Western Digital My Passport for MAC USB3.0 and USB-C External Hard Drive, 5 TB, WDBA2F0050BBL-WESN

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Colour: Dark Blue
Dark Blue
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Capacity: 5TB
5TB
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Style Name: For Mac
For Mac
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Configuration: USB3.0/USB-C
USB3.0/USB-C
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About this item

  • A trusted portable storage that perfectly complements your onthego lifestyle
  • Password protection helps to keep digital life's contents safe
  • Builtin 256 bit Aes hardware encryption
  • Perfectly paired with Apple's Time Machine backup software
  • Stylish design that fits in the palm of hand

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Colour:Dark Blue  |  Capacity:5TB  |  Style Name:For Mac  |  Configuration:USB3.0/USB-C

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Colour:Dark Blue  |  Capacity:5TB  |  Style Name:For Mac  |  Configuration:USB3.0/USB-C

Western Digital 5 TB My Passport for MAC USB3.0 and USB-C External Hard Drive is trusted, portable storage that perfectly complements your on-the-go lifestyle. Compatible with USB-C and USB-A, the My Passport for Mac drive comes equipped to connect with today's latest technology. With a new, stylish design that fits in the palm of your hand, there's space to store, organize and share all the photos, videos, music and documents that fill your life. Midnight Blue colour My Passport for Mac is perfectly paired with Apple's Time Machine backup software and password protection, it helps keep your files safe and your life driving forward. And with SuperSpeed USB, you can quickly start backing up everything in your life and keep driving forward.


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My Passport for Mac My Passport Ultra My Passport Go
My Passport for Mac My Passport Ultra My Passport Go
Technology HDD HDD SSD (Up to 300MB/s)
Interface USB 3.0/2.0 USB-C/3.0/2.0 USB 3.0/2.1
Password Protection Hardware Encryption Hardware Encryption Not included
Auto Backup WD Backup for PC WD Backup for PC WD Backup for PC
PC/Mac Ready PC PC PC and Mac
Shock Resistant - - Yes
Great for Backup & Storage Backup & Storage Travel, On-the-Go

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Reviewed in Australia on 16 June 2021
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Reviewed in Australia on 14 December 2020
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Reviewed in Australia on 27 September 2021
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Reviewed in Australia on 20 August 2021
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Reviewed in Australia on 4 March 2020
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Reviewed in Australia on 19 May 2020
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Reviewed in Australia on 2 October 2020
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Reviewed in Australia on 23 February 2021
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Neeraj Vishwakarma
5.0 out of 5 stars ♥️ 👍Witnessed many Hard Disks but WD never dissapoints.5⭐
Reviewed in India on 22 January 2020
Colour: BlueCapacity: 4TBStyle Name: PCConfiguration: USB3.0Verified Purchase
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5.0 out of 5 stars ♥️ 👍Witnessed many Hard Disks but WD never dissapoints.5⭐
Reviewed in India on 22 January 2020
☝️A PREVIEW TO PURCHASE :
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I like to keep backups of backups of my lifetime collected data & thus have over 15 TB of external harddisks in my arsenal with a dominant share of Western digital disks( both passport & elements ) & few others like Transcend , Samsung SSD & a seagate ( old usb 2.0 ).

🔶️ Now , whenever we opt to go for a new external Disk purchase, the following challenges are encountered & if you are planning to invest thousands in purchase - my detailed review, even though a bit lengthy is worth reading.

👉 HDDs vs SSDs :
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While none of the mechanical HDDs can reach the blazing fast speeds of SSDs which are in excess of 500 MB/s R/W, The HDDs definitely offer a better value for money per MB of storage.

Also if data is corrupted in a SSD its almost never retrievable while in a HDD , there is always a hope depending upon extent of damage.

🔷️ So for majority bulk data backup - HDD are a better option to costlier SSDs.

👉 WD vs Seagate :
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This is again a topmost struggle, making a decision.

🔸️Now both are giant reputed american storage brands & preference is mostly based upon personal usage experiences.

🔸️I read somewhere that seagate offers better speeds& WD better reliability but i don't feel its always true as speeds depend upon the type of files being transferred & reliability of drive upon manufacturing processes , which is hard to doubt for both brands.

🔸️ Regarding price WD is a bit costlier to seagate for same capacity.

