Western Digital My Passport for Mac 1 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive – WDBBXV0010BBK-NESN

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Western Digital My Passport For Mac 1 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive - WDBBXV0010BBK-NESN

Western Digital My Passport for Mac 1 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive – WDBBXV0010BBK-NESN

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  • Sleek, compact design with plenty of storage
  • Compatible with Apple® Time Machine®
  • Password protection and hardware encryption
  • USB 2.0 interface
  • Compatible with Apple Time Machine

My Passport for Mac is a sleek, portable hard drive that is compatible with Apple Time Machine and is an ideal companion for your MacBook or MacBook Air. Password protection and hardware encryption let you secure your files from unauthorized access.
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Western Digital My Passport for Mac 1 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive – WDBBXV0010BBK-NESN

Western Digital My Passport For Mac 1 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive - WDBBXV0010BBK-NESN

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  1. 93 of 96 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Common Problem: Port Goes Bad, December 3, 2011
    By 
    sean marius mahan (WINTER SPRINGS, FL, US) –

    This review is from: Western Digital My Passport for Mac 1 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive – WDBBXV0010BBK-NESN (Personal Computers)

    I own many WD external hard drives, including TWO of these. As you can read by the other reviews, it eventually starts having problems. The PORT for the wire goes bad after a while. At first, I had to plug it in over and over multiple times before the computer would recognize (none of my other external hard drives do this ever). Then, it gets worse and worse until eventually you can’t get access to your hard drive at all. Now, it is TOO LATE to retrieve your data. This happened with BOTH of the ones I own after about 1 year.

    The HARD DRIVE itself is fine – but the port is bad. I had to go to RADIO SHACK to get adapters to get access to my data and transfer it to another hard drive.

    Before you buy this, go GOOGLE “Western Digital Hard Drive External Hard Drive For MAC.” You will see how many people have this problem.

    Every other WD Hard Drive I own is great – even the ones with USB 2.0 ports. However, THIS PARTICULAR MODEL, which is SILVER and made specifically for MAC with the USB 2.0, has a serious design flaw, in my opinion.

    I am not saying it happens all the time, and I am sure there are many people out there who love this model; however, it does seem to happen a lot, and I am not alone in saying it – and it seems to be the SAME PROBLEM.

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  2. 34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    very useful if you have a backup somewhere else, October 25, 2011
    This review is from: Western Digital My Passport for Mac 1 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive – WDBBXV0010BBK-NESN (Personal Computers)
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    At first I wanted to delete all the applications that it came with as I do with all portable hard drives, but they were drag and drop apps so I used the security one since the drive has hardware encryption.

    I didn’t know what hardware encryption meant, I really wanted to know if taking the case apart would allow someone to access my data.

    Western Digital website was no help at all.

    Looking at online forums, I found out that if something happens to the casing (USB port etc) it’s almost impossible to recover the data (I think it encrypts whether you have a password or not). So you really should have a copy of the data somewhere else.

    To me, this was great news because I don’t want to worry about my data being accessible if I forget the hard drive somewhere. So it’s really important to have another copy of the data.

    The drive itself is fast and the encrypted drive shows up normally (there is a setting so you don’t need a password if you access the drive form your own computer).

    I tried to connect the drive to another mac (no software installed) and it popped up a locked drive and when I put the password in, it worked fine.

    My main complaint is the price. The Windows versions of Western Digital drives which have USB 3.0 are cheaper on Amazon than this USB 2.0 drive. It irks me that just because a product is targeted for Mac users, it’s more expensive. The MSRP on Western Digital’s website for both drives are the same.

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  3. 16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Rock Solid Time Machine and Live Session Drive, November 29, 2011
    By 
    Stacey L Barr “SL” (New Orleans, LA) –

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    This review is from: Western Digital My Passport for Mac 1 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive – WDBBXV0010BBK-NESN (Personal Computers)

    If you’re looking for a rock solid drive with tons of space on it, this is the one. This makes the second drive from Western Digital I’ve purchased in this form factor (the previous one was a 500 gb), and I plan on continuing to buy them.

    I use this one for three purposes, (1) it records live sessions directly from an Allen and Heath soundboard, (2) Time Machine backups of my mobile workstation, and (3) secondary partition for storage and transfers. It does all three like a champ.

    Pros:
    – Solid case: the plastic is very ridged and sturdy.
    – Single cable design: one USB cable supplies data and power connectivity.
    – Designed to compliment a Mac: I’m just being a nerd here. The white activity light is a nice touch, and break away from the typical green activity light.
    – Time Machine gets alone with it very well.
    – Speedy transfer times. Keep in mind this is a platter drive, not solid state, and it spins at 5400 rpm, so don’t expect too much. It is still very fast in reads and writes.
    – Runs very cool, even when recording long sessions.

    Cons:
    – Just because it says “for Mac” should not be an excuse to drive the price up $20-30. Let’s move past the 90s, m’kay?
    – It comes pre-loaded with Western Digital crapware. Nuke it and reclaim a few megs. Again, let’s move past the 90s, m’kay?
    – It doesn’t come with a case. (I bought this one, and it fits perfect Case Logic QHDC-101 Portable EVA Hard Drive Case (Black))

    Okay, quit reading the review and go buy one. You’ll be very happy with it! As for my comment about it costing more since it’s specifically for Macs, there is a reason to my madness. Even though it is the exact same as the not-made-for-Mac drive, this one has Apple’s approval (it’s sold in the Apple Stores). This means that if you have Time Machine issues or NAS issues when connecting to an Airport Extreme, Apple cannot claim that the problem is being caused by a non-Mac-ready device, which means they can’t support it. I’ve been down that road once, and it wasn’t pretty.

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