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Western Digital My Passport

Western Digital My Passport
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138 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Value for Money
Very Good
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Age
2 Years Old
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Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
The highest scoring medium capacity hard drive on the market, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and a very good spec. It has a password protection and a data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s and is USB powered. Purchasers report that it has a very big storage capacity, really fast read/write speed and it's very easy to use.
Features We Love:
Fast data transfer rate (5,000 Mbit/s)
Very light (170g)
USB powered
Password protection
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Western Digital My Passport number 1 across all external hard drives and number 1 in medium capacity hard drives.

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Kagoo Score
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Reviews
87
Features
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Popularity
87
Value for Money
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Why Has it Scored 90?

purchasers report that it has good expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this external hard drive to others. This external hard drive has received two awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Eteknix.com plus one other site.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer external harddisks 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 great features:
Fast data transfer rate
Very light
USB powered
Has a password protection
Express yourself
Easy to use

What is the Kagoo Score?

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

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4.1 stars (138 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.
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What Are People Saying About the Western Digital My Passport?

Fast Read/write Speed
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Capacity
13
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Ease of Use
13
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7 Out of 10 Customers Thought This External Hard Drive Had a Good Price
  • 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
  • I bought this to give my PS4 more memory and it works great! Not a bad price either...
    Chuck - Bestbuy.com 26 Oct 2017
  • ... 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
  • No issues- stable - and a decent price - solid purchase...
    Brian - Bestbuy.com 20 Jun 2018
  • Four People Thought it Was Reliable

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

  • ... 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
  • 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
  • ... 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
  • ... eliminates the need for another power cord and great when on the road. Rugged exterior and really cool way to wrap the self contained cord around drive ...
    Dude - Bhphotovideo.com 5 Dec 2014
  • The Vast Majority of People Thought the Western Digital My Passport Was Good in Terms of Size

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

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    Really Easy to Carry Around
    8 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... right out of the box d... The My Passport SSD is an excellent portable drive for those needing to securely carry data on the go...The 200 Amazon Echo Look ...
    CNET.com 9 Jun 2017
  • Is the best portable hard drive I have bought, is great...
    Elmarosa - Bestbuy.com 16 Mar 2019
  • ... from an old 250gb USB 1.0 drive and wow its fast! and super portable _) I can throw it in my bag and take it anywhere! I may get another one!
    Parklandmark - Bestbuy.com 6 Sep 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
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    A Good Size
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Compact
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of 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
    5 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... needing to securely carry data on the go...The 200 Amazon Echo Look lets you take voice-activated full-body selfies and short video clips that make it ...
    CNET.com 9 Jun 2017
  • ... easy to catalog and keep track of your wardrobe. The hallmark feature. Style Check, provides input when you're comparing two outfits, and the feed. The ...
    CNET.com 9 Jun 2017
  • 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
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    Well Designed
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    More Than 10 People Thought it Was Easy to Use

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

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    Really Easy to Use
    8 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Very easy to use. Holds more datathan i need, but its good for future use as well...
    Paulm - Bestbuy.com 22 Mar 2018
  • We were able to save all my wife's pictures on here. It is easy to use and has a good design...
    JereBear - Bestbuy.com 21 Mar 2019
  • Easy to use, plug in and play transfer all games at once...
    Raideroy - Bestbuy.com 12 Aug 2018
  • This external hard drive performed well and was easy to use for a first time user...
    Jughead - Bestbuy.com 15 Jun 2017
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    Very Easy to Setup
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
    Four People Thought This External Hard Drive Had Well Designed Technical Features

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

  • ... portable drives. The drive is fast, rugged, versatile and features strong encryption as an option. The fact that it works with both Windows and MacOS right ...
    CNET.com 9 Jun 2017
  • ... clips that make it easy to catalog and keep track of your wardrobe. The hallmark feature. Style Check, provides input when you're comparing two outfits, ...
    CNET.com 9 Jun 2017
  • 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
  • Love the security feature, I don't have to worry about someone trying to access the files. Looks sleek and light as well...
    David - Bestbuy.com 20 Jul 2018
  • One Person Thought it Was Easily Connectable to Other Devices
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    One Owner Thought it Had Good Technical Guidance
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    One Customer Thought the Western Digital My Passport Was Not OK When it Came to Noise Level
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    More Than 10 People Thought the Western Digital My Passport Had a Good Capacity

