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WD Essential SE 2.5 inch 500 GB External Hard Disk

(Black)
3 years WD India Warranty and Free Transit Insurance.
Rs. 3890
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WD Essential SE 2.5 inch 500 GB External Hard Disk (Black) Price: Rs.3890

Key Features

  • Connectivity: USB 3.0
Western Digital Essential hard drive is a reliable and resilient data storage disk which is more than just suitable to mobilise all your important information and other data. WD Essential hard drive has a sleek design and comes preloaded with some cool software to ensure the safety and security of all the contents stored in the drive.

Build

The 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 Requirements

One 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 Features

Safety 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.

Specifications of WD Essential SE 2.5 inch 500 GB External Hard Disk (Black)

General Specifications
Brand WD
Color Black
Capacity 500 GB
Connectivity USB 3.0
Dimensions 110 x 15 x 83 mm
Features

> Western Digital Quality Commitment

> USB v2.0 and v3.0, Plug n Play Simplicity

> Ultra Small Portability

Form Factor Portable
Model WDBACY5000ABK
OS Supported Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X v10.5, v10.6, v10.7
Part Number WDBACY5000ABK
Power Saving Mode No AC adapter needed
In The Box Portable Hard Drive, USB Cable, WD SmartWare Software, Quick Install Guide
Size 2.5 inch
Transfer Speed 5 Gb/s
Type Portable
Weight 140 g
Warranty
Warranty Summary 3 years
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Reviews of WD Essential SE 2.5 inch 500 GB External Hard Disk

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★★★★★
★★★★★
15 Jan 2013
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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.
I had some problem with the HDD when a virus unknowingly attacked it. So i tried to format it and still had problems. WIth all my data lost, I contacted WD online support and they dire...
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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.
I had some problem with the HDD when a virus unknowingly attacked it. So i tried to format it and still had problems. WIth all my data lost, I contacted WD online support and they dire...
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.
I had some problem with the HDD when a virus unknowingly attacked it. So i tried to format it and still had problems. WIth all my data lost, I contacted WD online support and they directed me to a software called "Data Lifeguard Diagnostic" and I did a Full Erase which solved my problem.If you do face any problem with your WD Passport , try downloading this diagnostic tool which is free for anyone to download.(The virus attack could happen to any HDD and I only mentioned this here to mention the services and support).
The firmware that comes along with the drive is really superb and user friendly and I suggest you use it to backup your primary PC.

1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
13 Dec 2011
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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.

Performance: This drive is mainly build for high data read and write speeds as well as stability. There are no complaints about performance. Read and write speeds are too good in USB 2.0 also.

Features: WD Essential USB Passport comes with data backup and password protection softwares which are useful for business users to protect their data from theft and loss. WD SmartWare Software is unique but a normal user will find some difficulties at beginning. It also...
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Western Digital Essential USB Passport Edition 2.5 Inch 500 GB External Hard Disk has best reputation among portable hard drives.

Performance: This drive is mainly build for high data read and write speeds as well as stability. There are no complaints about performance. Read and write speeds are too good in USB 2.0 also.

Features: WD Essential USB Passport comes with data backup and password protection softwares which are useful for business users to protect their data from theft and loss. WD SmartWare Software is unique but a normal user will find some difficulties at beginning. It also...
Western Digital Essential USB Passport Edition 2.5 Inch 500 GB External Hard Disk has best reputation among portable hard drives.

Performance: This drive is mainly build for high data read and write speeds as well as stability. There are no complaints about performance. Read and write speeds are too good in USB 2.0 also.

Features: WD Essential USB Passport comes with data backup and password protection softwares which are useful for business users to protect their data from theft and loss. WD SmartWare Software is unique but a normal user will find some difficulties at beginning. It also have auto backup feature so you can set and forget.

Looks: This Portable drive is very easy to carry and fits easily in your pocket. It just looks like Samsung Galaxy S2 some times. It is made up of plastic(great quality). Most disappointing is the body will easily gets scratched.

Conclusion: Performance Features is this drive. Just Own it!
Notable features: Even works greatly with USB 2.0
Extremely Portable
Cons: Body gets easily scratched
Slight vibration while Extreme usage
USB Cable length is small.

Note to Flipkart: I'm seeing excessive price increase on almost every product in Flipkart. I don't know why.. but its not good!!
Thank You

1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
25 Jun 2012
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Great Value, Excellent Performance!!!

This is an excellent product from Western Digital(WD). Out of 500 GB, 465 GB is usable, as is with all 500 GB External Hard-Disks. Here are the following review points:

1)DESIGN:
Great Design with a Passport-like look and is all Black which looks very professional and stylish. Also, it is very light, about 140g and fits easily in your pockets hence ultra-portable. And the cable is long enough for flexibility.

2)SET-UP:
It is very easy to set up as your pc/laptop will immediately recognize it as an External HDD. It comes inbuilt with 388 MB of WD Soft wares like: WD SmartWare and WD Quick...
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This is an excellent product from Western Digital(WD). Out of 500 GB, 465 GB is usable, as is with all 500 GB External Hard-Disks. Here are the following review points:

1)DESIGN:
Great Design with a Passport-like look and is all Black which looks very professional and stylish. Also, it is very light, about 140g and fits easily in your pockets hence ultra-portable. And the cable is long enough for flexibility.

