WD My Passport Ultra Review – To celebrate a successful 10 years of being one of the leaders in data storage, WD releases a special external HDD to commemorate the event and here’s how it performs. When there is a company that celebrates their 10th year anniversary on a device that stores data, it shows that they are very good at what they do. Western Digital is a veteran in the storage solution field and they commemorate their progress throughout the years with the My Passport Pro Anniversary Edition.
At first glance, the special anniversary edition design on the device really does make a visual impact with a gold gleam and circular grooves adding on to the classiness of the device. It has a single USB 3.0 port with a small light indicator next to it that shows that the device is plugged in.
While it may look like any other external hard drive, this device actually comes with several features that differentiates it from the competition such as its WD SmartWare system which when booted on to your PC, gives you an easy view of your files as well as providing a unique program that categorises files and makes backing up your files easy and fast. Besides that, the hard drive also comes with a password encryption system to aid you in protecting your files.
It also allows you to back up files from your DropBox directly onto the device. Transferring files from this device to your PC is a “blink and you miss it” affair as the files get transferred so fast, it is a thing of beauty. The WD SmartWare ensures that you can see each file that is being transferred and places them into organised categories. You can also select a singular file from your folder to transfer without going through the hassle of browsing through Windows Explorer. 10 years is not a short period of time by any means, and Western Digital proves how they lasted this long in this industry.
The WD My Passport Ultra Anniversary Edition is a good buy for those who need a small yet capable storage device which is both easy to use yet big in capacity. The extra features that come with it also make even more attractive. Plus it looks really stylish and would make a nice addition to any gadget collection.
- Easy to use
- Fast backup
- Stylish design
WD My Passport Ultra Specifications
- Storage Size: 1TB
- Interface: USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
- Features: WD QuickView, WD SmartWare Pro
- Dimension: 80 x 13.5 x 110mm