Western Digital 500GB My Passport Essential USB 2.0/3.0 External Portable Hard Drive

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Western Digital 500GB My Passport Essential USB 2.0/3.0 External Portable Hard Drive

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Your important data is never out of reach thanks to the Western Digital 500GB My Passport Essential Portable Hard Drive. It provides ample space to store all your movies, music, data, games and more. The 500 GB external hard disk has an excellent response time and delivers fast data transfers without compromising on the integrity of the data. Although USB 2.0 is the preferred interface currently, the drive also supports USB 3.0. Also, this portable USB hard drive includes WD SmartWare software to create and maintain backups. It completely automates the backup process so you can rest assured your backups are up to date even without your intervention. The password protection ensures your sensitive data is not compromised. You can use the external hard disk right out of the box with any Windows based system. To use it with OSX Snow Leopard, the drive has to be formatted separately. Apart from the hard disk and SmartWare, the package also bundles a USB cable and an install guide.

Western Digital 500GB My Passport Essential Portable Hard Drive:
  • Dual USB 3.0 and 2.0 compatibility
  • Up to 3x faster transfer rates
  • WD quality inside and out
  • Maximum capacity
  • WD SmartWare software included
  • Automatic, continuous backup
  • Password protection for privacy
  • Formatted NTFS
  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
  • Requires formatting for Mac OS X Snow Leopard
  • Package contents: portable hard drive, WD SmartWare software, USB cable and quick install guide
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    Multi Pack Indicator: No
    Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
    Model No.: WDBACY5000ABKSN
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.65
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.3 x 3.2 x 0.6
    Walmart No.: 007204347

    Customer Product Reviews

    Rated 4.7 out of 5★ by 23reviewers.
    Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great drive Opened the box, connected it to my laptop and started coping files...That is how easy it works. No need to install the software unless you really want it. I just copy my own files to backup so I didn't use the software with it.But great little drive with plenty of space for a great price. 04/08/2011
    Rated 5 out of 5★ by This hard-drive is perfect - I use it just like a thumbdrive except that is big enough to hold all my music, pictures, and files, too! 06/07/2011
    Rated 5 out of 5★ by Used for online DJ Plenty of room to store and work on playlists, has proven reliable and dependable, easily transportable and can work with it from several different PC's. 07/03/2011
    Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great Drive I had an 80 gig passport for about 5 years (Still going) I decided to get this 500 gig drive. Works right out of the box. I like the fact that it is USB 3.0 ready. Great Drive for a great price. 06/25/2011
    Rated 4 out of 5★ by Computer likes to dismount the drive. When using the password protection and encryption mode computer dismounts drive. I just turn off the password protection while using (backing up) and then turn it back after backup completed. 11/30/2011
    Rated 5 out of 5★ by This was my first external hard drive, easy to use with drag and drop, would recomend for anyone. 01/15/2012
    Rated 5 out of 5★ by I caught this HD on sale and have been very pleased since day one. I have an older larger Western Digital external HD and have never had a problem with it. This one is very convenient for laptop users. 500 gb's in a very small case works very well. I formatted the drive before I used Windows 7 to back up my laptop. It is a winner! 12/07/2011
    Rated 5 out of 5★ by Good Ext. Hard drive, highly recommend! Will buy another at a later time. I would recommend this product for anyone that needsto use an external hard drive. Highly reliable, compact and easy to use. 12/19/2011
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