WD My Passport Air 500GB USB3.0 Portable Hard Drive

WD My Passport Air 500GB USB3.0 Portable Hard Drive

HK$798

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 4 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    The WD My Passport Air for Mac offers an ultra-slim, all-metal design with plenty of capacity for your important digital content.

    Remarkable performance

    When you connect it to a USB 3.0, this portable drive lets you access and save files with amazing speed. In fact, it potentially reduces transfer time by up to three times when compared to USB 2.0 transfer rates.

    Safety and security

    The durable, all-metal design protects the drive inside while WD Security software lets you set password protection and hardware encryption to help protect your files from unauthorised use or access.

    Drive utilities

    Register your drive, set drive timer, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities. Compatibility with Apple Time Machine means the drive works with your Mac right out of the box.

    USB-powered

    Powered directly from the USB 3.0 or 2.0 port on your Mac. No separate power supply is needed.

  • Highlights

    • Ultra-slim, all-metal design
    • Blazing-fast data transfers via USB 3.0
    • Compatible with Apple Time Machine
    • Password protection and hardware encryption
    • Compatible with both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
    • Powered directly by USB
  • Did you notice?

    The WD Security software lets you set password protection and hardware encryption to help protect your files from unauthorised use or access.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Backing up the files on your Mac via blazing-fast data transfers.
  • What's in the Box?

    • WD My Passport Air USB 3.0 Hard Drive
    • USB cable
    • WD Security software
    • WD Drive Utilities software
    • Quick install guide
  • Tech Specs

    • Other Features : Data Encryption, Time Machine compatible
    • Connections : USB 2.0, USB 3.0
    • Power Source : Bus Powered
    • Height : 1.1 cm/0.43 in.
    • Width : 8.3 cm/3.27 in.
    • Weight : 160 g
    • Length : 11.2 cm/4.41 in.
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number : WDBBLW5000AAL-NEAP
    • UPC or EAN No. : 718037810867

    Warranty

    • Note : Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Manufacturer Note

    • Performance may vary based on user's hardware and system configuration.

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Awesome Performance and solidly built!!!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I have used this drive to backup a load of VM's (Virtual Machines) and other large files as well as convert VM's over the USB 3.0 I have used this drive to backup a load of VM's (Virtual Machines) and other large files as well as convert VM's over the USB 3.0 connection.

    I would definitely recommend it for its performance and the device is solidly built too for something so small.

    Very impressed, as for reliability, only time will tell on that.

    • Written by from Crawley

    6 of 8 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Awesome Performance and solidly built!!!
  • Excellent form factor and transfer speed

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    In comparison to other portable USB3 HDD out there, this one has a solid premium build quality and the data transfer rate is excel In comparison to other portable USB3 HDD out there, this one has a solid premium build quality and the data transfer rate is excellent (true USB3 speed). Pricing wise, this product is quite expensive for 500gb HDD, hence 4 stars.

    • Written by from EAST PERTH

    5 of 6 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Excellent form factor and transfer speed
  • Died after a couple of weeks of use

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    The disk is no longer recognised when plugged in, lights on but no-one is home. data lost.

    • Written by from London

    4 of 6 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Died after a couple of weeks of use
  • Died after a couple of weeks of use

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    The disk is no longer recognised when plugged in, lights on but no-one is home. data lost.

    • Written by from London

    4 of 6 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Died after a couple of weeks of use
  • Awesome Performance and solidly built!!!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I have used this drive to backup a load of VM's (Virtual Machines) and other large files as well as convert VM's over the USB 3.0 I have used this drive to backup a load of VM's (Virtual Machines) and other large files as well as convert VM's over the USB 3.0 connection.

    I would definitely recommend it for its performance and the device is solidly built too for something so small.

    Very impressed, as for reliability, only time will tell on that.

    • Written by from Crawley

    6 of 8 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Awesome Performance and solidly built!!!
  • Looks Nice but Problematic

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought the WD My Passport Air from the Apple Store in Bondi Junction 28 Oct 2013. They had just received stock of them. I liked I bought the WD My Passport Air from the Apple Store in Bondi Junction 28 Oct 2013. They had just received stock of them. I liked the look of the device and thought it would be ideal for my Macbook Air Time Machine backups while traveling.

    I took it home, plugged it in to my Macbook Air - it mounted for 10 seconds then dropped out. I tried it again and again, it wouldn't mount. A little investigating online shows that a few have had the same problem with this device. No way would I buy another one.

    I took in back to the Apple Store for a refund.

    • Written by from Woollahra

    0 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Looks Nice but Problematic

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