- 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: 23 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #75,125 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1 TB USB 3.0/2.0 Ultra Portable External Hard Drive WDBACX0010BBK-NESN (Black)
- 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
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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.
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.
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.
Massive capacity in this small, stylish drive that is powered directly from the USB port on your PC. No separate power supply is needed.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
Top Customer Reviews
- Small like a travel passport.
- Very lightweight.
- Ability to right-click and delete the included WD Smartware files (Finally!).
- 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.
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!
It functions as a external hard drive as I expect, and what I like about this unit is that the manufacturer allows me to delete default folders. I used to own sandisk USB drive, by default there are four folders, no matter how many times I delete them, they keep regenerating which was very annoying. This hard drive does not have that issue so I am very happy with it.
Now the nice thing about a large external drive such as this one is that it has tons of space and I can just back up everything and keep several copies. The software that comes on the drive installs in minutes and checks for updates for both software and firmware. It gives you a choice of what to back up and the choice of pausing backups when you're working, so you don't have to worry about it getting in your way when you're doing something else. It was simple to enter password protection and comes with a manual on the drive that's easy to understand, as manuals go. You can also choose how many backups to keep at a time and where you'd like those stored. The settings are simple to set up, even partitioning the drive if you decide to do so.
I've used it for a few weeks now and hardly notice it being there. It just does its thing in the background and I can check the backups so I know they're there.Read more ›
I highly recommend this hard drive or any other western digital product as I've had nothing but great experiences with them.
Most recent customer reviews
Great product, though my computer ceased to read it through USB after about a year and a half of use. Case is a little flimsyPublished 5 months ago by Dan
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. Read more
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! Read morePublished on Jan. 21 2013 by Melinda DeNicola
It's a compact and light external drive for backing up your data. The only problem is it's a bit noisy.Published on Jan. 3 2013 by AGH
Il vaut son prix. Il est beau, petit et léger.
La capacité de stockage ne pourra pas satisfaire ceux qui ont de grandes bibliothèques de film à... Read more
I purchased the product and it installed without any glitch. It is 5400rpm drive - a bit slower than 7200 rpm but the portability makes it worthwhile. Read morePublished on May 13 2012 by Hira L. Aggarwal
Why does this thing make noise? My 500gb surrogate drive was soundless. I dont feel secure because I depend on this like a heart beat monitor. Read morePublished on April 26 2012 by Anim
On the outside, My Passport looks appealing. My only complaint is there seems to be a conflict btw the software that came with the hard drive and either IE or Windows 7. Read morePublished on March 21 2012 by ng