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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
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Unless you hate gloss, there’s not much reason you would not consider this.

3 Years warranty, 2.5inch form factor 500gig drive USB 3.0= Rs. 2,900 via Delta Peripherals. 500GB is the bare minimum one should go for as 320gig version of the same drive costs Rs. 400/-. For many, letting go of that extra space for Rs. 400 is a lot, especially for long-term storage. During the load, the temperature of the drive did not cross 42 degrees at max (room temperature at the time 32 degrees Celsius).

7200RPM doesn’t seem to matter much when it comes to external storage, at least comparing the GoFlex Slim drive.

India (Online Prices) U.S. U.K.
Rs. 2,900/- $69 £53.99

3 comments

  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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