WD USB 3.0 4TB My Passport Ultra-Portable Hard Drive with Auto Backup - Black

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About this product


  • 4TB capacity can store up to 31 hours of 4K video
  • Driver free installation across Windows 7, 8 and 10
  • Smart black colour blends seamlessly with any home set up

Product overview

• Designed to fit in the palm of your hand, with plenty of space for all your important files
• 4TB 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: WDBYFT0040BBK-WESN

How much can I store on these drives?
The WD My Passport Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive offers a colossal 4TB (4,000GB ) 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*:

• 31 hours of 4K video at 30fps
• 132 hours of 1080p video at 30fps
• 1000 two-hour DVD films
• 1.2 Million digital photos
• 65,200 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 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 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
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1 x WD USB 3.0 4TB My Passport Ultra-Portable Hard Drive




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will this work with a ps4

Asked by: bert
Yes this should work fine with a PS4
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-08-11

This looks great, but can the hardware encyption be turned off? Or this like the WD MyBook drives, whereby the hardware encryption renders data irrecoverable if the casing fails, and thus ultimately useless as a backup drive?

Asked by: Juedne
No, I am sorry but this will not be suitable if you want to disable the encryption, WD do not allow disabling of their encryption.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2017-05-11

Can this product be set up with a PC to automatically back up files being used please?

Asked by: Eric
Yes, I am pleased to advise this will be suitable, with the right software.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2017-05-05

Can the wd 4tb hard drive transfer files to a tablet via the usb connection?

Asked by: Robinone
Yes this will work fine in your intended application.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-01-11
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