Local and cloud backup - WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software lets you chose when and where you back up your files.
Ultra-fast transfer rates - When connected to a USB 3.0 port, My Passport Ultra lets you access and save files in blazing speed. Reduce transfer time by up to 3 times when compared to USB 2.0 transfer rates. --Performance may vary based on user's hardware and system configuration.
Works great with Windows 8 - The WD Windows 8 app makes it easy to discover the digital media stored on your My Passport Ultra drive with your Windows 8 computer. Your content is automatically displayed and organized so you can easily locate and enjoy your photos, videos and music.
Sleek design with high capacity - At just half an inch thin (12.8mm) for the 500 GB model, this drive is sleek and fast with plenty of capacity for your important digital content.
USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility - With this single drive you get compatibility with the latest USB 3.0 devices and backward compatibility with USB 2.0 devices as well.
Secure your files - WD Security utility allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to help keep your data private.
WD Drive Utilities - Register your drive, set drive timer, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities.
Durable enclosure protects the drive inside - We know your data is important to you. So we build the drive inside to our demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance, and long-term reliability. Then, we protect the drive with a durable enclosure designed for beauty.
USB-powered - Powered directly from the USB port on your PC. No separate power supply is needed.
Soft pouch included - The included soft pouch helps protect your drive from scratches.
Interface - USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
Performance SpecificationsSerial Transfer Rate - USB 3.0Serial Bus Transfer Rate (USB 3.0) - 5 Gb/s (Max)
Physical SpecificationsCapacity - 500 GB
Physical DimensionsHeight - 0.606 InchesDepth - 4.35 InchesWidth - 3.23 InchesWeight - 0.34 Pounds
Environmental SpecificationsTemperature (English)Operating - 41degrees F to 95degrees FNon-operating - -4degrees F to 149degrees F
Formatted NTFS for Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating systemsRequires reformatting for Mac OS X ---Note: Compatibility may vary depending on user?s hardware configuration and operating system.