WD - My Passport for Mac 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black

Store files from your Mac securely with this Western Digital 2TB My Passport drive. The sleek, portable design makes it easy to move information between computers or share data with a friend. This Western Digital 2TB My Passport drive provides plenty of storage space for photos, videos, documents and project files.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Software
  • USB 3.0 cable
  • WD My Passport for Mac WDBP6A0020BBK - hard drive

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (910 out of 934)

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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.

Time Machine compatible

Back up your entire system directly to the drive.

Portable design

Lets you take your data on the go.

Compatible with PC and Mac

For flexible installation options.

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


Customer rating

4.7
98%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work for me

    Posted
    Randy

    I purchased my first My Passport for Mac 2TB a couple of weeks ago, it was a very easy plug and play installation and it backed up my computer in a matter of minutes. The next day though an error message popped up that said Time Machine couldn't complete the backup because an error occurred. The only way to get it to work again is either force eject the drive or turn the computer off and back on as eject and WD Utilities diagnostics do not work after the error message is received. WD tech support advised me to erase the drive and format it for Mac, not sure why you would have to do that for a drive already formatted properly but whatever. The error message came back up that evening. I returned the drive to Best Buy and exchanged it for another new identical drive. It worked just the same, the error message will pop up anywhere from within a couple of hours to a day or two. 2 days was the longest it ever went without the error message so I returned it for a refund this morning. I'm using the latest version of High Sierra if that makes a difference. Best Buy customer service at the Blossom Hill store gets 5 stars as they could not have been nicer and were very helpful with the exchange and return.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Back up and Storage Device

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

    I have used My Passport For Mac- External Hard Drive quite a few years now to secure my documents and photography images safely. I love the compact size and the amount of images/photos I can actually store on this device since I shoot with a large file camera. It's very User friendly with very little install time needed. I think it takes me like 5-8 minutes at most to install and start using the passports. Perfect gadget to have around! I even back up all my cell phone images as well over the years. And if you like to have your back ups close by or need to have a small device to travel with from one mac to another then this is what you need. Reliable and dependable. I have yet to get a bad or faulted one. Mine have held up very well and at least 6- 7 years now. This external hard drive also comes in a windows version.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    When It Works - it's good!

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

    I have had WD back-up drives before without to many issues - this time I bought a larger storage unit with the drive already configured for the Mac. Besides the fact that it annoyingly shuts itself down when the computer "sleeps" for short periods of time - it usually refuses to start back up after its "nap"! I am constantly getting notified that the drive is WAITING TO COMPLETE FIRST BACKUP" whatever that means. The drive just sits there doing nothing until I force quit it, unplug it, restart my computer and hope that the drive starts doing its job and sometimes I have to restart the computer more than once to get the drive working again. It's too late for me to return this junk but I wouldn't recommend anybody buying it either!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best User Friendly Back Up

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

    I cannot say enough good things about this large storage user friendly back up for Mac. Simply plug it in and start backing up. I am a photographer and would not get caught without my back up hard drive. I carry it from home to work. I travel quite often and it is so easy to take everything with me, because of such device. I find myself buying a new one every 6-7 years. 2TB holds a huge amount of documents and photos. I shoot with a large full frame camera so the files are extremely large and will eat up your computers hard drive very quickly. External hard drives are a saver for me! And this compact external hard drive is so easy to travel with. I have never had issues with this brand either.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great backup drive for MacBook Pro laptop

    Posted
    Mac4me
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is a great hard drive to use as an external backup drive. I use this for my weekly laptop backups for my 2011 MacBook Pro using the usb connection. It’s a little slow since my laptop is old and does not have the high speed USB ports however it does the job quietly. Only the blinking light on the drive lets you know it working because it’s so quiet. I have trusted 3 of these over the years for backups and none have failed yet. I use the Mac OS encryption to secure the drives not the western digital software. Ready to use right out of the box with my Mac and no formatting required since this is the Mac version of the passport drive. I Recommend this for your external backups.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent external drive-nice new form factor

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

    I own about a dozen of these Western Digital MyPassport 2 TB USB 3.0 drives, and I have only had trouble with two of them since 2012. One developed trouble after 2-1/2 years, and the other was bad out of the box. I exchanged the latter at the store; the former was out of warranty. But let's focus on the positive. These drives are reliable, fast, and reasonably priced. The write speed is about 55 MBps when writing from my 2010-era desktop, The form factor changed in late 2016, and the drives stack better with this new design than with the old design. I purchased several of these for family members for use as inexpensive, external backup, and they have also been very satisfied with these drives. I highly recommend these drives.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    This product doesn't work with my MAC.need refund

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

    This product does not work with my Mac-it says it has backed up my information but my Mac continues to say " That its has not been backed up for almost 300 days now..... I went to store and Geek guy tried it and said it worked now..NOT SO !!!! I am a senior and ill and have come in to the store numerous times -it is still not working ?? I purchased my iPhone and the sales woman set up some things -She is GREAT..as soon as i am well I will come back to the store for help. The staff is great. and is helpful always...some better than others...I come to Best Buy for everything..Next -a 2nd TV, soon Best Buy is great

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Quality Hard Drive

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

    I trust WD for a product that hasn’t been jostled and through the ringer before it gets to me. Often delicate hard drives live a tough life before they even reach the store so with cheap products you may be getting something that’s already on the cusp of failing before you even unseal the box. But with WD I’ve always had consistently superior lifespan and quality- I purchased two of these WD 2 TB drives to replace my old Lacie (broken) and my old 1TB WD that is still working. Don’t skimp on protecting your data.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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