Specifically designed for MAC users this WD My Passport for Mac Portable has 500GB/1TB/2TB capacity, USB 3.0 interface and password protection. This unit gives users the ability to add extra storage for music files, photos and videos. Formatted HFS+ Journaled for use with Mac OS and also compatible with Apple Time Machine. If users have a Windows Operating System the unit will need reformatting.
Performs well and is very convenient to use. First time using it is made easier because of the pre-formatted MAC operating system and because it is USB powered. There is an automatic installation on-screen that the user just has to follow. It also comes with a 1-2-3--type illustration showing the setup in detail.
Reformatting it to be used on a Windows system was easy using the drive management utility after download the updated driver from the WD website. The resources and instructions for using this on a PC can also easily be found online.
The instructions and warranty information as well as the technical specifications are printed in very small font, which can be difficult for most people to read.
The Bottom Line:
The WD My Passport for Mac Portable is recommended for anyone using a MAC product that desires fast backups. It works on a Mac book Pro right out of the box and fits perfectly in a laptop bag for easy backups on the go. This is also perfect for those looking for an external hard drive with password and hardware encryption security.