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WD My Passport Essential 500GB USB 3.0 HDD Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Packaging, Specs and First Impressions
  3. Test Setup and Benchmarks
  4. Conclusion

I’ve reviewed series of hard drives with USB 3.0 implementation and so it is going pretty nicely. WD India sends a couple of drives for evaluation. There you go! WD My Passport Essential 500gig USB 3.0 drive…


With the motherboard with USB controllers that costs at least Rs. 5,000/- and with notebooks that cost about Rs. 35,000/- with at least 1 USB 3.0 port, its time that USB 3.0 storage devices are pushed forward.


  1. I bought the drive, same model number as u have tested.. true, i tried to open the case so as to use the drive in laptop, but alas, the connector socket is soldered to drive PCB.. now way we can use it as internal drive for laptop.. but one good thing, i tried standard micro USB cable, in the wider of two connector sockets, it worked well..  thanks for your review, i read this before buying the drive..

  2. You should give it for replacement to your dealer. They'll help you with it.

  3. OK, I have this same thing in red color. BUT, I have trouble with it all the time. It lays dead and does not work most of the time. It ran fine for about a year, I guess. Then its been a piece of junk. Any tips?

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