The WD My Passport for Mac portable hard drive includes super-fast USB 3.0 connectivity for truly impressive transfer rates. It makes the perfect travel companion for your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air.
Ultra-fast transfer rates
When connected to a USB 3.0 port, My Passport for Mac lets you access and save files in blazing speed. Get transfer times up to three times faster than with USB 2.0.*
Sleek, compact design
This compact enclosure offers plenty of storage, making it the ideal companion for the graphic professional, student or road-warrior.
WD Security and WD Drive Utilities
Set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to protect your files from unauthorised use or access. Register your drive, set drive timer, run diagnostics and more using the WD Drive Utilities.
Formatted for Mac
My Passport for Mac is HFS+ journaled so it works right out of the box with your MacBook. It is also compatible with Time Machine so you can quickly back up your files.
WD quality inside and out
WD builds the drive inside with demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance and long-term reliability. Then the drive is surrounded with a durable enclosure designed for style and protection.
- Transferring files in blazing-fast speed with USB 3.0
- Connect to USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 devices
- Back up your files with Time Machine
- Secure your files from unauthorised access with password protection and hardware encryption
Did you notice?Connect to a USB 3.0 port and transfer a full-length HD movie in under five minutes.
Apple Recommends ForTaking your photos, movies, videos and documents with you wherever you take your MacBook.
What's in the Box?
- WD My Passport for Mac
- USB cable
- Quick install guide
- Other Features: Data Encryption, Sleep Mode, Time Machine compatible
- Connections: USB 2.0, USB 3.0
- Power Source: Bus Powered
- Height: 21 mm/0.82 in.
- Width: 110.8 mm/4.36 in.
- Weight: 230 g
- Length: 82.3 mm/3.24 in.
- OS X 10.7 or later
- Mfr. Part Number: WDBLUZ0020BSL-NEAP
- UPC or EAN No.: 718037814537
Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products
- Note: Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.
- * Performance may vary based on your hardware and system configuration.
Ratings & Reviews
Excellent little drive
Don't let the 1-star reviewer fool you. This drive is excellent. I've had several of them over the past year with no problems. I r Don't let the 1-star reviewer fool you. This drive is excellent. I've had several of them over the past year with no problems. I regularly get around 85-90MBps transfer out of them. The other reviewer should note that EVERY hard drive manufacturer has drives that die, that is the nature of spindle hard drives. Back up your stuff and when a drive dies, just replace it. I've had great luck with WD's customer service too. They now offer to ship you a replacement drive before you ship back a faulty drive so that you can get up and running faster. …
- Written by Justin V from Wellington
125 of 142 people found this useful
Robust and Solid
I can't explain the other reviewers of this drive by my experience has been nothing but awesome.
I use this drive as my main m I can't explain the other reviewers of this drive by my experience has been nothing but awesome.
I use this drive as my main media (iTunes) storage device for my MacBook Pro. The size lends itself to sit perfectly on the left side of my 15" MBP without coming close to the trackpad. It's lightweight and has quickly become one of my most valuable pieces of tech.
I have kids who have knocked and jostled this drive around... even dropped it on the floor. I nearly lost my mind but it is still intact to the writing of this review.
It's been totally solid for me.... for about a year. I recommend this product highly! …
- Written by Jeff P from Edmonton
56 of 67 people found this useful
A neat little drive
This is a great little drive; no frills but very fast on USB 3 and massive capacity, in a tiny form factor. The only negative is t This is a great little drive; no frills but very fast on USB 3 and massive capacity, in a tiny form factor. The only negative is the plastic enclosure for the drive which feels slightly cheap. …
- Written by Edward S from New Malden
47 of 53 people found this useful
Second WD disk has failed
First drive lasted just over 1 year. Failed and all data was lost. Was willing to accept that as an anomalous failure so got ano First drive lasted just over 1 year. Failed and all data was lost. Was willing to accept that as an anomalous failure so got another one. Now 18 months later its the same again: won't mount properly on any of our three macs; won't eject properly; cannot run verify/repair on it.
Do yourself a favour and avoid WD as a back up HDD - it only seems to end in disaster. …
- Written by Ffyona L from Brunswick East
Don't buy this (1 star is too much already)
Don't buy this drive. It stopped working after using it 5 times for backups (that are now gone).
- Written by jean-pierre D from berlin
4 of 4 people found this useful
Waste of money
I finally went to use this and was so upset...... was not able to get any of my files backed up to my new mac. My wife is crying b I finally went to use this and was so upset...... was not able to get any of my files backed up to my new mac. My wife is crying because of all the old pics we lost... If you buy this product good luck but dont say you weren't warned. …
- Written by JAMES G from STONY BROOK
2 of 4 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
will this work with a macbook that has Mac OS X 10.4.11?
- Asked by Elvira G from Oakland
will it work with os 10.6.8
- Asked by Natalia F
Yes you can use it with OS X 10.6.8.
But backing up years of photos will take a while though.
Ho Yes you can use it with OS X 10.6.8.
But backing up years of photos will take a while though.
Hope this helped! …
- Answered by Zai F from Kagoshima