My Passport (Recertified)  2tb colour available blue orange yellow £39.99 @ WD
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My Passport (Recertified) 2tb colour available blue orange yellow £39.99 @ WD

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Found 25th Mar
Trusted and loved portable storage. Reimagined design.


The My Passport portable drive is trusted to store the massive amounts of photos, videos and music you love. Available in an array of vibrant, fun colors, the sleek style fits comfortably in the palm of your hand, so you can easily take your treasured content everywhere you go.


Auto Backup


Automatically back up photos, videos, music and documents from your system onto your My Passport drive with the included WD Backup software. Set it to your schedule. Just pick the time and frequency.


Password Protection


Built-in 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption with WD Security software helps keep your content private and safe. Easily add a “return-if-found” message as the password prompt in case your My Passport drive ever gets lost. Even great minds like yours can accidentally leave things behind.

WD Reliability


WD builds drives to demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance and long-term reliability. And we back up (pardon the pun) the trusted My Passport drive with a 6-month limited warranty.
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Got 2 WD drives in generic external cases, there was encryption on both drives so i just used diskpart .

Open CMD (Command Prompt as administrator)
Type in diskpart and press "enter"
Type list disk and press "enter"
Then check which drive is the one you want to select and type "select disk X" (where X is the number of the drive you wish to choose, e.g. "select disk 4") and press "enter"
Once you've done that, type clean and press "enter"

Then just initialize and format it and away you go.
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Can the disks inside these be extracted and used in a computer like a standard internal disk (via SATA)?
Anyone tried it?
ordered white.....other colours available
benninja36 m ago

Can the disks inside these be extracted and used in a computer like a …Can the disks inside these be extracted and used in a computer like a standard internal disk (via SATA)?Anyone tried it?


As you may know it's a 2.5" drive so laptop sized. I would guess - yes - but you're best off checking on YouTube.

I have a 4tb very happy with mine so far since Christmas paid around £95 so this is a nice deal if you don't mind the warranty being lower.
Zoea3 m ago

As you may know it's a 2.5" drive so laptop sized. I would guess - yes - …As you may know it's a 2.5" drive so laptop sized. I would guess - yes - but you're best off checking on YouTube.I have a 4tb very happy with mine so far since Christmas paid around £95 so this is a nice deal if you don't mind the warranty being lower.


Thanks, but it’s not just about the disk dimensions - WD often encrypt the drive to only work with the provided USB interface; to stop people repurposing them
Edit: and no, reformatting doesn’t remove the encryption.
Edited by: "benninja" 25th Mar
Got 2 WD drives in generic external cases, there was encryption on both drives so i just used diskpart .

Open CMD (Command Prompt as administrator)
Type in diskpart and press "enter"
Type list disk and press "enter"
Then check which drive is the one you want to select and type "select disk X" (where X is the number of the drive you wish to choose, e.g. "select disk 4") and press "enter"
Once you've done that, type clean and press "enter"

Then just initialize and format it and away you go.
Meowsters7 m ago

Got 2 WD drives in generic external cases, there was encryption on both …Got 2 WD drives in generic external cases, there was encryption on both drives so i just used diskpart .Open CMD (Command Prompt as administrator)Type in diskpart and press "enter"Type list disk and press "enter"Then check which drive is the one you want to select and type "select disk X" (where X is the number of the drive you wish to choose, e.g. "select disk 4") and press "enter"Once you've done that, type clean and press "enter"Then just initialize and format it and away you go.


Thanks. Will give that a shot
was cheaper if you got this with plex discount last week £32 , just picked up a 4tb from amazon £89
benninja1 h, 23 m ago

Can the disks inside these be extracted and used in a computer like a …Can the disks inside these be extracted and used in a computer like a standard internal disk (via SATA)?Anyone tried it?


Not sure about the 2TB drives but I know the 4TB drive no longer has a SATA connector, WD have used a USB 3 Micro connector soldered directly onto the board.
benninja1 h, 51 m ago

Can the disks inside these be extracted and used in a computer like a …Can the disks inside these be extracted and used in a computer like a standard internal disk (via SATA)?Anyone tried it?


Depebds on the physical interface connector on the drive itself; It may be soldered USB not standard SATA. Possibly source that info from YT teardown vids, just make sure you search for this new style enclosure model.
Can you use this with PS4 pro external drive
The older WD elements and previous WD passports didn't have SATA drives, so I would guess these are the same.
Good to see there's a blue version for all the Little Englanders..........
Used / repaired hard disk?

No thanks. Just shows that these models of drives are prone to failure.
Coollee5 h, 0 m ago

Can you use this with PS4 pro external drive


Yes you can and the same with Xbox
I have one of these in orange connected to my Xbox One S. Works great, and games transfer from the internal drive to it very fast. It has small rubber feet underneath to stop it sliding around. It also comes with a colour coded USB3 cable to match the drive colour.33514542-Nvlwx.jpg
Edited by: "Freedom.Cry" 26th Mar
'Trusted'?

To fail, be returned for a refund and then be 'recertified'?

Use your loaf!
Edited by: "RickDoyle" 26th Mar
demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance and long-term reliability.?.

Its so reliable they give you a massive 6 month warranty!.
Zoea20 h, 37 m ago

As you may know it's a 2.5" drive so laptop sized. I would guess - yes - …As you may know it's a 2.5" drive so laptop sized. I would guess - yes - but you're best off checking on YouTube.I have a 4tb very happy with mine so far since Christmas paid around £95 so this is a nice deal if you don't mind the warranty being lower.


I think some of these drives have fixed USB connectors on the controller boards, not sure if these are the same.

Good price for 2TB though, even if recertified - I was sure to expect people bleating about brand new drives are better than used (casually ignoring the price difference) but does the warranty really matter? If your drive dies, your data is gone either way...
Codes have been sent out from wd that gives 20% off these, check your emails as ordered 1 of these for £32
sb1705 h, 7 m ago

...Its so reliable they give you a massive 6 month warranty!.

The warranty length is a marketing consideration. The recertified product is provided with a warranty that does not detrementally impact on sales of the same but new device from the same manufacturer. In context and to generalise: most issues with a product will be found within the initial and later extremities of its bathtub-shaped reliability lifespan i.e. issues within a short period of use (say teething period) or after a long period or use (say worn-out period). Six months is a reasonable period for any teething issues to be identified. All drives will eventually fail; the main inconvenience with failure is the time taken to recover data from a backup.
AndyRoyd1 h, 41 m ago

The warranty length is a marketing consideration. The recertified product …The warranty length is a marketing consideration. The recertified product is provided with a warranty that does not detrementally impact on sales of the same but new device from the same manufacturer. In context and to generalise: most issues with a product will be found within the initial and later extremities of its bathtub-shaped reliability lifespan i.e. issues within a short period of use (say teething period) or after a long period or use (say worn-out period). Six months is a reasonable period for any teething issues to be identified. All drives will eventually fail; the main inconvenience with failure is the time taken to recover data from a backup.


Thanks for the obvious, still a 6 month warranty however you word it, if it breaks after 6 months tough luck. .
i initially ordered 2 , using my voucher code and had £16 knocked off!

Alas lost the web oage and ended up ordering 1 only.

worth a try though if you have an unused voucher.
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