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WD My Passport 500GB Portable Hard Drive - Silver

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  • Sleek compact design with plenty of storage
  • Fast data transfers with USB 3.0 interface
  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
  • Automatic backup software
  • Password protection and hardware encryption
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Colour Silver black Berry Black
Data Transfer Rate 625 MB per second 5,120 MB per second 1 MB per second
Hard Disk Rotational Speed 5,400 rpm 0 rpm 0 rpm
Hard Disk Size 500 GB 5 TB 1 TB 1,000 GB
Item Dimensions 8.2 x 11.1 x 1.5 cm 10.2 x 12.7 x 2.5 cm 1.58 x 8.16 x 11 cm 8.15 x 11 x 1.63 cm
Item Weight 140 grams 40 grams 160 grams 245 grams
Memory Storage Capacity 500 GB 1 TB 1 TB
Model Year 2012 2012 2015 2016
Size 500GB 10,2 x 15,2 x 4,1 cm 1 TB 1 TB
Special Feature Hot Swap Function^BUS powered LED indicators^Operating temperature range:5 - 35 °C^Security algorithms:256-bit AES^USB powered^Y

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Technical Details
Brand nameWestern Digital
Item Weight141 g
Product Dimensions11.1 x 8.2 x 1.5 cm
Item model numberWDBKXH5000ASL-EESN
SeriesWDBKXH5000ASL MY Passport
ColorSilver
Form Factor2.5 Inches
Hard Drive Size500 GB
  
Additional Information
ASINB007UOW8M2
Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars 1,584 customer reviews
Best Sellers Rank 67,348 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight259 g
Date First Available11 May 2012
  
Warranty & Support
Warranty, Parts: Replacement parts covered under manufacturer's warranty terms for 12 months from date of purchase

Warranty, Labor: Labour cost covered under manufacturer's warranty terms for 12 months from date of purchase
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Product Description

WD Quality inside and out
My Passport portable drives are the world's best selling drives & now upto a massive 2 TB capacity.

My Passport – Massive capacity, small design

Offering massive capacity upto 2 TB in an amazingly small enclosure, My Passport is the ideal companion for anyone with lots of videos, photos, music and files that they want to help protect and take on the road.

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.
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. 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.

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.
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
WD Drive Utilities lets you set security & run diagnostics.
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 Drive Utilities

Register your drive, set drive security, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities.

Use it with USB 2.0 now and step up to USB 3.0 speed when you're ready.
Continuously backup your data, even on the move.
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.

No power adapter required

The drive is powered through the USB port, so there's no need to lug around a bulky power adapter.

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

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SUMMARY Simply affordable, easily portable. Maximum capacity storage in a compact design. Next generation storage to go. Next generation high-capacity storage to go. Next generation high-capacity storage to go.
Capacity
250GB - 500GB
500GB - 1TB
500GB
750GB - 1TB
500GB - 2TB
Interface
USB 2.0
USB 2.0
USB 3.0 and 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
Yes
Automatic Backup
Yes
Yes
Yes
Password Protection and Hardware Encryption
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Portable hard drive
USB cable
Quick Install Guide


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