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Western Digital My Passport

Western Digital My Passport
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92
Reviews
144 Reviews + 3 Awards
77
Features
Good Features
90
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
96
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Age
2 Years Old
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A top-value and award winning 170g external hard drive, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and an additional award from another expert site and a good spec. It has a password protection and a data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s and is USB powered. Owners report that it has a very fast read/write speed, really big storage capacity and it's very easy to use.
eteknix.com Editor's Choice back2gaming.com Recommended storagereview.com Editor's Choice
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Representing excellent value for money and with outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Western Digital My Passport number 156 across all external hard drives.

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88
Kagoo Score
92
Reviews
78
Features
91
Popularity
97
Value for Money
81
Age

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88
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 88?

a number of reviews mentioned that it has good expert reviews and superb user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this external hard drive to others. This external hard drive has received three awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Eteknix.com plus one other site and a "Recommended" award from Back2gaming.com.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer external hard disk with better features are available. However this Western Digital external hard drive has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
The My Passport has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Very light
Fast data transfer rate
Express yourself
Easy to use
Tiny hard drive capacity
Does not have a Wi-Fi

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each external hard drive by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the external hard drive is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec external hard drives come to market, the older external hard drives will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

92
Reviews

Average Review Score

4.3 stars (133 reviews)

71%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
95 Reviews
4 Stars
19 Reviews
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2 Editor's Choice Awards

This external hard drive has received an Editor's Choice Award from expert review sites eteknix.com and storagereview.com.
Editor's Choice from eteknix.com Editor's Choice from storagereview.com

Recommended Award

The Western Digital My Passport has received a Recommended Award from back2gaming.com.
Recommended from back2gaming.com

What Are People Saying About the Western Digital My Passport?

Fast Read/write Speed
8
0
Ease of Use
15
0
Price
13
1
Capacity
11
1
Size and Weight
10
1
Robustness
6
0
Design
3
0
Connectivity
2
0
Features
2
0
Support
1
0
More Than 10 People Thought the Western Digital My Passport Had a Good Price

Two people thought that the Western Digital My Passport wasn't expensive.

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Brilliant Value for Money
12 people agree
2 people disagree
  • ... more memory that is provided on my PS4. After reviews and research I found this for an awesome price. I bought it, formatted it as I needed and now I can ...
    BLacy - Bestbuy.com 2 Nov 2018
  • This is a great little hard drive. Small and compact and 2 TB for an awesome price. Works seamlessly with Time Machine as we'd hoped...
    Ctwhiso - Bestbuy.com 6 Apr 2018
  • Love the price and color-Haven't had the chance to set it up but looks really easy to do...
    Momma - Bestbuy.com 29 Mar 2018
  • This is a lot of storage for a good price. I found it easy to use...
    Sparky - Bestbuy.com 26 Jun 2017
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    Not {More} Expensive
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    The Vast Majority of People Thought it Was Solidly Made

    Several people thought that the Western Digital My Passport was very well made and was reliable.

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    Very Well Made
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Well made, plenty of storage, fast file transfers...
    Bird76 - Bestbuy.com 3 Feb 2018
  • ... reset. It did the job well and looks very sleek. Also great quality and well built...
    Davr - Bestbuy.com 3 Mar 2018
  • ... go...Excellent performance. RAI 1 for data redudancy. JBOD option. Sturdy, durable construction. 3 year warranty. Integrated Thunderbolt cable. Could be ...
    back2gaming.com 26 Jul 2014
  • For the price I got this I was very happy. Built quality is good and I love the color as well...
    12345 - Bestbuy.com 8 Jul 2018
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    Reliable
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    The Vast Majority of People Thought it Was Good in Terms of Size

    Several people thought that the Western Digital My Passport was very easy to carry around, was compact and was a good size.

