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WD - My Passport SSD 256GB External USB 3.1 Gen 2 Portable Hard Drive - Black top / gunmetal (medium metallic gray) bottom

Easily transfer documents, files and video between computers with this Western Digital portable hard drive. It uses solid-state technology to keep your data safe, as solid-state drives do not lose data when exposed to shocks. Password protection and hardware encryption keep data on this Western Digital portable hard drive completely secure.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • WD My Passport SSD WDBK3E2560PSL - solid state drive
    • USB-C cable
    • USB-C to USB-A adapter
    • Software

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (11 out of 12)

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    Features


    256GB storage capacity

    Provides plenty of space to store music and other media files.

    USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface

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

    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.

    Shock-resistant build

    Offers rugged durability and reliable performance.

    Solid state drive with no moving parts

    Ensures cool, quiet operation.

    Portable design

    Lets you take your data on the go.

    Compatible with Mac and PC

    For flexible installation options.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

    92%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not User Friendly

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

      I bought this external hard drive to transfer my photos & documents from my old laptop to my new HP Spectre laptop. I wanted one with SSD and that was not too expensive. This model of My Passport seemed to fit the bill. However, I could not figure out how to use it, and the included instructions were a joke. It only told me how to connect it to my laptop. Even after going to the WD My Passport website, the instructions were poor. I had my son, 27 years old, help me & he also thought this external hard drive was difficult to figure out. He uses external hard drives all the time, another brand, without issue. He finally figured out how to get my info onto the hard drive & get it tranferred to my new laptop. NOT a simple procedure. I will probably never use this again. For $100 I would expect a simple, fast, user friendly process. I will look into other brands going forward. Disappointed.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Stylish and Efficient

      Posted
      ThatTexan
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The My Passport SSD is a very great device to store files (photos for me) quickly and efficiently. And the colors match my MacBook. The only issue I have with the device is it runs hotter than my 2016 MacBook Pro--and that's saying something! But overall it works very well. The read/write speeds are not what are advertised though. I'm running a very efficient set-up and the highest results I got with the Black Magic speed test were around 250mbps write and 400mbps read. Don't expect RAID speeds or anything, and you'll be good :).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Sweet Back Up SSD

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

      This SSD is sweet: small, fast, no-hassle back up device. I like the fact it reminds me to plug-in to my laptop and everything happens without me having to click on anything. All done automatically in the background. Plus all of my files are portable to another PC. This SSD fits into my shirt pocket. Light weight. No bulkiness. Sweet!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      It works perfect for what I needed

      Posted
      Mstud9
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This SSD was bought so that PUBG in Xbox would run better. It made the game much better with loading times, rendering etc. definitely recommend it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Superfast drive

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

      The ssd is very fast as expected. Light weight product.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      fast and good value for my use

      Posted
      markga70
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      good price, well built, use for transfering data from one device to another and works flawlessly for that

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Well worth the money.

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

      I bought this hard drive for the extra space, and as a side effect, the extra speed. Both have impressed me.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fast

      Posted
      Mspr88
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Is it as fast as the Samsung. No. Is it cheaper and does the job. Yes. I video edit from it in 4k

      I would recommend this to a friend




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