WD - My Passport 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Blue

Rest assured your data is safe with this portable Western Digital hard drive. The 2TB of storage provides plenty of space for files, and the password protection and automatic backup software keep everything secure. This Western Digital hard drive requires no formatting when used with Windows 7, 8 or 10.

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Overview

What's Included


  • WD My Passport WDBYFT0020BBL - hard drive
  • USB 3.0 cable
  • Software

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3098 out of 3160)

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Features


2TB storage capacity

Provides ample space for storing documents, photos, music and more.

USB 3.0 interface

Offers an easy-to-use connection to devices. Backward compatible with USB 2.0 for simple connection to your computer.

Data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps with USB 3.0

Enable a rapid response when updating files.

Automatic backup options

Allow you to use compatible software to back up your files to the server.

Password protection and 256-bit AES hardware encryption

Help keep your files secure.

Portable design

Lets you take your data on the go.

*500GB of WD2go® cloud storage PLUS FILERECOVERY® software included FREE! Only @ BBY

One year cloud storage & Filerecovery license with included WD Discovery software.


Customer rating

4.8
99%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent External HD for Mac

    Posted
    Dylan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have tried many external hard drive's in my day, all of which is use with my MacBook Pro. Of all the brands I have tried, Western Digital has consistently been my favorite. This hard drive is specifically formatted for Macs. The only reformatting necessary is if you need to partition it. For example, to create one for media files and one for a Time Machine back up. This can be can using the Disk Utility application. The drive needs to be erased, and at that point and you need to select the GUID partition map. Now you can partition the newly formatted drive into as many segments as you like. Western digital includes a few programs on the HD that so far I've found to be useful, with features like the ability to import files directly from cloud-based services such as Dropbox etc. I purchased this hard drive to replace the Seagate drive that I had been using for the last few months. But one day it died on me for no apparent reason. I highly recommend any Western Digital external HD, but if you're looking for something portable to use with your Mac, this is the one to get.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Wont take a chance with WD again.

    Posted
    Burnz
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    Purchased this HDD on a Sunday afternoon, transferred over 200 gigs worth of videos and pics from a laptop that was out of room, i was intending on upgrading the HDD in it. Monday, i continued to transfer, when i suddenly got an error telling me that the new WD Passport HDD was corrupt and unreadable. anyone who has gone through this can probably imagine how sick to my stomach, i instantly was. 6 years of my daughters basketball videos and picture now lost. Immediately to best buy to confirm that the HDD was definitely gone, The manager there and the geek squad agent was great help and had me get a hold of Western Digital first, HDD was only a day old and failed, WD would replace the HDD but offered no help whatsoever for recovering my Daughters history. I know that most people have had no issues with this brand, but I myself can never trust them again with my family photos and videos being secure again. Cant and wont take that chance ever again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A bit of a problem

    Posted
    Limbolen
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Bought this backup drive on sale to replace a WD drive that failed after 6 years. It backs up everything except a password protected Word document and some jpeg files that are really documents - surprising and disappointing because the old one had no problem backing up everything until it failed. Also, the drive apparently did not download the utilities software very well. I cannot open the drive from the desktop. I have to access the drive itself to set up the backup schedule. When I try to do this from the desktop, I get a notice that says I should attach a drive. Very disappointing for a WD product. I'll have to use Geek Squad services to fix this. I hesitatingly recommend this product if you are downloading it for the first time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Another bomb fom Westen Digital

    Posted
    bigfoot
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    I installed a 2-TB back up drive the Western Digital Passport. About two weeks into using the drive, I received a signal that the drive was locked. I unlocked the drive and went about business. I hadn't had any error messages so I assumed everything was working properly. You know what they say about assume. There had been no backup since May 2 today is May 12. The software told me the Passport was off line. I removed the Passport from the USB 3.0 jack and let it idle for about 1-minute. I then plugged the unit into the USB port, heard all the bop and bips you expect too hear when connecting a USB device. Checked and the unit is still off line. It gets better. Click on WD Utilities or WD Security and when these programs open they both prompt me to "attach a supported WD Drive". Stick a fork in me - i'm done this WD 2-TB Passport is going back too Best Buy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    This drive needs re-formatting, again!

    Posted
    Dragon3
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    At this point in the game all drives are pretty much standard you've got some really good ones some really slow ones you've got the ultra-fast ones and then you've got some that have problems... I've bought this drive before and it's worked just fine but with this particular one something is glitching in the video that I put on it so I need to reformat it again hopefully that will solve the problem and of course it's past the two-week return date so all I can do now is reformat the dang thing like I said I bought other drives just like this and they've all worked fine this one has a glitch so I'll let you know if I get the glitch fixed[ if I can edit this review in the future?], no problems on all the other portable drives I've bought though...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Hard Drive for MacBook Pro

    Posted
    Mike
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    I was trying to study which external hard drive was the best option for my MacBook pro. I came down to this and a Seagate product. After looking at the specs and reviews, I found that the Seagate was most often used as a PS4 hard drive replacement and it often would crash on people using it for the personal computers. Seeing this, I steered away from Seagate and picked this product. The first thing you should know as a Mac owner, is that you do have to format it during the first use. It was extremely easy though, and really all you have to do is click a couple buttons and its done. I was a little worried about that before I bought it, but those worries were not necessary. The product is small enough to carry in a computer bag or keep on your desk without it getting in the way. Im very happy with the choice I made and would recommend it to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AWWWWWWESOME!!!

    Posted
    ElectricsMan
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    This is just what I needed! I was thinking of upgrading my SSD in my laptop to a 1TB SSD but the price just was out of my reach. I saw an ad about portable external hard drives and I haven't dealt with these in such a long time that I didn't even realize how much they've changed---for the better that is. I like the different colors that these come in and the case I ordered from Wally-World(also in the same Red color). I was a little hesitant about the write speed and no so sure if the results were true. However, after I gave it an initial try of copying 160GB of data from my laptop's hard drive to this external unit, it only took 2 mins!! WOW, I said. Speed is like ROADRUNNER. Invest and be Impressed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good harddrive for both mac and pc

    Posted
    HershP
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    I wanted at 2TB hdd for my macbook pro, but they didn't have the mac formatted ones available so I thought I'd grab this one (which was $10 cheaper), but formatted for the PC. I simply formatted for the mac (was very quick) and boom...it's now a mac harddrive. It works great. The startup and transfer speeds seem to be fast (I don't have any sort of tools to measure), but transferring videos has been VERY quick. This is my second Western Digital portable HDD (still use the other one for the pc) and this performs just as great as the only one. The only downside is making sure you don't lose the cable that comes with it. Cause if you do, good luck with having no usb3.0. Other than that....go for it!

    I would recommend this to a friend




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