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WD My Passport 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Review

The WD My Passport drives have been around for quite sometime now.  They provide fast and easy backup and storage whether you are on the go or at your desk.  Just about two years ago we took a look at the My Passport Essential SE 1TB drive.  WD is back with a new My Passport drive that offers a new enclosure design, backup and encryption software, 5 color choices and capacities up to 2TB.  The My Passport Essential SE has been a fixture in my mobile computing setup, but will it soon be replaced by the newer My Passport?  Read on as we take a look…

Special thanks to WD for providing us with the My Passport 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive to review.

Specifications
Model: WDBKXH5000AWT
Interface: USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
Transfer Rate: 5 Gb/s (Max)
Capacity: 500 GB
Dimensions:
– Height: 0.60 Inches
– Depth: 4.4 Inches
– Width: 3.2 Inches
Weight: 0.30 Pounds

Packaging
The packaging of the My Passport looks very much like previous versions, only slightly updated.  The front is open so you can take a look at the drive.  On the front it does let you know some of the features and the capacity, which is 500GB.  On the back it goes into more detail about the drive.

WD My Passport 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive WD My Passport 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

Opening the package up inside you will find the My Passport drive, USB 3.0 cable, and technical support and limited warranty guide.  The USB 3.0 connection has the dual connection that we are used to seeing on portable drives.

WD My Passport 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

For a full unboxing and overview of the My Passport drive check out our video below.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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