|Massive capacity, small design|
Offering massive capacity in an amazingly small enclosure, My Passport is the ideal companion for anyone with lots of videos, photos, music and files that they want to help protect and take on the road.
Automatic, continuous backup software
Backup means having a second copy of your files at all times. WD's automatic backup software makes that easy. It continually works quietly in the background to help protect your data while using minimal PC resources. Whenever you save or change a file, it's instantly backed up.
Ultra-fast transfer rates
When connected to a USB 3.0 port, My Passport lets you access and save files with blazing speed. 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.
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, set drive security, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities.
No power adapter required
The drive is powered through the USB port, so there's no need to lug around a bulky power adapter.
WD quality inside and out
We know your data is important to you. So we build the drive inside to our demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance and long-term reliability. Then we place the drive in a robust enclosure designed for beauty and protection.
Customer Reviews of WD My Passport 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive
good backup solution1/13/2014
Nice passport size like the WD SE passport. Now I travel with both with dual backup.
Perfect portable 1TB drive12/1/2013
What can I say, it's small and fits an entire TB. Exactly what I needed for my computer bag to backup my computer and save a bunch of stuff while I am on the road.
BESTern Digital Passport9/28/2013
I have long awaited a hard drive to purchase that is sleek, affordable and an excellent product. It was easy to find directions online (they provide the link to their product manual in the packaging). My passport is reliable and most importantly, helped free up much needed space on my computer. And it looks soooo goood.
excellent external hard drive9/25/2013
product works without any problems
Works as expected9/23/2013
Product is smaller than i expected, though a bit on the thick side. Otherwise functions exactly as it should. USB 3 is awesome, transfer bunch of files (500gb) significantly quicker than my old USB 2 external HDD. It also seems the 500gb version is actually slimmer than the 1TB version I bought.
Great Product All-Around9/6/2013
1 Terabyte WD Passport works great. I have a laptop that has Windows 8, and the hard drive connected with ease. There is even a Windows 8 app that is actually really helpful to see all the documents/programs on the computer. The usb 3.0 is really great as well. Everything transfers extremely fast from the computer onto the external device. Would recommend this to anyone. 1 TB is plenty of space for just about anyone, and this product is sleek, fast, and easy to use.
Works as Expected9/5/2013
Easy to set up and use from the moment it was received. USB 3.0 is a lot faster than USB 2.0 in terms of reading and writing; however, you need a USB 3.0 port on your computer to take advantage of the fast speed. Overall, very satisfied and hope it is as reliable as WD name.
I replaced a 500gb WD external drive with this one eliminating a bulky drive and power supply. This takes up hardley any room with only a usb connection.
I realized that I was in need of another portable drive to back up all of my pictures and videos right after my daughter's laptop computer crashed and she lost all of her files. The hard drive died and files seem to be lost completely. By coincidence a few days later I saw this Western Digital My Passport 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive on sale at Rakuten.com and I'll say it seems to be a great value. It is being used with several computers running Windows XP and Windows 7. It is connected to the secondary USB connection on another network hard drive that is hooked up to my home network throught Ethernet. The dimensions are just right and compact for easy travel and portability. The look and feel to the touch is cool with a carbon fiber type look. The cover is a little loose or flimsy, sometimes it feels like it easily can be flipped open. It may be that the cover is not on a tight fit. Either way it is good. I've only used it with USB 2.0 connections but it still works fast and have not had a single issue to this date. The software it comes with is of no interest for any of us so I decided to format it completely and delete any kind of software it came with. I just wanted a simple drive to back up my files. As I said before, it has worked great so far and the price was just right.
WD My Passport8/29/2013
Small, compact, sleek design. My very first external and completely satisfied with how it works.
So far so good8/27/2013
WD My Passport 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive -- Got this as external storage for my XBOX 360. So far, so good. Storing and playing games from this device works great.
Best on the web.8/22/2013
Exactly what I needed and a price you can't beat.
excellent backup drive8/22/2013
works with multiple operating systems, usb 3 speed, has backup software, holds a gigabyte, and it's a very good value
WD 1TB portable hard drive8/17/2013
Great device for backing up my laptop with room to spare. Appreciate the built-in backup program that will keep my files backed automatically up each time I connect the drive.
Works as expected.
I tried many times to make a copy of a 130gb file and it stopped in the middle of copying. I had to clicked many times of cancel button and waited for a long time before the copy window is closed. I tried different cable and even copied the same file onto another hard drive. Sometimes my computer said the drive is no longer exist even though I saw the drive in Windows Explorer. It seems the drive is a defective. Returned to seller without any problem.