🔸️ Both offer same warranties of 3 years.

I had a wd failure & my friend had seagate failure - yet we both got replacements with data restored from their service centres.

🔸️ Regarding inbuilt software , i suppose WD is better as it comes with WD discovery that can link with all your social portals for backup too.

🔷️ So you can go for any of these brands - WD being my personal favorite.

🔷️ To ensure failsafe operation , testing for bad sectors before use ( using WD utility or any other HDD inspection software like HD sentinel etc ) is always a good idea.

🔷️ Store these drives horizontally in a dry case & not vertically or inclined , as in latter case the heads and platters tend to deform & get stuck.

I learnt it the hard way.

💝 I bought the latest 2019 4 TB passport drive and 3.63 TB of usable space was available in it.

🔸️ The packing as usual was good enough with an instruction manual & 8 inches of connecting cable.

5/5 ⭐

🔸️ The HD enclosure is premium ABS plastic which can surely withstand few non- severe slips & falls.

A periphery cushioning or base padding with shock absorbent rubber would additionally be great.

4.2 /5 ⭐

🔸️ The design & looks of this new drive aren't as elegant & classy, as previous passports & elements as my personal opinion.

2/5 ⭐

🔸️ The drive is very compact, sturdy & light weight too.

5/5 ⭐

🔸️ It was formatted in NTFS mode with 4096 bytes of allocation unit size with GPT partition style.

ExFat is another option & you can play with allocation size also for better speeds but a bit less space.

5/5 ⭐

🔸️ In a practical transfer , With a mixed media & software file folder transfer of 5 GB , i registered - a write speed of 112 MB /s & a read speed of 160 MB /s on my HP omen core i7 configuration , which i suppose is fair enough for a mechanical Hard drive.

In crystal mark the read write speeds were around 120 / 115 MB / sec which is fair enough for a mechanical drive

5/5 ⭐

🔸️ The new Hard disk has softwares for mac & windows backup both.

5/5 ⭐

🔸️ The HD has a very small point like white led indication for status & won't bother much in dark rooms.

5/5 ⭐

🔸️ The HD is very silent during operation & doesn't heat much even after few hours of backup.

5/5 ⭐

🔸️ Warranty offered is 3 years which is contemporary to industry standards & similar to seagate.

As already quoted earlier , i had one harddisk replaced & data restored in warranty like 6 years back by WD.

So no issues there, however - no one is going to offer pick & drop at home - be assured.

🤏 Final Verdict :
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All in all , I have always been a WD guy & this new 2019 version further restores my faith in the same.

Just remember to keep multiple backups to critical data and store the drive in a dry place horizontally.

⭐ Do click helpful below , if you find the review helpful.
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Ricardo
2.0 out of 5 stars Bajo rendimiento
Reviewed in Spain on 7 January 2020
Colour: BlackCapacity: 5TBStyle Name: PCConfiguration: USB3.0Verified Purchase
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Captain Retail
5.0 out of 5 stars Newer, better, simple and durable. Excellent portable drive.
Reviewed in India on 29 January 2020
Colour: BlueCapacity: 4TBStyle Name: PCConfiguration: USB3.0Verified Purchase
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5.0 out of 5 stars Newer, better, simple and durable. Excellent portable drive.
Reviewed in India on 29 January 2020
I create YouTube videos for my wife's cooking channel and storage has been a big want for us. I have a WD MyCloud 2TB with a Seagate 4TB Backup Plus as a backup and both required power, but I need a 4TB portable hard disk and ended up in buying this Western Digital 4TB My Passport Portable hard disk (New Edition) for Rs.8198.

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📦 IN THE BOX & HDD CONTENTS
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◾ 4TB Blue Portable Harddisk in a bubble case
◾ Superspeed USB cable
◾ Quick Install Guide
◾ WD Discovery software for WD Backup
◾ WD Security and WD Drive Utilities

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🗓️ MY USAGE & EXPERIENCE
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The product has been manufactured in Thailand and imported to India and this New Edition WD My Passport is supposed to have lesser failures and supposed to be more robust than the previous version.

Upon connecting 3.63TB was free and 297MB was used by the formatting of the disk which stores the disk geometry that allows hard disk to accept, store, and retrieve data. The hard disk was formatted with NTFS.

