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Western Digital My Passport

Western Digital My Passport
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151 Reviews + 4 Awards
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Features
Fully-Featured
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and fully featured 170g external hard drive. It has a password protection and a data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s and is USB powered. Customers report that this external hard drive has a really fast read/write speed, big storage capacity and it's very easy to use.
Features We Love:
Fast data transfer rate (5,000 Mbit/s)
Very light (170g)
USB powered
Has a password protection
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With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Western Digital My Passport number 120 across all external hard drives.

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94
Reviews
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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 76?

owners report that it has good expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 98% of buyers recommending this external hard drive to others.
This external hard drive is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer external hard drives with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
This Western Digital external hard drive has some great features:
Fast data transfer rate
Very light
USB powered
Has a password protection
Express yourself
Easy to use

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.

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Reviews

Average Review Score

4.3 stars (151 reviews)

77%

of Customers Would Recommend
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2 Recommended Awards

The Western Digital My Passport has received a Recommended Award from expert review sites legitreviews.com and hothardware.com.
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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

What Are People Saying About the Western Digital My Passport?

Fast Read/write Speed
13
2
Price
13
1
Capacity
14
0
Ease of Use
14
0
Size and Weight
8
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Robustness
7
1
Design
6
1
Features
3
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Connectivity
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0
Support
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8 Out of 10 Owners Thought it Was Fairly Priced
  • USB 3 Portable HDD under $50 and the best price on the web. Though, BB will match anything sold and shipped by Amazon, Newegg, Walmart, etc...
    Mike - Bestbuy.com 18 Jan 2018
  • Bought this on sale and it's been working great so far. 4TB at almost $100 was a good deal. I bought several and they've all performed good...
    Been - Bestbuy.com 22 Mar 2017
  • Drive has ample space for everything...quick on usb3.0. Price was amazing!
    Bvalley - Bestbuy.com 6 Sep 2018
  • ... drive is very durable. I love the colour and works perfectly, I needed a product that is affordable and able to store a great amount of content offline ...
    MarketingDaily - Bestbuy.com 20 Apr 2018
  • 9 Out of 10 People Thought This External Hard Drive Was Reliable

    Several people thought that the Western Digital My Passport was very strong and durable and was reliable.

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    Very Strong and Durable
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... the overall performance is satisfactory. That said, we feel it could've been made a bit more durable and the...Big storage capacity. Useful backup and ...
    gadgetsnow.com 11 Nov 2016
  • ... works well with others! Holds lots of memory! Is Tough as a Drive! (Pretty Durable) And it's Hard!
    Dave - Bestbuy.com 15 Feb 2019
  • Great exterior and design, The hard drive is very durable. I love the colour and works perfectly, I needed a product that is affordable and able to store ...
    MarketingDaily - Bestbuy.com 20 Apr 2018
  • ... this one instead. You barely hear it working and the cable and cable entry is very sturdy. It even has little grip on the bottom...
    Ayua - Bestbuy.com 7 Apr 2017
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    Reliable
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Over 10 People Thought it Was a Good Size

    Several people thought that the Western Digital My Passport was easy to carry around and was compact.

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    Easy to Carry Around
    7 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... 320GB is an exception. This time, it this sleek and compact portable hard drive that came our way an... The WD My Passport exhibits decent performance, ...
    techtree.com 21 May 2008
  • ... 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
  • My first ssd hard drive and it's amazing. Super portable and durable. I wish it came with a case protector and a better usb connector because I see it ...
    Rogotiz3 - Bestbuy.com 18 Oct 2017
  • It is easy to carry and works well. Good for backing up data...
    Oldman - Bestbuy.com 20 Dec 2018
  • View All Reviews About To Carry
    Compact
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    9 Out of 10 People Thought it Was Carefully Designed

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

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    Very Good-Looking
    4 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... easily carry it around, and given the drives portability, a carrying p...Gorgeous looks, decent performance, decent software. Pricey, no software CD, no ...
    techtree.com 21 May 2008
  • Very good looking external hard drive. 2tb is enough to backup my Mac plus some. Works with time machine. No issues...
    Texas254 - Bestbuy.com 28 Sep 2018
  • This is a pretty fast hard drive. Recently upgraded from a Seagate hard drive that was also 3.0. But this one was considerably faster. It only took about ...
    Lemm - Bestbuy.com 7 Jan 2018
  • Good looking, affordable peripheral. I got exactly what I wanted at a reasonable price. What I expect of Best Buy...
    HappyBuyer - Bestbuy.com 8 Jul 2018
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    Well Designed
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    More Than 10 People Thought the Western Digital My Passport Was Easy to Use

    Several people thought that the Western Digital My Passport was really easy to use and to setup.

