Portable Hard Drives
500 GB USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
Next generation storage to go.
The world's number one selling portable drive now offers both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 connectivity for compatibility today and speed for the future. All in a stylish small design that makes it easy to take your digital life with you. Put your digital life on the stylishly small My Passport Essential portable hard drive. With WD quality and leading-edge technology this drive is designed for today with tomorrow in mind.
Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility - 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're ready.
Up to 3x faster transfer rates - When connected to a SuperSpeed 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 under 5 minutes instead of 14 minutes.*
*Performance may vary based on user's hardware and system configuration.
WD quality inside and out - For over 20 years millions of people worldwide have trusted their data to WD hard drives. We are successful because we understand the importance of your data and our first concern is keeping that data safe.
WD SmartWare software - You're 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's 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.
*A model with disabled encryption is also available.
USB powered - Powered directly from the USB port on your PC. No separate power supply is needed.
Planet friendly - We designed a small box to minimize waste and used recycled material. We encourage you to recycle it.
* Formatted NTFS
* Windows XP Windows Vista Windows 7
* Requires reformatting for Mac OS X Leopard Snow Leopard
* Portable hard drive
* WD SmartWare software
* USB cable
* Quick Install Guide Physical Specifications
Interface Dual Compatibility (USB 3.0 and USB 2.0)
Height 0.60 Inches
Depth 3.2 Inches
Height 15 mm
Depth 83 mm
Important Delivery Information
This product cannot be shipped outside of New Zealand.
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