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Western Digital My Passport

Western Digital My Passport
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109 Reviews + 3 Awards
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Fully-Featured
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Amazon Bestseller
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Very Good
85
Age
2 Years Old
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Excellent
Our Verdict:
The highest rated external hard drive under £50, very good for a large amount of cat pictures. It has a password protection and a data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s and is USB powered. Our review analysis indicates that it has a very big storage capacity, really fast read/write speed and it's very easy to carry around.
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, we have ranked the Western Digital My Passport number 2 across all external hard drives and number 2 in medium capacity hard drives.

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Kagoo Score
95
Reviews
84
Features
94
Popularity
84
Value for Money
85
Age

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88
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 88?

customers report that it has very good expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with 99% 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 Tbreak.ae.
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 is one of the best selling external hard disk drives currently on the market.
It 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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Average Review Score

4.5 stars (119 reviews)

71%

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.
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Recommended Product Award

The Western Digital My Passport has received a Recommended Product Award from tbreak.ae.
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Gold Award

The Western Digital My Passport has received a Gold Award from razorman.net.
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What Are People Saying About the Western Digital My Passport?

Price
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Fast Read/write Speed
5
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Capacity
11
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Size and Weight
9
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Ease of Use
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Design
6
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Robustness
3
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Over 10 People Thought This External Hard Drive Had a Good Price
  • ... storage space. I went to the nearest Best Buy and got this great external hard drive for an excellent price, and could easily solve the storage issue and ...
    Ingrid - Bestbuy.com 19 Jan 2019
  • Perfect back up device. Great for assuring loss does not occur. Good value!
    FlyingHigh - Bestbuy.com 4 Aug 2017
  • ... the Mac version is it is pre-formatted for Mac out of the box. Good value priced backup drive...
    Tmeidinger - Bestbuy.com 16 Jun 2017
  • ... RAID setups, has a well-designed built-in Thunderbolt cable, and is comparatively affordable. The drive doesn't support USB nor does it have an extra Thunderbolt ...
    CNET.com.au 2 Apr 2014
  • Three People Thought it Was Reliable

    Two people thought that the Western Digital My Passport was reliable.

  • ... said to compliment something like an external hard drive but this one does the trick reliably. The design is nice but, if you're like me, this is a bit ...
    EC00 - Bestbuy.com 6 Jun 2017
  • I have switched pretty much completely to wd passports as they are reliable and have a lot of good features including back up and encryption. Now they ...
    BAUser - Bestbuy.com 21 Dec 2018
  • The Vast Majority of People Thought This External Hard Drive Was Good in Terms of Size

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

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    Very Easy to Carry Around
    7 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Excellent to download all my games work smotth and fasterAnd easily portable and charge...
    Zapitin - Bestbuy.com 17 Mar 2018
  • ... compatibility. Great option to store photos and videos and to carry easily because of its small size...
    Root - Bestbuy.com 27 Dec 2018
  • 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
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    A Brilliant Size
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of People Thought it Was Thoughtfully Designed

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

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    Well Designed
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... and 2TB, for this review I got the former. USB Cable Sof... The overall design is very attractive, elegant looking and would appeal even to those consumers ...
    teknogadyet.com 21 Jan 2014
  • Apple always make the best products, with the best quality and great design...
    Mike - Bestbuy.com 3 May 2017
  • ... like an external hard drive but this one does the trick reliably. The design is nice but, if you're like me, this is a bit of a "set it and forget it" ...
    EC00 - Bestbuy.com 6 Jun 2017
  • ... let this SSD just hang from your computer if you want it's that light. Design is ok but I could do without the rib design and would rather it have a rubbery ...
    Cunningham1420 - Bestbuy.com 7 Feb 2019
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    Good-Looking
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of People Thought it Was Easy to Use

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

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    Really Easy to Use
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
  • It is small, combat, and easy to use. Just hook it up and start storing...
    Jiman - Bestbuy.com 9 Mar 2018
  • ... when it appeared my laptop hard drive was on the verge of crashing. Very easy to use. Highly recommend...
    RBoilermaker - Bestbuy.com 31 Mar 2019
  • Bought this to backup mac pro. easy to use, no glitches...
    Ww11 - Bestbuy.com 30 Aug 2018
  • Easy to use,with security feature & i love the size,fit into my laptop case together with the laptop so no need to buy extra case...
    Mikha - Bestbuy.com 18 Oct 2017
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    Easy to Setup
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Some People Thought the Western Digital My Passport Has Useful Technical Features

