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Western Digital 1TB My Passport Portable Hard Drive - Silver (USB 3.0 & 2.0) £77.10 at Amazon.co.uk
Western Digital 1TB My Passport Portable Hard Drive - Silver (USB 3.0 & 2.0) £77.10 at Amazon.co.uk

Western Digital 1TB My Passport Portable Hard Drive - Silver (USB 3.0 & 2.0) £77.10 at Amazon.co.uk

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14/07/2012 18:30

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Amazon (UK)'s supplied item has a status of:
"Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your credit card will not be charged until we ship the item."

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15/07/2012 01:45

"Usually dispatched within 2 - 4 weeks"

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Brand: Western Digital
Color: Silver
Item Height: 15 millimetres
Item Width: 8.2 centimetres
Hard Drive: Size 1 TB

Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.2 x 1.5 cm ; 195 g
Boxed-product Weight: 1 Kg
Item model number: WDBBEP0010BSL-EESN
ASIN: B0081LDYW6
Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 11 May 2012

Product Features

Hard drive capacity: 1000 GB
Hard drive rotational speed: -
Hard drive interface: USB 3.0
Hard drive size: 63.5 mm (2.5 ")
Drive device; buffer size: -

Sleek compact design with plenty of storage
Ultra-fast data transfers with USB 3.0 interface
USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
Automatic backup software
Password protection and hardware encryption

Technical Details

Operating temperature 5°C to 40°C
Non-op. temperature –20°C to 65°C
Data transfer rate Up to 5 Gb/s
Interface USB 3.0 and 2.0
RoHS compliant Yes
Formatted NTFS for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, or Lion (requires reformatting)
Note: Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration and operating system.

Further details in comment #1

67 Comments

Original Poster

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Product Description

My Passport offers high capacity in a sleek portable drive. It features ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity; automatic, backup software; and password protection and hardware encryption to help protect your files from unauthorized use with plenty of room to store all your files.

Ultra-fast transfer rates – When connected to a USB 3.0 port My Passport lets you access and save files in blazing speed. Reduce transfer time by up to 3 times when compared to USB 2.0 transfer rates. (Performance may vary based on user’s hardware and system configuration.)

USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility – With this single drive you get compatibility with your USB 2.0 devices today and the ultra-fast speed of USB 3.0 when you’re ready to step up to the next generation.

High capacity, small design – Offering high capacity in a compact drive, My Passport is the ideal companion for anyone with lots of videos, photos, music, and files that they want to help protect and take on the road.

Automatic, continuous backup software – You’re in control of your backup. Install all the features, select just the components you need, or if you prefer, choose not to use the software at all. The software works quietly in the background to help protect your data using minimal PC resources. Whenever you add or change a file, it’s instantly backed up.

WD Security – WD Security utility allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to help protect your files from unauthorized use or access.

WD Drive Utilities – Register your drive, set drive timer, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities.

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

WD quality inside and out – We know your data is important to you. So we build the drive inside to our demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance, and long-term reliability. Then, we protect the drive with a durable enclosure designed for beauty and protection.

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Edited by: "fanpages" 14th Jul 2012

that looks slick but too expensive

Original Poster

superpal

that looks slick but too expensive



It is the cheapest it has ever been (at Amazon.co.uk) today (& the cheapest of all the various colours available; Black, Red, Blue):

[ uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Wes…YW6 ]

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Good price for a 1TB portable, usb powered drive.

Does this have inside a 2,5" size hard drive?

alived

Does this have inside a 2,5" size hard drive?



Read the OPs post, it tells you!

Yes great spot

Original Poster

alived

Does this have inside a 2,5" size hard drive?

ben1979

Read the OPs post, it tells you!



fanpages

Hard drive size: 63.5 mm (2.5 ")



More information within this Adobe Portable Document Format [.PDF] file:

[ wdc.com/wdp…pdf ]

Also at Western Digital's product page:

[ wdc.com/en/…640 ]

I much prefer the Airport Express from Apple to these cheap and nasty drives without networking capabilities.

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joeybutterface

I much prefer the Airport Express from Apple to these cheap and nasty … I much prefer the Airport Express from Apple to these cheap and nasty drives without networking capabilities.



I have both a 120GB & a 250GB "My Passport" drive already. I have had no issues with either of these two products. One of these units was carried in a backpack to/from a place of work for over 2 years. It never exhibited any signs of failure.

I can also plug the drives into the USB drive on my wireless router for "network capabilities".

What has been your experience with the "My Passport" range?

Got a 320GB & two 500GB versions of these, never had any problems at all with them, must resist buying another!

cool

joeybutterface

I much prefer the Airport Express from Apple to these cheap and nasty … I much prefer the Airport Express from Apple to these cheap and nasty drives without networking capabilities.



what? airport express has no hard drive, or USB port that supports storage over the network.

good find ordered cheers OP. have heat.

joeybutterface

I much prefer the Airport Express from Apple to these cheap and nasty … I much prefer the Airport Express from Apple to these cheap and nasty drives without networking capabilities.

This a portable external HDD, Airport Express is wireless network hub. You should have just told us you much prefer Apple's to Orange's since it would have been just as irrelevant to the item listed.

Blaiz

This a portable external HDD, Airport Express is wireless network hub. … This a portable external HDD, Airport Express is wireless network hub. You should have just told us you much prefer Apple's to Orange's since it would have been just as irrelevant to the item listed.



A little common sense would say this person obviously means the Time Capsule from Apple. On topic though I use one of these as the time machine backup for my iMac, it has been on since I bought it as it's permanently connected, no issues and its a nice quiet drive.

joeybutterface

I much prefer the Airport Express from Apple to these cheap and nasty … I much prefer the Airport Express from Apple to these cheap and nasty drives without networking capabilities.



