Western Digital

Western Digital 500GB My Passport Portable Pocket Hard Drive for Mac USB 3.0

SKU: WDMPFM500GU3 MFR: WDBGCH5000ASL-NESN
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About this item

The WD 500 GB My Passport Portable Hard Drive for Mac USB 3.0 features password protection and hardware encryption. It is USB powered, so no external adapter or unsightly wires are needed. Although it is formatted for use with Mac computers right from the box, it can be reformatted to work with PCs.

The fast 5.0 Gbps transfer speed of USB 3.0 is attractive, but the unit is also compatible with older 2.0 protocols, so you can use the drive immediately and move up to USB 3.0 when ready. The drive includes WD Drive Utilities, which lets you set drive timers, run diagnostics and more.

What's Included With This Item

  • Western Digital 500GB My Passport Hard Drive
  • USB Cable
  • WD Security
  • WD Drive Utilities
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Western Digital Warranty

Key Features

  • Fast Transfer Rates: When connected to a USB 3.0 port, My Passport Edge lets you access and save files up to 3 times faster than USB 2.0 transfer rates. Performance may vary based on user's hardware and system configuration
  • Mac and Time Machine Compatible: The Passport for Mac is HFS+ journaled so it works right out of the box with your Mac computer, but it can be reformatted for Windows. It is also compatible with Apple Time Machine backup software
  • USB-Powered: Conveniently powered through the USB 3.0 interface, you can quickly connect to your Mac computer and access your files. There's no need to carry around a power adapter
  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Compatibility: With this single drive you get compatibility with your USB 2.0 devices today and the speed of USB 3.0 when you're ready to step up to the next generation
  • WD Drive Utilities: Register your drive, set drive timer, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities
  • WD Security: WD Security allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to help protect your files from unauthorized use or access

Technical Specs

Capacity 500GB
Interface USB 3.0
Sustained Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0: 5 Gb/s (Max)
USB 2.0: 480 Mb/s
System Requirements Formatted HFS+ Journaled for Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion
Can be reformatted for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Mounting Portable, external
Power Requirements USB Powered
Operating temperature 41 - 95deg.F / 5 - 35deg.C
Non-Operating temperature -4 - 149deg.F / -20 - 65deg.C
Dimensions (W x H x D) 0.60 x 4.35 x 3.23" / 15.24 x 110.49 x 82.04 mm
Weight 0.30 lbs / 0.14 kg
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