WD My Passport Ultra External Hard Drive Review
Todays Review is about one of the most Favourite External Hard Drive on Amazon – WD My Passport Ultra with capacity up to 2TB. Talking about External Hard Drives, the design do not affect anything, but i must highlight that this portable HDD has fantastic design, it look very nice.
My Passport Ultra comes in four colors – black, blue, red and titanium and all of them looks fantastic. Okey, the capacity is not the biggest one, but only few of us really need more than that, with storage up to 2TB, it should be enough. It comes in various capacity: 500GB, 1TB and 2TB. My Passport Ultra is also one of the most cheapest external hard drives on the market at the moment, the price for 500GB is only about $59.99 and for 2TB storage the price is $97.99. Product dimensions: 0.8 x 3.2 x 4.4 inches ; and weight 8 ounces. This Western Digital product has a few new and interesting features, also the package includes 3 usefull Softwares – WD SmartWare Pro, WD Utility and WD Security, but i will describe them a bit later.
- Automatic and Cloud backup
- Pasword protection and hardware encryption
- Compitable both with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
- Works great Windows 8
- Fantastic design
- Comes various colors: Red, Blue, Black and Titanium
- USB powered
- Durable enclosure protects the drive inside
- 3-year limited warranty
- File transferring in blazing fast speed via USB 3.0
- Both compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices
- Backing up your files to the local hard drive with automatic backup software – WD Smartware Pro
- Backup your files to the cloud with Dropbox
- Add extra storage for your videos, music, photos, and documents.
- Securing your files from unauthorized access with password protection and hardware encryption
- Connecting and powering through your USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 interface
Three Things That Highlights The WD My Passport Ultra
Automated Back-Up schedule & Cloud Backup
This hard drive uses advantages of software. WD SmartWare Pro is automatted back up software. With this software You can easly back up files directly to hard disk or to the Cloud using DropBox. Also Toshiba Canvio Connect can Back Up directly to the cloud, but You only get 10GB of free Cloud Storage.
Secured Hard Drive
New feature allows to set up a password to this hard drive, which makes it much safer, only You can access Your personal information. Nowdays, when we store more and more very important data digitally, security is a big problem, so everyone should pay attention to data security. Be smart and always use password, it will make data storage a bit safer.
Design and Capacity
As i mentioned before, the Design is Great. This HDD is small and Stylish, also so portable that You would be able to put it in Your pocket and take everywhere with You. And when 2TB of storage is putted in this small and great looking device, then You have one of The Best External Hard Drives of 2015 holding in Your hands. But if You are looking for something much bigger then we recommend looking at Toshiba Canvio Desktop which has capacity up to 5TB.
· Device Type: Hard Drive – External (Portable)
· Available Capacities: 0.5TB, 1TB, 2TB
· Disk Speed: 5400 RPM
· Interface: USB 3.0
· Transfer Rate: 5Gbps (USB 3.0) / 480Mbps (USB 2.0)
· Average Seek Time: 12ms
· Buffer: 8MB cache
· Weight: 9 ounces
· Width: 3.21 inches
· Depth: 0.5 inches
· Height: 4.34 inches
· Limited Warranty: 3 years
· Manufacturer: Western Digital
Key Features That Makes WD My Passport Ultra so Popular in 2015
Back up on Both Hard Drive and Cloud
As I mentioned before, this great HDD uses all the benefits of Software. WD Smartware software allows users to choose freely when and where to Back Up their data. Make Your own schedule that works best for You. Choose all the files and folders that You want to Back Up. And also SmartWare Pro users can use theitr DropBox accounts to back up safely on the cloud.
Ultra Fast Transfer Rates
WD My Passport Ultra has USB 3.0 port, which means that this Hard Disk is one of the fastest available right now, at transfer rate 5.0Gbps. When compared to USB 2.0, the USB 3.0 is about three times faster, that means it is three times less time-consuming than many other Hard Drives which have USB 2.0. But Perfomance also depends on Users hardware and system configuration. My WD Passport Ultra allows to access documents and save files in blazing speed. WD My Passport Ultra is compitable with both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports.
At just half an inch tin for 500GB model, this Hard Disk is like a fashion accessorie.
Durable enclosure protects the drive inside
The Passport Ultra offers unexperienced long-term reliability, durability and shock toleranc. All of this ir possible thanks to Durable Enclosure and a 3 year limited warranty for Your peace of mind, and that is pretty long warranty, which gives this device another plus.
WD SmartWare Pro
You are living active lifestyle and making a lot of photos, videos and documentation which matters? If it matters to You make a second copy with WD SmartWare Pro, and stop worrying about losing important data.
Make It All Automatic – Set It Up And Forget It!
Making Back Ups everyday? No, You do not need to do that if You are using automatic backup software that does all the work instead of You. With Smartware You can easly set up schedule and decide exaclty when to back up Your files otr whole system.
There are two main options to choose from
· Continuous back up to back up all Your data as soon as they are added, saved or just changed.
· Scheduled Back-Up which allows You to decide exact time and date when to back up Your files
Duplicating the whole system on a Hard Drive is very time consuming process. It is much wiser to duplicate just Your videos, photos, documents, e-mails and movies. That will be much less time consuming and even if system fails, software can be re-installed, and Your digital memories will to, if You back up them on HDD.
What You Get
- WD My Passport Ultra
- USB cable
- WD Smartware Pro software
- Quick install guide
Do I Recommend WD My Passport Ultra To Someone?
The answer is NO, because i recommend it to ANYONE!
This little super portable and light External Hard Drive, has fantastic design, that it could be even just a stylish accessory to everyone. It has storage up to 2TB, and looks very good, it is so small that fits in a pocket and costs only hundred bucks, so this is the best external hard drive you can buy for under 100 dollars. And i believe it will stay the same for year 2015.