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Western Digital WDBHEZ5000ABK-NESN 500GB Enterprise External Hard Drive

  • Specifically designed to support Windows To Go
  • Plug-and-play solution for IT professionals
  • Drive encryption protects your data
  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
  • 2 years warranty

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My Passport Enterprise is designed for Windows® To Go and allows you to boot your corporate workspace on any PC certified for use with Windows 7 or Windows 8.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Robert H.
  • 11/26/2013 3:58:49 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood drive so far

Pros: Small, Pretty, USB powered (no external power source needed), USB 2.0/3.0 compatible, small subtle white activity LED, silent operation, no heat or vibration.

Pretty good price on sale. It hard to find any drives like this under $50, and smaller sizes aren't really available anymore.

Cons: I suppose the cord could be a little longer, but then it would just get in the way more.

Other Thoughts: Branded with silly Windows 8 compatibility nonsense. I bought this for linux.

There is a windows program installer on the drive. You probably don't need it, but keep a copy just in case. HD makes it very difficult if not impossible to download the software that ships on their USB drives.

I bought this to use as the linux root partition for a Beaglebone Black instead of running off a SD card. It would also work well for a Raspberry Pi. An old fashioned hard drive is a little less temptermental than a SD card.

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  • Garyl E.
  • 10/3/2013 11:09:52 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good price, on sale.

Cons: According to the WD support site, it doesn't come with the SmartWare backup software. No information is available on whether this can be used as an external backup drive or if it can only be used to load Windows To Go.

Other Thoughts: Can this be used as a normal external backup drive, or only to load Windows To Go?

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Geri, please note that the Passport enterprise will work with the Smartware Pro version, along with any 3rd party USB drive. The device can also be used as a simple backup solution with a 3rd party software, Windows File History, and Time Machine. If you require any further technical feedback or assistance, you may contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at:

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  • Andrew J.
  • 9/5/2013 5:10:49 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat buy!

Pros: Good size HD. USB 3.0 capable. Great value with discount code.

Cons: 1 foot USB cord included can't reach the back of my towers ports.

Other Thoughts: I bought this drive for three reasons:

1. Needed a drive for backup.
2. Great price with Newegg discount code (Saved 50%).
3. Not what I worry about (typically), but manufacturers warranty. **

** NOTE to consumers: I wanted to point out that on Newegg's product page under details it list a 3 year limited warranty from WD. I double checked the warranty through WD's website and it list 2 years limited. I also emailed Newegg after the purchase to give them the chance to change the information. With no response to my email and the same details currently as before I don't want other consumers to get angry if their HD has issues three years from now, and blames Newegg for a misleading post down the road. They are a great company to buy products from.

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  • John S.
  • 9/5/2013 10:40:24 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD ENTERPRISE Win To Go drive

Pros: flawless installation of windows to go , solid, lightweight drive
a little pricey but worth it

Cons: none

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