Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1 TB Review

On-The-Go storage devices are now one of the major necessities especially for us who loves the internet. Personally, I really cannot travel without my portable hard drive because it feels like most of your “valuable” stuff are in it. Currently, I have a WD MyPassport Ultra 1 TB as my storage buddy for my “videos”, music, and installers. And now I’d like to share my thoughts about it.


Design-wise I cannot argue anything about it, it is very compact and light and judging by its looks, there are no huge changes compared to its predecessors. It comes in three different colors, red, blue and black.


It uses a USB 3.0 port which to some people might find it odd but the reason the port looks like that is the storage capacity which is 1TB needs an extra power for data transfers (that is why 1TB storage capacity is not yet fully supported for smartphones). Take note that MyPassportUltra is preformatted in NTFS so if you want to use it for Mac OS you need to reformat it to HFS+


It also has pre-installed software such as the WD security which allows you to add password on your portable hard drive.


Upon using the MyPassport Ultra, you can find several folders containing the pre-installed software and you can use a total of 931 GB of free space.

I had no problems in terms of transferring huge data, it took a mere 55 seconds to copy a 1.64GB movie file or around 95MB/S.

Overall, the WD My Passport Ultra is one of the best portable hard drives available in the market today, from the design, performance and security, it is truly your one-stop back-up driver and storage device.


My Passport Ultra Specifications (via StorageReview)

  • Capacities: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB
  • Interface: USB 3.0/2.0
  • Data transfer rate:
  • USB 3.0 up to 5Gb/s (max)
  • USB 2.0 up to 480Mb/s (max)
  • Operating temperature: 5°C to 35°C
  • Non-op. temperature: –20°C to 65°C
  • Dimensions:
    • 500 GB
      • Height: 4.33 in (110 mm)
      • Depth: 0.50 in (12.8 mm)
      • Width: 3.21 in (81.6 mm)
      • Weight: 0.30 lb (0.13 kg)
    • 1 TB
      • Height: 4.35 in. (110.5 mm)
      • Depth: 0.61 in. (15.4 mm)
      • Width: 3.23 in. (82 mm)
      • Weight: 0.34 lb (0.16 kg)
    • 2 TB
      • Height: 4.35 in. (110.5 mm)
      • Depth: 0.82 in. (20.9 mm)
      • Width: 3.23 in. (82 mm)
      • Weight: 0.50 lb (0.23 kg)
    • 3 TB
      • Height: 4.35 in. (110.5 mm)
      • Depth: 0.82 in. (20.9 mm)
      • Width: 3.23 in. (82 mm)
      • Weight: 0.50 lb (0.23 kg)
  • Compatibility: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista
  • Warranty: 3-years



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