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WD 500GB USB 3.0 My Passport Portable Hard Drive

Code: A56LH

  • Sleek compact design
  • Extra storage for your videos, music, photos, and files
  • USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed) connections can transfer up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0

Product details

WD 500GB USB 3.0 My Passport Portable Hard Drive

• Sleek compact design
• Extra storage for your videos, music, photos, and files
• USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed) connections can transfer up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0
• Ultra-fast data transfers with USB 3.0
• Compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 interfaces
• Back up your files with automatic, continuous backup software
• Secure your files from unauthorized access with password protection and hardware encryption
• Connected and powered through your USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 interface so no need for an external power source

My Passport offers high capacity in a sleek portable drive. It features ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity; automatic, backup software; and password protection and hardware encryption to help protect your files from unauthorized use with plenty of room to store all your files.

Ultra-fast transfer rates -- When connected to a USB 3.0 port My Passport lets you access and save files in blazing speed. Reduce transfer time by up to 3 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 today and the ultra-fast speed of USB 3.0 when you’re ready to step up to the next generation.

High capacity, small design – Offering high capacity in a compact drive, 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.

Automatic, continuous backup software -- You’re in control of your backup. Install all the features, select just the components you need, or if you prefer, choose not to use the software at all. The software works quietly in the background to help protect your data using minimal PC resources. Whenever you add or change a file, it’s instantly backed up.

WD Security - WD Security utility allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to help protect your files from unauthorized use or access.

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

USB-powered -- Powered directly from the USB port on your PC. No separate power supply is needed.

WD quality inside and out – 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 and protection.

• Portable hard drive
• USB cable
• Quick Install Guide

• Formatted NTFS for Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7
• Mac OS® X Leopard®, Snow Leopard™, or Lion™ (requires reformatting)

Dimensions 111 mm x 82 mm x 15 mm
Connection Type USB 3.0
Capacity 500 GB
Powered by USB 5V
Colour Black
Backup Options N/A
Compatibility Windows, Mac - with formatting
Drive Form Factor 2.5 Inch
Data Transfer Speed Manufacturer Not Specified
Drive Spin Speed 5400 rpm

Does this have a power supply for the main.

Asked by: Jimmel
Unfortunately we no longer stock that item as it has been discontinued from our range. Due to this we are unable to obtain any in-depth Technical specification for the item.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-11-18

When it says needs formatting for an apple operating system, what does that mean?
Asked by: Anonymous
This means you will need to connect the drive to your mac and format through disc utility before use.
Answered by: rs
Date published: 2015-07-17
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Bulk Prices

Item code Item name Quantity Price
A56LH WD 500GB USB 3.0 My Passport Portable Hard Drive (1+) £35.99

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