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BuildThe glossy exterior of the WD hard disk looks quite attractive with the WD logo crafted at bottom corner. The rounded edges give the WD drive a refined look and feel. This Essential hard drive is one of the most light-weight hard drive in its segment. The compact design of the drive makes it very portable and easy to transport even in your backpack.
Performance and RequirementsOne of the most difficult things to do when you are always on the move is to keep all your important information and media assets safely in one place. The WD Essential hard drive comes with the data storage capacity up to 500 GB to centralise and store all your important files and folders along with your complete collection of music, movies and photographs.
The WD hard drive comes with USB 3.0 connectivity. Yout get the experience of superior data transfer speeds up to 4.8 Gbps. With about 10 times the transfer speeds offered by a USB 2.0 port, you can now copy a complete DVD movie in just about 5 minutes with a USB 3.0. Backward compatible with USB 2.0, USB 3.0 connectivity also provides power to run the WD disk drive. The Essential hard drive is compatible with Windows and Mac Operating Systems. WD Essential hard drive does not require any additional driver software and can easily be accessed from any system by simply connecting it to your computer via the USB cable.
Special FeaturesSafety and security always matter, especially when you have all your important information stored in a compact hard drive. The WD Essential Passport Edition disk drive comes with WD SmartWare software which provides data backup functions and password protection to safeguard your entire information. A unique visual interface helps you organise the data backup set up for the files and folders you want safeguarded.
WD Essential Passport Edition comes with enough storage space to backup all the crucial information from your computer from time to time. The SmartWare software automatically updates any kind of change or addition made to the files that have been backed up from the computer. Password protection and data encryption features let you secure all your data from any kind of unauthorised access.
|OS Supported||Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X v10.5, v10.6, v10.7|
|Transfer Speed||5 Gb/s|
> Western Digital Quality Commitment
> USB v2.0 and v3.0, Plug n Play Simplicity
> Ultra Small Portability
|In The Box||Portable Hard Drive, USB Cable, WD SmartWare Software, Quick Install Guide|
|Dimensions||110 x 15 x 83 mm|
|Power Saving Mode||No AC adapter needed|
|Warranty Summary||3 years|
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Nov 5, 2013
Nice Portable product - serves the purpose it is meant for..
Oct 18, 2013
Excellent Value for money.
Jun 12, 2012
Never buy WDFlipkart is always the best when it comes to customer viewpoint. But WD, never. This passport crashed in the 7th month and the service center never responds. They never pick the call. The courier person never came to pick the parcel.
May 19, 2012
Good ProductI got my order in 3 days. The speed that I am getting while copying is around 18 mbps and I have not used 3.0. I am satisfied with this external Hard Drive. Let's see how reliable it comes out to be..After some research on internet I got convinced to buy WD instead of seagate. The look and size of this drive is comparatively smaller than seagate. It actually comes in your Shirt Pocket.
Nov 2, 2011
Good Product Good flipkart serviceI got this for 2550/- in September...surprisingly the price is now increased......excellent TAT & price from flipkart
Oct 2, 2011
If you are careless, dont go for itThe Hard disk gets damaged with the slightest of jerks, got mine sent back a twice to WD. I`ve heard about people who have never faced a problem with it too. Its all about luck.
Jan 15, 2013
A year with this HDD.I bought this one on June 2012. WD is one of the known brands for external HDD. What intrigued me was the USB 3.0 port and that is why I bought this( that and the brand name of course.) Physically, it was very fast but I always had the feeling that the port didn't "fit in properly" in the USB 2.0 ports in my laptop and the connecting wire is really short and inflexible which doesn't help everyone.
May 21, 2012
Device: Not Trustworthy, Service & Support: Very PoorI have bought this HDD on Sep 26th,2011 and it cost me Rs. 2644.
May 17, 2012
greatest storage device ever ..!!just go for it ......awesome speed .....sleek design....light......portable...........quite reasonable as compared to other brands of same specifications .........nice buy for me ...........................!!!!!!!
Jan 4, 2012
Superb Hard diskI ordered this product 2 months ago. Even though i am from a small town, i got my order in just 3 days. Superb packing and shipping from Flipkart. The hard disk is really working fine. The data transfer is faster with USB 3.0. The body is very shinning and can easily get scratches. The cable connecting the hard disk and usb port is small. So you need to keep it very closer to the usb port. Overall a good hard disk to have as spare.
Dec 13, 2011
Outstanding perforrmance and features.Western Digital Essential USB Passport Edition 2.5 Inch 500 GB External Hard Disk has best reputation among portable hard drives.
Oct 24, 2011
Outstanding Product.....Although i got this product earlier but forgot to write my experiences,placed an order for this product on 14th sept but got delivered bit late on 19th sept.Packaging was excellent i.e the 3 layered packing,light weight & compact in manner.Feels good to have in your hand just like carrying a pocket dictionary.Amazed by the price rate almost less than 2.7k which is 600-700 bugs less then the market price,though now they have hiked the price.But hats off to flipkart,looking forward to order some more stuffs in near future.