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WD My Passport 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive WDBKXH5000ABL-NESN Blue

  • Automatic, continuous backup software
  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
  • No power adapter required
  • 2 year manufacturer warranty
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My Passport comes in five fun colors and offers high capacity in a slender, portable drive. It features ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity and compatibility with USB 2.0. Automatic backup software backs up your files automatically using minimal PC resources. And password protection and hardware encryption help protect your files from unauthorized use.

  • newegg 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.
  • newegg High capacity, small design Offering high capacity in a compact drive, 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.
  • newegg 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.
  • newegg 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.
  • newegg 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.
  • newegg No power adapter required The drive is powered through the USB port, so there's no need to lug around a bulky power adapter.


Learn more about the Western Digital WDBKXH5000ABL-NESN

Model

Brand
WD
Series
My Passport
Model
WDBKXH5000ABL-NESN

Performance

Color
Blue
Interface
USB 3.0
Capacity
500GB

Physical Spec

Form Factor
2.5"
Dimensions
4.4" x 3.2" x 0.6"
Weight
0.3 lbs.

Features

Features
Sleek compact design with plenty of storage

Ultra-fast data transfers with USB 3.0 interface

USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility

Automatic backup software

Password protection and hardware encryption

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.

Ideal for
- Transferring files in blazing fast speed with USB 3.0
- Connecting to USB 2.0 devices today and USB 3.0 devices when you're ready
- Adding extra storage for your videos, music, photos, and files.
- Backing up your files with automatic, continuous backup software
- Securing your files from unauthorized access with password protection and hardware encryption
- Connecting and powering through your USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 interface

Compatibility
- Formatted NTFS for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
- Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, or Lion (requires reformatting)

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


Customer Reviews of the Western Digital WDBKXH5000ABL-NESN

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  • patrick p.
  • 9/12/2013 9:00:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssweet

This review is from: WD My Passport 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive WDBKXH5000ABL-NESN Blue

Pros: Have been using this hard for a year, used almost everyday, and so far has been good.

Cons: The read writes under USB 3.0 are kind poor, runs about 90 r 80 w, not to far off a Sata 2 port, but it's the USB controller in the drive.

Other Thoughts: WD has been good so far, all my internal drives are SSD, but all ex are WD.

Still have a old my book, she is slow to start but still kicking.

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  • Brian W.
  • 7/31/2013 8:53:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for portable backup

This review is from: WD My Passport 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive WDBKXH5000ABL-NESN Blue

Pros: 500gb on sale for 49.99 and USB 3? No brainer. Carries more on the go then Ill need as far as pics and docs go. It's very thin and small compared to others and the included software is good, but I prefer free software like syncback.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Just buy it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/24/2013 9:15:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

This review is from: WD My Passport 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive WDBKXH5000ABL-NESN Blue

Pros: Looks nice..... :/

Cons: Arrived DOA.
Tried with 3 different computers and ran through WD's troubleshooting recommendations on their website to no avail.
RMA'd through WD's site today.

Other Thoughts: I'll update my rating after receiving a new one and evaluating it when it's actually running.

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with the My Passport, as this is not the typical experience with the product. We are very sorry to hear that you received a DOA. Western Digital does rigorously test and verify all of our drives, prior to shipping, with burn-in and diagnostic tests. We would like to assure you that what you have experienced is extremely abnormal.
Should you require any further assistance with your RMA or replacement device, you may contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs/. Please indicate within the online case creation or with the first support agent you speak with, that you are responding to a Newegg review, so we route you and your information to the correct team members.

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  • Jeffrey E.
  • 5/24/2013 5:02:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Purchase

This review is from: WD My Passport 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive WDBKXH5000ABL-NESN Blue

Pros: I find this purchase well worth the money. I love the password requisites to protect my data. You can even change the password whenever you wish. I only use the USB 2.0, but I still find the transfer of data to be excellent. I was skeptical about this purchase beforehand because of a coworkers bad luck, but I am extremely content with mine. Yes, I should have considered buying a larger HDD. I will probably do that in the near future.

Cons: No negative thoughts. I have purchased Western Digital HDDs in the past and they have never left me down.

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  • Clifton L.
  • 4/13/2013 2:34:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes its job well

This review is from: WD My Passport 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive WDBKXH5000ABL-NESN Blue

Pros: Quite fast and reliable

Cons: None really.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/19/2012 4:59:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes what it's supposed to do

This review is from: WD My Passport 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive WDBKXH5000ABL-NESN Blue

Pros: External USB powered , cool no probs... it does what you expect ... can't say anything bad about it, I recommend it...

Cons: none.

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  • Stephen W.
  • 10/19/2012 1:06:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsAvoid like Bubonic Plague

This review is from: WD My Passport 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive WDBKXH5000ABL-NESN Blue

Pros: Its a Western Digital, which tends to be my preferred brand. I have a bunch of western digital harddrives.

Cons: WD says use Windows to format. The downloaded WD Acronis disk utility (which I use all the time for backing up my computers) gives errors when I attempt to format this drive. When I attempt to format with Windows 7, I also get errors. Western Digital data lifeguard software shows no SMART errors and drive passes both short and long drive tests with WD software. However, I have absolutely no confidence in this drive because of all the errors when I attempt to format. THIS DRIVE CORRUPTED MY OS. I mean, when I was attempting to format the drive using Windows, the errors generated during the formatting process somehow corrupted Windows 7 on my main system drive! (And no, I did not screw up and format the wrong drive.) This happened on my rock solid computer which I built 1 year ago with all premium components This computer has had absolutely no prior problems. I am no noob either. I have been building computers for over a decade. Avoid this drive like the plague. I hate to say this because I generally prefer Western Digital drives.

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with the My Passport, as this is not the typical experience with the product.
It is unfortunate that you are having difficulties formatting this unit. Western Digital offers a simple tool to easily format the hard drive, please click on the link below to see our WD Quick Formatter.
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3868
Please note that trying to format an external hard drive connected to your computer should not affect the file structure of your internal hard drive. We would appreciate the opportunity to further assist you, and resolve any further concerns you may have with the device and/or your experience. You may contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs/. Please indicate within the online case creation or with the first support agent you speak with, that you are responding to a Newegg review, so we route you and your information to the correct team members.

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  • Jamie I.
  • 10/18/2012 7:44:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive!

This review is from: WD My Passport 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive WDBKXH5000ABL-NESN Blue

Pros: This is my 2nd WD 500. We use them for offsite backup. They are handy to move around and have all the capacity I need. I got this one for redundancy so I can trade them week to week.

Cons: None, just don't unplug when the drive is spinning. I had trouble with my other WD 500 once, but chkdsk fixed it. Like all hard drives, there can be problems once and awhile. If your data is important, it's always best to have a couple of sets of backups.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/14/2012 9:14:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drive, but...

This review is from: WD My Passport 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive WDBKXH5000ABL-NESN Blue

Pros: Performs as a solid state drive should. Light weight. Easy install.

Cons: You will likely have to update firmware to get it to work. I had to update the firmware and do some tinkering to get Mac OS X installed but runs great now!

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  • Get R.
  • 9/1/2012 8:46:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggs awesome

This review is from: WD My Passport 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive WDBKXH5000ABL-NESN Blue

Pros: Easy to hook up, no power cords or software to mess with.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Bought it to expand the memory for my laptop, my iTunes library had my hard drive maxed out. This WD is just what I needed.

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