WD My Passport Slim Portable Hard Drive, USB 3.0, 1TB, Silver

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My Passport Slim from WD is the company's thinnest drive yet. Designed to be the ultimate mobile backup solution for your portable computer, My Passport Slim is thin enough to carry with you without being a burden, but big enough to store all of your digital content.

Fast transfer speeds
My Passport Slim can be connected to a USB 3.0 port to enable ultra fast access to your files. You'll be able to save files at rapid speed and transfer files between drives by up to three times when compared to USB 2.0 transfer rates. USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0, so if your computer doesn't support USB 3.0, you'll still be able to use My Passport Slim. You won't even need an external power supply: My Passport Slim takes its power directly through the USB port.

Slim on the outside, massive on the inside
My Passport Slim measures just 12.3mm in depth, making it an easily pocket-able portable hard drive. The physical measurements don't limit the size of storage however, with this model able to store up to a huge 1TB of files. That roughly translates to up to 200,000 photos or 250,000 songs or 76 hours of video, depending on format and other settings. The sleek enclosure has been designed and tested for durability, shock tolerance, and long-term reliability, so you won't need to worry about taking it with you. It also includes a soft pouch to help prevent scratches.

Automatic backup software
My Passport Slim comes with WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software. SmartWare Pro works quietly in the background to help look after your data using minimal resources. With settings for automatic continuous backup, which will instantly preserve copies of your files and scheduled backups, allowing you to choose when to backup, you have full control over the safeguarding of your important digital data. You can also set SmartWare Pro to backup to your Dropbox account for a cloud-based backup solution.

Easy maintenance
If you're worried your My Passport Slim is under performing then you'll want to take advantage of the included WD Drive Utilities software. Drive Utilities will allow you to register your drive, set a drive timer, run diagnostics and more to ensure your hard drive is working at its highest potential.

Optimised for Windows
My Passport Slim is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. It also works with the WD Windows 8 app from the Microsoft store, making it easy to discover and navigate the digital media stored on your hard drive. The app automatically displays your content and organises it so that you can easily find the files you need.

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

Compatible with
PC. Requires reformatting for Mac
USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 Compatible)
H12.3 x W110 x D80 mm
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WD My Passport Slim Portable Hard Drive, USB 3.0, 1TB, Silver 1 5 1 1
Western Digital has forgotten something basic One thing I dislike about this product is the lack of rubber 'feet' on the underside. A simple design feature of this kind can prevent the hard drive slipping off a desk and crashing to the ground with potentially devastating consequences. WD / John Lewis buyer please take note: this feature would add considerably more value to the data drive than knocking a millimetre or two off the dimensions. 06 November 2014
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