WD My Passport: Designed for every creative journey

WD My Passport: Designed for every creative journey

Western Digital remains an industry leader in the provision of excellent quality storage devices. An example of their industry-leading product is the WD My Passport Hard drive, a device that allows users to store data conveniently and securely. With a solid track record of excellence, My Passport was developed to store a lot — if not all — data and keep it safe.

WD My Passport is priced competitively and offers a good value for its purchase. Portable hard disk drives (HDDs) aren’t the flashiest or fastest of storage devices but based on my experience over the years for various backup or data migration purposes, they always get the job done, especially My Passport.

Product Unboxing

In the external hard drive segment, Western Digital has carved out a niche with its stylish and portable My Passport drive. My Passport comes in an easy-to-open box sealed with tamper-proof adhesive tape. Once out of the box, the first glimpse of the portable hard drive can be caught through the transparent plastic package.

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WD’s My Passport comes in two sizes depending on the storage capacity. The 1TB and 2TB devices are super slim measuring about 11.15mm in thickness and 4.22 x 2.95 x 0.44 inches which makes them sit comfortably in a pocket. As a result of the increased number of platters that WD’s My Passport needs to reach 4TB and 5TB, the larger capacities are a bit bulkier. Rather than your standard 7mm SSD or 9.5mm HDD, the HDD in this model measures 15mm in thickness, which also adds to the weight. The 4TB and 5TB models measure in at 4.22 x 2.95 x 0.75 inches.

This portable external hard drive also offers a simple design. It comes with straight sides and rounded corners. There is also a wavy pattern on the lower diagonal and a WD logo on the top left corner of the top side. The device is available in three colors: black, red, and blue. It features a small white power indicator light that only appears visible when the device is powered on.

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Product Performance

WD My Passport is redesigned with a slimmer build and higher capacity of up to 5TB. They are all backed by a 3-year limited warranty and the performance can hit upwards of 120-140 MBps, depending on the capacity.

The device comes with a built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption that keeps the device locked with a password. Password protection ensures all digital contents are safe and secure. Through the simple steps to activate password protection, users can set a personalized password using downloadable software.

My Passport is formatted for Windows 10+ to deliver plug-and-play storage out of the box. With WD software, users can also download the NTFS driver for macOS, so work can be seamlessly done between operating systems without reformatting. It is also designed to work specially in sync with Chromebook which provides extra storage to store more and work from anywhere.

In terms of its primary performance, which is to store digital content, this device ensures all documents such as photos, videos, music, and folders don’t get lost. My Passport drive comes equipped with backup software that can be set to run automatically at your convenient time.

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Final verdict

My Passport hard drive from WD is safe, trusted, portable storage that gives you the confidence and flexibility with all your content. With the stylish design that fits into your pocket, there’s space to store, organize, and share your digital content without the fear of losing them.

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