WD My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable External Hard Drive, USB 3.0, Bus Powered, Blue


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Product Highlights

  • Local and Cloud Backup
  • Enhanced Transfer Rates
  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Compatibility
  • Windows 8 Compatibility
  • Security password protection & hardware encryption
  • WD Drive Utilities Software
  • Durable Enclosure Protects the Drive Inside
  • Soft Pouch Included

About WD My Passport Ultra 1TB

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The WD My Passport 1TB Ultra Portable External Hard Drive (Blue) is a bus powered, durable, portable hard drive. This USB 3.0 compatible drive connects directly to your USB port allowing you to transfer data at speeds up to 5 GB/s simplifying the once arduous task of transferring large files such as HD video, movies, pictures, photos, music and more. Backing up your data has also been simplified, as you have the option to backup data to both the drive and the cloud via Dropbox.

Once configured, you can manage nearly every aspect of your drive by utilizing the included Drive Utilities. You can also secure your drive by taking advantage of WD Security enabling you to password protect and encrypt your drive.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to install (4),Highly compatible (4),Fast (3),Quiet (3),Reliable (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Heavy duty user (3)

WD My Passport Ultra 1TB Features

  • Local and Cloud Backup: WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software lets you choose when and where you back up your files. Choose scheduled backup to back up your files on the schedule that fits your needs
  • Local and Cloud Backup: Choose automatic, continuous backup to back up files as they are added or changed and saved. Use your Dropbox account to back up files to the cloud (Dropbox account is required for cloud backup)
  • Enhanced Transfer Rates: When connected to a USB 3.0 port, My Passport Ultra lets you access and save files with enhanced data transfer speeds. Transfer data up to three times faster when compared to USB 2.0 transfer rates
  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Compatibility: This single drive is compatible with the latest USB 3.0 devices as well as many USB 2.0 devices
  • Windows 8 Compatibility: The WD Windows 8 app makes it easy to discover the digital media stored on your My Passport Ultra drive with your Windows 8 computer. Your content is automatically displayed and organized so you can easily locate and enjoy your photos, videos and music
  • Secure Your Files: WD Security allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to help protect your files from unauthorized use or access
  • WD Drive Utilities Software: Register your drive, set drive timer, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities
  • Durable Enclosure Protects the Drive Inside: This WD drive is designed for durability, shock tolerance and long-term reliability
  • USB-Powered: No separate power supply is needed as this drive is powered directly from the USB port on your PC

WD My Passport Ultra 1TB Specifications

USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
Sustained Data Transfer Rate
USB 3.0 up to 5 Gb/s (max)
USB 2.0 up to 480 Mb/s (max)
Operating Temperature
41deg. F to 95deg. F
Non-operating Temperature
-4deg. F to 149deg. F
Formatted NTFS for Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating systems
Requires reformatting for Mac OS X
Dimensions (H x D x W)
0.61 x 4.35 x 3.23" / 1.53 x 11.05 x 8.20cm
0.34lbs / 0.15kg
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WD My Passport Ultra 1TB Reviews

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(based on 5 reviews)

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Reviewed by 5 customers


Works well


from Wappingers Falls, NY  -  Power user

Use to back up numerous photos. Re-formatted to Mac in a matter of seconds.


Great external backup drive


from Charlotte,NC  -  Heavy Duty User

3rd Ultra I have purchased. Good gb/$ ratio. Nice compact size,very portable for travel. Carry as a safety backup of both my laptop & desktop during travel. No fear of data loss or "on the other computer" dilemma. fast secure safety.


Great Product


from Brooklyn  -  Heavy Duty User

I needed this in the worst way. My computer could not hold all that memory.


So easy to use


from Rhode Island  -  Frequent User

I haven't had this external for very long, but let me tell you so far so good. It's really simple to drag and drop the files into the drive


Slim portable storage


from San Fracisco  -  Heavy Duty User

Holds more data than my laptop. Good to transfer photos between computers, and to store long term. USB powered, so no transformer to plug in. Small and portable.


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