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WD - My Passport 3TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Red

Secure important data with this password-protected Western Digital My Passport hard drive. This portable drive makes transporting and sharing essential files easy, and the flexible transfer options let you decide when and how much to backup. Slip this compact Western Digital My Passport hard drive into your bag and take your music, videos and documents with you.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • WD My Passport WDBYFT0030BRD - hard drive
    • USB 3.0 cable
    • Software

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (588 out of 605)

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    Features


    3TB 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

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 605 reviews

    97%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      WD-My Passport 3TB External USB 3.0

      Posted
      Mz3zB3LLa2528
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is a great product for purchasing to plug and play for any XBOX, XBOX ONE, or XBOX ONE S (which I recently purchased black Friday) The 500gb one, which after uploading about 5 games + the lego dimensions & The lego dimensions the Batman lego movie story pack, I began really running low on space; so had to troubleshoot. & went to Best Buy spoke to an awesome team member who definitely knew what he was talking about, and sent me the right direction, for extra storage space. Now that's aswesome! Directions: For this WD external portable hard drive; simply take home, open from packaging, & plug it in while the system is on & the Xbox One (S) will handle the rest. No noticeable lag in game load times at all. In fact, it may be a little faster. Best of all, plenty of room for games - load all you want, for some time to come! ;)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      tiny item, big storage

      Posted
      InsuranceAgent77584
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      love how compact and light the drive is, and the cover is very durable fabric. the cover has straps that keep it from opening all the way after unzipping, so the contents don't come tumbling out, and there is a pocket that's big enough for the cable and a thumb drive. the drive itself is the size of two decks of playing cards side by side. it comes in different colors - I got blue so i could find it on my desk. i love my purchase. highly recommend.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great system for backup

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

      I have used both Seagate Slim and Western Digital multi-Terabyte backup drives. I have never had an issue with either one. However, I do like the Western Digital backup utility better. When you drill down to find a file it has the same folder structure as my Documents on my PC. Easy to find things. It does save everything even old things that you may have deleted. It does not bother me at all because of the file naming methodology I have used for years. So, you have to be careful in finding your latest version. The Seagate utility has a lot of subfolders that just save what you did that day. So, finding the last version of a file is very cumbersome.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Reliable portable hard drive

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

      WD external hard drive is easy to use & reliable. When I started having problems with my Toshiba, I thought I'd give the WD a try based on reviews and a customer recommendation at the store. So far, so good. The Geek Squad agent recommended I manually copy & paste folders/files rather than relying on the scheduled automatic backup which became the problem with the Toshiba. It used up 1TB which I knew I didn't have in data...something about it layering and possibly missing data. I reformatted the Toshiba and manually did the copy & paste (or drag & drop) and it showed a ton of memory left over. I now have two backup systems I can count on. Thank you Geek Squad.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      So glad I bought this Passport

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

      Bought the Passport before making a cross country move to another state and so glad I did. Backed up all my data before we moved "just in case something happened to them in transit." A streak of bad luck, both my phone and my computer failed in the first month after arriving in the new location. Thank goodness all my data was backed up. Just plugged into the new phone and computer, downloaded my backup, and didn't loose any precious photos or data. So easy to use!.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A fine drive

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

      I’ve owned both this and a previous My Passport from 2015. This new version is cosmetically different than the old one, but other than that it functions the same. I didn’t use any of the included software, and I ran into initial issues formatting it on MacOS. WD has an article about how to do it properly on their website, and if you follow the directions it works fine. I don’t consider this a fault of the drive however since it’s a MacOS problem.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Harddrive for your money.

      Posted
      Mystery1
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This passport is awesome.I don't have to worry about Mechanical parts failing since it is small enough to carry around.I had no issues with this drive when I bought and opened it up.Everyone should buy this name brand drive.Just avoid bigger harddrives cause they break easy.This Harddrive is worth your money.This product powers up by usb only.I love it cause it saves a headache.Thank God WD made something with good products.This drive will probably last longer since it is designed differently.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Nice 3 TB USB memory.

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

      I have been using the WD 1 TB model for 3 years without any problems, so now that I needed more storage, I bought the 3 TB version. Nice performance, handy, and the yellow body differentiates it instantly from the 1 TB blue body unit. Comes with a 12" USB 2/3 cable, operates silently and doesn't get much warmer than hand temperature. The provided WD backup software is not so great; I use the free EaseUS Todo distribution instead.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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