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Western Digital WD My Passport Essential SE 1TB USB ULTRA-PORTABLE USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive Black

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Features    [ Edit | History ]

The world's number one selling portable drive features USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 connectivity for compatibility today and speed for the future. Maximum capacity in a portable drive lets you carry your digital life with you. Visual backup software and password protection with hardware encryption ensure your data is protected.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • My Passport Essential SE WDBACX0010BBK Hard Drive
  • USB Cable
  • Quick Install Guide
Host Interface USB 3.0
  • USB 2.0
  • Plug n Play
Storage Capacity 1 TB
Limited Warranty 2 Year
Weight (Approximate) 7.05 oz
Color Black
Drive Type External
Height 0.7"
Width 3.3"
Depth 4.3"
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS WEEE
Drive Width 2.5"

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Drive Performance  
     Maximum External Data Transfer Rate: 640 MBps (5 Gbps)
General Information  
     Brand Name: WD
     Manufacturer: Western Digital Corporation
     Manufacturer Part Number: WDBACX0010BBK-NESN
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Line: My Passport Essential SE
     Product Model: WDBACX0010BBK
     Product Name: My Passport Essential SE WDBACX0010BBK Hard Drive
     Product Type: Hard Drive
     Host Interface: USB 3.0
  • USB 2.0
  • Plug n Play

     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
     Green Compliant: Yes
     Package Contents:
  • My Passport Essential SE WDBACX0010BBK Hard Drive
  • USB Cable
  • Quick Install Guide

Physical Characteristics  
     Color: Black
     Depth: 4.3" (110 mm)
     Drive Type: External
     Drive Width: 2.5"
     Height: 0.7" (18 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 200 g
     Width: 3.3" (83 mm)
     Software Included:

WD SmartWare Software

Technical Information  
     Features: Password Authentication
     Platform Supported: PC
     Storage Capacity: 1 TB
     Limited Warranty: 2 Year

Western Digital WD Retail WDBACX0010BBK-NESN Customer Reviews

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Experience: 1 Years
- usb 3.0
- compact
- none
Western digital is known to make quality products and this is no different. usb 3.0 speeds are incredible and this item is nice and compact for extra portability.

Experience: 3 Weeks
fast transfer speed, usb 2.0, portable
very fast portable storage unit

Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Fast, silent, highly portable (small, lightweight)
1 Terrabyte in this small a package, and it runs silently too. Transfer speeds are great, and the simple clean design adds to an overall excellent product.

I have no use for the bundled backup/sync software -- can't comment.

Probably less of an issue for others, but I'm also happy this device uses a fairly subtle (white-light) indicator for disk activity. I'm getting fed up with all the piercing blue retina-burning LEDs (?) most devices flash in your face these days, so this is a welcome change (although I doubt this was a conscious effort on WD's part).

Experience: 2 Months
-Needs only one cable to connect
-Easy to use
-Supplied cable is very short
Bought this for my wife to do data back-up with after the hdd on her desktop died and she lost some files. (I do have another external hdd but she was not using it) This drive is small enough for her to slip into her purse and take to college if she needs to. We now have our important pics & data backed up onto two external drives so I would hope we will not lose anything else.

Experience: 7 Days
 Verified Owner
fast, looks good, small
very fast drive, even USB 2.0
much faster than I thought USB 2 would be, of course 3 is very fast, works great, and with WD's track record should last for a long time to come

Experience: 30 Days
 Verified Owner
its just perfect
nothing at all
I bought it for movies and music and it's just perfect USB 3.0 is so fast and totally worth it. I can now transfer 10GB in less than 1min and overall for 99.99 i'm totally satisfied with it

Experience: 10 Days
 Verified Owner
It looks great, it's small, light, overall very portable. You can very easily stash this in your bag or even your pocket if you're on the go.
The USB cable is very short. It's only about 2 feet long and for someone like me I prefer a longer cable so I can route it behind my desk from my computer. If a short cable is an issue then I don't recommend this drive.

The other minor issue is that the drive's glossy finish scratches VERY easily. But this is a cosmetic issue, if you don't mind or expect scratches then it shouldn't be a problem. Just thought I'd point it out.
Overall it's a nice external drive. The only things I wish they improved on was provide a longer USB cable.

Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
usb 3 and size
connector on hd
I like the fact that the hd is usb 3. The transfer speeds are great! The main issue I have with it is the cable that is needed to plug it into the usb port has a proprietary connector on the hard drive side. And since the connection at the hd is very poor, it would be nice to be able to buy a replacement cable. I find myself having to firmly push on that connector for my computer to even recognize the drive now. I would have recommended it the first couple weeks I had it, but now there is no way I would buy another one of these.

For the money you are paying, it would be nice to have a cable/connectors that last longer than a month or two!

Experience: 2 Days
Good price for what I paid
Good brand
USB 3.0
Very small and portable
short USB cable
In HD Tune, I averaged about 68MB/s transfer rate which is typical for a 5400rpm 2.5" drive.

Just realized this only has a 2-year warranty... thought the passports had a 3-year warranty. Oh well, I've yet to have an issue with a WD drive.

Comes with software which is easily removed.

Other than the fact that it comes with a short cable (a little over a foot long) I'm happy with it so far.

Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Small, light, fast
1TB in a 2.5" enclosure. What more could an IT guy ask for when portable workers need more storage space on the go. It's the best thing for people on the go. Lots of space, light weight, and works without having to plug an external brick.

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