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WD My Passport Essential 250GB USB 2.0 2.5" External Hard Drive WDME2500TN Black

  • USB 2.0
  • 3-year Manufacturer Warranty
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The My Passport Essential is only small in size. The 250GB capacity lets you carry all of your important files with you and gives you room for music, movies and video too. The glossy black case adds a bit of elegance to your system. The USB-powered drive means you don't have to worry about carrying a power cord.

The 128-bit encryption protects the data from your Windows machine in case the drive is lost or stolen. The included Google software gives you advanced search and management capabilities to make data management a snap. Get all your work done on the road then sync all the changes to your home or office system.

  • newegg Ultra Portable The compact Western Digital My Passport Essential (Model WDME2500TN) external hard drive in ultra slim dimensions of 5.01" x 3.2" x 0.6" easily fits into your shirt or briefcase pocket, so you can carry it anywhere.
  • newegg 250GB Storage Capacity The 2.5" Western Digital My Passport Essential (Model WDME2500TN) external hard drive features a large capacity of 250 GB so you can store your movies, music and applications for easy sharing with your friends.
  • newegg USB 2.0 Interface The Western Digital My Passport Essential (Model WDME2500TN) features a USB 2.0 interface for fast data transfer speeds of up to 480Mbps and plug-and-play connectivity.
  • newegg WD Sync Software With WD Sync synchronization and encryption software, access, edit and share all critical files, e-mails, photos and more on just about any PC, and synchronize all changes with another computer!
  • newegg Free Google Software The Western Digital My Passport Essential (Model WDME2500TN) external hard drive includes free software from Google for easy image management, simplified Web browsing, searching, and much more.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Jason M.
  • 3/6/2011 3:50:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHold data

Pros: They do the job

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: none

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/22/2009 12:11:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGREAT BUY

Pros: GREAT PRICE, FREE SHIPPING, i needed 2 of these for my work, and i was able to beat our corporate pricing on these hardrives from newegg!

Cons: none

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  • YOUNGJIN S.
  • 12/19/2009 8:30:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood

Pros: mini usb,mini size, quite... good

Cons: none

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  • Cory B.
  • 12/17/2009 7:26:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSimplicity, Style, and a little Speed

Pros: Convenient size for capacity. Sleek, fairly stylish, simple. It is hard to go wrong with no buttons and one port. Pretty fast compared to thrumb drives.

Cons: Feels a little on the flimsy side. Outer case is all plastic. This drive is not ruggedized at all, so do not drop. The shiny finish is kind of easy to scratch or mar. I purchased a neoprene case for mine to protect it a bit.

Other Thoughts: After reformatting for NTFS (which I do for all drives) I copied some files to check out read/write performance. A 1.4 GB video copied to the drive at about 25.5 MB/s and took around 55 seconds. Similar for copying from the drive.

65 files totaling 291 MB (the original contents of the drive like the sync software, etc) copies at about 13.2 taking about 22 seconds. Pretty good in the speed realm for USB 2.0.

Perhaps when USB 3.0 becomes mainstream, we will finally get SATA or better comparable transfers.

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  • Clifford F.
  • 12/17/2009 11:31:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood basic back up

Pros: Low cost, low power, low sound, good included back up software, plug and play usb 2.0.

Cons: Included USB cable could stand to be a bit longer.

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  • Jonathan L.
  • 12/14/2009 8:49:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice

Pros: Nice portable hard drive. Exactly what I was looking for.

Cons: This is a con for me but it may not be for others. I did not like the glossy finish, and it seems like it can scratch easily.

Other Thoughts: Nice hard drive for the price and portability!

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/12/2009 4:09:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good drive. No problems at all. Plenty of space.

Cons: None.

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  • Aleksandr F.
  • 12/4/2009 11:04:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsGarbage.

Pros: None.

Cons: Second broke today.

Other Thoughts: Had one given me on my birthday. After 1 year exactly (my birthday) went all click-click-click and rrrrr-brrrr-bbbbrrr on me. Computer sees it for a minute then not, tried on another PC - same result, makes whizzing noise while spinning. Data lost. RMA'd, this soapbox I got instead like a month ago started doing same exact thing on me today, and its second time I'm using it. Data lost. EXTREMELY DISPLEASED, going to RMA again, and waste another 10$ or so on another UPS label to ship this crapbox to them. Last WD product I will buy. Had to RMA 150GB Raptor twice this year. Out of all other HD products I've used I had to RMA only once years ago. Wish I could give this box with a light no eggs.

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  • Johnathan L.
  • 12/3/2009 5:42:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGREAT HARD DRIVE!!!

Pros: THIS IS ONE OF THE TOP NOTCH HARD DRIVES THAT WD MAKES PORTABLE. I LOVE HOW THIS DRIVE HAS A NICE FINISH AND THE TRANSFER RATES ARE FAST IN USB 2.0.

Cons: NEEDS FIREWIRE B AND USB 3.0.

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  • Job O.
  • 11/30/2009 11:59:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood drive

Pros: no power cord needed.
runs off usb only.
small.
fairly fast.
light.
no noise.
no installation needed (although i cant think of a situation where installation WOULD be needed)

Cons: cannot come up with any as of yet.
although i wish it was a 500gb drive, but then i would have bought a 500gb drive and complained it wasn't a 750gb drive and so on and so forth.

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