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WD My Passport 2TB Portable External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0 Black

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   Part #: WDBY8L0020BBK-NESN
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Features    [ Edit | History ]

My Passport comes in five fun colors and offers high capacity in a slender, portable drive. It features ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity, compatibility with USB 2.0, automatic backup software, and password protection and hardware encryption to help protect your files from unauthorized use. With up to 2 TB capacity, there's plenty of room to store all your files.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • My Passport WDBY8L0020BBK Hard Drive
  • USB Cable
  • Quick Install Guide
Host Interface USB 3.0
Storage Capacity 2 TB
Rotational Speed 5400 rpm
Limited Warranty 2 Year
Weight (Approximate) 8.16 oz
Color Midnight Black
Drive Type External
Height 0.8"
Width 3.2"
Depth 4.4"
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
Drive Width 2.5"

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Drive Performance  
     BUS Powered: Yes
     Maximum External Data Transfer Rate: 640 MBps (5 Gbps)
     Rotational Speed: 5400 rpm
General Information  
     Brand Name: WD
     Manufacturer: Western Digital Corporation
     Manufacturer Part Number: WDBY8L0020BBK-NESN
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Package Type: Retail
     Product Line: My Passport
     Product Model: WDBY8L0020BBK
     Product Name: My Passport WDBY8L0020BBK Hard Drive
     Product Type: Hard Drive
     Host Interface: USB 3.0
     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
     Green Compliant: Yes
     Package Contents:
  • My Passport WDBY8L0020BBK Hard Drive
  • USB Cable
  • Quick Install Guide

     System Requirements:

Operating System(s):

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Mac OS X Leopard
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard
  • Mac OS X Lion

Physical Characteristics  
     Color: Midnight Black
     Depth: 4.4" (111 mm)
     Drive Type: External
     Drive Width: 2.5"
     Height: 0.8" (20.8 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 231.3 g
     Width: 3.2" (82.3 mm)
     Software Included:
  • Backup
  • WD Security
  • WD Drive Utilities

Technical Information  
     Features: Automatic Backup
     Platform Supported: Mac
     Storage Capacity: 2 TB
     Limited Warranty: 2 Year

Western Digital WD Retail WDBY8L0020BBK-NESN Customer Reviews

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Experience: 15 Days
 Verified Owner
mobile, sleek, compact
looks the same as the 1g
My first WD seemed to stop working if by magic, but a really good sale made me try them again. So far my 1g version of this drive has not had any problems, and the the 2g is working even faster now with usb 3.0. So far, so good

Experience: 3 Months
Sleek design
USB 3.0
Can still work with a 2.0 cable
Can only remove Security by reformatting the drive
Overall, I am happy with this WD product. The read/write speeds are consistent, as opposed to this old external I have. I can see myself buying all my hard drive accessories with WD from now on, save for those SSDs that may or may not be from other manufacturers.
Though I downloaded all the software that came with the drive, I've only really used WD Security and WD Drive Utilities. With the backups, I kept it with how Windows usually does them. It's a shame that WD doesn't made the Nomad for the 2TB size. Would have liked to use one such that I wouldn't have to worry about breaking anything as much.

Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
usb 3.0/2.0
i bought 2 of thesedoes the job perfectly. fast and silent. highly recommended!

Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
good price
usb 3.0&2.0
good price
length of cable
I love WD passport, i got 1TB but no enough space, 2TB FTW!

Very fast and reliable Hard drive.I suggest to anyone to buy if neeeded. You can put anykind of file for travel,etc...

good price!

Experience: 3 Days
 Verified Owner
-nice looking design
-good speeds over usb3
-feels solid
-proprietary HDD end cable
-HDD cannot be removed
Got this because a friend had one for a while. RW is ~100MB/s and ~80MB/s. Good deal for the current price considering the cost of a 2.5" 2TB drive as of now.

Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Super fast, large capacity, Cheap price
Short USB wire
I got 2 of these drives on sale with free shipping for $114.99 They are the best price for 2TB mobile drives you cannot go wrong with these drives. Good warranty on them. The drives do about 80MB's Right and Read speed is much faster around 120MB's. I will be buying more of them soon as i run out of space.

Experience: 7 Days
lots of storage space, 2.5" form factor
usb is integrated into pcb of harddrive
wd is the only company with a 2tb 2.5" external at this moment. works as it should, a bit expensive when its not onsale. drive is highly convenient for its form factor and capacity.

Experience: 3 Months
 Verified Owner
-Extremely silent
-Stays super cool
-Very light-weight
-Ultra slim
-Really small
-USB 3.0
Well, you gotta pay for it and like any hard drive, it may suddenly die when you don't expect it. No hard drive is 100% reliable in the long-term.
I bought two of these!

Have been perfectly reliable up to now.
They're nice looking (elegant and sexy).

When idle, they automatically go in a stand-by mode making the drives completely stop spinning to ensure heat reduction, improve life-expectancy (longevity) and reduce noise. That system has been efficient and hasn't given me any headaches / annoyances or lack of performance.

For 2TB, the price was good and performance-wise, it is almost as fast as most internal 7200 RPM drives.

Experience: 2 Months
Solid build. Fast. Large capacity. Decent looking.
Thicker than my older My Passport.
A good sizable external 2.5 drive. Feels solid in the hand (though it isn't really heavy), even if that does mean it's a bit thicker than what I had expected.

Still, it's fast and comes from a reputable brand. Would recommend.

Experience: 1 Months
Small, quiet, fast, single-cable bus-powered
Short cable.
I suppose I don't have anything new to add—just further endorsement. It's small, fast, and quiet. I use it on a mac, sometimes plugged in directly, but more commonly plugged into an Airport Extreme wireless router, (on a non-powered hub). It comes with software, which you can use to adjust the sleep period—(though Airport Extreme's override this, I believe).

The cable is stupid-short—which admittedly is useful in some situations—but a 3 metre USB 3.0 extension is only $5 (including shipping) from eBay, or $6.50 for a full 3 metre micro USB 3.0 cable.

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