This hard disk fits inside the palm of the hand and is quite small for a 4TB, 10.7cm length, 7.5cm breadth and 1.8cm depth, and is not heavy too.

Being a portable hard disk, it doesn’t require any power. I was able to connect it with my Xbox, WD MyCloud, Laptop and Desktop with ease and it detects quite fast.

The write speeds were at 110 MB/s in actual and read speeds was around 115 MB/s. The disk reports were also almost similar at 120-127 MB/s. (see attached report). But the speeds changes depending on the free disk space, how much the disk is fragmented and whether there are any bad sectors, etc. This is quite impressive in my opinion.

I didn't see any heating up issues with this new edition and temperature always remained under 37 degree C even under heavy writes in my testing with room temperature around 27- degree C.

The WD Discovery software is super cool, it can import files from social media and maintain a backup. Just need to sign into Facebook or Instagram or Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive. It can also take a backup from WD MyCloud devices.

The WD Security app provides a way to setup a password for the hard disk and contents can be encrypted, so when data is written it's encrypted and when data is read it's decrypted when password is used. I haven't tried any brute force recovery of data on this disk yet but the encryption seems to be good enough for home use. I didn't set the password as if password is forgotten I can't recover it back and only way to re-use the disk is by formatting.

The hard disk has a small led indicator which can be turned off from the WD Discovery settings if required.

I was able to backup all my YouTube video edits with ease and quickly, also was able to back up my Dropbox.

I don't see any cons as of now, and since I haven't contacted the customer service I can't comment on that part.

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💖 WHAT I LIKED
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◾ 3 years warranty
◾ Good looking and light weight
◾ Automatic backup, Password protection + 256bit Encryption
◾ Fast read and write speeds

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🥇 OVERALL
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A great hard disk at a good pricing. This new edition should be more stable and when take care well like not moving the hard disk while it being used, doing a safe eject of the hard disk, not dropping etc. this hard disk should last longer in my perspective, only time will tell. Overall am happy with my purchase as it meets my expectations.
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J
3.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful backup storage however you won't get anywhere near the full 4tb
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 October 2019
Colour: BlackCapacity: 4TBStyle Name: PCConfiguration: USB3.0Verified Purchase
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Nikhil Patil
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST EVER PORTABLE HDD ? [ Read full review ]
Reviewed in India on 21 January 2020
Colour: BlackCapacity: 2TBStyle Name: PCConfiguration: USB3.0Verified Purchase
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5.0 out of 5 stars BEST EVER PORTABLE HDD ? [ Read full review ]
Reviewed in India on 21 January 2020
WD is the first option comes in mind while looking for a storage device because of their quality and price to performance ratio with good aesthetics. Here is my extensive opinion about WD My Passport New Edition :

FOR :

1. Excellent performance
2. Complete software package
3. Class leading pricing
4. Elegant design with variety of colours
5. Software + 256 bit hardware encryption
6. 3 years of warranty

AGAINST :

1. No USB C port
2. No hard case or travel bag included

DESIGN :

My Passport drive has a nicely angled two-tone black & grey color scheme with one half of the lower scalloped for grip. Matte finish throughout the body helps in better grip. It's available in multiple cool colours so pick one according to your personality.

PERFORMANCE :

My Passport HDD has excellent price to performance ratio. It's delivering stable performance with read & write speed upto 126 MB/s in actual usage.

CrystalDiskMark Read Speed : 132 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark Write Speed : 126 MB/s
Actual Read Speed : 124 MB/s
Actual Write Speed : 118 MB/s

BUILD QUALITY :

My Passport is completely made out of plastic. I think it can easily survive casual drops but I
would highly recommend to use a hard case to protect your HDD and most importantly data.
Cable quality is pretty excellent.

SOFTWARE :

HDD comes with a pre loaded WD Discovery software. Storage management, security
encryption and cloud backup settings can be accessed using this software. It supports most of cloud platforms Security encryption is really helpful in keeping confidential data safe.

FINAL THOUGHTS :

Considering beautiful compact design, performance, stability and 3 years of warranty for peace of mind, WD My Passport New Edition is a perfect storage device for most of the average consumers. Just go for it.
I hope this helped you. 🙂
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