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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WD My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 with Auto and Cloud Backup  WDBZFP0010BBK-NESN (Black) WD My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 with Auto and Cloud Backup WDBZFP0010BBK-NESN (Black) 4.6 out of 5 stars (41)
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Product Features

  • 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 Description

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
       

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.



Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nicely small Aug. 11 2011
By H-F
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Great portable hard drive at a great price. Oct. 27 2011
By Grant
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
5.0 out of 5 stars when ony the best will do. Oct. 11 2011
By gerry
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Good price for a good product Feb. 26 2013
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Had it for a while and still working good! Jan. 21 2013
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Good external drive for backup Jan. 3 2013
By AGH
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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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By PT Cruiser TOP 50 REVIEWER
I can remember when I was impressed by a 356 MB hard drive on my new computer. (Remember those days?) Now here's this back-up external drive that is a terabyte, something that not so many years ago was in the domain only of supercomputers that took up whole rooms. The really impressive thing is that this is such a nice compact little drive, not much bigger than a deck of playing cards. I've used other drives for back up and have always avoided the back up software that came with some of them, fearing it would get in the way and slow things down when I'm working or that it would take too much time to figure out what to back up and how often to do so. As a result, I often forget to back things up, which could be a disaster if I ever had a hard drive failure.

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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beau, petit, léger May 16 2012
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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 sauvegarder... mais suffira amplement aux autres qui veulent stocker des photos personnelles par exemple.
Acheté depuis 6 mois, j'en suis toujours pleinement satisfait.
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Most recent customer reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome external hard drive
Western Digital makes the best hard drives in my experience. I own two of their internal drives for my PC, and also have subsequently purchased two external passport drives. Read more
Published on May 15 2012 by Odonto
4.0 out of 5 stars Good product for the price
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 more
Published on May 13 2012 by Hira L. Aggarwal
1.0 out of 5 stars Pipton
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 more
Published on April 26 2012 by Alex
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Product for the Money
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 more
Published on March 21 2012 by ng
4.0 out of 5 stars Good product the second time, too bad I had to pay the return shipping...
I purchased this for my daughter for Christmas and could not get it to work. The Western Digital Support was very helpful and sent a new product within a few days. Read more
Published on Jan. 17 2012 by Darthestar
1.0 out of 5 stars Thank you for your generous
UPS does not require a signature for this item to be received. They just left it in the front door, and obviously someone else took our parcel and left us nothing. Read more
Published on Nov. 2 2011 by Will
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