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|The WD BAAA3200ARD is an external USB hard drive, which can be connected to your system with ease. See your data backup stored in an organized manner under categories in this WD 320GB hard drive. The automatic backup feature of this WD external hard drive crates an updated copy of your data every time you modify your data. In case you lose your data or overwrite it, the WD BAAA3200ARD hard drive recovers it. You can personalize your backup and get drive protection with this WD 320GB hard drive. With the data transfer rate up to 480 Mb/sec, this WD external hard drive delivers fast and enhanced transfer speed.|
|Model||My Passport Essential|
|Hard Drive Type||HDD (Hard Disk Drive)|
|Spindle Speed||5400 RPM|
|External Data Transfer Rate||60 Mbps|
|Seek Time||12 ms|
Average review score based on 4 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
- On most PCs and Laptops, runs off USB with a single cable without needing external AC adapter or second USB cable for power (a big plus for me)
- Small and light. Shirt-pocket size, assuming you have large shirts.
- Not a biggie for me, but you can get them in a variety of colors
- Western Digital under the hood.
- Reasonable price per GB in a small portable Hard Drive
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- Comes pre-formatted FAT32, bundled with WD Smartware for backups. Shows up as a CD Drive in My Computer. If you don't want or need this software (yeah, it's free and better than nothing, but there are better free backup programs available on the net)
- Most experienced users will want to wipe the partitions and reformat NTFS. I had no problem with this.
- This drive also comes in a 500GB size, and WD will be happy to sell you a USB dock if you have several of these and want to swap them out slightly more easily if you don't have an easily accessible USB port.
- If you're looking for lightning fast speed or huge capacities, this is not the drive for you. It's not the fastest kid on the block, but it is reliable and for me and my purposes, that's more important.
Bottom Line: I have three of these, all bought at separate times, from different sources and have had zero problems with any of them. I have one that I keep in my laptop bag and it gets banged around a bit (outside pocket), but like the Timex commercial, it "takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'* If you don't need super speed and huge storage amounts in a small 2.5" portable form factor that will work off a single USB cable, give this and it's 500GB sibling some serious consideration.
It is like the new product. As it is formatted in NTFS, hence a lot of space is saved for users. The backup software comes in handy just in case. The thin and smallish design is another plus of this Western Digital product...
Great hard drive for most items. It's small and the protective case is easy to handle. USB cord isn't too long to get in the way or have a problem storing the cable. Just right for a large USB drive.
I use this to clone my hd.
Works great and is very compact.
I will take it with me when I travel. with my laptop