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WD My Passport Essential 400GB USB 2.0 2.5" External Hard Drive WDME4000TN Midnight Black

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
My Passport 11/7/2009 8:51:20 PM

Pros: big (~372GB) have not even used a 1/4 of it's capacity yet
small and portable fits in your pocket
very convenient
stylist finish, all black, nice white activity led
western digital quality

Cons: slow access times. This is partly because of the usb interface and partly because of a slow drive, but at this price and small size it is obviously made for storage and portability not speed.
no esata
dust and fingerprint magnet

Overall Review: reformated to NTFS
I use it for my itunes library and all my videos, pictures, documents and other files, so I don't clog up my laptop's primary internal drive.
owned it over a year and no complaints so far great product

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Nice drive 9/11/2009 9:24:53 AM

Pros: Nice and compact, easy to carry around (much better than my previous 160GB External that had a separate power supply along with USB, and was probably about 3 times the size of this). Quiet operation, rather fast when formatted to NTFS.

Cons: Finger print and dust magnet, but that doesn't take away any stars

Overall Review: Last time I checked this was deactivated... I wonder why

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Good portable external 7/14/2009 7:44:52 PM

Pros: Looks nice, its very compact and gets the job done.

Cons: Quite slow transfer rates, but thats usb fault.

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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
7/7/2009 1:28:56 PM

Pros: Inexpensive, small pocket sized portable HDD. Easily connects and runs quietly.

Cons: Cant really think of any cons.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great HD 7/3/2009 7:10:55 AM

Pros: Sleek, simple, and compact design. Runs quietly and I haven't notice it get hot yet. Runs off of USB power - no bulky/extra plugs to carry around.

Cons: Yeah, the glossy finish of course is a finger print/dust magnet. It's a trade off for the sleek design.

Overall Review: I'm using it to backup my HP laptop. So far it's been working great although I'm not using the software that came on it, so I can't vouch for that. HD comes formatted in FAT32 so you might want to consider reformatting it in NTFS. This is a great portable HD for a great price!

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great product 7/2/2009 10:28:32 AM

Pros: Use it with my WD TV. Great size, ultra portable. Highly recommend!

Cons: None

Overall Review: Well worth the price!

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Ownership: less than 1 day
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great 6/29/2009 6:53:11 PM

Pros: Small, Sleek, Large Storage, Cheap. What else would you want in an external HD? If fingerprints are really that big of a complaint then your life is too easy. My laptop was out of space and due to this little baby I was able to stay mobile and have my 100gb of music handy at all times; now only if my iPod could keep up.

Newegg, once again is the place to buy this. My friend who works at a computer store, even with a 10% discount BEFORE retail still couldn't come within $30 of matching Newegg. Excellent.

Cons: None really.

Overall Review: The USB input into the EXT HD is mini, not the normal that printers and etc use. As others have noted, if your computer doesn't put out enough power via the USB this little HD won't run, never run into this issue.

Excellent, I expect to be happy with this for awhile

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Ownership: less than 1 day
Verified Owner
5/ 5
6/19/2009 12:55:08 PM

Pros: Fast, cheap, big. What more could someone want?

As always, newegg.com gives the lowest prices and crazy fast shipping.

Cons: None. WD makes high-quality products.

Overall Review: I'd suggest reformatting the drive to NTFS as soon as you get it. By default, it comes as FAT32. It's not absolutely necessary to reformat, but reformatting as NTFS will increase performance, and it'll take three minutes max to do so. Don't know what all this means or how to do what I'm talking about? No worries, go here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307881

Hope that helps!

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