WD My Passport Ultra 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive with Auto and Cloud Backup - Blue
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WD My Passport Ultra
My Passport Ultra portable 500GB, 1TB and 2TB hard drives feature WD SmartWare Pro back-up software that lets you save data to the drive itself or use Dropbox to back-up to the cloud. Move files quickly with the blazing speed of USB 3.0 connectivity. Keep your data private with password protection and hardware encryption.
Automatic and Cloud Back-up
Safeguard your memories with WD SmartWare Pro automatic back-up software, which works quietly in the background to help protect your data using minimal PC resources. Save data directly to the drive or to the cloud using Dropbox.
High-capacity, Compact, Storage to Go
Offering up to 2TB in a compact design, My Passport Ultra is the ideal companion for your Ultrabook and other slim notebooks. Travel light with all your digital content. It also comes in a range of stylish colours -- black, blue, red and titanium.
Use WD Security to set password protection and hardware encryption and protect your files from unauthorised use or access.
Ultra-sleek Design -- At just half-an-inch thin (12.8mm) for the 500 GB model, this drive is sleek and fast with plenty of capacity for your important digital content. The 1 TB model is a mere 0.60” (15.3 mm), while the massive capacity of 2 TB is 0.81” (20.5 mm).
Ultra-fast Transfer Rates -- When connected to a USB 3.0 port, My Passport Ultra lets you access and save files quickly with a data transfer rate of up to 5GB. Reduce transfer time by up to three times when compared to USB 2.0 transfer rates.
Performance may vary based on user’s hardware and system configuration.
USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Compatibility -- With this single drive you get compatibility with your USB 2.0 devices and the ultra-fast speed of USB 3.0.
Local and Cloud Back-up -- WD SmartWare Pro lets you choose where you back-up your files. Back-up files to your My Passport Ultra drive or to the cloud using Dropbox.
Secure Files -- WD Security utility allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to help keep your data private.
WD Drive Utilities -- Register your drive, set drive timer, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities.
Durable Enclosure Protects the Drive Inside -- We know your data is important to you, so we build the drive inside to our demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance, and long-term reliability. Then, we protect the drive with a durable enclosure designed for beauty.
USB-powered -- Powered directly from the USB port on your PC. No separate power supply is needed.
At a Glance
- Ultra-compact design with plenty of storage
- Fast data transfers with USB 3.0 interface
- USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
- Automatic back-up software for local back-ups
- Cloud back-up through Dropbox
- Password protection and hardware encryption
- Transferring files quickly with USB 3.0
- Backing-up your files to the local drive or cloud
- Adding extra storage for your videos, music, photos, and files
- Securing your files from unauthorised access with password protection and hardware encryption
- Connecting and powering through a USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 interface
- Formatted NTFS + Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP operating systems
- Requires reformatting for Mac OS X
Note: Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration and operating system.
WD Portable Storage Comparison Chart
My Passport Ultra
My Passport Slim
|Ideal for||Added storage and back-up when you're on the go||Stylish storage and back-up for your music, movies and photos|
|Available colours||Black, White, Blue, Red, Titanium||Silver|
|Connection||USB 3.0, USB 2.0||USB 3.0, USB 2.0|
|Capacity range||500 GB - 2 TB||1 TB - 2 TB|
|High capacity for all your photos, music and videos||✔||✔|
|Automatic back-up with WD SmartWare Pro||✔||✔|
|Cloud back-up with Dropbox||✔||✔|
|256 bit hardware encryption||✔||✔|
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Top Customer Reviews
As I'd only had USB2 external media before, I never bothered with proper backups as they took too long (!) and while I use USB sticks to transfer stuff from my PC to play on the TV, I was finding that the trend to HD was making TV episodes etc take up more space and a 32GB stick is just way too small.
The main attractions were that these disks are high-capacity - I spent a few pounds more and got the 2GB versions, support USB3 and are tiny, good-looking things that won't be an eyesore on my desk. The majority of external disks are a pound or two cheaper and would look more at home in Steptoe and Son's yard.
I'm not a fan of built-in software, so I formatted the disks on my PC before doing anything else. This means they're just normal hard disks now with no fancy stuff on that I don't need and I can just drag and drop stuff as and when I like. (Just plug the device into your PC, go to My Computer, right click on the drive and select Format. Ten seconds later, you're done).
I used a free little program called Flashbench to see how fast the disk was compared with my USB sticks and it showed on average to be reading and writing five times as fast, which is about what you'd expect (peaking at 105MB/sec for read and 88 MB/sec for write). For files of a Gigabyte or so, it doesn't feel a lot slower than my regular built in hard disks, though I guess this will vary from user to user. Anyway, there's none of the long long wait I get when putting stuff onto USB2 sticks, so that's fine for me.
The supplied USB3 cable is about a foot/30cm long, so will probably be fine if you're plugging this into a laptop.Read more ›
The drive is very fast and build quality is great. The red coloured one looks great too!
Backup conscious users will be pleased to find WD Smartware Pro software which works a treat.
One qualm I have is the shortish cable on offer, as I use this on a desktop. But then again, if it were longer one could argue that it would not fit the protective cases supplied for these drives. I also got the Amazon basics case which is good value and fits the drive plus cable easily.
The WD 2TB is plug and play, (as expected) and current is drawn through the supplied USB3 cable which aids portability.
This offering is covered by a 1 year warranty and comes bundled with "WD SmartWare Pro automatic back-up software".
I highly recommend this drive to anyone wanting reliable, portable and affordable external storage.
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