The worlds 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 youre 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 users 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
- Youre 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 its
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.
- Powered directly from the USB port on your PC. No separate power
supply is needed.
- 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