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My Passport Ultra Slim Portable Hard Drive - 500 GB, Titanium £29.99 @ Currys
My Passport Ultra Slim Portable Hard Drive - 500 GB, Titanium £29.99 @ Currys

My Passport Ultra Slim Portable Hard Drive - 500 GB, Titanium £29.99 @ Currys

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The incredibly compact and reliable Western Digital My Passport Ultra Slim Portable Hard Drive offers 500 GB of storage space and a three-year guarantee.

Sleek storage to go

Windows 8 compatible, this WD hard drive has a generous 500 GB of storage space, allowing you to store up to 125,000 songs or 100,000 photos.

With an ultra-fast USB 3.0 connection you can expect rapid data transfers on the WD My Passport Ultra and it is USB 2.0 compatible too.

Since no power supply is required, you can take the hard drive everywhere with you and connect it to any device via a USB port.

Intuitive WD software

Your precious files are automatically backed up using WD SmartWare Pro software, with the option of ongoing or scheduled backups, without using too many of your system's resources. You can also transfer your most valuable files to and from a Dropbox Account for double safe back up.

For added peace of mind WD Security allows you to set a password and hardware encryption to keep your files private.

With WD Drive Utilities you can register your drive, set the drive timer, run diagnostics and more.

The compact titanium Western Digital My Passport Ultra Slim Portable Hard Drive is the perfect companion for your Ultrabook™ and will keep your files safe and accessible.

23 Comments

'Since no power supply is required, you can take the hard drive everywhere with you and connect it to any device via a USB port.'

LIES.

HedgyHoggy

'Since no power supply is required, you can take the hard drive … 'Since no power supply is required, you can take the hard drive everywhere with you and connect it to any device via a USB port.'LIES.



What a useless comment!

It doesn't say it would work with any USB port. Truth.

HedgyHoggy

'Since no power supply is required, you can take the hard drive … 'Since no power supply is required, you can take the hard drive everywhere with you and connect it to any device via a USB port.'LIES.



What on earth are you going on about.

Absolutely amazing deal, shame the internal drive CANNOT be removed. Hot anyway for a reputable brand.

These don't contain standard 2.5" drives. Therefore, they use less power than 'normal' external usb 2.5" drives which normally use two usb connections.
Good drives, the my passport software isn't worth bothering with IMO.. USB3 great, if your laptop, pc doesn't support it, get the necessary hardware. Perfect for backing up your OS etc.

amazing deal. trying my hardest not to buy one as I have no need.

jasee

These don't contain standard 2.5" drives. Therefore, they use less power … These don't contain standard 2.5" drives. Therefore, they use less power than 'normal' external usb 2.5" drives which normally use two usb connections. Good drives, the my passport software isn't worth bothering with IMO.. USB3 great, if your laptop, pc doesn't support it, get the necessary hardware. Perfect for backing up your OS etc.



None of the external 2.5" hdd iv'e recently bought have 2 usb leads and they are standard drives so not sure what you mean?

masai

None of the external 2.5" hdd iv'e recently bought have 2 usb leads and … None of the external 2.5" hdd iv'e recently bought have 2 usb leads and they are standard drives so not sure what you mean?



Then they will all have had USB3 connectors

Edited by: "jasee" 1st Aug 2014

I just bought this and I don't even need it

Excellent deal for a quality product, ordered. Thanks OP for posting.

any good for xbox one back up drive?

Original Poster

worked this out with amex 25 quid back

ordered via topcashback. every little bit helps

have heat, I have the 2tb passport, great drive.

jasee

Then they will all have had USB3 connectors



My 1tb samsung 2.5" external is usb2 and is connected to a single usb2 port. In fact none of the handful of drives I've used have required 2 connections. All have been the same setup.

jasee

Then they will all have had USB3 connectors



That is misleading and not correct - lots of USB2 portable drives have only 1 USB required to power them with standard 2.5" drives inside - I haven loads of brands too and taken some ofthem apart with standard SATA drives inside.
Someone else said this cant be taken apart but I would guess that is most likely because the drive is soldered to the board rather anything else - just guessing though.

mgk

That is misleading and not correct - lots of USB2 portable drives have … That is misleading and not correct - lots of USB2 portable drives have only 1 USB required to power them with standard 2.5" drives inside - I haven loads of brands too and taken some ofthem apart with standard SATA drives inside.Someone else said this cant be taken apart but I would guess that is most likely because the drive is soldered to the board rather anything else - just guessing though.



Well I've taken a lot of USB 2 2.5 external drives apart. All the ones I've taken apart have had standard SATA or IDE drive connectors internally. All have had two USB 2 connectors. Sometimes they will work with just the one connector, but usually the drive just makes a clicking sound. The second connector enables the drive to draw more power from the USB sockets.

All the USB 3 drives I've taken apart have the drive integrated into the connector, so you cannot simply remove the drive by it's SATA connector internally (it doesn't have one). This reduces the amount to current required so that even if you connect it to a USB 2 connector, it will work

Out of Stock and price raised to £44.99

GUTTED! had it in my basket.. phone rang.. come back and BOOM out of stock!

expired , I must have had the last two ;-)

jasee

Well I've taken a lot of USB 2 2.5 external drives apart. All the ones … Well I've taken a lot of USB 2 2.5 external drives apart. All the ones I've taken apart have had standard SATA or IDE drive connectors internally. All have had two USB 2 connectors. Sometimes they will work with just the one connector, but usually the drive just makes a clicking sound. The second connector enables the drive to draw more power from the USB sockets.All the USB 3 drives I've taken apart have the drive integrated into the connector, so you cannot simply remove the drive by it's SATA connector internally (it doesn't have one). This reduces the amount to current required so that even if you connect it to a USB 2 connector, it will work



Thanks for the info. I guess I'll think twice about removing a drive from a usb3 enclosure with the plan of re-using the drive.

@amazon now...

masai

Thanks for the info. I guess I'll think twice about removing a drive from … Thanks for the info. I guess I'll think twice about removing a drive from a usb3 enclosure with the plan of re-using the drive.



I've made that mistake!
Of course this doesn't apply to USB 3 3.5" external drives
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