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

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    Has a Really Big Storage Capacity
    13 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • Great hard disc with a lot of data storage' wonderful!
    Porat623 - Bestbuy.com 5 Feb 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
  • ... issues with stuff not loading correctly. Highly recommended for anyone needing fast storage or playing video games. Just wish I could've got the 1tb version ...
    Cunningham1420 - Bestbuy.com 7 Feb 2019
  • Super storage with so many up side features. If you own a X-BOX you will love this device...
    Demonofdoom - Bestbuy.com 9 Sep 2016
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    Has a Very Big Capacity
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    Over 10 People Thought This External Hard Drive Had a Fast Read/write Speed

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

  • ... make the $109 asking price hard to stomach. For $15 more, the Iomega eGo offers better speeds, and...Well-designed software. Easy to back up and restore ...
    Laptopmag.com 16 May 2011
  • ... the best in the WD's popular My Passport family of portable drives. The drive is fast, rugged, versatile and features strong encryption as an option. The ...
    CNET.com 9 Jun 2017
  • I used this for a back up from an old 250gb USB 1.0 drive and wow its fast! and super portable _) I can throw it in my bag and take it anywhere! I may ...
    Parklandmark - Bestbuy.com 6 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
  • How Good Are Western Digital External Hard Disk?

    87
    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

    External hard disks have hard drive capacities of between 1GB and 64TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 3.2TB. The hard drive capacity of the My Passport of only 1TB is smaller than average when compared to most other external harddisks. It is in the smallest 20% of all external hard drives when sorted by this feature.

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    Fast Data Transfer Rate
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    The slowest data transfer rate of external hard disks is 5 Mbit/s, the fastest is 40,000 Mbit/s, and the average data transfer rate is 3,700 Mbit/s. The data transfer rate of the My Passport of 5,000 Mbit/s is in the fastest 23% of all external hard disks when sorted by this feature.

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    Very Light
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    The weight of the Western Digital My Passport of only 170g is lighter than average when compared to most other external harddisk. It is lighter than 82% of all external hard disks when ordered by this feature. Across all the external harddisks the weights range from 41g to 12kg, and the average weight is 710g.

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    USB Powered
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    The My Passport is USB powered, as are 80% of external hard disk.

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    Has a Password Protection

    The Western Digital My Passport has a password protection. 83% of external hard disks do not have a password protection.

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    Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

    Like most other external hard disks, the My Passport does not have a Wi-Fi. 97% of external hard drives do not have a Wi-Fi.

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    94
    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Western Digital My Passport has been listed on Kagoo since February 2017 and is currently ranked number 1 out of 355 external hard drives.
    87
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. An external hard drive with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the Western Digital My Passport, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This external hard drive is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

    Product Quality Score
    High End Good Value for Money

    Western Digital My Passport
    Poor Value for Money Budget Choice
    Price

    The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £44.88 it is in the cheapest 23% of external harddisk.

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    What the Reviews Say

    7 out of 10 customers thought this external hard drive had a good price
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    Western Digital My Passport Release Date

    January 2017

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    When Are Most New Western Digital External Hard Drives Released?

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

    For the latest Western Digital external hard drive technology you may want to think about waiting until January 2020. Also the price of the current Western Digital external hard disks may drop off just before the latest models are released in January. In January 2018, five new Western Digital external harddisk were released making it the biggest month that year for new Western Digital external hard drive releases. The biggest month in 2017 for new Western Digital external hard drive releases was March, with 10 new Western Digital external hard disk drive released that month. October was the biggest month in 2016 for new Western Digital external hard drives, with six new Western Digital external hard drives released that month.

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

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

    In the first 6 months after release, Western Digital external hard drive drop in price by 5% on average.

    If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £7 on a typical £135 new Western Digital external hard drive by waiting 6 months before buying.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About the Western Digital My Passport

    QWhat is the weight of the Western Digital My Passport?
    AThe Western Digital My Passport is a 170 grams external hard drive.
    QIs the Western Digital My Passport USB powered?
    AYes, the Western Digital My Passport is USB powered.
    QWhat is the hard drive capacity of the Western Digital My Passport?
    AThe Western Digital My Passport is a 1,000 gigabyte external hard drive.
    QDoes the Western Digital My Passport have a Wi-Fi?
    ANo, the Western Digital My Passport does not have a Wi-Fi.
    QDoes the Western Digital My Passport have a password protection?
    AYes, the Western Digital My Passport is an external hard drive with a password protection.
    QWhat available colours does the Western Digital My Passport have?
    AThe Western Digital My Passport has a white colour.
    QWhat is the data transfer rate of the Western Digital My Passport?
    AThe Western Digital My Passport has a data transfer rate of 5,000 megabits per second.
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    Western Digital My Passport Specification

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    Security Algorithms
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    Operational Conditions
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    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

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    Barcodes

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