    Two 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
  • ... much completely to wd passports as they are reliable and have a lot of good features including back up and encryption. Now they go up to 4 TB. The only ...
    BAUser - Bestbuy.com 21 Dec 2018
  • One Person Thought This External Hard Drive Was OK When it Came to Noise Level
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    Over 10 People Thought it Had a Good Capacity

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

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    Has a Big Storage Capacity
    11 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... arrange them in different... The WD My Passport Pro is an all-around excellent storage solution for any Thunderbolt-enabled Macs, particularly the MacBook ...
    CNET.com.au 2 Apr 2014
  • ... Air...The WD My Passport Pro is fast, portable, and has some of the largest storage capacity you can find. It supports multiple RAID setups, has a well-designed ...
    CNET.com.au 2 Apr 2014
  • Huge storage capacity for price paid. Portable and no need for plugging into a wall outlet. I like the style and looks...
    Gamerforever - Bestbuy.com 25 Jan 2019
  • ... 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
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    Has a Big Capacity
    3 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    The Vast Majority of People Thought This External Hard Drive Had a Fast Read/write Speed

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

  • Is an amazing Hard Disc, very fast , quickly conection, and no noise...
    Juratix - Bestbuy.com 20 Apr 2018
  • This hard drive is very fast and has plenty of memory...
    Miami1 - Bestbuy.com 13 Sep 2018
  • ... Thunderbolt-enabled Macs, particularly the MacBook Pro or Air...The WD My Passport Pro is fast, portable, and has some of the largest storage capacity ...
    CNET.com.au 2 Apr 2014
  • ... deny...Encryption supported. Highly portable. Up to 1TB capacity. Stable file transfer. Transfer speed is slightly slower than advertised. High asking ...
    hardwarezone.com.my 2 Aug 2017
  • How Good Are Western Digital External Hard Drive?

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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

    What the Reviews Say

    Three people thought it was reliable
    The vast majority of people thought this external hard drive was good in terms of size
    The vast majority of people thought it was thoughtfully designed
    The vast majority of people thought it was easy to use
    Some people thought the Western Digital My Passport has useful technical features
    Over 10 people thought it had a good capacity
    The vast majority of people thought this external hard drive had a fast read/write speed
    Tiny Hard Drive Capacity

    The My Passport's hard drive capacity of only 1TB is in the smallest 15% of all external hard disk when sorted by this feature. The hard drive capacities of external hard disk range from 1GB to 64TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 3.2TB.

    What does "hard drive capacity" mean? Less Edit
    Fast Data Transfer Rate
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    The My Passport's data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s is faster than average when compared to most other external hard drives. It is in the fastest 23% of all external hard disks when ordered by this feature. External hard disk have data transfer rates of between 5 Mbit/s and 40,000 Mbit/s, and the average data transfer rate is 3,800 Mbit/s.

    What does "data transfer rate" mean? Less Edit
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    The weight of the My Passport of only 170g is lighter than 81% of all external hard disks when sorted by this feature. External hard disk drives have weights of between 41g and 12kg, and the average weight is 710g.

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

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

    The 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 it is worth noting that 97% of external hard disk also do not have a Wi-Fi.

    What is a Wi-Fi? Less Edit
    94
    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Western Digital My Passport has been listed on Kagoo since February 2017 and is currently ranked number 2 out of 396 external hard drives.
    84
    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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    What the Reviews Say

    Over 10 people thought this external hard drive had a good price
    85
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    Western Digital My Passport Release Date

    January 2017

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    When Are Most New Western Digital External Hard Disks Released?

    The most common period for new Western Digital external harddisk to be released in is between January and March.

    Five new Western Digital external harddisks were released in January 2018 making it the biggest month that year for new Western Digital external hard drive releases. In 2017 most new Western Digital external harddisk were released in March, with 10 new Western Digital external harddisk released that month. October was the biggest month in 2016 for new Western Digital external hard disk, with six new Western Digital external hard disk released that month.

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

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

    On average, in the first 6 months after release, Western Digital external hard drives drop in price by 5%. On a typical new Western Digital external hard drive costing £135, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £7.

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    Western Digital My Passport Specification

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