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WD My Passport 500GB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black)

WD My Passport 500GB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black)

Item: 785785    Model: WDBKXH5000ABK

WD My Passport 500GB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black)
4.0stars
( 111 reviews)
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  • 500GB
  • Ultra-fast transfer rates - When connected to a USB 3.0 port My Passport lets you access and save files in blazing speed. Reduce transfer time by up to 3 times when compared to USB 2.0 transfer rates
  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility – With this single drive you get compatibility with your USB 2.0 devices today and the ultra-fast speed of USB 3.0 when you’re ready to step up to the next generation
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WD My Passport 500GB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black)
 
4.1

(based on 111 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (60)
  • Fast (57)
  • Easy to install (55)
  • Quiet (55)
  • Highly compatible (39)

Cons

  • Unreliable (7)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)
  • Difficult to install (3)
  • No power switch (3)
  • Slow (3)

Best Uses

  • High-end multimedia (16)
  • Everyday use (11)
  • Back-up (10)
  • File transfer (6)
  • Organization (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (34), Budget shopper (17), Heavy duty user (16), Midrange shopper (16), Casual user (10)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (78), Business (30)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

WD EX HD

This is a pretty good product as far as I can tell but when I asked it to back up my photos and documents it made 58 files numbered 1-58 and I had to...Read complete review

This is a pretty good product as far as I can tell but when I asked it to back up my photos and documents it made 58 files numbered 1-58 and I had to look at each one and give it a label. It worked well when I first hooked it up with a right click on things I wouldn't be adding to in the future. That way the title of the file remained the same. Also when I started to delete a few things it had saved that I didn't need, the second delete command made it freeze up and I had to start over. Other than that, it's fine.

VS

Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Wasted my time and money!

Spent $315.00 to have my computer fixed. It is still messing up after taking it back twice. I would not have bought the backup if I had known it would make matters worse. ...Read complete review

Spent $315.00 to have my computer fixed. It is still messing up after taking it back twice. I would not have bought the backup if I had known it would make matters worse. Store installed and they should have been able to spot the problem. I have to unplug when using my computer and then plug in to backup at the end. This defeats the purpose of a continuous backup which is what I wanted. For the money, I could have just kept using the "travel" drives. Called the store after the second trip with my dissatisfaction. Store manager didn't even bother to call me back. Spent a total of $450 and still unhappy.

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1.0

How Does It Work?

By HH

from Henderson, NV

Verified Buyer

Comments about WD My Passport 500GB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

I cannot rate this prodluct at this time because I cannot figure out how it works. I so see it connected to my computer but have not been successful in saving any files on itl

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5.0

This is a great storage device

By TennHP

from Tennessee

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

Comments about WD My Passport 500GB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

I use my passport in conjunction with my laptop computer. Where ever my laptop goes, I carry my passport drive. I use the passport to store all of my photos, videos, music, and other files that won't need to be changed. This helps to keep my laptop computer hard drive uncluttered, which keeps it running Windows faster than when I stored all those other files on the laptop. And the passport makes retrieving those files as simple as connecting a single wire to any usb connector. I like my passport device so well, that I bought a second one for my spouse. She not only has has tons of mp3 music files and family photos, she also has hundreds of recipes, quilt patterns, crochet patterns, and decades of family geneology records that need to be backed up from her desktop computer from time to time. The passport is the perfect solution. All of those files can be stored on it, and it can be carried to our family and friends homes to share her files through their computers usb plugs.

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4.0

I like it!

By sony

from CaliforniaS

About Me Frequent User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Fast
  • Highly Compatible
  • Quiet
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • High-End Multimedia

    Comments about WD My Passport 500GB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

    Small, easy to use,fast..I like it!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    4.0

    Easy as pie, even for a novice

    By Mrs. B.

    from Clinton, MD

    About Me Infrequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Quiet
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Installation Directions

    Best Uses

    • Backup Of Hard Drive

    Comments about WD My Passport 500GB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

    There was a difference in installation directions received from a Staples employee and actual directions on the Passport installation. Employee told me to click and drag what I wanted backed up to the Passport. Once the Passport was connected, however, it did all the work for me. Anyhow, I now have the copied folders on my hard drive and on the Passport. I'm afraid to delete the copies because they might be contain something important or something different that I might need at a later date.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    5.0

    My Passport 500GB Portable USB

    By FOUR FIFTY BLACK

    from NEW HAVEN,CT

    About Me Heavy Duty User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Fast
    • Highly Compatible
    • Quiet
    • Reliable
    • Should Have Bought A Bigt

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Storage For My Stuff

      Comments about WD My Passport 500GB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

      My Passport 500GB Portable USB NOT BIG ENOUGH SO ILL BE BACK FOR A BIGGER ONE IF THE PRICE IS RIGHT !!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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