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    Very Easy to Use
    10 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... hard drives before, but this one is great. Huge storage, great price and easy to use...
    TooMuchDL - Bestbuy.com 26 Dec 2018
  • Never had a backup before, this is very easy to use...
    20630 - Bestbuy.com 9 Feb 2019
  • ... not hesitate to buy.Pros: Small and compact, very easy to carry around - very light - Very fast - easy to use.Cons: None...
    Tommo - Argos.co.uk 27 Feb 2018
  • ... works perfectly. Automatically detected when I plug into my mac air . easy to use :)...
    Anonymous - Amazon.co.uk 12 Jun 2016
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    Really Easy to Setup
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    Some Owners Thought the Western Digital My Passport Had Nice Technical Features

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

  • 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
  • ... ideal portable back-up for MAC. The really great feature is it is formatted out of the box compatible to "Time Machine"...
    Yoda - Bestbuy.com 16 Apr 2017
  • ... excellent as expected. The security feature is useful to ensure that your files can only be accessed on one computer or with a password...
    Cross - Bestbuy.com 14 Feb 2019
  • One Person Thought it Had Good Connectivity
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    One Owner Thought it Was Bad When it Came to Technical Guidance
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    Many People Thought it Had a Good Capacity

    Over 10 people thought that the Western Digital My Passport had a very big storage capacity and four people thought that it also had a really big capacity.

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    Has a Really Big Storage Capacity
    15 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... and price point proportionally in check. This unit is designed simply to offer plenty of bulk storage capacity and optimal portability, and although ce...Compact ...
    hothardware.com 6 Dec 2012
  • Have bought external hard drives before, but this one is great. Huge storage, great price and easy to use...
    TooMuchDL - Bestbuy.com 26 Dec 2018
  • ... great source for a USB purchase, as they carry drives which put fantastic storage capability in the palm of your hand!
    Seattlesea - Bestbuy.com 10 Dec 2016
  • Great hard disc with a lot of data storage' wonderful!
    Porat623 - Bestbuy.com 5 Feb 2018
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    Has a Very Big Capacity
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of Owners 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.

  • ... bought this external hard drive for xbox use. BUT little did I realize that this thing was lightning fast and has a lot more than the average storing space ...
    Wowzers444 - Bestbuy.com 24 Mar 2018
  • ... past 2 months to copy videos,pics from my laptop to and fro. It is quite fast im read/write. The setup is very easy and supports plug n play...
    Sajal - Bestbuy.com 5 Mar 2019
  • Very fast drive. Works flawlessly. Definitely recommend...
    Lucentx - Bestbuy.com 8 Mar 2019
  • ... laptop. No geek here to report data transfer speeds, but it's fast enough that I don't complain...
    ProPhotog - Bestbuy.com 1 Dec 2017
  • How Good Are Western Digital External Hard Disk Drives?

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    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
    Tiny Hard Drive Capacity

    The average hard drive capacity of all external hard disk is 3.2TB, with the smallest being 1GB and the biggest being 64TB. The My Passport's hard drive capacity of only 1TB is smaller than average when compared to most other external hard disk drive. It is smaller than 84% of all external hard drives when ordered by this feature.

    What does "hard drive capacity" mean? Less Edit
    Fast Data Transfer Rate
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    External hard drives have data transfer rates of between 5 Mbit/s and 40,000 Mbit/s, and the average data transfer rate is 3,700 Mbit/s. The My Passport's data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s is in the fastest 23% of all external hard disk drives when sorted by this feature.

    What does "data transfer rate" mean? Less Edit
    Very Light
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    The lightest external hard drive is 41g , the heaviest is 12kg, and the average weight is 710g. The My Passport's weight of only 170g is lighter than average when compared to most other external hard disk. It is in the lightest 18% of all external hard drives when sorted by this feature.

    What does "weight" mean? Less Edit
    USB Powered
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    The My Passport is USB powered. 80% of external harddisk also are USB powered.

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

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

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

    The Western Digital My Passport does not have a Wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that 97% of external hard drive also do not have a Wi-Fi.

    What is a Wi-Fi? Less Edit
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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Western Digital My Passport has been listed on Kagoo since February 2017 and is currently ranked number 120 out of 340 external hard drives.
    0
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

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    What the Reviews Say

    8 out of 10 owners thought it was fairly priced
    4.3 Stars

    77%

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    77% of Customers Would Recommend
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    Western Digital My Passport Specification

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    USB Powered
    Hard Drive Capacity
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    Wi-Fi
    USB Version
    Thunderbolt Technology
    USB Connector Type
    USB Data Transfer Rates
    USB Connectivity
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    Security Algorithms
    Operating System Supported (Windows)
    LED Indicators
    Password Protection
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    Performance
    Data Transfer Rate
    Power
    Input Voltage
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    Bus Powered
    Operational Conditions
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