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WD My Passport Essential 500 GB USB 3.0/2.0 Portable External Hard Drive (Midnight Black) - B0041OSAZS

  • Model: B0041OSAZS
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$231.85

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  • Dual USB 30 and USB 20 compatibility

  • Connectivity today; speed tomorrow

  • Up to 3x faster transfer rates with USB 30

  • Automatic, continuous backup

  • Hardware encryption, password protection

  • Product Description

    Put your digital life on the stylishly small my passport essential portable hard drive. with wd quality and usb 3.0 and usb 2.0 connectivity, this drive is designed for today with tomorrow in mind. visual backup software and password protection with hardware encryption ensure your data is protected. lightweight and easy to carry, this drive is ideal for fast storage to go.

    From the Manufacturer

    My Passport Essential – Next generation storage to go.

    Put your digital life on the stylishly small My Passport® Essential™ portable hard drive. With WD quality and USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connectivity, this drive is designed for today with tomorrow in mind.

    WD quality inside and out
    My Passport portable drives are the world's best selling drives. There's a reason. We've been making hard drives for 20 years and we know how to protect your data. USB 3.0 plus USB 2.0
    A single drive with universal compatibility today and next-generation speed for tomorrow. Use it with USB 2.0 now and step up to USB 3.0 speed when you're ready. Ultra-small portable drive
    Lightweight, stylish and easy to carry, this drive is powered directly from the USB port on your PC. No separate power supply is needed.
    Features at a glance

    • Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
    • Up to 3x faster transfer rates with USB 3.0
    • Automatic, continuous backup
    • Password protection and hardware encryption
    • 2-years limited warranty

    Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 interface- A single drive with universal compatibility today and next-generation speed for tomorrow. Use it with USB 2.0 now and step up to USB 3.0 speed when you're ready.

    Up to 3x faster transfer rates - When connected to a USB 3.0 port this drive lets you access and save files up to 3 times faster than USB 2.0. Transfer a 2-hour HD movie in just 5 minutes instead of 13 minutes.*

    *Performance may vary based on user's hardware and system configuration.

    WD quality inside and out - For over 20 years, millions of people worldwide have trusted their data to WD hard drives. We are successful because we understand the importance of your data and our first concern is keeping that data safe.

    WD SmartWare™ 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.

    Automatic, continuous backup - Works quietly in the background to protect your data using minimal PC resources. Whenever you add or change a file it's instantly backed up.

    Password protection for privacy - Gain peace of mind knowing that your data is protected from unauthorized access with password protection and encryption.

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

    Planet friendly - We designed a small box that uses recycled material and minimizes waste. We encourage you to recycle it.

    Ideal for

    • Connecting with your USB 2.0 port today and using with USB 3.0 when you're ready
    • Transferring files up to three times faster when connected to a USB 3.0 port
    • Protecting your data with automatic, continuous backup
    • Adding extra storage space for photos, videos and music
    • Securing private or sensitive data with password protection and hardware encryption

    What's in the box
    Portable hard drive, USB cable, WD SmartWare software, Quick Install Guide.

    Compatibility
    Formatted NTFS
    Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7
    Mac OS® X Leopard®, Snow Leopard™ (requires reformatting and will work in USB 2.- mode)
    Note: Compatibility may vary depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system.

     


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    Next generation storage to go. Next generation high-capacity storage to go. Premium backup and storage. Smaller, smarter, Mac-ready. Maximum capacity for your Mac. Pure performance for Mac.
      Interface USB 3.0, USB 2.0 USB 3.0, USB 2.0 USB 2.0 USB 2.0 USB 2.0 FireWire 400/800, USB 2.0
      Capacity range 250 GB - 640 GB 750 GB and 1 TB 250 GB - 640 GB 250 GB - 640 GB 1 TB 320 GB - 640 GB
      WD SmartWare
      Automatic backup
      Password protection
    and hardware encryption
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    WD My Passport Essential 500 GB USB 3.0/2.0 Portable External Hard Drive (Midnight Black) - B0041OSAZS