WD USB 3.0 2TB My Passport for Mac Portable Hard Drive - Black

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About this product


  • 2TB capacity can store up to 15.5 hours of 4K video
  • Fully compatible with Apple Time Machine back up software
  • Pre-formatted to work with Mac OS X

Product overview

• Designed to fit in the palm of your hand, with plenty of space for all your important files
• 2TB of total storage space lets you easily move large file types and multiple files
• USB 3.0 connection, compatible with USB 2.0
• Fully compatible with Apple Time Machine software to let you duplicate important data for safe keeping
• 256-Bit AES hardware encryption keeps your data secure from prying eyes
• Pre-formatted to work with Mac OS X
• Two-year manufacturer warranty
• Manufacturer part code: WDBP6A0020BBK-WESN

How much can I store on these drives?
The WD My Passport Portable USB 3.0 For Mac offers an large 2TB (2,000GB) of data storage to take around with you. This is plenty of space for any on the go storage needs, and you can store up to*:

• 15.5 hours of 4K video at 30fps
• 66 hours of 1080p video at 30fps
• 500 two-hour DVD films
• 640,000 digital photos
• 32,600 hours of digital music

*All numbers are an approximation, file quality, length and size may effect total amount of data saved.

Can I back up my files using this hard drive?
The WD My Passport for Mac is fully compatible with the Apple Time Machine software. This lets you back up your data manually or set up a backup routine to automatically protect your photos, videos, music and documents .

How secure are these portable hard drives?
WD security ensures that all files saved to the WD My Passport are safe and secure from prying eyes. Create a personalised password unique to you and be safe in the knowledge that your files are protected with 256-bit hardware encryption. Should you misplace your drive somewhere, a ‘return if found’ prompt can be set to display a customised message and help the drive get back to you.

Easy to use portable storage
The WD My Passport Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for Mac uses a driver-free installation and works instantly on Mac computers running Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite and El Captain. Simply connect the drive using the USB 3.0 connection and begin transferring files straight away. The drive can also be used with a USB 2.0 connection but at a reduced speed.

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Drive doesn’t eject Bought the Mac version of this product. Don’t Install the WD Utilities software - it completely messed up my machine and had to uninstall it. Once utilities software was unistalled the drive wouldn’t eject correctly. The only way to eject it was to “force eject” which does the trick but clearly is not the correct way to eject and can cause data. While the drive does appear to be working correctly in terms of being able to add and remove files, I’m worried that it will corrupt given that it won’t eject correctly. Would not repurchase, given the option. Not impressed with WD given this storage device has been designed for the Mac.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Neat device for Mac Time Machine backup I bought this recently as a permanently connected device for use with Time Machine on my Macbook Pro. It worked straight away as expected and it is neat and easy to carry around. I do not have a huge amount of storage on the Mac, so offload anything that is not needed day to day onto the My Passport disc. That keeps the Mac running smoothly but still gives easy access to lots of data.
Date published: 2017-01-02
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1 x WD USB 3.0 2TB My Passport for Mac Portable Hard Drive




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Can you use this drive independently of Time Machine, just as a plug in to your mac with USB and copy files across to the hard drive, then delete them off my mac book?

Asked by: Big Sid
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2018-01-03

will this work with my Mac OS Sierra? If yes, is it plug and play or does it need formatting?

Asked by: Cathynuk
Yes, this will be compatible with any Mac OSX version and should be compatible out of the box with Mac.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2017-08-18

can this drive be used for windows and mac simultaneously?

Asked by: clemk1001
No, I am sorry but the item will not be suitable.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-08-17

I want to reduce the amount of photos stored on my MacBook. Can I download photos on this device and then delete photos on the MacBook. but use it now and again to retrieve and use the saved photos at will.

Asked by: Brasso
Yes this would be fine.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-08-09

So, basically - pre-formatting for the Mac costs an extra £15 over the cost of the 'standard' Windows product? Seems like purchasing the latter and self formatting is a no brainer to me?

Asked by: Codmental
Yes, this is correct, however, in order for Western Digital to have the device tested and accredited for Macintosh on their product will incur costs to the manufacturer.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-07-11

will this work with my apple mac

Asked by: PHIL56
Compatibility Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Apple OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Apple OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Apple OS X 10.11 El Capitan
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-06-28
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