Refurbished - WD My Passport 500GB Portable External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0 Red - WDBKXH5000ARD-NESN

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Compact and Powerful

on 8/31/2012

This WD external USB 2.0 hardrive is compact, powerful (even while being completely bus powered) and portable. I've been really putting this thing through its paces as the storage place for all of my audio production loop libraries. I've never had a hiccup when accessing and previewing those wav files during DAW recording. Super-fast and reliable response from this drive. Only had it for 2 weeks, so I can't speak to longevity as yet.

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WD My Passport drive

on 8/21/2013

Excellent drive that is easy to use and very portable.

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Product Overview

Massive capacity, small design
Offering massive 2 TB 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
WD Security utility allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to protect your files from unauthorized use or access.

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 Drive Utilities
Register your drive, set drive security, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities.

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.


Manufacturer Western Digital
SKU 228534114
UPC 718037784991
UPC 14 00718037784991
Refurbished Yes
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Tech Specs
Performance Specifications
Serial Bus Transfer Rate (USB 3.0): 5 Gb/s (Max)
Physical Specifications
Capacity: 500 GB
Interface: USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
Physical Dimensions
Height: 0.60 Inches
Depth: 4.4 Inches
Width: 3.2 Inches
Weight: 0.30 Pounds
Environmental Specifications
Operating: 41° F to 104° F
Non-operating: -4° F to 149° F
Formatted NTFS for Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
Requires reformatting for Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard, or Lion
Package Includes
Portable hard drive
USB cable
Quick install guide
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