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WD My Passport Essential 320GB USB 2.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive WDBAAA3200ABK-NESN Black

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  • USB 2.0
  • 2.5"
  • 2 years limited

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Store all your favorite videos, music, photos, and important files with the huge capacity of 320GB. Still sleek and compact, you can load it up and take it with you anywhere. Seeing is believing. Visual backup displays your content in categories and shows the progress of your backup. Relax, your data is secure. Automatic, continuous backup will instantly make a second copy whenever you add or change a file. Retrieve your valuable data to its original location whether you've lost all your data or just overwritten an important file.

Extend your PC’s storage capacity with the high performance hard drive today!

  • newegg High Performance Hard Drive The Western Digital WDBAAA3200ABK-NESN is equipped with a high performance 2.5” hard drive providing a decent capacity of 320GB, perfect for storing and backing up your movies, music, documents and applications.
  • newegg WD SmartWare Software The Western Digital WDBAAA3200ABK-NESN external hard drive offers you the WD SmartWare software to view all your data with a single screen through a visual control center. In addition, the software supports visual backup to display your content in categories and shows the progress of your backup.
  • newegg Password Protection The Western Digital WDBAAA3200ABK-NESN external hard drive provides password-protected access for security you can depend on during file transfer.
  • newegg USB 2.0 Interface The Western Digital WDBAAA3200ABK-NESN external hard drive features a USB 2.0 interface for fast transfer speeds of up to 480Mbps and plug-and-play connectivity.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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1/ 5
Didn't last more than a year.

Comments: Was sorely disappointed with the failures, these are portable drives so you would think they would build these units to that sort of spec. Sucks to be me I guess. WD did offer to give me a discount on another unit but fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice shame on me... fool me three times and I guess I'll buy that bridge.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
1/ 5
Piece Of Junk

Pros: None

Cons: Died within first week. had to send back to western digital for new one. Took 4 weeks to receive a "Recertified" drive. They did not even replace my broken drive with a new drive. Ridiculous if you ask me. Do not buy ever.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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1/ 5
DO NOT BUY

Pros: cheap and that's it

Cons: First drive died less then a week replacement has to be used through a powered hub. UBS cord provided is very weak. The drive is under powered off the computers USB port but a powered hub makes it work.

Other Thoughts: I have used 3 of these and not impressed which is sad coming from WD

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5/ 5
NICE!!!

Pros: Love the password feature to lock the drive from prying eyes and fingers.

Cons: None

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Ownership: less than 1 day
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5/ 5
Good drive

Pros: Cable is fine, been fixed apparently

Cons: none yet - will update later if I find any

Other Thoughts: Read all the reviews, and apparently WD fixed the loose cable problem. That bad boy is TIGHT. You have to use some force to push it in all the way and take it out.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
1/ 5
Poor quality!

Pros: Looks good. Convenient size.

Cons: I bought several of these. USB port is soldered on a small circuit board and easily comes loose rendering the drive unusable. Had to open the case to extract the drive to install in an external HDD enclosure. WD says NO on warranty due to opening the case. Bad deal!

Other Thoughts: Now I just buy cheap external enclosures. Far more robust and flexible.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
3/ 5
Good drive, bad cable.

Pros: It's a good little drive, it worked fine while I had it. Stores data, does what it does.

Cons: I was wondering why I've seen people complain about the cable. A few days ago I had started running into problems with Windows or Linux not recognizing the drive, and randomly losing power to the drive. The connection went bad, I guess. Luckily I positioned it in a really odd spot to bend the cable so Windows could recognize it. Copied some data, rewrote all the sectors, then back to the store it went.

Other Thoughts: I had it for 9 months, and I ended up exchanging it for a Seagate 500GB external. So far that has been working fine, and it has the older, more reliable USB connector. I don't care about brands as long as they hold up over time, and I got WD in the first place since I sort of knew them better than Seagate. I want an external that can last over two years. Anyways this drive held up great for the time it lived.

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5/ 5
Easy

Pros: Excellent drive. I gave it to someone that didn't know much about computer to setup and use for a backup and they figured it out fine. Didn't have to help them at all. Easy to use.

Cons: It does backups really well, but there are not many options. Still, great drive for what you want it for.

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