12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: WD My Passport Essential 500 GB Real Red Portable Hard Drive (USB 3.0/2.0) (Personal Computers)
Just arrived today, 1 day earlier than they stated
I read other reviews about the software that comes with it, so I just formatted the drive, I suggest you do the same so you don't come across the same problems as other people did
Formatting takes about 15 seconds, just right click the drive, select format, keep as NTFS, Allocation Size Default, keep rest the same
The Hard Drive Itself:
Total usable capacity: 465GB (* * * *)
Currently copying over 100GB of files and its transferring it at 17.5MB/s (Average) (says about 1 hour)... (* * * *)
The cable that comes with it is like one I have never seen before, its about 35cm long, the connector is small, thin (* * *)
The packaging is cheap, it tears when you try and take everything out of the box (* *)
Cheap in my opinion, I looked around for cheaper alternatives and this was by far the Best Value for Money at £52~ (* * * * *)
Taking in to consideration it is 3.0 compatible
Overall I'm generally happy with this product, it does what I want, although I did expect faster speeds and a better cable (will be a pain and expense to replace the cable), but it was the cheapest at the time of purchase so good product overall.
Now I want to see just how long it will last...