The software can be configured to backup on a schedule or in a constantly updating mode similar to Carbonite. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. Actual dimensions of the My Passport Essential drives are 0. The best thing I like about it is that it is super fast!! My next storage purchase was to buy a 3TB backup disk for my system. I recently bought my Passport Essential gb External drive and have love how easy it is!! See any errors on this page?

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Although I expected the WD SmartWare backup software to be on its own disc, I found it pre-loaded as a zip file on the hard drive. I do not like the Smart Ware so I did not say install when prompted. While it was straight-forward select the executablethe one page leaflet just indicated plug it in. After the installation, which went smoothly, it backed up the files on my notebook PC.

I expect it to be reliable. It had to be done manually. It’s a small and convenient size to bring with you on the go.

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Skip to main content. I have only had this product for a few days but it looks well built.

I ordered a WD disk. Plenty fast for my application.


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When I travel, one always goes with me and the other into the safe deposit box. The Smart Ware icon still shows up on the desktop. Additional color options are also available in blue, red, and titanium.

Western Digital claims to have created the first truly all-in-one back-up system with the release of the MyPassport Essential GB. This WD is so small, about the size of a wallet, and I can easily fit into my pocket or in my laptop bag without any problems.

After installing the software must be installed on each PC to be backed upit backed those files up easily and quickly. Use it with USB 2. This one, unlike the first one, did not automatically format when plugged in. This is the latest model of the WD Passport family and the best one yet! Instead of buying an external hard disk and going to the trouble of setting up a third-party application such as Acronis True Image, you simply plug in the My Passport Essential drive, run the software once, and forget all about it until you need it.

I cannot think of any cons. This external hard drive I bought because I needed to back up my files on the hard drive on my labtop.

However, I do not like the Smartware interface that wd installs onto your computer to manage files.


Like most other people who reviewed this product, I gave up on the software that came with it and it wdbscy5000abk my life easier. With a sizeable 2MB buffer size and a highly efficient RPM motor, you will enjoy ultra-fast access to your data by simply plugging in to the USB port.

It is removable with much difficulty. My MacBook Pro hard drive was running out of space, so I needed somewhere to dump files, folders, and media that I don’t regularly access to free up some space.

The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. For additional security, there is the option for password-protected encryption of your personal files. Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy Flyfisher from A nice product!


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A short note would’ve been useful. She operates under Windows. I would probably recommend that a Mac user who wants to plug and play get an external hard drive that is pre-configured for Mac use.

My next storage purchase was to buy a 3TB backup disk for my system.