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Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1TB Portable Hard Drive (Black)

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  • WDBACX0010BBK-NESN
  • USB 3.0/USB 2.0
  • 2.5"
  • 2 years limited

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  • newegg USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Compatibility Western Digital’s My Passport Essential SE features universal compatibility with widely-used USB 2.0 and next-generation SuperSpeed USB 3.0. When connected to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port, the drive lets you access and save files up to 3 times faster than USB 2.0.
  • newegg WD SmartWare Software The Western Digital My Passport Essential SE offers the WD SmartWare software that provides automatic, continuous backup and data retrieve through a visual control center. In addition, the software lets you customize your backup, set drive security, run diagnostics, manage the power settings and more. And if you prefer, you can choose not to use the software at all.
  • newegg Password Protection The Western Digital My Passport Essential SE provides password protection and encryption for securing your data from unauthorized access or theft.
  • newegg USB Powered Lightweight, stylish and easy to carry, the Western Digital My Passport Essential SE with massive capacity is powered directly from the USB port on your PC. No separate power supply is needed.


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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Dead after 5 yrs

Pros: Design looks good

Cons: Can no longer be found/read after 5 years. Only used for backing up my system drive weekly.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Will break (unreliable hard-drive serie)

Pros: - Contains an USB3 cable

Cons: - Contains a Western Digital Green (so expect it to break after ~one year)
- The USB interface is built-in within the hard-drive, so you can't reuse the case with another hard-drive

Other Thoughts: - Short USB3 cable (couldn't almost not put the hard-drive on top of my computer case when USBs are on top front on the computer)

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5

Pros: Had it for over 2 years now, no real problems, fast, usb 3.0.

Cons: Windows sometimes fails to recognize on boot up and must re-plug it in to initialize. Not sure if this is a software or hardware issue.

Other Thoughts: My experience with this product is good - but read more reviews before you purchase.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1TB Portable Hard Drive

Pros: It is what it is. An external HDD. Decent performance *when it worked.* Today (Q1 of 2014) there are much better options with more space and lower price.

Cons: I only used this periodically to back up my internal HDD (for desktop/tower and work laptop). I'd say total of less than 10 times over two years. Despite the infrequent use and very safe keeping, it started giving me strange clicks and random disconnects after about 15 months (keep in mind, I did not over use this or put any mechanical/hardware stress on it like some people do with constant back-up).

Tried every other trick/solution I know and could find on the web. No dice. Nothing worked. New cable, different ports on different computers, nothing. And despite latest drivers and updated firmware, could not reformat the drive, check for bad sectors, nothing. The random disconnects were just too frequent.

Last night, it totally failed with loss of all data, which I could not recover. This was about a year past the 2year plan, so I can't get a replacement. Ended up trashing it. Thankfully, I had the presence of mind to get another, better 2TB alternative from a different manufacturer in advance. So, my data is safe.

Other Thoughts: The internet is FULL of complaints about this model (across different size versions from 500GB+) from WD.

1) the random disconnect issue, 2) the inability to make it a bootable drive, 3) the inability to make it into an internal drive. YMMV, but I'd recommend another brand/model with better performance and reliability.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
1/ 5
Not woth the money

Pros: Love WD internal drives been using them for years

Cons: WD is better at making internal drives, External NOT SO GOOD. Like so many people say they die with very little use. I had mine for 2 years and used it to back songs and pics on, all of a sudden BAM CRASH no more data. Do yourself a favor and buy one for a lot less money because you are just buying a name with this one......

Other Thoughts: Love WD internal drives

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Head Crashed Easily

Pros: Worked as advertised. It had a fairly good speed to it.

Cons: It's extremely susceptible to a head crash. I picked it up and it slipped out of my hand from less than an inch off of the table...

It died on the spot.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Sufficient

Pros: Setup was easy. Does what I need it to do for extra storage.

Cons: The USB 3 doesn't seem fast at all. Not anywhere close to the speed of my external eSata drive.

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2/ 5
Excellent drive until failure

Comments: luckily got the extended warranty. Will be returning soon - it mounted on the fourth try and I'm dumping all of my files off it. Fantastic drive while it lasted.

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