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    Very Easy to Carry Around
    7 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Works great! Excellent portable hard drive, it has included a backup software with encryptation...
    Jorge - Bhphotovideo.com 23 Jul 2017
  • II looked at all the portable drives in Best Buy. I found thiis to be just what I need to backup my laptop. Has worked very well...
    Rich - Bestbuy.com 2 Aug 2018
  • ... during our file transfer test, we will not deny...Encryption supported. Highly portable. Up to 1TB capacity. Stable file transfer. Transfer speed is slightly ...
    hardwarezone.com.my 2 Aug 2017
  • ... primarily for backing up files on my computer. It is handy to carry with you if needed for use at another location...
    744CSG28 - Bestbuy.com 19 Apr 2018
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    Compact
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    A Good Size
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Four People Thought it Was Thoughtfully Designed

    Several people thought that the Western Digital My Passport was good-looking and was really well designed.

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    Good-Looking
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
  • A very reasonably priced hard drive. Just plug in and away you go.Nice looking item...
    Den - Argos.co.uk 18 Sep 2017
  • ... I had previous was a different color, wanted to get a blue one. it's a nice looking color...
    Labyrinth79 - Bestbuy.com 28 Nov 2018
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    Very Well Designed
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of Customers Thought it Was Easy to Use

    More than 10 people thought that the Western Digital My Passport was very easy to use and two people thought that it was also easy to setup.

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    Very Easy to Use
    14 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Convenient and easy to use. Compatible with my MacBook Air...
    Linda - Bestbuy.com 17 Oct 2017
  • Bought this hard drive for my daughter's Mac book. Very easy to use. Does what it is intended to do...
    Jeff - Bestbuy.com 25 Aug 2017
  • This is a lot of storage for a good price. I found it easy to use...
    Sparky - Bestbuy.com 26 Jun 2017
  • Easy to use and plenty of space for backups for my use...
    Mark - Bestbuy.com 25 Aug 2017
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    Easy to Setup
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Two People Thought the Western Digital My Passport Had Good Technical Features

    Two people thought that the Western Digital My Passport had good features.

  • ... the crowd, but Western Digital's My Passport Studio 640GB succeeds admirably with an interesting feature that's more than just a gimmick. The new drive... ...
    Techradar 18 Apr 2010
  • The beta test phase of a product like Windows will often have some very interesting features that don't always show up in the final product. A great example ...
    uk.hardware.info 27 Apr 2013
  • Some People Thought it Was Easily Connectable to Other Devices

    Three people thought that the Western Digital My Passport was very good in terms of connectivity.

  • ... something to put my documents on. The drive worked flawlessly. Connectivity was without any problems and the speed was great (acheived over 100MB/s for ...
    Dremt89 - Argos.co.uk 4 Apr 2017
  • Dremt89 scored Connectivity 100 out of 100
    Dremt89 - Argos.co.uk 4 Apr 2017
  • Den scored Connectivity 100 out of 100
    Den - Argos.co.uk 18 Sep 2017
  • One Customer Thought it Had Good Technical Guidance
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    One Customer Thought This External Hard Drive Was Not OK When it Came to Noise Level
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    9 Out of 10 Owners Thought it Had a Big Capacity

    Several people thought that the Western Digital My Passport had a very big storage capacity and big capacity.

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    Has a Very Big Storage Capacity
    10 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • This is a perfect storage device for all my files...
    Tmobileuser - Bestbuy.com 9 Feb 2019
  • ... and portability there's no better than this. There you have it, good storage for files, photos, etc...
    Solz - Bestbuy.com 12 Sep 2018
  • Needed Increased external storage with fast transfer speed. This met both requirements. No issues to date...
    Michaelrutledge - Bestbuy.com 26 Oct 2018
  • I really love Passport brand, it is fast and you can storage very easy...
    Artbyte76 - Bestbuy.com 1 Feb 2019
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    Has a Very Big Capacity
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
    Over 10 People Thought the Western Digital My Passport Had a Fast Read/write Speed

    Over 10 people thought that the Western Digital My Passport had a very fast read/write speed.

  • ... second passport purchase and it works just as great as the first one. It's really fast and durable. Does exactly what it's supposed to do...
    Steve - Bestbuy.com 8 Jun 2017
  • Needed Increased external storage with fast transfer speed. This met both requirements. No issues to date...
    Michaelrutledge - Bestbuy.com 26 Oct 2018
  • Like this a lot! Easily set up very fast back ups!
    Jamfish7 - Bestbuy.com 19 Dec 2018
  • I really love Passport brand, it is fast and you can storage very easy...
    Artbyte76 - Bestbuy.com 1 Feb 2019
  • How Good Are Western Digital External Hard Disk Drive?

