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
- 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.
- * 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
110 of 124 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
46 of 51 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
42 of 50 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
no longer works well with apple software updates...etc
you can find pages online regarding this as of last summer. I lost everything. again, no warnings. tax files, music. what a waste you can find pages online regarding this as of last summer. I lost everything. again, no warnings. tax files, music. what a waste of money. and as others stated, it seemed to go corrupt and then silent. DO NOT BUY. My iomega has been working for awhile. I've been through a lot of brands on ext hard drives. Research them first. Their quality does not seem to consistently keep up with technology that they are backing up. …
- Written by Emily Y from Austin
It just works
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 exp 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. …
- Written by Michael L from Toronto
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Is this compatible with the Macbook Pro and Firewire?
- Asked by Steve D from Calgary
- Jan 24, 2015
Does it have a location device if it is lost or stolen?
- Asked by Suzanne Elise G from Azusa
- Dec 17, 2014
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
- Sep 20, 2014
I need to back my 2007 imac so I can update the software can I use passport to do this?
- Asked by Julie C
- Aug 19, 2014
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
- Aug 22, 2014
can passport be used for more than one machine
- Asked by Philip F
- Sep 1, 2014
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
- Sep 3, 2014