I prefer Fish and Chips to these cheap and nasty drives without salt and vinegar capabilities.

joeybutterface

I much prefer the Airport Express from Apple to these cheap and nasty … I much prefer the Airport Express from Apple to these cheap and nasty drives without networking capabilities.


Unknown brand. I prefer Onkyo.

Is this the one formatted for mac, or is it just the same colour?

Question from a totally clueless non-techy person - I need to save thousands of digital photos that I have saved on my laptop (as I think my laptop is going to pack up soon and I don't want to lose them) so is the kind of thing I should be using? Probably about 5 thousand photos in total. And also is it quite straighforward to copy them? Thanks.
Edited by: "Betabet" 14th Jul 2012

Betabet

Question from a totally clueless non-techy person - I need to save … Question from a totally clueless non-techy person - I need to save thousands of digital photos that I have saved on my laptop (as I think my laptop is going to pack up soon and I don't want to lose them) so is the kind of thing I should be using? Probably about 5 thousand photos in total. And also is it quite straighforward to copy them? Thanks.


Yes!
Just connect using USB & drag & drop from your laptop onto the drive

Yes, this would be good for that, providing you don't have more than 1tb of items (right click the folder they are in, properties in windows to count them)

Also personally I would consider an offsite backup if they are in any way valuable to you. Personally I use CrashPlan for a couple of quid a month.

Betabet

Question from a totally clueless non-techy person - I need to save … Question from a totally clueless non-techy person - I need to save thousands of digital photos that I have saved on my laptop (as I think my laptop is going to pack up soon and I don't want to lose them) so is the kind of thing I should be using? Probably about 5 thousand photos in total. And also is it quite straighforward to copy them? Thanks.



This hard drive like most comes with some automatic back up software, so it will automatically back up all your photos every time you plug it in (assuming that you set it to back up that directory/folder on your computer - or i'd guess that you computers hard disk isn't bigger than this 1tb so you could set it to just back up all of your computer).
As said above might be worth backing up online with a provider, or buying more than one external drive for back ups just to be safe.

Thanks for your help, I'm a bit better placed to make a decision now, cheers!

Thanks... Bought one to replace a 320GB version that still works well.

thanks,ordered one to replace my old freecom 160g drive.

markwigg

This hard drive like most comes with some automatic back up software, so … This hard drive like most comes with some automatic back up software, so it will automatically back up all your photos every time you plug it in (assuming that you set it to back up that directory/folder on your computer - or i'd guess that you computers hard disk isn't bigger than this 1tb so you could set it to just back up all of your computer).As said above might be worth backing up online with a provider, or buying more than one external drive for back ups just to be safe.



Size wise what does 1TB mean? Roughly how many photos would this hold and is a 1tb bigger or smaller that say a 64gb?

Keeping things simple, 1TB = 1000GB, so 1TB is roughly 15x bigger than 64GB.

In relation to how many photos, you can store, it does depend on the settings/quality of your digital camera, as (again roughly) the higher the MegaPixels of the camera, the larger the file size of the images.

The following graphic from WD site may help:

http://i.imgur.com/CGcm2.jpg


Edited by: "Splashmo" 14th Jul 2012

Size wise what does 1TB mean? Roughly how many photos would this hold … Size wise what does 1TB mean? Roughly how many photos would this hold and is a 1tb bigger or smaller that say a 64gb?



1TB means 1000GB, photo size are normally just 2-5MB each depending on capture resolution, per 1GB is 1000MB.

It was up....£87.77...Unfortunately ...Not 77.10....

veeranjaneyulukunchala

It was up....£87.77...Unfortunately ...Not 77.10....

Amazon were selling at £77.10 but it's gone out of stock - you can still order one though...

Regards,
Mark.

what happened to prices of portables? i remember buying 1TB portable like a year ago for about £60-65

Snig

Amazon were selling at £77.10 but it's gone out of stock - you can still … Amazon were selling at £77.10 but it's gone out of stock - you can still order one though...Regards,Mark.



"Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your credit card will not be charged until we ship the item."

thank u mark ...

Original Poster

veeranjaneyulukunchala

It was up....£87.77...Unfortunately ...Not 77.10....



Further to the other replies...

If the [go to deal] button points to a drive not supplied by Amazon (UK), please review (all) the drives in new condition here:

[ amazon.co.uk/gp/…new ]

Just ordered. Cheers to the OP.

Original Poster

Heed20

Just ordered. Cheers to the OP.



You are very welcome. Sorry stocks were exhausted by the time you saw the listing, but I hope that it will not be too long before they are replenished & your order is despatched.

Obviously a popular product (at this price).

Thanks to everybody else who have posted comments too.

Anyone seen any deals for 2tb 3.5"?

Just wondering are these more robust than the WD elements drives? I need a new drive badly. My son knocked my 2tb western digital elements drive on the ground during the week and it doesn't work anymore (and I lost over 1tb worth of films and tv programmes) It seems that it is a common outcome if it is knocked even from a low height.

Betabet

Size wise what does 1TB mean? Roughly how many photos would this hold … Size wise what does 1TB mean? Roughly how many photos would this hold and is a 1tb bigger or smaller that say a 64gb?



1TB = 1000GB

Put all your photos into a folder(right click>new folder). Then just run your cursor over the folder and it will say what size the entire folder is. Or right click and select properties to see what size the whole folder is. When you know how big the entire collection is youll know what size hard drive you need. For just photos you shouldnt need one this big and could probably just buy a flash drive or smaller 320gb or 500gb drive for much less. For 5000 photos you could just buy a 32GB flash drive for £10-15. Lots on here.
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