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WD My Passport Essential SE 750 GB Black Portable Hard Drive (USB 3.0/2.0)

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  • Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
  • Connectivity today with speed for tomorrow
  • Up to 3x faster transfer rates with USB 3.0
  • Hardware encryption and password protection
  • Automatic, continuous backup
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandWestern Digital
Product Dimensions17.5 x 15.4 x 5.1 cm
Item model numberWDBACX7500ABK-EESN
SeriesWDBACX7500ABK MY Passport Essential SE
ColorBlack
Hard Drive Size750 GB
  
Additional Information
ASINB004445JJA
Best Sellers Rank 59,810 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight281 g
Date First Available20 Oct. 2010
  
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Product Description

Product Description

My Passport Essential SE – Next Generation High-Capacity Storage To Go.

WD Quality inside and out
My Passport portable drives are the world's best selling drives. With 20 years of experience we know how to protect your data.

Put your digital life on the stylish, maximum capacity My Passport Essential SE 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

If you're worried that your portable drive won't be able to keep up with the transfer rates of the future, then look no further than the My Passport Essential SE. With the dual interface you'll have a single drive with both universal compatibility for today, and the next-generation speed you need 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 USB 3.0 port this drive lets you access and save files up to 3 times faster than USB 2.0. Imagine being able to transfer a 2-hour HD movie in just 5 minutes instead of 13 minutes.* Not only will this save you time and allow you to do other tasks, but it also makes your media that much more portable, available to take with you or be transferred within 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.

Use it with USB 2.0 now and step up to USB 3.0 speed when you're ready.
A single drive with universal compatibility today and next-generation speed for tomorrow.
Maximum Capacity

File sizes just keep on getting bigger. With HD movies taking up more and more space, we often have to made hard decisions about what we can afford to take with us. That's why bigger is best, and you can easily store all your favourite photos, music, movies, and important files on this high capacity, portable drive.

WD SmartWare Software

You're in control of your backup. With our intuitive backup system you can decide how you approach securing your data for the future - you can 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

A backup system that works as you do, running quietly in the background to protect your data using minimal PC resources. Whenever you add or change a file it's instantly backed up, so you can be safe in the knowledge that if the worst happens, your stored data will let you carry on from only moments before.

Password Protection for Privacy

Data privacy is a big concern for many people, and with a portable drive there is always the possibility that it could be misplaced during a journey. Gain peace of mind knowing that your data is protected from unauthorised access with password protection and encryption.

High capacity in a smaller drive.
Massive capacity in this small, stylish drive that is powered directly from the USB port on your PC.
USB-Powered

A truly portable drive without a chunky power adapter. As this drive is powered directly from the USB port on your PC, no separate power supply is needed, allowing you the freedom and flexibility to take this small drive anywhere and connect via any compatible device or hub when you need it.

Planet Friendly

We designed a small box that uses recycled material and minimises waste. We encourage you to recycle it when you're finished, to help reduce waste further and help the environment.

Ideal for:
  • 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 Storage Comparison Table

Western Digital Elements Portable Western Digital Elements Portable SE Western Digital My Passport Essential Western Digital My Passport Essential SE
SUMMARY Simply affordable, easily portable. Maximum capacity storage in a compact design. Next generation storage to go. Next generation high-capacity storage to go.
Capacity
250GB - 500GB
500GB - 1TB
500GB
750GB - 1TB
Interface
USB 2.0
USB 2.0
USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
Available Colours
Black
Black
WD SmartWare
Yes
Yes
Automatic Backup
Yes
Yes
Password Protection and Hardware Encryption
Yes
Yes

Box Contains

Package Contents
MSI NVIDIA GTX560TI Graphics Card

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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259 of 269 people found the following review helpful By bazril on 8 July 2011
External hard-drives are great. You can load them up with all your files, transport them easily and plug them in to whatever computer you want, in order to work on your files.

Not this one.

WD, in their infinite wisdom, decided that being a plain usb mass storage device was not good enough for them. Any time you plug this device into a windows PC it will nag you to install an SES driver. Not very handy of you're using a work, university or public PC and have no chance of installing new drivers. Without the SES driver it may mount as read-only - a problem we haven't managed to fix yet. The WD forums are awash with complaints about this driver nonsense, and the 'unremovable' virtual CD.

On the positive side, it works fine under Linux (Kubuntu 9.10). No driver issues here.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By MK on 11 May 2011
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What a great Hard Drive. Had it about a month now and it has delivered my needs perfectly. Doenst need an external power source which is excellent compared to my hard drives in the past. well designed, compact and light, perfect for travelling with. I shopped around abit and decided to spend the extra cash for this one. TRUST ME, its worth the cash. IOMEGA are the worst hard drives ever but cheaper, 2 of them have corrupted on me in the past and lost all my data, so the WD brand is worth the extra money.

As for software issues, just don't install any of the preinstalled software, delete it and use it as a normal drag and drop drive. Its THAT simple. Can't believe how many people have moaned about this issue.

Packaging was excellent and arrived exactly on time.
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By Bravo873k on 28 Nov. 2011
The western digital external hard drive is a fantastically priced product and works extremely well it's small and compact well worth the money thankyou amazon for bring such an amazing product.
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