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
101 of 114 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
44 of 49 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
34 of 40 people found this useful
PLESE DONT MAKE THIS MISTAKE
I lost my final video project for my freshman year at film school this little piece of junk wasn't even a year old
- Written by Elizabeth L from Bedminster
2 of 3 people found this useful
Disappointed Apple Endorses it
I bought this drive because it was show cased at the Apple store. I took the representation as some endorsement of a reliable pro I bought this drive because it was show cased at the Apple store. I took the representation as some endorsement of a reliable product. Obviously, it is not. I am with the majority of the reviewers and think this is a terrible drive. I don't think I have used it a dozen times and now my iMac and MacPro go crazy flashing messages until I unplug it. I submitted for an RMA with WD. I would rather not have it fixed, I would prefer credit towards another product, hoping it must be better than this one. …
- Written by Clifton T from Spring
2 of 3 people found this useful
DONOT BUY THIS DEVICE
I purchased the device to store my large photoshop files on. It worked the first 3 times I used it, but after that it would not co I purchased the device to store my large photoshop files on. It worked the first 3 times I used it, but after that it would not connect to my computer. I would have to try about 4 to 5 times of replugging it, or restarting my computer. I should have read the reviews before purchasing. …
- Written by Regina A from Albuquerque
3 of 3 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
if i back up my computer and then delete items when I back up again what will i loose
- Asked by Randall W from North Vancouver
can passport be used for more than one machine
- Asked by Philip F
Yes, it can – as can any external drive providing there is sufficient capacity to hold all the data Yes, it can – as can any external drive providing there is sufficient capacity to hold all the data and accumulate Time Machine history. As a 'rule of thumb', buy a size that is at least twice the capacity of the dataset you are seeking to back up. Example: if the combined data on the Macs is 500Gb, buy at least a 1 terabyte drive, @m4mac …
- Answered by David E
I have a MacBook (128GB) and Time Capsule. If I purchase the WD 500GB Passport for Mac my Time Capsule can back up both my MacBook and the Passport?
- Asked by Mace P from Berwick
I need to back my 2007 imac so I can update the software can I use passport to do this?
- Asked by Julie C
You should have no problem with this hard drive as your Time Machine back up. Click on the Apple ico You should have no problem with this hard drive as your Time Machine back up. Click on the Apple icon at the top left of your Desktop toolbar, then click System Preferences, then System, and finally Time Machine. Follow the instructions given and your computer should start backing up all your files to the WD Passport. IMHO, these are good little drives. …
- Answered by Lisa D. W from Florence
will it connect to a macbook pro.
- Asked by Joyce M
Yes, it will work with USB 2.0 on your Macbook Pro
- Answered by Francis D from Raleigh