The WD My Passport Portable comes with automatic backup software, WD Drive Utilities and the Quick Install Guide to assist you when you are learning how to use your new portable hard drive. This product is compatible with and formatted NTFS for Windows OS and requires reformatting for Mac OS. It have been used to transfer files, backup files automatically, or to secure files from unauthorized access, and also as an extra storage unit for music files, photos, or videos.
This drive is easy to use because it is USB powered, just plug it into your USB port. The automatic file backup feature is very valuable. It's very reliable hard drive which runs quietly and remarkably cool. Light weight and easy to carry and fit into a laptop bag. It's perfect for someone who stores a lot of photos or videos. It's also easy to install and quite simple to use.
This unit does not include a full system backup feature must use a free copy of an application called Acronis in order to create a system image. The automatic backup feature works only while your system is idle. The cable that comes with this unit is quite small so you may end up purchasing a larger cable.
The Bottom Line:
The WD My Passport Portable is great if what you are looking for is something to keep multimedia files or for storing documents in digital form or extra photos and videos. Besides using the userís manual that comes with the hard drive you can also go to Western Digital My Passportís support page where there is valuable information about how to use the unit to save time and help with the learning curve.