WD 1TB USB 3 drive review8/14/2013
The product was just as advertised. It installed automatically on both my desktop and my laptop. I was able to move 3 GB of data from my desktop to the new WD drive in just over 3 minutes.
Very Nice for less price8/14/2013
Big storage in a little space.8/14/2013
So this thing is a little bit bigger than an Altoids box. But it will hold a crap-ton, yes a full metric crap-ton, of data. I originally bought it to use as a data drive for my car stereo but haven't gotten my system to sync up with it yet. So now I have basically used it to usurp all my scattered flash drives. I can pretty much carry my whole info world in this thing. I am planning to get one of the protectors for it because I know as much as I am toting the dreaded lap-fall is coming.
i have bought several of this hard driver and give my friend as a gift. pretty good
Plugged the WD Passport in and the welcome screeen walked me through setup including getting software updates. Product went to work immediately with minimal effort. Great!!
Just what I wanted.
Best deal ever8/11/2013
Easy to use, plug it in and that's it your done. An even better deal on with shipping than my local store. Awesome!!
WD 1TB Passport8/9/2013
Item received in durable packaging. PC interface was effortless but decided to reformat for use on a Mac. Again, no problems. Unit works flawlessly and generates almost no heat.
Excelent product very good
great little portable hd8/6/2013
Everything is great. The USB cord was obviously made for travel convenience. However for my general use, I wish it was longer. Better yet, 2 cords, a short and a long, would make it perfect.
The My Passport 1TB comes with a USB 3.0 connection which made backing up my 77GB of data from my laptop super-duper fast! It is easy to use, plug-and-play device - which didn't require me to install any complex software or programs on my mac. I will definitely recommend you getting this if you need extra storage.
Who does WD think they are? - Apple7/30/2013
Virtually no instructions. Cannot Get Features because I went for Widows Device Install - Had no warning from WD.
Great price great product7/30/2013
products works as advertised
Easy setup. Just plug usb in & it installs itself. Works with Windows 8 as well with just a downloaded update.
WD My Passport 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive7/29/2013
Great! Small, compact, easily transportable and self powered thru usb. Just plug it in and drivers install automatically. Easy registration and software updates with onboard software or WD site. Use it with or without the included software.
Great 1 TB DRIVE7/23/2013
This is a very compact and portable drive. Installation was easy, but did take a few minutes for the auto update. A great bargain for portable backup.
My passport portable hard drive7/11/2013
Great product. Compact, USB powered. Easy to use, holds 1 TB. Good value. Love it.
WD My Passport USB 3 portable drive7/2/2013
had 475 GB of backup data which transferred to the new drive easily.
Good Things Come in Small Packages6/27/2013
Qick and reliable, compact. Excellent Value
small enclosure, a little thick6/21/2013
small enclosure, a little thick
Works but seems problematic6/17/2013
The hard drive works in general. But if it is not used it will seem to hybernate and when I click the drive and any directory it will not wake up...the directories are always empty. I had to unplug and plug it again...Does it seem like defective product?
Great Storage Device6/17/2013
This is very simply to use. The drivers were found just by attaching the device and I was able to starting copying files to it. No additional power supply necessary, it gets the power through the USB. It is small and quiet. I will definitely look for something similar if this one get full in the distant future.
So far so good...6/14/2013
The value is super. My only negatives are confusion. I would like to use the device to back up my laptop but my laptop won't use up but a fourth of the total memory. This has fancy onboard backup software and I am not really sure how best to use it. Ideally I need to partition the drive into 2 drives and then use 1 partition to backup the laptop and the other for bulk storage. Not sure I can do that & still use the backup software built in. I need to study the manual some more
Excellent Portable Hard Drive6/11/2013
Excellent Portable Hard Drive
Compact and fast transfer rate.
I'm a satisfied customer6/5/2013
Fast shipping; exactly what I ordered.
Amazing small 1TB hard drive4/25/2013
A little bigger than a pack of cards and comes with USB connector. It does what is advertised.
The best out there4/17/2013
I have a Toshiba Canvio 3.0 1TB portable hdd for 2 yrs now so my comparison is based on the toshiba. Pros: Light weight, USB 3.0 compliant, Looks elegant, Is smaller in size compared to Toshiba Cons: The cable length is short, but still is better compared to Toshiba Canvio's