WD My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive, USB 3.0, 500GB, Blue

Product information

Ultra-compact and ultra-fast, WD's My Passport Ultra is the perfect storage companion for the demanding on-the-go user.

  • WD SmartWare Pro software automatically backs up your files, both locally and online to your personal Dropbox account. Scheduled back ups and the option to choose between file or folder backup means the WD Ultra works around you.

  • Connecting WD My Passport Ultra to a USB port will give you fast transfer speeds, at up to 3 times faster than USB 2.0. USB 3.0 will also work with USB 2.0 ports, so you can still connect to older machines.

  • WD My Passport Ultra is just half an inch thick, making it easy to slip into a bag or even a pocket for easy carrying. The robust enclosure protects the durable drive inside that has been designed with shock tolerance and long-term reliability in mind.

  • The WD Windows 8 app makes navigating content stored on your My Passport Ultra easy, with content automatically displayed and organised so you can easily locate your favourite files.

  • WD Security allows you to set up password protection and hardware encryption for your drive, to help keep your files private.

  • WD Drive Utilities keep things running smoothly, with tools diagnostics, drive timer, registration and more.

Compatibility: Formatted for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8. Requires reformatting for Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard, Lion, or Mountain Lion

Compatible with
PC. Requires reformatting for Mac
USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 Compatible)
Eligible for International Delivery
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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by derek's WD MyPassport A very good buy. Easy to set up and "does what it says on the tin" 30 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Good product This is a very good product, easy to install (just plug the USB into the computer),you don't need a plug socket (it takes it power from the computer) and the back up software is very easy to understand and 500GB is plenty for an average user :) 09 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Does what it says on the box. Great drive, usual WD excellent quality. For the price, this is very satisfactory - connect it to the PC, and away you go! Probably won't use the on board software, but nice to have it there. 26 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by WD My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive, USB 3.0, 500GB It was an excellent product and the best WD I bought. Although the same product is available with other suppliers for a slightly lower price, my past experience showed that the products I bought from John Lews work longer. 21 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Neat ,compact storage device I bought one of these for my TV for recording purposes and was impressed with its performance. I have just purchased another for backing up data and family photographs stored on my laptop. it just plugged in and was ready to use. Neat product. 04 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good. Just the place to store all those mega bites of data that are our pictures and video clips, so keeping the main computer drive uncluttered. 10 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very neat external drive Not only does this USB 3.0 external drive look good, but it is very fast. But the thing that I particularly like about it is its small size. If I want to take it somewhere else, I just slip it into my pocket and it is so unobtrusive that I almost forget it's there. A really neat piece of kit. 28 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Should have purchased earlier really useful Extremely easy to use. Would recommend this product to anyone who is considering purchasing a hard drive. 03 June 2014
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