WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive with Auto Backup – Red

January 31, 2015 - Comment

My Passport Ultra – Ultra-compact, local and cloud backup to go. My Passport Ultra portable hard drive features WD SmartWare Pro backup software that lets you back up to the drive itself or use Dropbox to back up to the cloud. Move files quickly with the blazing speed of USB 3.0 connectivity. Keep your data

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My Passport Ultra – Ultra-compact, local and cloud backup to go.

My Passport Ultra portable hard drive features WD SmartWare Pro backup software that lets you back up to the drive itself or use Dropbox to back up to the cloud. Move files quickly with the blazing speed of USB 3.0 connectivity. Keep your data private with password protection and hardware encryption.

Automatic cloud backup.

Safeguard your memories with WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software. Back up directly to this drive or back up to the cloud using Dropbox.

My Passport Ultra - Cloud backup High-capacity, compact, storage to go.

Offering up to 2 TB in a compact design, My Passport Ultra is the ideal companion for your Ultrabook and other slim notebooks. Travel light with all your digital content.

My Passport Ultra - Storage to go Password protection secures your drive.

Use WD Security to set password protection and hardware encryption and protect your files from unauthorized use or access.

My Passport Ultra - Password protection My Passport Ultra

Ultra-sleek design with high capacity.
At just half an inch thin (12.8mm) for the 500 GB model, this drive is sleek and fast with plenty of capacity for your important digital content. The 1 TB model is a mere 0.60 in (15.3 mm), while the massive capacity of 2 TB is only 0.81 in (20.5 mm).

Ultra-fast transfer rates.
When connected to a USB 3.0 port, My Passport Ultra lets you access and save files in blazing speed. Reduce transfer time by up to three times when compared to USB 2.0 transfer rates.*
*Performance may vary based on user’s hardware and system configuration.

USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility.
With this single drive you get compatibility with your USB 2.0 devices today and the ultra-fast speed of USB 3.0 when you’re ready to step up to the to the next generation.

Automatic, continuous backup software.
WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software works quietly in the background to help protect your data using minimal PC resources. Whenever you add or change a file, it’s instantly backed up.

Local and cloud backup.
WD SmartWare Pro lets you choose where you back up your files. Back up files to your My Passport Ultra drive or back up your files to the cloud using Dropbox.

Secure your files.
WD Security utility allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to help keep your data private.

WD Drive Utilities.
Register your drive, set drive timer, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities.

Durable enclosure protects the drive inside.
We know your data is important to you. So we build the drive inside to our demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance, and long-term reliability. Then, we protect the drive with a durable enclosure designed for beauty.

USB-powered.
Powered directly from the USB port on your PC. No separate power supply is needed.

Ideal for

Transferring files in blazing fast speed with USB 3.0 Connecting to the latest USB 3.0 devices and even backward compatible with USB 2.0 devices Backing up your files to the local drive with automatic backup software Backing up your files to the cloud using Dropbox Adding extra storage for your videos, music, photos, and files. Securing your files from unauthorized access with password protection and hardware encryption Connecting and powering through your USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 interface

What’s in the box
Portable hard drive, USB cable, WD SmartWare Pro software, Quick Install Guide.

Compatibility
Formatted NTFS + Windows 8 or higher, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP operating systems
Requires reformatting for Mac OS X
Note: Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration and operating system.

Features at a glance

Ultra-compact design with plenty of storage Blazing-fast data transfers with USB 3.0 interface Automatic backup software for local backups Cloud backup through Dropbox Password protection and hardware encryption USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
My Passport Ultra

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Premium Storage

My Passport Ultra My Passport Slim Perfect for Added storage and backup when you’re on the go. Stylish storage and backup for your music, movies and photos. Available colors Black, White, Blue, Red, Titanium Silver Connection USB 3.0, USB 2.0 USB 3.0, USB 2.0 Capacity range 500 GB – 2 TB 1 TB – 2 TB High-capacity for all your photos, music and videos Automatic backup with WD SmartWare Pro Cloud backup with Dropbox Password protection 256 bit hardware encryption Metal design

Product Features

  • USB 3.0 connectivity
  • Automatic and cloud backup
  • Password protection and hardware encryption
  • Works great with Windows 8
  • 3-year limited warranty

Comments

Chuck Bittner "Disabled comedian & gamer!" says:

How to format on your Mac – A nice external hard drive be sure to get the best price. This is a nice drive be sure to click through each of the storage amounts because of the time of writing this review the 500 GB was only $10 less than the 1 TB and doubling your space for $10 is a no-brainer (Also be sure to click through the different colors as the prices vary for the same storage size for example the time of writing this review the black and blue 2 TB hard drives were $20 less than the red 2 TB hard drive). I never use backup software so I won’t comment on that. I’m on a Mac…

Gravemind says:

Not so Ultra. Update 2/23/14 – Okay fellow Amazon shoppers. I’m caving in to some of the comments that have been posted on my review and upping my star rating to four stars. Reason being that the price of this storage drive keeps fluctuating so much that it’s often a better deal than other, lesser drives out there. I’ve also edited my review a bit to accommodate that. The drive itself has been working like a champ for me so far and I’ve got no complaints there. However, I’m still holding off one star due to…

Parka says:

Incredibly spacious little hard drive Update 12 No 2013: Needed a slight update to my review because my original claim that is cheaper is no longer true. Prices change, so do compare them before buying. 

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