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Western Digital My Passport Essential 250 GB USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive (Intense Blue)
List Price: $119.99

Our Price: $79.99

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Product Description

These elegant portable drives are simple to use, light and easy to carry, and require no power adapter -- they are powered directly through the USB cable. Pack up your office files and take them home. Carry thousands of songs or pictures. Synchronize files between home and office and encrypt everything on the drive for added security. WD Sync synchronization and encryption software lets you take your critical data with you. Plug My Passport into any PC, edit files, read e-mail, and view photos. Then sync all of your changes back to your home or office computer. Your data is protected with 128-bit encryption (Windows only). Perfect for the business traveler who needs to transfer large amounts of data from laptop to clients or just daily backups in case of accidents from mishandled luggage to coffee spills. Also comes in handy if your worried about laptop theft and someone else having access to your important data, you can store it on this portable encrypted drive instead. For all those precious pictures, videos, music and data files, this external hard drive is a must-have.

Features:
  • Box Contents - My Passport Essential 250GB Portable USB Hard Drive, USB 2.0 cable, Quick Install guide
  • 250GB Hard Drive Capacity
  • Installation is a snap because you don't really install this drive; you just plug it in and it's ready to use. There is no CD to install
  • USB bus powered, no separate power supply is needed

Customer Reviews:

  • faulty product
    I have not been able to use this devise since purchase.
    Please advise how to address this issue or get a replacement.
    Andrea...more info
  • Western Digiital External USB 320 GB Drive
    I love these Western Digital drives. Plug in the USB cable and you are ready to go. Instead of trying to back up my laptop to a server or DVDs, I keep multiple images on s Western Digital USB drive. I purchased one for my daughter as well. She does a lot of photos and music etc. and loves it too. ...more info
  • Durable Portable Harddrive
    Just bought this for my husband who was mainly interested in backing up his e-mail from Outlook. I bought this brand because I'd bought basically the same one, with a smaller capacity, about two years ago for my son. My son is a college student who needed a harddrive for his music, videos etc. and who loved the drive. It has run beautifully and held up well. With the capacity, usb plug-in cord, it's a great value for the price. ...more info
  • Perfect external hard drive
    I have been using this portable hard drive for almost 1 year and a half and I have no complain whatsoever. It is working so well I am amazed and I can tell you I really don't treat as carefully as I should. I plug and unplug it without warning, I've brought it in very tough environment and it worked like a charm.
    It is tough, small, silent and it feels as fast as using the computer internal hard drive. It is one of the best electronics purchase I have made (and I make a lot of them)....more info
  • small backup
    We're using this to backup our family pc. no issues with it. love the small size -...more info
  • This item works great
    The external has a pretty good read/write speed. I transfered 300 or so gigs of data onto it at one go and it took about four hours. The external is also nice and small physically so it's a lot nicer than the more bulky desktop versions that are the same size. I'm greatly satisfied with it....more info
  • Superb hard disk
    I have this Passport external hard drive only for two days now, but I already can tell it is an outstanding product.
    Easy to install, it has a fully reliable performance.
    Get one soon ....!...more info
  • Just what I was looking for
    I needed to have more room on my pc. This item met all of my expectations. I would definitely purchase from this seller in the future....more info
  • small backup
    We're using this to backup our family pc. no issues with it. love the small size -...more info
  • great product except you need special cable
    it worked fine but I had to wait for a month for WD to send a dual USB cable for it to work on my laptop. remember the HD need alot of power to run and single USB port may not provide enough power.

