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(based on 4 ratings)
Brand: Western Digital
Located in: Portable Hard Drives
Big capacity. Stylishly small.

Carry your music, video, and photos in style with WD's My Passport Essential Portable Drive. Big capacity in a small elegant design. Available in eleven delicious colors. Pick the one that satisfies your appetite for style.

These elegant portable drives are simple to use, light and easy to carry, and require no power adapter - they are powered directly through the USB cable.* Works with Windows and Mac. Synchronize files between home and office and encrypt everything on the drive for added security.

What it holds:

  • Up to 142,000 digital photos
  • Up to 125,000 songs (MP3)
  • Up to 12,000 songs (uncompressed CD quality)
  • Up to 38 hours of Digital Video (DV)
  • Up to 200 hours of DVD quality video
  • Up to 60 hours of HD video

    Sleek and colorful - This beautiful portable drive, available in eleven eye-catching colors, is light and easy to carry and fits smoothly in your hand or pocket.

    USB powered - Powered directly from the USB port on your PC. No separate power supply is needed*.

    Synchronized and secure - Plug My Passport into any PC, edit files, read e-mail, and view photos. Then sync all of your changes back to your home or office computer. Your data is protected with 128-bit encryption. (Windows only)

    Compatible - Use with Windows and Macintosh computers.

    Includes Google software - Search your drive, manage your photos, and simplify Web searches with included Google software. (Windows only)

    * An optional cable is available for the few computers that limit power from the USB port.

    Ideal For

  • Storing or backing up your digital music, videos and photos.
  • Carrying important files and e-mail between work and home or on the road and keeping them in sync.
  • Sharing large files between office and home, between PC and Mac.
  • Pick from multiple colors to express your unique style.

  • Review Snapshot®
    Avg. Customer Rating:
     
    4.8 stars
    (based on 4 reviews)
    100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

    Pros:
    Attractive(3), Easy to setup(4), Easy to use(3), Large capacity / good size(3)
    Best Uses:
    Additional storage(4), Back-up(3), File transfer(3), Photo storage(3)
    Describe Yourself:
    Power user(3)
    Primary use:
    Personal(3)
     
    Review on portable drive
    By LittleVerified Purchaser from Pensacola FL on 4/26/2009
    Pros:
    Attractive Design, Easy To Setup, Easy to use, High Capacity, Portable, Quiet
    Best Uses:
    Additional Storage, File Transfer, Photo Storage
    Describe Yourself:
    Power user
    Primary use:
    Business
    Bottom Line:
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

    Comments about Western Digital Western Digital My Passport Essential Portable 500GB Hard Drive (Intense Blue):

    I use this product for school and business I am a proffesional photographer. The item holds a lot of photos which is great for me. It is an easy set up not hard to use going between a mac and a pc and the item is still just as fast and reliable on both types of computers.

     
    My Passport Essential Portable 500GB
    By GrizzVerified Purchaser from Fort Bragg, NC on 12/21/2008
    Pros:
    Easy To Setup
    Best Uses:
    Additional Storage, Backup, Music, Photo Storage, Video
    Describe Yourself:
    Power user
    Primary use:
    Personal
    Bottom Line:
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

    Comments about Western Digital Western Digital My Passport Essential Portable 500GB Hard Drive (Intense Blue):

    This is my third passport... this one is now on my Xbox 360... All the music and videos are now backed up and being used on my Xbox as well as everything I download from Xbox live.

     
    Great price,[...]
    By LuckyGVerified Purchaser from Santa Barbara on 12/17/2008
    Pros:
    Attractive Design, Compact, Easy To Setup, Easy to use, High Capacity, Quiet
    Best Uses:
    Additional Storage, Backup, File Transfer, Laptop, Photo Storage
    Describe Yourself:
    Power user
    Primary use:
    Personal
    Bottom Line:
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

    Comments about Western Digital Western Digital My Passport Essential Portable 500GB Hard Drive (Intense Blue):

    Great price on large capacity compact hard drive. So far nothing but good things to say!

     
    It was a try - but a good try
    By Jan the Czech guyVerified Purchaser from Chicago, IL on 12/15/2008
    Pros:
    Attractive Design, Easy To Setup, Easy to use, High Capacity, Portable, Reliable
    Cons:
    No Power Switch
    Best Uses:
    Additional Storage, Backup, File Transfer, Video
    Describe Yourself:
    Casual user
    Primary use:
    Personal
    Bottom Line:
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

    Comments about Western Digital Western Digital My Passport Essential Portable 500GB Hard Drive (Intense Blue):

    After having a crash on my computer when I lost a lot of my personal data, I'm using this drive to back up and transfer my data when I travel. It is of a great help to me and I'm glad that I have found what I needed.

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