Western Digital My Passport Portable - 500GB reviews

146 customer reviews

This external hard drive is a good all rounder.

£52 – £56 at 1 retailer out of 422 retailers checked

9.0 out of 10 based on 146 reviews.
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Keith, software

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
As above
Bad points:
Really dumb software. Formatted to use as an external drive to produce a mirror drive.
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Oct 2013

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
compact easy to use
Bad points:
none so far
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Performance 9.0
Reliability 9.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Sep 2013

Jay, Nettleham Dedicated

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good device, great price. Great build quality + connections;
Bad points:
Some initial problems disconnecting device from Windows 7, but probably OS fault not device.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Performance 8.0
Reliability 9.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Oct 2013

Harry, Ilfracombe

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Small neat unit, original installation was good and very quick
Bad points:
Supposed to back up continuously, but did not for 10 days, Western Digital said to reinstall software, but to no avail, unit fine, software questionable
Overall rating 7.0
Design 9.0
Performance 5.0
Reliability 5.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Aug 2013

Albert, East Midlands

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to set up. even on an Apple.
Works from USB port only, no power supply needed.
Bad points:
Slow data transfer.
Overall rating 8.0
Design 10.0
Performance 5.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Dec 2013

mike,

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Too easy to mess-up the enclosed/attached programme. I ended up just using it as an extra external drive...
Overall rating 6.0
Design 9.0
Performance 4.0
Reliability 4.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Oct 2013

Ryan, Ballycastle Novice PC Builder

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Price
Great value
Very fast
Micro USB is not temperamental, like it was on the older passports.
Bad points:
Feels plasticy but still feels quite robust so its only really a neg if your picky.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 7.0
Performance 9.0
Reliability 9.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Nov 2013

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500
Interface USB 2.0
Interface USB 3.0

Also known as: Western Digital My Passport Portable Hard

 

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