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WD My Passport for Mac 2TB USB 3.0 Silver

WD My Passport for Mac 2TB USB 3.0 Silver

Item: 984729    Model: WDBZYL0020BSL

WD My Passport for Mac 2TB USB 3.0 Silver
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  • USB 3.0
  • Portable / PC & MAC compatible (MAC Formatted)
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WD My Passport for Mac 2TB USB 3.0 Silver
 
4.7

(based on 111 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (82)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (28)
  • Easy to set up (27)
  • Compact (21)
  • Portable (17)
  • Fast (16)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (12)
    • Additional storage (11)
    • Photo storage (11)
    • Video (11)
    • File transfer (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (15), Casual user (6), Midrange shopper (5), Photo enthusiast (4), Casual photographer (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (18), Business (12)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (24)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (17), Yes (3)

    Most Helpful Positive Review

     

    WD My Passport for Mac 2 TB USB 3 HD

    I like this hard disk very much. In fact I have 2 of them. One serves as a start up back up disk for my MacBook Pro computer. It can start my computer....Read complete review

    I like this hard disk very much. In fact I have 2 of them. One serves as a start up back up disk for my MacBook Pro computer. It can start my computer. I have it directly connected to the MacBook Pro's USB 3 port. The other that I bought recently is connected to a Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock's USB 3 port and I use it for a Time Machine backup. It serves very well for that purpose. The only reason I have given these 4 instead of 5 stars is because there's no other USB 3 ports on it and they do not connect well by a USB 3 hub (though it seems like all Macs have a problem with these hubs). There's also no place for a separate power supply so you are limited in how much you can connect. It forces you to find a way to add ports that work. The only way I could find was a Thunderbolt Dock with USB 3 ports. The reviews say these are slower than normal USB 3 but faster than USB 2. In any case this works fantastic for my purpose. I am reluctant to move the other USB 3 drive that I use for an alternate start up drive over as it is faster plugged directly in. The other direct USB 2 port has a 7 port USB 2 hub and all my older hard disks, a HP printer/scanner/copier, external keyboard and mouse all attached. I also use a vacant port for the Sony camera, MP3 player and occasional smart phone when I need it (one at a time).

    The drive is wonderful to look at, seems to work great, super for a Time Machine back up drive, and works well with Carbon Copy Pro which made me a bootable backup that it keeps up to date. It would be 5 stars if there was another USB 3 or even another port as a USB 2 port on back or a Firewire 800 port so it does not create such a problem with the limited USB 3.0 ports on my MacBook Pro (with Mavericks system). Also, I wish there was the option to plug it in externally. The inability of Macs to deal with USB 3.0 hubs is a problem you can't blame this for, though the Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock does provide a solution that is faster than USB 2.0 but slower than full USB 3. Currently Thunderbolt Ports are too expensive to wish for as additional choices on a hard disk like this and you need another dock as the Thunderbolt docks seem to count on external devices having additional Thunderbolt ports (something my old monitor does not have). The software included with the WD My Passport works great too. I do not know how it will hold up in the long run again the older Seagate drives that are similar but with changeable module for different ports you can order (those can quit suddenly without warning but work well). Also, I like that the WD My Passport for Mac does go to sleep when the Macintosh turns off or shut down (not sure which) if they are connected to the computer or Thunderbolt dock's USB 3 port. That feature does not work if it is connected to the USB 2 hub, where it was connected the first week or so, until the Belkin Thunderbolt Express dock got here (that is a great way to add up to 3 additional USB 3 devices but not a USB 3 hub). It is powered externally which helps the Macintosh out.

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    Most Helpful Negative Review

     

    Junk

    I bought this product, went home and sent it up exactly according to the instructions. I used it once and then let t sit, as I did not need it. Second time i...Read complete review

    I bought this product, went home and sent it up exactly according to the instructions. I used it once and then let t sit, as I did not need it. Second time i went to use it, it acted funny, but eventually it worked. Then I tried to use it again and it failed. I called the manufacturer to see what I might be doing wrong, but they were unable to offer any help. I tried to fix the problem myself, but got nothing but frustrated. I am very very disappointed and am going to return the product tomorrow for a full refund.

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    5.0

    Good drive.

    By Jose in CT

    from Sherman, CT

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about WD My Passport for Mac 2TB USB 3.0 Silver:

    Nicely usb powered hard drive which I am using for time machine on my main iMac computer. Came pre-formatted with HFS+ which meant it was completely plug and play.

    Have only been using the drive for a few weeks. With no issues.

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    5.0

    WD My Passport for Mac 2TB USB 3.0 Silve

    By WD My Passport for Mac

    from Vermont

    Verified Buyer

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          Comments about WD My Passport for Mac 2TB USB 3.0 Silver:

          Easy set up and works perfectly

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          4.0

          Excellent Drive, but blinks at me

          By Lybret

          from San Rafael

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          This customer has verified themselves with Facebook and written 3-5 reviews

          Comments about WD My Passport for Mac 2TB USB 3.0 Silver:

          The drive itself is great, but there's a white light that blinks incessantly whenever it's plugged into my computer, even when it's a sleep. My computer is usually in the same room that I sleep, and turning it around doesn't help, since the light is so bright. Usually I just cover it up.

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          5.0

          Passport for Mac

          By fyee

          from Sacramento, CA

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          This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

          Comments about WD My Passport for Mac 2TB USB 3.0 Silver:

          Works Great. Fast and Easy to Use.

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          5.0

          WD Passport for mac

          By Dave D

          from New Jersey

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          This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

          Comments about WD My Passport for Mac 2TB USB 3.0 Silver:

          Was exactly as described, super easy to set up, and it works perfectly.

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