the ordinary for a mechanical drive. It didn't contain software to do so, but I WAS able to convert it from GPT to MBR so as to make it compatible to transfer my old XP files to my Win7 and Win10 computers (note: this deletes the backup utility software that comes on the drive, so back that up somewhere first-but I didn't need it). It comes with a usb to micro-usb cord. My only complaint is the cord should have been a little bit longer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for PS4 external storage

    Posted
    n2oinferno
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    I plugged it in and spent about six hours transferring 1.5TB of games to this external drive, from the 2TB drive I swapped in shortly after I purchased my day-one PS4. Since Sony deemed that SATA II is as fast as they'd need to include in the standard PS4, this thing actually loads faster than the internal drive. Crazy, but that's how it is. No complaints from me. Faster load times, more storage, and probably will make the transfer easier when I upgrade to a Pro.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for Increasing Xbox One Storage!

    Posted
    StarWarsFan
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    I bought this solely to increase the storage capacity on my Xbox one after it quickly got full. A Best Buy employee recommended this product to me in store, telling me he used this exact product himself for his Xbox One and it worked great with no problems. I went with his recommendation and it has worked great for me as well! No issues to report and now I can enjoy plenty of games without worry of being full on my Xbox One! Game on! :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly and Granted MUCH Needed Space!

    Posted
    SethM
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    I purchased this external hard-drive for my gaming system (PS4), and it works perfectly. The store representative told me that it may take a while to format to the system, but it only took about a minute or so, and while there is large portion of the space forfeited in the formatting process, you are still left with well over 3 - 3.5 TB of extra space. No issues whatsoever as of current; downloads straight to the device work with no delays detectable. I would definitely recommend for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly with PS4

    Posted
    Justin
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    Picked this up to increase the storage on my PS4 and it works great! When I first plugged it in, I did get a notification that it wasn’t formatted correctly, but I got a second notification inmediately after saying to go into Storage settings and format for Extended Storage. It took like 2 seconds to format! Super easy to set up and transfer content over! I also love that it’s small enough to sit on my PS4 and barely be noticed. Definitely worth it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for work and travel

    Posted
    Wdcox5267
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    I use this to expand the storage of my laptop when needed, and it is perfect! Setting up auto-backup was simple, and it otherwise works just like I'm browsing any other folder. I will say that it didn't work properly when I tried using it as a network hardrive by connecting it to my Netgear Nighthawk X4S. It worked in concept, but wasnt fully functional when connected yo my router. So if that's what you're looking for, go with a high capacity flash drive - that's the best solution if have found for that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So. Much. Space!

    Posted
    Anton
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    When i was looking at external hard drives for my ps4 i opted to go with the 4TB Western Digital and boy am I glad I did. Considering the price difference between a 2TB and 4TB was only about $20 i figured id go with the 4TB. Now after having owned it for a while I've got nearly 200 games downloaded onto it and I've barely used over 2TB which means i still won't have to worry about running out of space anytime soon!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great way to offload storage & backup file

    Posted
    KLM4
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    These devices are a great way to both off-load files from your hard drive. Freeing space on your hard drive and speed up accessing your files, so removing files that you don't use regularly can improve performance! Also, these are a great way to backup your files and protect yourself from the loss or damage of the files. There are 2 types of computer users, those who have already lost data and those who will! So protect yourself by copying your important files to these drives!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really works

    Posted
    robo31542
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    I use Adobe Light Room CC and have over 200,000 pictures in my catalog. People have been telling me for years to back them up and I finally listened. I'm not much of a computer person otherwise, but the back up was simple and I actually made two copies. The system continues to back up my pictures automatically once a week. It can be set for the time and frequency you prefer. Altho I've never lost anything from a computer, I feel much better with this. It also frees up a lot of space in my system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great size and price.

    Posted
    AndrewC437
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    I had been waiting for 4 TB external disks to come down to this price so I jumped when I saw it. I was able to get all my stuff from my previous two external drives all onto one disk (with a nice transfer rate to boot, 100 MB/s, which is great for a spinning 5400 RPM disk over USB 3.0). My one and only little gripe is that it does take a while for it to spin up. Though, when you feel how heavy this disk is and can tell how dense things are inside there, you can understand why. Definitely recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Portable Drive

    Posted
    etz40
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    As of February 2017, this is a top performing drive. Its flat faces make it easy to stand in whatever orientation that you want, the activity light is located on the back where the plug is and is easily seen from a distance (as when used with a Blu-ray Player as a mp4 drive). It works flawlessly with the Samsung UBD-KM85c Blu-ray player and Windows 10. Transfer rates vary from 50 to 200mbps depending on what drive you are transferring from or to. Construction is plastic, making it tough and light weight.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Xbox One Expansion Drive

    Posted
    SirBooBear
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    I purchased this portable hard drive to store games for use on my Xbox One and later, my Xbox One S. I have not had any problems with this drive and have been enjoying an affordable way to expand my video game storage capacity. I have over 125 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games installed on the hard drive and have barely gotten close to filling half of the hard drive. I love the hard drive for its performance and I enjoy the fact that it resembles the original Xbox One console design.

    I would recommend this to a friend