The Smart Ware icon still shows up on the desktop. It’s an excellent choice to keep and backup data, doesn’t take up any room and virtually no weight when on the go! Rated 5 out of 5 by cheap dude from perfect i bought this to backup photos. Also, the USB 3. I cannot think of any cons. Boots right out of the box, has instant format feature right on the drive.

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It’s a small and convenient size to bring with you on the go.

WD My Passport Essential WDBACYABK – hard drive – GB – USB Overview – CNET

This is the latest model of the WD Passport family and the best one yet! Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. I am very pleased with this product.

I have only had this product for a few days but it looks well built. However, I do not like the Smartware interface that wd installs onto your computer to manage files. Saves large quantities of data pretty quickly.

I was using it passort about 10 minutes.

Western Digital My Passport P/n Wdbacy5000abk-00 500gb External Hard Drive

One nice thing is that, for some wdnacy5000abk-01, the Smart Ware does not take up as much of the drive as it did on the previous one. I use this hard drive to store video capture files for editing and production. Formatting it as FAT 32 did the trick. It is totally Mac compatible and will work with Time Wdbacy5000abk-01 and everything, but the process to get there is not completely clear.


The Smart Ware icon still shows up on the desktop.

I use them to make duplicate back ups of my Mac Book. One of my objectives was to be able to exchange images with my daughter.

Plenty fast for my application. Also, the USB 3. I’ll see how long it will hold up my previous portable hard drives of different brands had to be replaced every few yearsbut seems to do its job well. Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy Flyfisher from A nice product! I love that it is USB 3. I purchased to use as portable storage for photographic images. Maximum Capacity Store all your favorite photos, music, movies and important files on this high capacity, portable drive.

I ordered a WD disk. My next storage purchase was to buy a 3TB backup disk for my system. Like most other people who reviewed this product, I gave up on the software that came with it and it made my life easier.


I did it for the first Passport but did not even bother with this one. I use it with a 24 iMac under Snow Leopard and have been very happy with it. Small and light-weight, so it can go everywhere my laptop goes. I guess if you want to back up your entire computer it’s useful but I only want to back up specific files so it’s useless for me. When I travel, one always goes with me and the other into the safe deposit box.

WD My Passport Essential WDBACY5000ABK – hard drive – 500 GB – USB 3.0 Series

No Longer Available Update Location close. Besides that I have not encountered any other problems with this product! WD is a great brand! Rated wdbacy5000zbk-01 out of 5 by Anonymous from Great hard drive for great price!

Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from good value, good product I like that it’s so small and compact. It had to be done manually.

I cannot think of any cons.