This one, unlike the first one, did not automatically format when plugged in. I did it for the first Passport but did not even bother with this one. It came ready to use with windows but converting it was a piece of cake. Seagate Hard Drive Barracuda 8tb Desktop 3. I use them to make duplicate back ups of my Mac Book. I have had the first one for two years without a problem.

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I’ll see how long it will hold up my previous portable hard drives of different brands had to be replaced every few yearsbut seems to do its job well.

Plus, the password protection and bit hardware encryption technology acts as a virtual padlock, protecting your files from any unauthorized access. Saves large quantities of data pretty quickly.

Yes, you do have to spend a little time reformatting for mac but it was no problem doing so. Like most other people who reviewed this product, I gave up on the software that came with it wdbaacy5000abk-01 it made my life easier. Additional color options are also available in blue, red, and titanium. I have had the first one for two wdbacy5000abk-001 without a problem. It is also a good portable drive for backup or storage expansion purposes, both at home or while on the go.

Western Digital My Passport Essential 500GB External 5400RPM (WDBACY5000ABK) HDD

This WD is so small, about the size of a wallet, and I can easily fit into my pocket or in my laptop bag without any problems. I did qdbacy5000abk-01 for the first Passport but did not even bother with this one. Western Digital includes all the necessary accessories with this drive: I am very pleased with this product.


I have only had this product for a few days but it looks well built. Formatting it as FAT 32 did the trick. I can get things transferred at least 4 times faster, wdbacy5000abk-0 saves me time. My next storage purchase was to buy a 3TB backup disk for my system.

This one, unlike the first one, wdbacy50000abk-01 not automatically format when plugged in. It came ready to use with windows but converting it was a piece of cake. When I travel, one always goes with me and the other into the safe deposit box. Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous from Solid, Reliable Hard Drive My only complaint about this product is that the process for reconfiguring it for a Mac was a little cumbersome.

I guess if you want to back up your entire computer it’s useful but I only want to back up specific files so it’s useless for me. Ratings and Reviews Write a review. It works fine, I already knew and his program is very comfortable This external hard drive I bought because I needed to back up my files on the hard drive on my labtop.

It was a little bit difficult to format for Mac but it is very doable.


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One nice thing is that, for some reason, the Smart Ware does not take up as much of the drive as it did on the previous one. I expect it to be reliable.

WD chose the brand because he knew and worked well, plus its size is very comfortable to walk with the I bought other refurbished products wdbavy5000abk-01 have had no problems with them, also have lower cost, why I chose this type.

Once I figured it out it was really easy. The lowest-priced item that has been used wdbacy500abk-01 worn previously. It is removable with much difficulty. It is also super lightweight. Maximum Capacity Store all your favorite photos, music, movies and important files on this high capacity, portable drive.

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Frees up alot of space on my laptop. WD is a great brand! Not only is it smaller, lighter, quieter and more compact than previous generations but it is also USB 3 compatible! Western Digital claims to have created the first truly all-in-one back-up system with the release of the MyPassport Essential GB.