Western Digital Passport Essential 500GB reviews

865 customer reviews

+ This external hard drive scores high on portability. - It has no outstanding negative points.

£79 at 1 retailer out of 417 retailers checked

8.9 out of 10 based on 865 reviews.
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Alison, Retford Technology doesn't confuse me

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good looking and efficient
Plug and play ease of set up
Bad points:
Can't work out how to make it automatically back up.
Wish I'd bought a 1Tb device.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Performance 8.0
Reliability 9.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Jul 2012

Maya, Student

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
After installation, it's quite easy to use, simply drag and drop and make your own folders, or back up everything from your laptop.
Nice sleek design.
Software allows you to know when the temperature of the hard drive gets to high and the percentage of space used.
Bad points:
If you update the software, you have the worry of loosing your stuff, having to make a back up, update than put back on the hard drive.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 10.0
Performance 9.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 29 Jun 2012

mobee, Manchester

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Sleek design, fast to transfer/copy files
Bad points:
Disfunction after 9 months of purchase.
Overall rating 6.0
Design 9.0
Performance 7.0
Reliability 6.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Sep 2011

Fred,

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
portability
Bad points:
not found any so far.
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Jun 2012

Andrejs, Corby

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
60
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
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: 05 Jun 2012

David,

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Nice sleek design, good size.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Design 8.0
Performance 8.0
Reliability 8.0
Capacity 7.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Jun 2012

HAZEL, London Teacher

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Small, lightweight, large capacity, easy to use
Bad points:
WD Smartware gets stuck on your computer and if you don't want to use it, it's annoying
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Performance 9.0
Reliability 9.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Jan 2013

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500

Also known as: Western Digital My Passport Essential 500GB, Western Digital Passport Essential 500GB

 

Manufacturer's Description

WD quality inside and out.
My Passport portable drives are the world’s best selling drives. There’s a reason. We’ve been making hard drives for 20 years and we know how to protect your data.
USB 3.0 plus USB 2.0.
A single drive with universal compatibility today and next-generation speed for tomorrow. Use it with USB 2.0 now and step up to USB 3.0 speed when you’re ready.
Ultra-small portable drive.
Lightweight, stylish and easy to carry, this drive is powered directly from the USB port on your PC. No separate power supply is needed.


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