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Worst Drive I Ever Bought
Strengths: Big capacity, nice looks
Weakness: WD Smartware makes it non standard and basically useless outside some very specific applications.
Basically useless. WD Smartware makes it non standard and creates lots of problems if you try using it in with a PS3, a Media Player, in MS-DOS, etc.
WD Smartware makes several programs fail to recognize the drive, makes others crash and basically makes the drive useless in many situations.
If you only want a drive for back-ups within the Windows / Mac environments and don't mind having intrusive and non removable software installed against your will, this product is for you. For everybody else this is one of the worst possible buys.
By ubulord - Feb 27, 2010
Strengths: Large size for a portable drive
Weakness: Non-standard USB cable, unwelcome software installation
One of the great things about USB is that it's a standard. I have phones, external hard drives, audio recorders, scanners, and printers that all connect via the same cable.
Unfortunately, this WD My Passport SE needs its own cable. It may be proprietary, or it may be micro USB, but it's not the cable all my other devices use, so it's useless to me.
I've also heard it pops up an request to install software every time it is connected, and shows as two drives instead of one.
I recommend the almost identical model WD7500MET which has neither of these two problems.
By D; - Oct 23, 2009
The Western Digital My Passport...
The Western Digital My Passport Essential SE is an ultra-portable, high-capacity external hard drive built for both Windows and Macintosh desktop or notebook computers. It is available in two high capacity sizes (750GB/1TB) and utilizes a USB 2.0 interface to connect and transmit data at up to 480 Mb/s. Signature to the SE is its wide range of safety capabilities. For instance, the unit makes...
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Western Digital My Passport Essential SE USB2 WDBABM
Testseek.com has collected 16 expert reviews for Western Digital My Passport Essential SE USB2 WDBABM and the average expert rating is 77 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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By testseek.com - Oct 30, 2009