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Western Digital My Passport

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Western Digital My Passport
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Excellent
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2 Years Old
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Excellent
Our Verdict:
The highest scoring medium capacity hard drive on the market, with a very good spec. This external hard drive has a big storage capacity, fast read/write speed and it's very easy to use.
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Representing excellent value for money and with outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Western Digital My Passport number 1 across all external hard drives, number 1 in medium capacity hard drives and number 7 in best selling hard drives.

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Reviews
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Features
91
Popularity
98
Value for Money
84
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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 90?

It has good expert reviews and brilliant 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 hard disk with better features are available. However this Western Digital external hard drive has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest external harddisks 2019.
The My Passport has some great features:
Faster than average 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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Average Review Score

4.2 stars (168 reviews)

70%

of Customers Would Recommend
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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

How Good Are Western Digital External Hard Drives?

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Key Reasons For and Against

Faster than average data transfer rate
Very light
USB powered
Has a password protection
Very small hard drive capacity
Does not have a Wi-Fi
Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the external hard drives the hard drive capacities range from 1GB to 64TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 3.2TB. The hard drive capacity of the Western Digital My Passport of only 1TB is smaller than average when compared to most other external hard drives. It is in the smallest 14% of all external hard disks when sorted by this feature.

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Faster Than Average Data Transfer Rate
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The My Passport's data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s is faster than 82% of all external hard disks when ranked by this feature. Across all the external harddisks the data transfer rates range from 5 Mbit/s to 20,000 Mbit/s, and the average data transfer rate is 3,600 Mbit/s.

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The average weight of all external hard disks is 710g, with the lightest being 41g and the heaviest being 12kg. The Western Digital My Passport's weight of only 170g is in the lightest 19% of all external hard disks when ranked by this feature.

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The My Passport is USB powered, as are 80% of external harddisks.

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Has a Password Protection

The My Passport has a password protection, unlike 84% of external harddisk which do not have a password protection.

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Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The Western Digital My Passport does not have a Wi-Fi. 97% of external harddisks also do not have a Wi-Fi.

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Popularity

The Western Digital My Passport has been listed on Kagoo since February 2017 and is currently ranked number 1 out of 415 external hard drives.
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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:

High-End
This external hard drive has a very high quality score but is very expensive - choose this if you want the best!

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Western Digital My Passport Release Date

January 2017

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The most common period for new Western Digital external hard drives to be released in is between September and October.

That means that most of the latest Western Digital external hard drive technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. The biggest month last year for new Western Digital external hard drive releases was September, with eight new Western Digital external hard disk drive released that month. 10 new Western Digital external harddisk were released in March 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new Western Digital external hard drive releases. In October 2016, six new Western Digital external hard drive were released making it the biggest month that year for new Western Digital external hard drive releases.

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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 0% in the first 6 months after release, however Western Digital external hard disk drive tend to depreciate faster.

New Western Digital external hard disks drop in price by an average of 2% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means that on a typical Western Digital external hard drive costing £176 you could save on average £3 by waiting 6 months before buying.

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Western Digital My Passport Specification

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

Manufacturer Part Numbers

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Barcodes

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