    78
    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Fast data transfer rate
    Very light
    USB powered
    Has a password protection
    Tiny hard drive capacity
    Does not have a Wi-Fi

    What the Reviews Say

    The vast majority of people thought it was solidly made
    The vast majority of people thought it was good in terms of size
    Four people thought it was thoughtfully designed
    The vast majority of customers thought it was easy to use
    Two people thought the Western Digital My Passport had good technical features
    Some people thought it was easily connectable to other devices
    9 out of 10 owners thought it had a big capacity
    Over 10 people thought the Western Digital My Passport had a fast read/write speed
    Tiny Hard Drive Capacity

    The My Passport's hard drive capacity of only 1TB is smaller than 85% of all external hard disk when ordered by this feature. External hard drives have hard drive capacities of between 1GB and 64TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 3.2TB.

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    Fast Data Transfer Rate
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    Across all the external hard drive the data transfer rates range from 5 Mbit/s to 40,000 Mbit/s, and the average data transfer rate is 3,800 Mbit/s. The Western Digital My Passport's data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s is faster than average when compared to most other external hard disk drive. It is faster than 78% of all external hard drive when ranked by this feature.

    What does "data transfer rate" mean? Less Edit
    Very Light
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    The weight of the My Passport of only 170g is lighter than average when compared to most other external hard disk drive. It is lighter than 82% of all external harddisks when ranked by this feature. The weights of external hard drive range from 41g to 12kg, and the average weight is 710g.

    What does "weight" mean? Less Edit
    USB Powered
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    The Western Digital My Passport is USB powered, as are 80% of external hard drive.

    What does "USB powered" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Password Protection

    The Western Digital My Passport has a password protection, which is unusual. 83% of external hard disk drive do not have a password protection.

    What is a password protection? Less Edit
    Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

    The My Passport does not have a Wi-Fi, although keep in mind that 97% of external hard drive also do not have a Wi-Fi.

    What is a Wi-Fi? Less Edit
    91
    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Western Digital My Passport has been listed on Kagoo since February 2017 and is currently ranked number 156 out of 436 external hard drives.
    97
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    The chart below compares the value for money of the Western Digital My Passport (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

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    What the Reviews Say

    More than 10 people thought the Western Digital My Passport had a good price
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    Age

    Western Digital My Passport Release Date

    January 2017

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    When Are Most New Western Digital External Hard Disk Drives Released?

    Most new Western Digital external hard drives tend to be released between January and March.

    The biggest month in 2018 for new Western Digital external hard drive releases was January, with five new Western Digital external hard disks released that month. In 2017 most new Western Digital external hard disk drives were released in March, with 10 new Western Digital external hard disk drives released that month. October was the biggest month in 2016 for new Western Digital external hard drive, with six new Western Digital external hard drive released that month.

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    How Fast Do Western Digital External Hard Drive Prices Drop After Release?

    Most external hard drives drop in price by 1% in the first 6 months after release, however Western Digital external hard disks tend to depreciate faster.

    On average, in the first 6 months after release, Western Digital external hard drives drop in price by 8%. That means a saving of $24 on a typical $305 new Western Digital external hard drive if you wait 6 months before buying.

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    4.3 Stars

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    Western Digital My Passport Specification

    Key Features
    Weight
    USB Powered
    Hard Drive Capacity
    Ports & Interfaces
    Wi-Fi
    USB Version
    Thunderbolt Technology
    USB Connector Type
    USB Data Transfer Rates
    USB Connectivity
    Maximum Data Transfer Rate
    USB Connector
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    Features
    Security Algorithms
    Operating System Supported (Windows)
    LED Indicators
    Password Protection
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    Plug and Play
    Performance
    Data Transfer Rate
    Power
    Input Voltage
    Bus Power
    Bus Powered
    Operational Conditions
    Storage Temperature (T-T)
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    Weight & Dimensions
    Height
    Depth
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    Packaging Data
    Bundled Software
    User Guide
    Cables Included
    Other Features
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    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

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    Barcodes

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