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It is an ultra-portable, high-capacity external hard drive built for both Windows and Macintosh desktop or notebook computers.

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Pros

Stylish and sleek aesthetic looks great

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Relatively low price considering its total feature set and capacity

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Faster USB 2.0 transfer rates than many competitors

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USB 3 compatibility doubles or triples the transfer rate, true as advertised

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Very compact form factor for 1TB or even 750GB storage

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Cons

Packaged USB cable is very short so spacing can sometimes be an issue

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Some computers (laptops especially) may lack sufficient power output from a single USB drive for this device

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Drive definitely has some compatibility issues, potential buyers should check reviews or compatibility listings with motherboards

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Included backup software is at times difficult to navigate, not as intuitive as competing brands

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The Western Digital My Passport Essential SE is an ultra-portable, high-capacity external hard drive built for both Windows and Macintosh desktop or notebook computers. It is available in two high capacity sizes (750GB/1TB) and utilizes a USB 2.0 interface to connect and transmit data at up to 480 Mb/s. Signature to the SE is its wide range of safety capabilities. For instance, the unit makes automatic continuous backups whenever a new file is added onto the drive. Plus, all data can easily be protected from unauthorized access or theft with either password protection or 256-bit hardware-based encryption.

Features
  • Ultra-Portable External HD
  • USB 2.0 Technology
  • Automatic Backups
  • Password Protection
  • 256-Bit Encryption
Specifications
  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • USB 2.0: 480 Mb/s
  • Capacity: 250/320/400/500/640GB
  • Compatibility (Windows): Vista/XP/7
  • Compatibility (Macintosh): X/Tiger/Leopard
Model Variations
  • WDBABM7500ABK | 750GB - $219.99
  • WDBABM0010BBK | 1TB - $249.99
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