WD USB 3.0 3TB My Passport Ultra-Portable Hard Drive with Auto Backup - Red

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About this product


  • 3TB capacity can store up to 23 hours of 4K video
  • Driver free installation across Windows 7, 8 and 10
  • Rich red colour adds character to any home set up

Product overview

• Designed to fit in the palm of your hand, with plenty of space for all your important files
• 3TB of total storage space lets you easily move large file types and multiple files
• USB 3.0 connection, compatible with USB 2.0
• WD My Backup software lets you duplicate important data for safe keeping
• 256-Bit AES hardware encryption keeps your data secure from prying eyes
• Driver free installation across Windows 7, 8 and 10 operating systems
• Reformatting required for use with Mac OS
• Two-year manufacturer warranty
• Manufacturer part number: WDBYFT0030BRD-WESN

How much can I store on these drives?
The WD My Passport Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive offers a massive 3TB (3,000GB) 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*:

• 23 hours of 4K video at 30fps
• 99 hours of 1080p video at 30fps
• 750 two-hour DVD films
• 960,000 digital photos
• 48,900 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?
Included with the WD My Passport is the WD back up software, which protects your files against getting lost. You can manually run the software or create a schedule to automatically create a backup of your important files.

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 uses a driver-free installation and works instantly on computers running Windows 7, 8 and 10. 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.

The WD My Passport can also be used with Mac operating systems, though a format will be required.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable and Stylish Hard Drive Sleek design, secure, very easy to use, with the added peace of mind feature of Auto Back-up. Out of the many memory storage options out there, this is one I would definitely highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Saviour Of Toddler Photos I've been using this over the past few days and really like it so far! Great amount of storage for a really good price, and the setup process was dead easy. I transferred the entire contents of the images folder from my laptop and everything in my DropBox account and all 400GB of it was safely there in just over 30 minutes. Operation is pretty much silent and the size makes it nice and easy to take with you on your travels. Setting up a back up schedule is fairly easy too. I can't really think what else I would have wanted from an external hard drive - it's small, it's got masses of storage space, it's quick, it's quiet and it's easy to use. Happy days! It also now means that I can take another 4,000 photos of my toddler tomorrow and not worry about running out of space on my phone again!
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Prefer the earlier version I bought this item to replace an earlier version purchased in 2012, which was lost (fortunately it was well password protected - users take note.) The latest model is a little bulkier than the earlier one, without the rounded corners, so will not fit a pocket so well. True, it offers some extra features such as auto-backup, but these are of little interest to me. I just want a pr=ortable back-up for my photos when travelling. Also, in spite of assurances from WD, the model is incompatable with Windows XP. XP's Windows Explorer cannot 'see' it. (In would like to thank the Maplin staff for their assistance in proving this point.) I will be upgrading my desktop this year, but need the drive now, and anyway intend to keep my XP laptop (without internet access). I have swapped the new drive for one of my wife's earlier models, which is XP compatable. Maplin also offered a soft case for the drive, but it does not fit the new model! They are refunding me the cost of that item, but should remove it from their website, or at least post warnings.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I wanted storage for personal use and for work so I bought it in the sale online and it was promptly delivered. It was easy to format to use on the mac as well as a PC and a lovely colour. Would recommend!
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning, beautiful appearance complete with yellow USB. Top-notch performance. Bought as a gift, they're delighted with it
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far so good! I'm so far happy with this product as it is light and storage is quite large.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy, light, portable. Plenty of storage and reasonable. I have the orange one too. Working through the colours ... good to recognise quickly which drive you need.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic HDD Great product, easy to use, plug and go...... Purchased to use as storage device for recorded TV programmes with our smart TV. Fantastic, we now have twice the capacity of Sky+ box to record non 'sky' channels, thus leaving ample room on the Sky+ box to record Sports etc......
Date published: 2017-04-13
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1 x WD USB 3.0 3TB My Passport Ultra-Portable Hard Drive




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Can I use this to install games of steam rather than installing on to the built in hard drive

Asked by: GhostFuzionZ
We can only provide details about the drive, you are asking what software not provided by Maplin will do. I would advise checking with Steam.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2018-01-01

Is the WD-WD 4TB hard drive compatible with the Netgear AC1900 R7000 WiFi Router with regard to the Netgear ReadySHARE Vault Backup app?

Asked by: Dave
Unfortunately, this question is best directed to Netgear the publisher of the app as we have no way of testing this for you and the manufacturer has not specified it as a feature.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-12-09

Will this work with xbox games? Is this a spin drive?

Asked by: karen
Sorry but the Question is unclear ... XBOX games ? Original Xbox? - NO Xbox 360? - NO Xbox one? - YES Yes it is a "spin drive" If you intend to use this drive with XBOX ONE then the following web page may help https://support.xbox.com/en-GB/xbox-one/console/manage-storage
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-11-29

Will this work with XBox One?

Asked by: robcom
Yes this will work fine on all xbox one consoles.
Answered by: imdoubletrouble
Date published: 2017-11-28

Does it have mains powered also?

Asked by: PW1968
This is USB powered only
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2017-11-21

does this have a USB Cable? How about otherd Drives

Asked by: Bryan
Yes this does have a usb cable
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-10-29

What does USB  3.00 mean?

Asked by: Susie
Please see the link below as this may help https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_3.0
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-10-13

How long is the guarantee on the WD 1TB MY PASSPORT PORTABLE HARD DRIVE

Asked by: Michael
This comes with a 12 month warranty as with all our items.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-10-05
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