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
92 of 103 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
26 of 29 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
25 of 29 people found this useful
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 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. …
- Written by David R from Montreal
DON'T BUY THIS GARBAGE!!! WRKOED FOR 6 MONTH WITH NO PROBLEM. THEN SUDDENLY JUST STOPED. TRIED TO RECOVER THE IMPORTANT DATA WITH 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!!! …
- Written by Anton T from Kharkov
A year later... Dead
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 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! …
- Written by Andrea A from Ottawa
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
I need to back my 2007 imac so I can update the software can I use passport to do this?
- Asked by Julie C
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
does this come formatted for the mac?
- Asked by Joanne D from Glen Rock
Yes, Simply plug and play. Or store in this case.
- Answered by Gareth K
Is this device thunderbolt compatible?
- Asked by Soo F from Laguna Beach
WD 1TB My Passport is described as perfect travel companion for MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. Is it also OK for Time Machine back ups on new iMacs?
- Asked by Tim M from Mayfield
Yes! The My Passport can be used with any Apple computer running Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion or Moun Yes! The My Passport can be used with any Apple computer running Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion or Mountain Lion. …
- Answered by Raul P from Manhattan Beach