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My Passport Essential 500 GB Silver (Recertified)
The world's number one selling portable drive now offers both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 connectivity for compatibility today and speed for the future. All in a stylish small design that makes it easy to take your digital life with you.
Model: RWDBACY5000ASL-NESN
Regular Price: $49.99
Promo Price: $39.99


Highlights

WD quality inside and out

My Passport portable drives are the world's best selling drives. There's a reason. We've been making hard drives for 20 years and we know how to protect your data

USB 3.0 plus USB 2.0

A single drive with universal compatibility today and next-generation speed for tomorrow. Use it with USB 2.0 now and step up to USB 3.0 speed when you're ready.

Ultra-small portable drive

Lightweight, stylish and easy to carry, this drive is powered directly from the USB port on your PC. No separate power supply is needed.



Overview


Put your digital life on the stylishly small My Passport Essential portable hard drive. With WD quality and leading-edge technology, this drive is designed for today with tomorrow in mind.

Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility - A single drive with universal compatibility today and next-generation speed for tomorrow. Use it with USB 2.0 now and step up to USB 3.0 speed when you're ready.
Up to 3x faster transfer rates - When connected to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port this drive lets you access and save files up to 3 times faster than USB 2.0. Transfer a 2-hour HD movie in just under 5 minutes instead of 14 minutes.*

*Performance may vary based on user's hardware and system configuration.
WD quality inside and out - For over 20 years, millions of people worldwide have trusted their data to WD hard drives. We are successful because we understand the importance of your data and our first concern is keeping that data safe.
WD SmartWare software - You're in control of your backup. Install all the features, select just the components you need, or if you prefer, choose not to use the software at all.
Automatic, continuous backup - Works quietly in the background to protect your data using minimal PC resources. Whenever you add or change a file it's instantly backed up.
Password protection for privacy - Gain peace of mind knowing that your data is protected from unauthorized access with password protection and encryption.
USB powered - Powered directly from the USB port on your PC. No separate power supply is needed.
Planet friendly - We designed a small box to minimize waste and used recycled material. We encourage you to recycle it.
Compatibility
  • Formatted NTFS
  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
  • Requires reformatting for Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard

Package Contents
  • Portable hard drive
  • WD SmartWare software
  • USB cable
  • Quick Install Guide




Reviews
Accessories
Cables
My Passport USB 3.0 Cable Black (USB 3.0 to Micro B)
$14.99
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Carrying Cases
My Passport Neoprene Case Silver
$9.99
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My Passport Hard Case Dark Blue
$14.99
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My Passport Hard Case Silver
$14.99
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My Passport Soft Case Blue
$9.99
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Blue/ Yellow Hard Case For My Passport
$5.99
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My Passport Soft Case Red
$9.99
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My Passport Neoprene Case Dark Blue
$9.99
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Specifications
Physical Specifications
InterfaceDual Compatibility (USB 3.0 and USB 2.0)
Physical Dimensions
English
Height0.60 Inches
Depth3.2 Inches
Metric
Height15 mm
Depth83 mm
As used for storage capacity, one megabyte (MB) = one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. As used for buffer or cache, one megabyte (MB) = 1,048,576 bytes. As used for transfer rate or interface, megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes per second, megabit per second (Mb/s) = one million bits per second, and gigabit per second (Gb/s) = one billion bits per second.


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