    WD support is not all that great...
    ...more info
  • Great Product
    This is a great little hard drive. I use it to back up all my music and pictures. It's great to be able to take them with me where ever I go....more info
  • So far, so good.
    I purchased this drive for the purpose of transporting large quantities of files for access between work sites. It's fast and so far very reliable. Other features include a simple connectivity light, and flashing data transfer light (one is the same).
    Here's a technical note: if at first the drive isn't recognized by your desktop PC's front panel (wired) USB ports, try the ones in back that are part of the motherboard itself. Sometimes front panel USB ports--and some on older laptops (which can be wired as well)--lack the power to run the drive.
    Good luck, this drive will most likely suit your needs....more info
  • My choice is always Western Digital for harddrives
    I have always used Western Digital when purchasing a harddrive for either internal or external use. This drive is compact, starts right up, no guessing on what's it going to do and has plenty of space for my needs. The USB cord is actually long enough to be out of my way. ...more info
  • Just what I was looking for
    I needed to have more room on my pc. This item met all of my expectations. I would definitely purchase from this seller in the future....more info
  • Very useful tool
    I have been traveling since I installed my Passport Drive. I find it very useful as I can carry all my working files along with me and add more items to it as they are produced. It's working as it was intended to do. I would have preferred mat rather than shiny finish....more info
  • Run away from it!!!!!
    Ok, so, I bought this sucker 2 years ago. Today, it started making some clicking sounds (google it and see for yourself). The problem is not with the data - it's physically damaged (and I did not drop/hit/smash it!!!).
    To retrieve my data will cost me between 600 and 900 dollars - a preliminary quote....... And I NEED that data, mind you.
    Conclusion? Better buy a solid state drive, pay waaaay more, but be safe and sleep tight at night. Ordering one for ~500 dollars right after posting this review.
    Don't be fooled by cheap "storage". This is one of those rare cases when paying more makes sense....more info
  • So far, so good.
    I purchased this drive for the purpose of transporting large quantities of files for access between work sites. It's fast and so far very reliable. Other features include a simple connectivity light, and flashing data transfer light (one is the same).
    Here's a technical note: if at first the drive isn't recognized by your desktop PC's front panel (wired) USB ports, try the ones in back that are part of the motherboard itself. Sometimes front panel USB ports--and some on older laptops (which can be wired as well)--lack the power to run the drive.
    Good luck, this drive will most likely suit your needs....more info
  • great stuff
    No complaints yet. Small, sleek and quiet. I suggest getting a case cause it can scratch easily. ...more info
  • Luv this little gem
    I bought this to make backups of my Acer One Netbook with a SSD and ended up using it as my HD. it's small(fits in a pocket), light, fast and just plug it in and go. For the $$$ can't be beat if you need a HD or backup for any laptop or netbook....more info
  • Good !!
    Its really good .....
    i feel the usb chord is very small...
    other wise , product is good....more info
  • Superb hard disk
    I have this Passport external hard drive only for two days now, but I already can tell it is an outstanding product.
    Easy to install, it has a fully reliable performance.
    Get one soon ....!...more info
  • Nice Product
    This is a great little hard drive. It's quite small and attractive. It doesn't need a power supply so it's very portable. I bought it for my boyfriend and he really loves it. Nothing negative to say about it....more info
  • Works as advertised
    I bought this USB drive to be the Time Machine backup for my MacBook Air. So far it's worked flawlessly, and allowed me to backup and retrieve files very fast from the drive. My only complaint is that every once in a while the Time Machine software on the Mac will say an error occurred while trying to do the latest time machine backup. However, when I go into Time Machine everything looks fine. So, I'm not sure if that's the drive or the Time Machine software. Overall, no complaints. Good price, good performance, and it worked as advertised....more info
  • Good product, fast shipment
    Good product, im satisfied with it.
    It was in the condition described.
    And the shipment was in the time it was told to be....more info
  • Product not delivered within posted guidelines
    Not yet received although overdue. Have emailed seller. This was not delivered within promised timeframe and I am concerned about that...more info
  • Great so far . . .
    The drive worked perfectly out of the box with my mac and windows machines. I've had it for a month and so far, no problems. It is USB powered and fits in my shirt pocket along with its 18" cable (when detached and folded). To me it is about 80% as convenient as a flash drive with many times the capacity (and far less probability of my losing it). I can't judge the speed, but it seems fast enough for backups and routine file transfers. I've played video clips and music files from the drive with no interruptions. The outside case is made of what looks like the high impact plastic used in children's toys. The case seems well constructed, however, with solidly bonded seams. So, it seems like a good buy....more info
  • Compact and Portable WD Passport
    I like the fact this product is so slim, and versatile, portable and easy to set up and carry. I own the old My book also, which is good but HUGE. So the My Passport version is easier to place on my desk to connect to my computer, and also has 350 GB, which is enough to storage my music, videos, movies. Great the fact this great product is portable, so I can carry all my stuff in that. Beautiful design, looks like made by apple....more info
  • Good stuff
    It is my second external HD from WD and both work perfectly with my Mac. ...more info
  • western digital passport 320 gb
    great product. easy to use.

    the only issue is the estimated backup time was much longer than it actually took. it's probably related to my computer. but the initial estimate of 4 days almost made me return it. i started it and went out to dinner. when i returned the process was complete....more info
  • works fine !
    Used it couple of times in the past month and seems to work fine without any problems. No set up issues either....more info
  • Good & cheap option
    It's a money worth and really reliable portable hard drive. I had seen it in many stores and I hesitated if it was durable and reliable but after seen the reviews I decided to buy it and I don't have any claim at all so far....more info
  • Pretty good.
    I bought this hard drive to store a large amount of digital media. I wanted something small, that would look good on my desk. Do yourself a favor and reformat the file system to ntfs immediately. I did not find a need to do this until I already had about 200 gigs stored on the drive. I converted the drive to save myself from another time consuming backup, this worked well, the transfer rate remains decent. Overall this is a very good product for the price. In retrospect, I may have bought a larger model 1tb drive because I underestimated the amount of storage that I needed. For now I will be more selective about which files I will keep in my library....more info