I haven't used the pre-loaded backup software or the included dropbox online cloud backup but it looks like it is a very easy to use piece of software from the reviews I have read. This new release features an updated design, higher capacity, and improved performance compared to the previous generation. I can also store files that I use multiple places on multiple computers. Could the included software have been designed any better? The included three-year warranty is triple that offered with other basic models, and matches that of the Seagate Backup Plus Fast. I am very happy with having this beautiful little device for backup. Note: I haven't checked again in the last few weeks, so it is theoretically possible that it has been fixed since I last spoke with Apple. With that in mind, I jumped at the opportunity to review the Western Digital My Passport Ultra.
Please contact us by phone or Email below and be sure to mention this Amazon review as a point of reference and we will try to get access to your data and repair our relationship with you as a valued customer. You will notice there is no power adapter with the drive. Could the unit have been a little lighter? While Drive Utilities and Security, SmartWare is probably the most useful of the three pieces of included software, and the software is well laid out and easy to use — setting up backups is a breeze. Please contact us at 1 800 275-4932. Design and Features The My Passport Ultra measures 0. You can also check for updates.
The My Passport X is roughly 70 percent as fast as the Black. There are also no set up needed like most external hard drives , so you can just plug and start transferring files. The review sample I have here is the. We do not backup to the cloud for anything, it's not anyone's business but mine what I store on my computer. It's slightly larger and heavier than the My Passport Slim, but also a bit smaller than the My Passport Essential.
This hard drive is much more affordable and it does a great job as a backup drive. It's a cool-looking peripheral and fashion accessory all in one. The primary difference in the pricing, as far as I can see, is down construction materials and software. Social media and cloud services may be changed, terminated or interrupted at any time and may vary by country. Final verdict So is the Western Digital My Passport Ultra the ultimate external hard drive? The color covers the top face of the shell, while the bottom and sides are a matte black. As you can see in the photo above, transfer rates spiked in the very beginning before leveling out.
As of today the hard drive has started to be incredibly noisy - whirring, clicking, low grinding noises. The body of the Western Digital My Passport Ultra is small, light and nicely designed. So you know your purchase is in good hands. From here you can do several different things. Backup process can slow your machine down at unexpected times, so you really want the process to be as fast as possible. However, the second time I plugged the drive into my computer and tried to unlock the drive, there was no way to get the password hint to display.
We would like to help determine the cause of your particular issue and try to get access to that data. With this being the metal edition, the outside casing of this drive has a very nice smooth blue metallic finish which does of course have a little texture to it; contradicting the smooth part slightly but it does make a nice whizzing noise when you run your finger over it! The chamfered edge that goes all the way around the top edge looks great too and looks reminiscent of some of the better looking smartphones on the market. I would not recommend anyone to buy it. Seagate has usually been the suspect brand, but not so in this case. With its dimensions measuring up at 11x8x1. When it comes to hard drives, writing a review can be quite a daunting task.
Conclusion The My Passport Ultra is an excellent hard drive for those in the market. Today, we're lucky enough to have the Metal Edition with us to take a look at, so let's dive in and see what ten years of My Passport have culminated into. Final Thoughts Over the last 10 years, Western Digital has made the My Passport line of devices its premiere portable external hard drive solution and its great to see the line still going and offering options for consumers. Hey There Sam, We are sorry to hear about your data loss and faith lost in our brand. Its speeds are around the same as the Western Digital My Passport Slim — which of course is no bad thing — but because of the Slim's sturdy and small case, we much prefer it to the Western Digital My Passport Ultra. That being said, the drive does feature a 2. Hi Shanon Carter, We regret hearing about your experience and our thanks for the time providing this feedback.
Western Digital continues to impress us with its 'My Passport' range of external hard drives, with the being a very good all-rounder and the recently released being an excellent slim and portable device with fantastic read and write speeds. The My Passport X wins big in terms of sheer portability: it is roughly the size of a folded wallet. If you do choose to back up your files to Dropbox, there is the added step of signing into your account. I was curious how the hard drive functions in a real world environment. It comes with software to back up your complete hard drive, however I havn't used this feature yet. Flipping over to the back of the package it goes over some of the main features and backup software.