With that in mind, I jumped at the opportunity to review the Western Digital My Passport Ultra. Finally, Western Digital only lists Windows and Mac as compatible with the My Passport Ultra; however, I was pleasantly surprised to find it worked with my Chromebook as well. That being said, the drive does feature a 2. You can set automatic backups of your computer, with options for exactly which files you want to be backed up, and how often. It's a great choice as a backup device and for anyone who needs a lot of portable storage.
But how much does this package cost? The 4K random speeds are horrible of course, just like any other mechanical drive but I will give it 4 stars since it is a very affordable and extremely tiny and light weight external drive. I am returning this product for the reason that I will explain momentarily, which might suggest a 1-2 star rating. The device is very solid and actually carries a lot of weight despite being just a standard 2. Social media or cloud account registration may be required. I was highly skeptical of getting this drive at first with the failure rates of mechanical drives being pretty horrid in the last couple years and especially with the external, ultra portable ones having the worst rates of failure. Seagate has usually been the suspect brand, but not so in this case.
Keep connected to and synchronize with us at our and pages for more gear news, reviews and everything geek pop culture! The most important feature with this particular type of storage devices is their portability, and this one certainly falls into that category, as it can easily fit in the palm of your hand, pocket, or bag. Instead of just jumping straight in and manually copying across my various data files, I figured I should do something that I have never done before… install the included software. The included three-year warranty is triple that offered with other basic models, and matches that of the Seagate Backup Plus Fast. But as long as you stress test it properly when you first get it to weed out a bad drive I see no reason not to buy one. 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. I formatted this for a Mac using the 'journalled, encrypted' option in Disk Utility.
Typically, I get the same type of speed from both tests, but I like running them both regardless. The color choices and optional Grip Packs allow you to customize the device to your personal aesthetic, and the 256-bit hardware encryption helps keep your files secure. I was curious how the hard drive functions in a real world environment. It comes in a polycarbonate shell, which has a smoother feel than previous Western Digital drives. I am very happy with having this beautiful little device for backup.
However, I still very much like my older versions of this same drive, which I would give 5 stars to. The Build While the Metal Edition is definitely a beautiful device, its build quality is perhaps less than what I was hoping for. Both of these older units have given me no problems at all. Naturally, the speed was more than 3 times slower, but still relatively spritely considering. I purchased a hard shell case as I would be storing important data and didn't want the drive the stop working as my previous one did. Conclusion The My Passport Ultra is an excellent hard drive for those in the market.
It lacks the sturdy design of the My Passport Slim, trading the metal case of the smaller hard drive for an all-plastic body. I mean, what the hell can you write about? The color covers the top face of the shell, while the bottom and sides are a matte black. Currently, I have a far from top of the line computer. The My Passport Ultra does just that. These drives are designed and built to last. 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. It does a beautiful job of storing data and makes it really easy to keep a portable drive with me at all times.
The Western Digital My Passport Ultra also comes with a cloth bag that can be used to carry the drive around in. The enclosure feels sturdy, but doesn't share the same high-quality aesthetic as models with metal exteriors, like the and the. On the back panel, we have information about the model, brand and origin of manufacturer; in this case Thailand. The drive itself weighs around 0. 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. However, if you are concerned about transporting your Passport Ultra, amazon.
Looks like they put more emphasis on the look than being reliable. Other than that, there is no difference between the two cables. You will notice there is no power adapter with the drive. A fantastic storage companion for MacBook users. It's a great source to use to backup using Time Machine or to load music, photos, and other files that you don't need to store on your computer which will leave more space on your computer. The My Passport X is available on Amazon for Rs 8,902. It's by no means a bad external hard drive, however, and it's a testament to the quality of Western Digital's external hard drives that even if the My Passport Ultra isn't its best, it's still a damn good external hard drive anyway.