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WD - My Passport for Mac 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Hardware Encryption - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 666 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works and is a great price

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    T535
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    I am going to keep this review short. This is a good little external hard drive I got it to simply store in my desk drawer for extra space when I need to back stuff up or grab it for the size and transfer photos and videos to the laptop any where in the house. The speed is pretty good using the USB C cord that comes with it and I have had good luck with it so far. When moving photos or videos on or off it seems pretty quick, or as fast as I need this drive to be. The ease of use with the USB C and the price where the two reasons I grabbed this originally and now I still use it a lot even though I have other storage places because I can take this with me if I need to. The size is great and it fits just about anywhere and I think they actually come in other colors besides black but black is the color I got and I like that as well it doesn't stand out and look like some bright red or something when working. I would recommend but I can't attest to how long it will last I have not had it long enough to say, and I have never dropped or been hard on it so I'm not sure of that either, if something happens to it or it stops working I will edit this review so if it still says working then its probably a lasting drive. Also I have always liked this company for some reason and think they have good storage device. Last it doesn't make noise so that is also nice not to have something whirling up like crazy in the back ground it your trying to work or around others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not as indicated

    Posted
    dee428
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    I purchased this product because I needed space on my Mac. This product didn't work for me. Firs there was no instruction on how to use it so I had to go on Youtube to get instruction on installiation; than after having to wait four hours for download, got error message that I neededmore space eventhough thos product states there are 1TB of space. Product did not allowed for selection of specific items/data I wanted to save to allow space on Mac. I attempted to returned it, with the change from Best Buy card to the Bet Buy Visa card, elite status was removed without prior knowledge, so I am now stuck with a product I cannot use.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

    Posted
    Blazian
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    When the geek squad member told me that I should invest in an external hard drive, my eyes rolled back because it sounded like a foreign language to me. I purchased it and the geek squad member transferred the media and pics I wanted from my damaged, old laptop, he showed me how to plug it into my new laptop to view the newly transferred data. Had no idea that this would be so simple. I had 4 old laptops laying around that I wanted pics and videos out of them before I recycled them. Now I have one harddrive that has all the previous memories that I can retrieve whenever I want.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent portable hard drive

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    Nancy
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    This hard drive replaces another WD portable hard drive that became corrupt after my computer crashed. I could not erase and reformat since it was the only back up I had of an ailing laptop. Because I purchased the extended warranty, it was replaced at no cost to me expect for the difference to purchase the hard drive that was already formatted for Mac. Best Buy allowed me to back up my ailing laptop with the new WD hard drive before I erased the corrupt WD hard drive that had to be turned in to return to the manufacturer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great product!

    Posted
    Reno
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    I have bought and given several of these external HD as a present for friends that have a Mac but don't know a thing about backing up and Time Machine. I have repaired and restored several Mac's in the past and the loss of "all my pictures and so on" was quite a bit of drama! I am surprised how few people actually back up there phones and computers nowadays, they seem to think that everything is stores in some "Apple Cloud" Don't count on it and if you like to backup, this is the right tool !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great right out of box

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    Jude
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    Use this for Time Machine backups of my MacBook Pro. Works great right out of the box. Inexpensive compared to alternatives which seem to vary widely in price without much difference in size or features. Like the small form factor for travel. Wish it came with a carry wallet of some sort. I have used many of these similar WD drives over the years and never had an issue with durability. I do worry about losing the purpose-made cord because it would be useless without that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Product

    Posted
    Julio
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    I have a regular My Passport 2TB and have never had any issues with it so far. I'm a fan of WD hard drive products. I purchased the MAC version as a gift for a MAC owner and I am told that it is the same product but just preformatted to plug into a MAC versus a regular PC. Too bad that the MAC version doesn't really go on sale as often as the regular version but I spent the extra money on the MAC so that the gift recipient doesn't have to deal with the formatting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent External Drive

    Posted
    Luv2Trvl
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    I use my external drive to keep a backup of my computer and store large files such as photos to free up space on my Mac. I purchased this drive to replace a 5 yr old WD My Passport for Mac that unexpectedly failed. Thankfully I had another backup of those photos or I would have lost years of digital photos. Not sure if I'm smart replacing a failed unit with the same unit, but I'm giving it a shot and keeping a 2nd backup of all items again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, quick - as long as you don't encrypt

    Posted
    ElleEmm
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    This is a lightweight, efficient device. I've used it to backup my Macbook Pro, and it does it relatively quickly. However, if you encrypt your backups, expect the encryption process after a backup to take a ridiculously long amount of time. After a couple of backups (backup takes perhaps 5-10 minutes, encryption takes at least an hour more), I decided to decrypt. I'm on hour #2 of that process.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    wait, it's a hard drive?

