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Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1 TB USB 3.0/2.0 Ultra Portable External Hard Drive WDBACX0010BBK-NESN (Black)


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  • Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
  • Connectivity today; speed for tomorrow
  • Up to 3x faster transfer rates with USB 3.0
  • Maximum capacity
  • Automatic, continuous backup


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 1.8 cm ; 204 g
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Item model number: WDBACX0010BBK-NESN
  • ASIN: B0041OSQ9S
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: Sept. 8 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #48,915 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Product Description

The world's number one selling portable drive features USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 connectivity for compatibility today and speed for the future. Maximum capacity in a portable drive lets you carry your digital life with you. Visual backup software and password protection with hardware encryption ensure your data is protected.

From the Manufacturer

My Passport Essential SE – Next generation high-capacity storage to go.

Put your digital life on the stylish, maximum capacity My Passport® Essential™ SE portable hard drive. With WD quality and USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connectivity, this drive is designed for today with tomorrow in mind.

WD quality inside and out
My Passport portable drives are the world’s best selling drives. There’s a reason. We’ve been making hard drives for 20 years and we know how to protect your data.
WD My Passport Essential SE- Quality
USB 3.0 plus USB 2.0
A single drive with universal compatibility today and next-generation speed for tomorrow. Use it with USB 2.0 now and step up to USB 3.0 speed when you’re ready.
WD My Passport Essential SE  USB 3.0
High capacity in a smaller drive
Massive capacity in this small, stylish drive that is powered directly from the USB port on your PC. No separate power supply is needed.
WD My Passport Essential SE - Portable
Features at a glance

  • Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
  • Up to 3x faster transfer rates with USB 3.0
  • Maximum capacity
  • Automatic, continuous backup
  • Password protection and hardware encryption
  • 2-years limited warranty

Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 interface- A single drive with universal compatibility today and next-generation speed for tomorrow. Use it with USB 2.0 now and step up to USB 3.0 speed when you're ready.

My Passport Essential SE

Up to 3x faster transfer rates - When connected to a USB 3.0 port this drive lets you access and save files up to 3 times faster than USB 2.0. Transfer a 2-hour HD movie in just 5 minutes instead of 13 minutes.*

*Performance may vary based on user's hardware and system configuration.

WD quality inside and out - For over 20 years, millions of people worldwide have trusted their data to WD hard drives. We are successful because we understand the importance of your data and our first concern is keeping that data safe.

Maximum capacity - Store all your favorite photos, music, movies, and important files on this high capacity, portable drive.

WD SmartWare™ software - You're in control of your backup. Install all the features, select just the components you need, or if you prefer, choose not to use the software at all.

Automatic, continuous backup - Works quietly in the background to protect your data using minimal PC resources. Whenever you add or change a file it's instantly backed up.

Password protection for privacy - Gain peace of mind knowing that your data is protected from unauthorized access with password protection and encryption.

USB-powered - Powered directly from the USB port on your PC. No separate power supply is needed.

Planet friendly - We designed a small box that uses recycled material and minimizes waste. We encourage you to recycle it.

WD My Passport Essential SE Box

Ideal for

  • Connecting with your USB 2.0 port today and using with USB 3.0 when you're ready
  • Transferring files up to three times faster when connected to a USB 3.0 port
  • Protecting your data with automatic, continuous backup
  • Adding extra storage space for photos, videos and music
  • Securing private or sensitive data with password protection and hardware encryption

What's in the box
Portable hard drive, USB cable, WD SmartWare software, Quick Install Guide.

Compatibility
Formatted NTFS
Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7
Mac OS® X Leopard®, Snow Leopard™ (requires reformatting and will work in USB 2.- mode)
Note: Compatibility may vary depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system.

 


Portable Storage
Comparison Chart
My Passport Essential My Passport Essential SE My Passport Elite My Passport for Mac My Passport SE for Mac My Passport Studio
Next generation storage to go.
Next generation high-capacity storage to go.
Premium backup and storage.
Smaller, smarter, Mac-ready.
Maximum capacity for your Mac.
Pure performance for Mac.
 
Interface
USB 3.0, USB 2.0
USB 3.0, USB 2.0
USB 2.0
USB 2.0
USB 2.0
FireWire 400/800, USB 2.0
 
Capacity range
250 GB - 640 GB
750 GB and 1 TB
250 GB - 640 GB
250 GB - 640 GB
1 TB
320 GB - 640 GB
 
WD SmartWare
 
Automatic backup
 
Password protection
and hardware encryption
 
Ultra-portable form factor
     
 
Capacity gauge
       
 
E-label
         
 
USB dock
         
 
Highest capacity
       


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jes06 on Jan. 6 2011
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It arrived sooner than expected (around the 2nd day of order!)
Sealed package. I'm using it for my mac so I had some formatting to do (directions are inside the harddrive, a bit confusing at first)
The size is perfect to carry around, it's really fast for file transfers as well. Thumbs up!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rick on Jan. 15 2011
I ordered the 1TB My Passport Essential from Amazon just before Christmas with the hope it would get here before the first week of January BUT it came two days before Christmas and all I did was follow the directions and plug it in and it has been doing its job since then.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By H-F on Aug. 11 2011
I always keep my reviews plain and simple: straight to what you need to know.

Pros:

- Small like a travel passport.
- Very lightweight.
- Ability to right-click and delete the included WD Smartware files (Finally!).

Cons:

- Glossy enclosure prone to scratching and dust sticking to it.
- Shows the "New hardware found" notification under Windows XP everytime you plug it (Western Digital... Sigh!). No notification under Windows 7.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Grant on Oct. 27 2011
Western Digital makes fantastic products and this 'My Passport' is no different. It's silent, small, and works seamlessly with my Mac. Couldn't be easier to use and is a pleasure when traveling and you need additional capacity to store files.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By gerry on Oct. 11 2011
This little well priced unit will do it all, just plug it into your computer,and start loading your data.I havent had any problems what so ever, and dont expect any in the future.
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This is a great buy for a good price! Most stores sell 1Tb hard drives like this for about $180-$200.
It's small and lightweight, easy for travel.
It reads fast on my mac, but you will have to find a program that allows you to read and write to hard drives like this since they are typically for Windows systems.
I recommend buying a good case for this since it can be prone to breaking if dropped hard or often. I'm prone to dropping things so I have a good case to protect this in order not to lose any of my data.
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I bought this to hook it up to my WDTV. When I "get" movies I add them to my hard drive wirelessly through my WDTV which is connected to my router. Excellent setup!

Anyways, i'm always paranoid my hard drives will crash so I back-up all my precious items (photo's, home movies, etc) on 3 different drives - until I invest in a Drobo type device. Anyways, this one is used the most and is hooked up to my TV and on most of the time. So far, it's worked perfectly with no issues.

Keeping my fingers crossed it stays that way - a bit paranoid!
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It's a compact and light external drive for backing up your data. The only problem is it's a bit noisy.
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