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Western Digital 500GB My Passport Essential Portable External Hard Drive, Midnight Black

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  • Capacity: 500GB
  • Password protection
  • USB 2.0 interface
  • About this item

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  • Capacity: 500GB
  • Password protection
  • USB 2.0 interface

    Western Digital Hard Drive, 500GB:

    • Capacity: 500GB
    • Password protection
    • WD SmartWare software
    • USB 2.0 interface
    • Small, portable

  • Specifications

    Hard Drive Capacity: 320 GB - 500 GB
    Size: 500 GB
    Form: External
    Manufacturer Part Number: WDBAAA5000ABK
    Model: WDBAAA5000ABK
    Brand: Western Digital
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    Do I need to get additional software to use it? Thanks
    by NeuroDoctor 11/22/2010
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    • A. These drives will work on any computer (laptop or desktop) that has a USB port. They also work fine through a USB hub if you wish to use more USB devices than you have available USB ports. (Always use a powered USB hub so as to put less strain on your computer's USB port/power supply.) They include the software required to run them on a Windows computer, (driver, etc.), or can be run out of the box on a Mac using OS 10 or higher. (I recommend reformatting with Apple's Disc Utility for more efficient operation on a Mac.)
      by dall89115a11/26/2010
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    • A. Nothing extra is needed. You just plug it in and your computer will recognize it, laptop or desktop. Windows XP or later only, otherwise drivers will be needed.
      by jerry55011/26/2010
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    • A. it can be used on laptops. it does require certain programs, such as windows 7. westerndigital.com has all info on it. most new laptops should come with the software needed for this portable hard drive.
      by icefreezer201111/26/2010
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    • A. Hello, I have not used this exact model but have used a few external hard drives in my day. It plugs into your system ( laptop or desktop) using a usb cable normaly and can be used on any computer you have assuming you have usb 2.0 port. Hope this helps you. If you want more info on it write down the model and goto the western digital home page which should be able to answer any of your questions.
      by EvilTC11/26/2010
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    • A. This drive can be used with any USB-equipped Windows PC or Mac, laptop or desktop with no additional software. USB limits the speed to about 25 MB/sec so filling it up will take several hours. Good for backing up important files.
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    Customer Reviews | 9 reviews | 4.8 out of 5

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    Western Digital 500GB My Passport Essential
    12/18/2010

    Customer review by sartek7

    5.0 stars 12/18/2010 by sartek7
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    It came formatted for Windows, but it was an easy process to reformat it for Mac, using the included product instructions. There also was an immediate alert to update the software, which was easy, as well. It has been working well. I moved my iTunes library over to the drive and had no problems accessing the library. Easy to use!

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    sartek7
    Colorado
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    A Computer Geeks Dream HDD!!! :)
    2/13/2011

    Customer review by simplextech2012

    5.0 stars 2/13/2011 by simplextech2012
    by simplextech2012

    This was a great buy! I have a Mac iBook G4 running Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. This HDD is a techies dream at a cost-effective price. I have had it sense January, and have used Time Machine (included with OSX Leopard) to back up my Mac, and it works great! Reformatting the HDD for Mac was very easy, from a techies stand point. Would highly recommended this drive.

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    simplextech2012
    Jamestown, NY
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:14 - 18
    Ownership:2 - 3 months
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Nice drive for laptop
    12/18/2010

    Customer review by dodgy22

    5.0 stars 12/18/2010 by dodgy22
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    This drive is super small, which I love. It is perfect for the laptop. I took the advice of others and did not install the added software. So it works just like a regular external hard drive. Got it onsale on black friday! So I got it at a great price!

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    dodgy22
    Arkansas
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    awesome little drive
    12/8/2010

    Customer review by tatikonda

    4.0 stars 12/8/2010 by tatikonda
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    I love the size itself, its been only a week, its good.and the size is really small ..fits in your palm.

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    tatikonda
    ashburn,va
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:25 - 34
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    12/18/2010

    Customer review by ArmedMikeQ

    5.0 stars 12/18/2010 by ArmedMikeQ
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    Purchased this on Black Friday for $39.00 Great backup HD. Simple and quality built.

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    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day

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