• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It just works

    • Written by from Toronto

    Plugged it in 9 months ago and it's worked perfectly since then. No issues at all. Also, it's a very nice size, smaller than I expected.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    PLESE DONT MAKE THIS MISTAKE

    • Written by from Bedminster

    I lost my final video project for my freshman year at film school this little piece of junk wasn't even a year old

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed Apple Endorses it

    • Written by from Spring

    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.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DONOT BUY THIS DEVICE

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    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.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You said to ignore the other 1-star reviews...

    • Written by from Marietta

    I wish I could say this is a great drive. It's small, spacious, and generally works well. Until is doesn't, which is sadly not long after you start using it. If you bought this against the advice of the majority here who have given this device 1-star reviews... be forewarned.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Interesting reviews

    • Written by from Montreal

    I have had mine for over a year with no issues. That means little to the those who have problems with them. When I read reviews, I go by the amount of people who complain about one particular issue that seems to be a consistent. I do have to question the reviewer that mentions spinning parts and a screeching noise. As far as I am aware, this is a flash drive. Flash drives have no moving parts and could not make a noise. However, I know that Flash drives do degrade over time and do not give you a warning. 6 months is definitely not right though. I usually look at the length of the warranty to judge the manufacturers confidence in their product. As with a dishwasher, many things fail very close to the end of that warranty. I believe the warranty of the newer My Passports is 1 year.

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DON'T BUY!

    • Written by from Kharkov

    DON'T BUY THIS GARBAGE!!! WRKOED FOR 6 MONTH WITH NO PROBLEM. THEN SUDDENLY JUST STOPED. TRIED TO RECOVER THE IMPORTANT DATA WITH DIFFERENT PROGRAMS - NO RESULT!!! HAVE FOR DIFFERENT WD EXTERNAL HARD DRIVES THAT STILL WORKS PERFECTLY.... HOWERE THIS ONE IS BIG DISASTER!!!! SHAME ON YOU WD!!!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A year later... Dead

    • Written by from Ottawa

    We bought this WD drive to back up our media files. It was a wonderful little thing when it worked right. Then suddenly almost a year to the day, it stops being recognized by my MacBook Air. Sometimes it shows up in Disk Utility but when I try to repair disk, it tells me "Live file system repair is not supported." I tried resetting the PRAM and SMC as suggested on some Mac forums, but nothing. The support desk at WD got me to update about four different things and still nothing. They were kind enough to send me a new USB cable to see if that would work. Nope. WD has offered to send me a replacement, but I don't care to replace a bad product with another bad product. I just want to get my data back!! Never buying another WD product again!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WD Not so good

    • Written by from Baltimore

    I have bought 2 of these and both quit before the end of 1 year. Not worth the money...

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WASTE OF MONEY!!!

    • Written by from CORPUS CHRISTI

    "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer." Errors, Very unreliable. Not even worth 1 star.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great then Dies

    • Written by from Centennial

    I bought the thing 9 months ago and it worked great but about 2 weeks ago it began self-ejecting. Now it just won't work at all. If you plug it into the USB port the light on the drive goes on but nothing appears on the screen. I found a Mac forms page that let me know how to fix it using the Disk Utility and it worked once but not again after that and the Disk Utility can't fix it anymore. Its price is right but not if you have to by two to back up the original.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two months...

    • Written by from Calgary

    Is all I got out of this thing before I had to call WD to get an RMA.

    All my Time Machine Backups were on that drive plus a bunch of other data.

    I do realize hard drives can fail soon soon after using them. However, the drive itself didn't fail. There is a known issue with these WD 2TB Passport drives with Macs and WD seems to be dragging their feet to fix it.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect travel companion

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I travel a lot and find this little drive perfect for keeping all my data with me. I travel with 4 of the 2 TB drives. One is my Time Machine and the others contain all of my data files. Since I am ofter out of the country for months at a time and have poor internet connections this is perfect for me. When I get home I just synch the drives to the large hard drives I have there. Between that and some cloud storage I have never lost any data. I recommend these WD drives without reservation.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliable & great portable drive

    • Written by from Tucson

    I purchased 4 of these drives more than 1 year ago, using them several times a week for SuperDuper! backups, Time Machines backups and TV/Video storage and they each have worked flawlessly. No "spontaneous ejections", no corruption and no loss of data. I plan on buying 2 or 3 more this summer.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sad Passport to nowhere

    • Written by from Naperville

    Darn thing quit after 2 months. I was using it for Time Machine backup. Won't get another one. When it worked it was quiet and fast.

    Sad, sad.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid buying this drive.

    • Written by from Jersey City

    A 1 star review is to much for this very poorly made drive. Mine corrupted in a matter of 3 months without showing any previous signs of fault. I lost important work for a client and around 400GB or important files that was on a partition backup. Western Digital should offer people some kind of compensation but instead they have revamped their warranty to cover less time.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliable, value for money

    • Written by from Jamaica

    Great little drive, this is my second and I haven't had a single problem.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    dodgy drives last thing you will want

    • Written by from London

    This drive has major issues with drive 'self-ejecting', after which you get the message "This drive was not ejected properly". Latest firmware update claims it resolves the issue but it doesn't. There is plenty to read on the subject in Apple Support Communities and elsewhere - just google it up. (I only bought the drive because it was featured in Apple Store and I used that as a selection criterion: the only time the store has ever let me down.)

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Robust and Solid

    • Written by from Edmonton

    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!

    39 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    failed

    • Written by from New York

    Purchased the drive 6 months ago; it failed today.

    7 of 11 people found this useful