WD My Passport Essential SE 750 GB Black Portable Hard Drive (USB 3.0/2.0)
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My Passport Essential SE – Next Generation High-Capacity Storage To Go.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.|
250GB - 500GB
500GB - 1TB
750GB - 1TB
USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
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|WD SmartWare|| |
|Automatic Backup|| |
|Password Protection and Hardware Encryption|| |
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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.
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.