Western Digital My Passport Black 2TB,External,5400RPM (WDBY8L0020BBK-NESN) Portable
About this product
- Product DescriptionBoasting a sleek design coupled with enough capacity for all your media, the My Passport is Western Digital's answer to your storage problems. This compact portable hard drive has a lightning-fast 5 Gbps file transfer speed with its USB 3.0 compatible port, allowing you to back up data without any hassle. Data on this ultra slim drive is stored with 256-bit hardware based encryption, providing security without causing an increase in transfer speed of files. This drive is conveniently formatted NTFS for Windows use, though it can be easily reformatted for Mac OS computers if needed. A storage capacity of 2TB provides ample room for your entertainment needs, and with enhanced durability and shock tolerance the My Passport offers you long-term reliability.
- BrandWestern Digital
- ModelMy Passport Black
- Hard Drive TypePortable
- Spindle Speed5400RPM
- InterfaceUSB 2.0,USB 3.0
- Form Factor2.5"
- Height0.8 in.
- Width3.2 in.
- Depth4.4 in.
- Weight0.51 lbs
Most relevant reviews
- dev-davDec 08, 2015by
Died 4 days after purchase
I knew it was used, and that it was a gamble to buy it.
But I hoped to get more use out of it than just a few days.
Seller was completely honest about product, so no bad feelings to him. Item was simply on it's last days of life.
I might purchase this brand in the future, but only if it were new.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Used
- emandragonMay 30, 2014by
I have been using this for a couple of days now, no complications. Very easy to install and takes little effort, just plug and play. Very small size and easy to travel. Must bring USB cable with you everywhere because it is not a standard USB cable. Very small and lightweight for a hard drive. The tiny footprint fits perfectly on my small desk and the thing is almost totally silent. The display light lets you know when it's doing something, just sitting idle, or gone into standby mode. Two terabyte gives me all the backup space I need, and I'm backing up lots of movies, videos, photos, and music, as well as a plethora of documents.
- bejaranoangelJun 05, 2014by
Very good device, nice price, arrived fast, easy to use, has a bag as accessory, USB 3.0, portability , nice colors to choose... Zzz zzz
- wisdomsbestJun 06, 2014by
This device is the perfect external USB drive when found at a perfect price
This is my second 'My Passport'. My first has never failed me in any way whatsoever. I bought it on a nice bid and I bought this new one because it was an extra terabyte more USB drive. I quickly transferred all of the information from my one terabyte to my new two terabyte. Now I have plenty of extra space to easily load and transfer files from one computer to the next at a decent speed and with no discernible problems. I love the sleek design and the flawless style. It doesn't get hot and doesn't cause any problems whatsoever. I wanted to get it at the lowest price per terabyte that I could, and I believe I achieved that goal with this 2TB highly portable diamond. I have other external drives but they get hot and they have the bothersome power adapter plugs. They work but they are cumbersome and clumsy, heavy and cheap looking. This Western Digital 'My Passport' is my favorite, and I would buy more if I catch another price break. Thank you!Read full review
- cy4c8gJan 09, 2014by
Good product, alright included software, Great value,
This drive is a good price for the space. I bought it so I would not have to worry about backup for a couple years. Its design is good, very small, and practically silent when operating. Overall I love the product but only gave 4 stars overall because its included backup software is not lenient enough on CPU use.
I am disappointed by some of the software that comes with the drive. I ended up only leaving drive utilities and using windows backup to store emergency system images. After I set up the automatic back up software, that can select files by type, and constantly update the backup. I noticed what I felt was an excessive (12%) CPU usage from the backup software even when the drive was not connected. (CPU may have only been running at 50% maximum frequency) This bothered me enough to uninstall the included backup software. I never updated the included backup software, so it may have improved if I had, and might be useful to some. I kept the driver utilities to run diagnostics and it does not hog CPU. Additionally I simply copied some files for immediate use if they are lost on my internal drives.
This product is not technically 2TB but rather exactly two trillion bytes. Two terabytes actually should equal 2^40 bytes which is about 2 trillion 200 billion bytes. Rather than using the standard base 2 interpretation of a terabyte, this drive uses the base 10 interpretation which windows recognises as about 1.82 TB. This is no big deal if you want only want two trillion bytes.
DRIVER & INSTALLATION
Do not let windows install this device. It should open only as mass storage. Once you can access the files on the drive you can install everything it comes with and read instructions. I incorrectly allowed windows to search for additional device drivers and other secondary device installation procedures. This is warned against in the instructions. This led to Windows not installing the drive right, and constantly asking me to format it and intermittently disconnecting the drive. Do not format the drive. Once I undid the attempted installation I continued having difficulty reaching USB 3.0 speeds. My USB 3.0 driver had to be rolled back to an earlier functional version on my ASUS G73 laptop before I could get it to work. It was not difficult to find the driver. Apparently I had installed an updated driver that was not approved by ASUS. USD 2.0 was always fine. I would recommend reading the instructions (included on drive)because I did not, and I experienced difficulties that required moderate computer knowledge to overcome.
Much of this review relates to my own personal experience with this device. Overall I am very happy with the device. My review is meant to help people if they experience problems similar to what I faced based on my own mistakes and expectations. Included software did work for me, but I am simply not patient enough to use it in its entiretyRead full review