WD My Passport for Mac 500GB Portable External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0

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WD My Passport for Mac 500GB Portable External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0

WD My Passport for Mac 500GB Portable External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0

  • Ultra-fast transfer rates with USB 3.0 interface
  • Compatible with Apple Time Machine
  • Password protection and hardware encryption

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  1. 107 of 110 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Easy 5 Stars. Perfect for Mac right out of the box., September 26, 2012
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    Lincoln (Arizona, USA) –
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    For 10 years now I’ve been a loyal customer of Western Digital hard drives. They are my brand of choice when it’s time to upgrade or expand my system. In the last 10 years, I have not had even a single hard drive crash or failure. This is significant considering that I currently own 4 WD external drives and 4 WD internal drives. I’ve also owned and gave away another 2 externals drives and 4 internal drives. That makes 14 Western Digital hard drives with zero problems.

    This new WD My Passport Mac specific hard drive meets all of my expectations. It is very fast at USB 3.0 transfer speeds. Plus the actual hdd stored inside is impressively fast too. I’ve gotten ride of 2 Seagate external hard drives because of slow disks – even when they are housed in USB 3.0 cases. The disk speed is important.

    The specs on this drive are no different than the other new WD My Passport hard drives, EXCEPT that this drive is formatted HFS+ Journaled for Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion or Mountain Lion. To use this with Windows it must be reformatted. So if you are a Windows user or looking for a drive to use with both Windows and Mac – you are better off purchasing a standard WD My Passport.

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  2. 51 of 51 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Fantastic HD For the Road, Very Good For Home, September 27, 2012
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    R. Padilla “RMP” (California) –
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    This is a fantastic hard drive for photo or video editors that work on the road. It’s very small and very light. Its USB 3.0 speeds are very good, making it a great choice for a Photoshop or Final Cut scratch disc. It’s smaller and cheaper than portable Thunderbolt drives. Of course it’s not as fast, but for mobile photo and video editing it offers a compelling price/performance combination. I used the drive as a video scratch disc on a MacBook Pro 2012 — which has USB 3.0 — and was very pleased with the performance.

    For home use, it’s not as compelling, though still very good. Generally speaking, you can get faster and cheaper external drives, with the caveat being you’ll also need an external power source for the extra performance. The USB 2.0 speeds are good, but not extraordinary. For people that don’t travel and/or can’t take advantage of USB 3.0 speeds, there are several cheaper choices that are also a bit faster.

    The Western Digital utilities included in the drive are good for novices, but people familiar with hard drive care and security can ignore them.

    Overall, this is a quality drive that’s good for most uses and outstanding for certain users. For home and office use, it’s a good drive. For photo and video editors that travel, this is a fantastic product that offers fast USB 3.0 performance at a relatively low price. For people that don’t want to pay the high price for a portable Thunderbolt scratch disc, this is an appealing alternative.

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  3. 64 of 74 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    So-so, December 8, 2012
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    Apparently, it “looks” like aluminium because of the grey/silver casing but it is not. I spoke with an Amazon CSO, and she said that it really was aluminium so I bought it. I feel so cheated! That’s the materials part.

    On the actual purpose of the product which is to store data, it works fine. But I wouldn’t recommend this and would recommend the other 2 TB WD Drive in black instead which is cheaper and does the same thing. For Mac users, even though it says formatted for Windows, don’t worry; you can use Disk Utility to reformat the drive when it comes.

    So the difference between this and the 2 TB WD in black? The casing. Just a different colour. And you pay more because it says “For Mac”.

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