Put your digital life on the stylishly small My Passport Essential portable hard drive. With WD quality and USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connectivity, this drive is designed for today with tomorrow in mind.
Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 interface 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 are ready.
Up to 3x faster transfer rates When connected to a 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 5 minutes instead of 13 minutes.*
*Performance may vary based on users hardware and system configuration.
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WD SmartWare software You are 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 is 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 that uses recycled material and minimizes waste. We encourage you to recycle it.
Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
Up to 3x faster transfer rates with USB 3.0
Automatic, continuous backup
Password protection and hardware encryption
Connecting with your USB 2.0 port today and using with USB 3.0 when you?re ready
Transferring files up to three times faster when connected to a USB 3.0 port
Protecting your data with automatic, continuous backup
Adding extra storage space for photos, videos and music
Securing private or sensitive data with password protection and hardware encryption
Portable hard drive
WD SmartWare software
Quick Install Guide
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Mac OS Leopard or Snow Leopard (Requires re-formatting and will work in USB 2.0 mode)
4.3 in (110 mm) 0.10
3.2 in (83 mm) 0.10
0.6 in (15 mm) 0.10
0.31 lb (0.14 kg)
Data transfer rate1
Up to 480 Mb/sec in USB 2.0 mode and up to 5 Gb/sec In USB 3.0 mode
USB 3.0 and 2.0
5C to 40C
-20C to 65C