If you are looking for a small, compact external hard drive that does not take up a lot of room, then this one will work for you. I am using this hooked up to USB 2.0 and will say that it is no slower or faster that the 6 yr. old Seagate it replaced (still works). My only complaint is that the supplied cord that comes with it is pretty short compared to older external hard drives that I have where the usb cord that connects to the drives are about 30 inches long compared to about 12" for this on
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.
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.