Pros: Plug and Play, Good Performance(USB 3.0), Nice Compact Design, Absolutely Portable
I have already experienced western digital product with the help of "western digital my passport 1TB USB 2.0" and due to space constraints I had to buy a new disk which is significantly large in storage space. So, I went for the updated version, Western Digital My Passport 2TB USB 3.0 portable drive. The reason for purchasing a WD product was the confidence I have on them. I got this product around February 2013 and I got more than i expected really. This product is rock solid in terms of performance. I will be more than happy to share my experience.
I am a guy, who love to download and watch HD movies and Documentaries on my Big Smart TV using Home Wi-Fi network. Since my old portable disk has run out of space, I decided to get this product which has the storage space of 2TB. Quite Significant and it was within my reach in terms of budget! Also I wanted the disk to be a portable one like my previous product.
What I got:
Looking at the size of the product, it’s the same as my old one and I would say it was really easy carrying it around and I really liked the dimensions of it which could easily fit in our hands.
It has USB 3.0 which is more advanced and fast compared to my old drive which has USB 2.0 only. My Smart TV is able to access this hard disk and play its content without any problem. There is considerable performance improvement that I could see when I start accessing the hard disk folders through my TV. It was fast and fluent compared to my old one. I guess it should be USB 3.0 effect.
It is PC Ready and I am using it regularly with my desktops with Windows OS. Just Plugging-in the USB, will do the job and there won’t any need for additional software installation.
I got 2 years of replacement warranty with this product which is great as well.
It’s available in 5 different colors and I got the black one. It has nice texture design on it up front. Sometimes, I even wonder how they managed to stuff 2TB inside this small box. It’s really handy and it’s easily portable.
Inside the box along with the product, I could find an instruction manual which is pretty simple to understand. Along with it, an USB cable is also provided for connecting the disk with any device.
I am very happy with the purchase and I got more than what I expected. Cheers!