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WD My Passport X 2TB USB 3.0 Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Test Setup and Methodology
  3. CrystalDisk and ATTO Benchmark
  4. File Transfer Test
  5. Conclusion
  6. Online Purchase Links

This is the WD My Passport X. A drive that’s emphasized for PC gamers for storage, especially the Xbox One and the PC. What is the scenario a gamer would require an external storage source? Loading games, Recording gameplay, saving game saves. This is a 2TB drive. That’s a lot of space for anyone to record. Storing game files needs a lot of space, especially with certain AAA titles that tends to become a storage muncher. The main advantage is that you’re getting a much larger space as a portable drive without an additional AC adapter.

It’s not as if consoles (or PC) have a restriction when it comes to taking data to and from an external storage source. Other than saying “Storage for Xbox One or PC games”, there isn’t any emphasis as to what is unique in this drive that would set it apart from other USB 3.0 storage.

But it’s not just limited to gaming. It’s a USB 3.0 base external HDD drive at the end of the day. That said, we’ll be covering up everything and see how it is.

The top has a semi-reflective design on the top, but the base is matte with a textured finish. The front has a USB 3.0 port along with a white activity LED on the side.

The formatted drive gives you a total usable space of 1.81 TB. CrystalDisk Info reflects that this is a WDC WD20NMVW SATA II based drives with an 8MB Cache and it’s a 5200RPM drive.

The Specification are as follows:

Product Specifications  
Interface USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
Performance Specifications  
Serial Transfer Rate USB 3.0
Serial Bus Transfer Rate
(USB 3.0)
5 Gb/s (Max)

USB 2.0


Serial Bus Transfer Rate
(USB 2.0)

480 Mb/s (Max)
Physical Specifications  
Capacity 2 TB
Physical Dimensions  
Height 0.83 Inches
Depth 4.33 Inches
Width 3.21 Inches
Weight 0.50 Pounds
Height 20.96 mm
Depth 110.07 mm
Width 81.57 mm
Weight 0.23 kg
Environmental Specifications  
Temperature (English)  
Operating 41° F to 95° F
Non-operating -4° F to 149° F
Temperature (Metric)  
Operating 5° C to 35° C
Non-operating -20° C to 65° C
Operating System  
Compatibility Xbox One/Windows/Mac
  • Works with Xbox One gaming console or PC.
  • Reformatting required depending on system used.
Package Includes
  • Portable gaming drive
  • USB cable
  • Quick install guide

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