2)SET-UP:
It is very easy to set up as your pc/laptop will immediately recognize it as an External HDD. It comes inbuilt with 388 MB of WD Soft wares like: WD SmartWare and WD Quick...
This is an excellent product from Western Digital(WD). Out of 500 GB, 465 GB is usable, as is with all 500 GB External Hard-Disks. Here are the following review points:

1)DESIGN:
Great Design with a Passport-like look and is all Black which looks very professional and stylish. Also, it is very light, about 140g and fits easily in your pockets hence ultra-portable. And the cable is long enough for flexibility.

2)SET-UP:
It is very easy to set up as your pc/laptop will immediately recognize it as an External HDD. It comes inbuilt with 388 MB of WD Soft wares like: WD SmartWare and WD Quick Formatter. It also has a Backup feature so that you don't lose your data. It also has a security Encryption when if enabled, will ask you for a password that protects your HDD from misuse.

3)PERFORMANCE:
This is the main part. It works with USB 3.0 Ports as well as has 100% Backward Compatibility with USB 2.0 Ports so need to worry if you don't have a USB 3.0 Port. I have only a USB 2.0 Port so yet to try it on a USB 3.0. There are 2 speeds when writing into the HDD:

a) When transferring large-size files, you get around 20-25 MB/s.
b) When transferring small-size files, speed is around 15 MB/s.

And average read speed from the HDD is around 30 MB/s.
So pretty good speed on a USB 2.0.

Its said on the HDD that USB 3.0 is 3x faster than USB 2.0.

So, all in all, a great value for your money and it's a WD Product so it is high quality. Also, it doesn't get hot or give noises even when used for a long time so its great to use.

The only problem is that there's no cover provided along with the HDD so the surface might get some scratches as its glossy. But otherwise, one of the best external Hard-Disks out there.

And last but not the least, Thanks to Flipkart for their great service as always. Product arrived within 72 hrs of purchase and the packaging was awesome with Extra Cushioning of Bubble Wrap.

So, if you want to store your data and carry it with you on-th-go, then this is the next best thing to own. Amazing Product!!!

0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
07 Oct 2011
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Amazing product with amzing services

First of all my sincere thanks to Flipkart team; I have ordered this prodict on Wed 4PM and with my great surprise next day morning 9am I got the delivery. I have never seen such a amazed service with imint and infibeam earlier I used to buy product from them. Now about product- friends this is very light weighted passport size hard disk, for a professional like me 500 GB space is qiute enough to store my personal data incl movie, songs etc..the most amazing feature is its USB 3 configuration, which no doubt 10 times faster than USB 2; believe me now all upcoming laptop and other product wi... ()

First of all my sincere thanks to Flipkart team; I have ordered this prodict on Wed 4PM and with my great surprise next day morning 9am I got the delivery. I have never seen such a amazed service with imint and infibeam earlier I used to buy product from them. Now about product- friends this is very light weighted passport size hard disk, for a professional like me 500 GB space is qiute enough to store my personal data incl movie, songs etc..the most amazing feature is its USB 3 configuration, which no doubt 10 times faster than USB 2; believe me now all upcoming laptop and other product wi...
First of all my sincere thanks to Flipkart team; I have ordered this prodict on Wed 4PM and with my great surprise next day morning 9am I got the delivery. I have never seen such a amazed service with imint and infibeam earlier I used to buy product from them. Now about product- friends this is very light weighted passport size hard disk, for a professional like me 500 GB space is qiute enough to store my personal data incl movie, songs etc..the most amazing feature is its USB 3 configuration, which no doubt 10 times faster than USB 2; believe me now all upcoming laptop and other product will have USB 3 and it is very much compatible. Price wise also I compare with all online sites and found very comptitive on flipkart. Great service Flipkart...Thanks and keep it up !!!

1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
12 Jun 2012
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Never buy WD

Flipkart 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.
AFL couriers also never responds to calls.
Even after 2 months from registring the complaint, i am waiting for the response

3 of 3 users found this review helpful.

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★★★★★
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Not durable

Overall things started on a good note but then slowly I started facings issues with the drive. Some of my folders are not accessible intermittently. Even copying is slow. Overall, I would not recommend a WD. My next drive would probably be a Seagate or a Transcend. (View complete review)

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Everything good.

Everything good. When I bought this drive price was too low only 2600.rupees.packaging was not so good. Also the drive has shiny polished exterior so it gets scratched by invisible tiny particles.Not as fast as it is supposed to be even after i connect to usb 3 port. (View complete review)

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Nice Portable product - serves the purpose it is meant for..

Have been using this external hard disk since the last year or so and loving it.. Hard disks are meant to be delicate and should always be used with caution.. On the second day of delivery itself, I got a cushioned cover separately to carry it while I travel.. 500 GB was more than enough for me,... (View complete review)

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18 Oct 2013
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Excellent Value for money.

I am using this for the past two years. Never gave any problem. I have not been able to test USB3 transfer speed yet. But it gives write speed of 20 MB/sec when I connect it to my old Laptop which has USB2 only.
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