Western Digital are back at it again with their attempt at making a dependable external hard drive. At under £50, you are getting a lot for what you are paying for. Firstly, you get a compact, sleek and thin package. The Drive itself is USB 3.0 so you can get some nice transfer speeds, but nothing like a SSD or a built in 7200Rpm hard rrive. My main purpose for this device is simply to use it as an easy portable, secure storage drive for my rapidly expanding image collection, so I have not applied the pre-loaded backup software, at this stage.
To test this drive out, I transfered a 1GB file from my main drive into the Passport. I timed this and it was completed in 15.79 seconds. So you can say that the transfer speed is 63MB/s, which is fairly fast.
Looking at the Passport itself, you have a very small form factor which makes this product very portable for travel, and can easily fit into your bag. For some insight, the passport measures in at 8.2 x 1.6 x 11 cm. At 1.6 cm in thickness, you will have no problem hooking it up to your laptop, in case you haven’t got enough storage.
Availability and Specifications
This external hard drive is available off Amazon in the UK and US for £47.99/$59.99 and can be purchased here:
The Passport specifications can be found below:
|Item Weight||159 g|
|Product Dimensions||8.2 x 1.6 x 11 cm|
|Item model number||WDBGPU0010BBK-EESN|
|Series||My Passport Ultra 1TB Black|
|Computer Memory Type||DDR3 SDRAM|
Pros And Cons
- Great bang for your buck
- Very portable and light
- High capacity
- Small form factor
- Would have liked for higher transfer speeds.
I would highly recommend this to anybody looking for a good, reliable and dependable external hard drive, and is not looking to break the bank. For under 50, you are getting reasonable transfer speeds with a high capacity. This product has been working perfectly for me within the last month.