    Posted
    Jeff
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    Quick facts: It's late 2018 and a hard drive is a cheaper solid state drive (ssd). In other words, if you want to store memory they both work, but hard drive it slow, like really slow because it works mechanically instead of digitally. Also because it is works mechanically any slight bumps, and I mean like put it into your book bag and run to catch a bus, could damage the devise. You've been warned. This not intended for on the go, basically.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great back-up

    Posted
    Jeanne
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    I was told to back up my computer with Time Machine, which is a program on my Apple desk top. I had no idea what to buy. This was perfect. It was already formatted. All I did was plug it in and it started Time Machine and practically set itself up. This was definitely for people like me who are not comfortable with computers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Peace of Mind

    Posted
    SixIron
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    I've never had a backup device for all three laptops I've had and experienced difficulty because I "wasn't backed up." Bought this device for peace of mind. Now back up our new MacBook Pro every Friday or Saturday. (Didn't want to back up to the "cloud." Still not convinced "the cloud" is all that secure.). This device is very easy to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Premature WD-Passport (1TB) Replacement

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    WatershedMarsha
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    Seems I'd neglected to run "Disk Utility" First Aid to detect & correct cumulative corruption conditions. Geek Squad hadn't advised me which WD Drive Utilities to use. Htttp://support.wd.com/contact Also see: https://www.macworld.com/article/3240968/watch-out-macos-high-sierra-could-format-your-time-machine-drive-using-apfs-and-thats-not-good.html

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst hard drive

    Posted
    Keish
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    If you are looking to buy this device don’t do it. I just bought it a couple months ago and the port on the hard drive is broke and I had thousands of pictures backed up to it. WD is the only place to do the data recovery because of the way they make this and they charge you way too much to get you’re data off. Look somewhere else for a hard drive because this one isn’t for you!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Backup Drive

    Posted
    MMarcus
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    This MyPassport drive functions very well. I have this version and the SSD version, and obviously the SSD version is much faster. For a standard HDD, this device works just fine and was easy to setup. In short, if you need speed, spend a few extra dollars on the SSD version, otherwise, if it's just for utility purposes, this one will work just fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    Posted
    Cali12
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    Got this to store work files as I’m constantly having to create new illustrations with tons of layers in photoshop. I’m using this when I travel so it can store current projects instead of bogging my computer down. Works great! The only thing that was annoying (bc I’m a Mac user, not the products fault) I had to get a usb to usbc converter for it. That was it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Price

    Posted
    Vamsi
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    I used to have the time machine with a spinner. I found this deal on weekly deals in BestBuy and it's worth a shot using a SSD for the time machine backup. Backup takes time for the first time, definitely less time than the spinner. Once you did take the backup it's gonna be pretty fast from the 2nd ones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great but a little difficult

    Posted
    Caro
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    The hard drive itself works great, and holds all my photos from my old iPhone wonderfully. The only thing I didn't really like was that it was a little difficult figuring out how to use the hard drive. It took me a few tries, but I was finally able to figure it out. Essentially, the usage instructions could have been a bit clearer. Otherwise, great product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It works on my 2007 iMac

    Posted
    Andrew
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    I needed a storage device that I could drag and drop pics and files into. My other WD desktop drive was for Time capsule backups and needed to be formatted to allow me to drag and drop files into. I did not want to do that. so this new device did not need to be formatted to allow me to drag and drop files into.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Backup

    Posted
    Nena
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    So I had a hard drive before but you had to change some settings to convert to MacBook. And some files were not readable. But now with this hard drive I was able to get my old files back and it automatically backs up for you which is perfect! It has enough storage which is also a plus! Best hard drive for both MacBook and Mac desktop!

    I would recommend this to a friend