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Ultra-portable Hard Drives - Smaller. Smarter. Safer.

Our smallest portable drive ever is also our smartest with visual, automatic, continuous backup and password protection.

The world’s most popular portable drive is now smaller than ever. And it’s smarter than ever with automatic, continuous backup software and password protection. Choose your favorite fun color to look smart and stylish.

Our smallest portable drive ever - We’re experts in portable storage, so we designed a smaller, high-quality, integrated USB hard drive inside a stylish package. With a variety of fun colors, there’s sure to be one to suit your style.

WD SmartWare - See your life safe in one place.

See your backup as it happens - Seeing is believing. Visual backup displays your content in categories and shows the progress of your backup.

Protect your data automatically - Relax, your data is secure. Automatic, continuous backup will instantly make a second copy whenever you add or change a file.

Bring back lost files effortlessly - Retrieve your valuable data to its original location whether you’ve lost all your data or just overwritten an important file.

Take control - Customize your backup, set drive security, run diagnostics, manage the power settings, and more from the WD SmartWare control center.

Drive lock - Gain peace of mind knowing that your data is protected from unauthorized access or theft with password protection and 256-bit hardware-based encryption.

Ready to plug-and-play with Windows PCs - if you’re a Mac user, check out our Mac version of this product.

USB 2.0 interface - Powered directly from the USB port on your PC. No separate power supply is needed.

Planet friendly - We designed a small retail box from recycled materials to minimize waste. We encourage you to recycle it.


  • Formatted NTFS
  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
  • Mac OS X Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard (requires reformatting)

  • Review Snapshot®
    Avg. Customer Rating:
    4 stars
    (based on 1 review)
    Perfect for my uses
    By tcbphotoVerified Purchaser from Tucson, AZ on 12/3/2010
    Attractive Design, Compact, Easy to use, High Capacity
    Best Uses:
    Additional Storage, Backup, File Transfer, Photo Storage
    Describe Yourself:
    Power user
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    Bottom Line:
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

    Comments about Western Digital Western Digital My Passport Essential 500GB Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

    I use this for sharing and transferring of photos and video between various computers. Plenty of storage room for using as a back-up dirve. No problems and easy to use. THe password protection is a great benefit.

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