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WD My Passport Ultra 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive WDBMWV0020BRD-NESN Red

  • Automatic & cloud backup.
  • Local and cloud backup
  • Ultra-fast transfer rates
  • Works great with Windows 8
  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • JENNIFER M.
  • 9/23/2014 10:04:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: WD My Passport Ultra 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive WDBMWV0020BRD-NESN Red

Pros: It's small, light, and fits nicely behind my desktop computer. It works with my Macintosh and Windows computers nicely after being reformatted. The bright, shiny red color helps me find it, as it is tiny. All HDD sectors checked out fine with software on the Mac and Win computers.

Cons: I've stopped using the hard drive I meant to with the Mac desktop because this one is easier to find a place for. It was supposed to be an external HDD used for transferring video between members of a group.

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  • James A.
  • 7/17/2014 5:04:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: WD My Passport Ultra 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive WDBMWV0020BRD-NESN Red

Pros: - Lightweight but heavy enough to know there is build quality.
- Nice looking drive
- Comes with a nice carrying bag
- 4 rubber feet on base of drive to prevent it from vibrating around
- 1 USB cable required, even on a USB 2.0 port
- Very fast USB 3.0 speeds! (Read and write speeds from my internal Samsung EVO SSD to this external average 101 MB/s!)
- Installed basic drivers on my 8.1 o/s automatically within 20 seconds. Not sure what the guy in the other review is getting all upset over... every drive or device requires drivers!
- Just like most drives, you don't have to use the software included, just delete the folders people.

Cons: - USB connector (drive side) is thin and kind of flimsy, you would not want to apply pressure or bend it.
- USB cable is about 1.5 feet long, relatively short.

Other Thoughts: Buy this drive, especially when it's on sale. Can't go wrong with it. I bought this for my personal use, we have 15 of these at work that have been going strong for over a year.

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  • Craig B.
  • 4/15/2014 4:16:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: WD My Passport Ultra 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive WDBMWV0020BRD-NESN Red

Pros: High capacity, durable, aesthetically pleasing

Cons: N/A

Other Thoughts: Thinking about buying a second one.

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  • Daniel B.
  • 1/12/2014 5:41:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsCompact, high-capacity, but beware of software

This review is from: WD My Passport Ultra 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive WDBMWV0020BRD-NESN Red

Pros: This is a compact, high-capacity drive in what appears to be a rugged case. For backing up and transferring large files, it is a convenient package.

Cons: Under Microsoft Windows, inserting this USB drive causes the operating system to request to install the Western Digital SES driver. That is, this unit is not simply an external hard drive, it offers additional features that require installation of an additional device driver.

This 'feature' is very inconvenient for one of the primary uses of the drive - moving large files between computers. Unless you want Microsoft Windows to request installation of the SES driver each time you connect the drive, every system to which you connect the drive must have the SES driver installed.

This is obviously a problem in any environment in which the computer configuration is tightly controlled.

In my experience, Seagate drives do not have this problem.

This drive operates correctly under Linux, which appears to have a built-in SES driver. The dmsg output from Ubuntu 13.10 shows the SES hardware being recognized correctly.

Other Thoughts: Buy a Seagate drive in order to transfer large files between computers.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi DANIEL T, we apologize for any inconvenience. Western Digital My Passport hard drives require a special communications channel (SCSI) between the PC and the hard drive to enable certain features such as password protection, LED control, and access to the drives label if applicable. Please note that the SES driver is not required for your drive to be recognized by your computer; you may still use it just like any other external USB memory to copy and paste your files. The link below further explains what the SES driver is and why it is needed.
What is the SES driver, why is it needed, and how to get the driver popup to stop
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3739
If you feel at any time that our support team can be of further assistance in providing you with a positive resolution to your technical concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at the information below. Please contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs/.

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