Refurbished - Western Digital My Passport Essential 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - WDBACY5000ABK-NESN

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this is an excellent hard drive. It is very reliable and also quite fast. The best thing about it is that it is USB 3.0, which makes the transfer of files extremely fast compared to USB 2.0. The company is an absolute standard company which has been in the hard drive business at the very top for a very long time. I would absolutely recommend this hard drive to anyone looking for a good hard drive.

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Excellent product at a great price. Very compact. Plug & play. Very good bang for my buck!

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by ny on 2/5/2012

Worked as soon as I plugged it in,,, ( Win XP Pro) EZ drag and drop and amazing capacity. This will increase my laptop performance and storage.

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Great product

on 2/29/2012

Im very happy with this product

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Product Overview

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.

Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility.
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.

Up to 3x faster transfer rates.
When connected to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port this drive lets you access and save files up to 3 times faster than USB 2.0. Transfer a 2-hour HD movie in just under 5 minutes instead of 14 minutes.


Manufacturer Western Digital
SKU 217278960
UPC 718037770765
UPC 14 00718037770765
Refurbished Yes
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Tech Specs
Performance Specifications
Serial Bus Transfer Rate (USB 3.0): 5 Gb/s (Max)
Serial Bus Transfer Rate (USB 2.0): 480 Mb/s (Max)
Physical Specifications
Capacity: 500 GB
Interface: USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
Physical Dimensions
Height: 0.60 Inches
Depth: 3.2 Inches
Width: 4.3 Inches
Weight: 0.31 Pounds
Environmental Specifications
Operating: 41° F to 95° F
Non-operating: -4° F to 149° F
Formatted NTFS
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion (requires reformatting)

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