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Western Digital My Passport 2 TB Portable (USB 3.0) Hard Disk Drive Review
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Western Digital My Passport 2 TB Portable (USB 3.0) Hard Disk Drive

Western Digital has a wide variety of external storage products for both the PC and Mac markets. The external drives are available in both large desktop and smaller portable formats. Under the portable segment alone, Western Digital offers five drive families for the PC, and three drive families for the Mac.

Today, we are going to take a look at their latest portable hard disk drive for the PC market - the 2 TB Western Digital My Passport (USB 3.0). It boasts the following features :

  • Massive capacity, small design -Offering massive 2 TB capacity in an amazingly small enclosure.
  • Ultra-fast transfer rates - 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.
  • Automatic, continuous backup software - WD's automatic backup software continually works quietly in the background to help protect your data while using minimal PC resources.
  • WD Security - WD Security utility allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to protect your files from unauthorized use or access.
  • WD Drive Utilities - Register your drive, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities.

Now, let's find out how this new portable hard disk drive fares against its competitors!

For more details, read our Comprehensive Review!

To discuss about this review, head over to the forum thread!

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Review

Comprehensive Review

Model

• WDBY8L0020BBK

Formatted Capacity

• 2,000,000 MB

Guaranteed Sectors

• NA

Bytes Per Sector

• 512 bytes (Emulated)

Spindle Speed

• 5400 RPM

Cache Buffer

• 8 MB

Interface

• USB 3.0 (backward compatible with USB 2.0)

Supported USB Transfer Modes

• 5.0 Gbits/s (USB 3.0)
• 480 Mbits/s (USB 2.0)
• 12 Mbits/s (USB 1.1)

Drive Ready Time

• NA

Maximum Height

• 21 mm (0.82 inches)

Maximum Width

• 82 mm (3.20 inches)

Maximum Length

• 111 mm (4.40 inches)

Maximum Weight

• 230 g (0.51 lbs)

Power Consumption

• NA

Operating Temperature

• 5° C to 35° C (41° F to 95° F)

Non-Operating Temperature

• -20° C to 65° C (-4° F to 149° F)

Maximum Shock

• NA

Drive Acoustics

• NA

Non-Recoverable Read Errors

• NA

Encryption

• None

Warranty

• 2 Years Limited Warranty (America / EMEA)
• 3 Years Limited Warranty (APAC / Japan)

 

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