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A solid pocket hard drive, the WD My Passport Essential SE is fast and capacious. If you have a need for 1TB of portable storage that's future-proofed, get this drive. quote


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Critic reviews

7.2
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    7.1
  • Durability
    6.0
  • Portability
    8.4
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Noise
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8.7
38 reviews
8.0
PC Mag Apr 7, 2011

A solid pocket hard drive, the WD My Passport Essential SE is fast and capacious. If you have a need for 1TB of portable storage that's future-proofed, get this drive.

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5.0
Laptop Magazine May 17, 2011

Western Digital includes some excellent utilities with its My Passport Essential external hard drive. That said, its poor transfer times and flimsy case make the $109 asking price hard to stomach.

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8.0
PC World Australia Mar 11, 2010

Compact and impressively fast, the Western Digital My Passport Essential SE is an ideal mass storage device for media fans on the go. That said, you will need access to a USB 3.0–capable computer to make the most of this hard drive.

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7.0
NotebookReview Mar 16, 2011

The Western Digital My Passport series continues to offer solid value for people who need a portable hard drive. The latest version keeps things simple and offers the benefit of USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 functionality. That said, the My Passport Essential isn't the fastest USB 3.0 hard drive on the market...

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9.0
TweakTown Apr 21, 2011

Whether you are looking for a high capacity portable drive that is easy to install, configure and is high on accessories like most consumers, or looking for a high speed portable drive to keep you on the go, the Western Digital My Essential SE is a solid choice.

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10
Ryken Ryken

This has been a very wonderful little, portable hard drive. I don't need massive storage since I use it for simple graphic design projects, music, photos, and documents. It came in handy when I had to reformat my laptop's hard drive (completely wipe my computer's hard drive). Everything has been...

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10
skitz187 skitz187

The external HD is great, it's small, fits right in my pocket, light, very quiet and runs usb3. I have the durability a little down because it is so small i am fearful of breaking it. I have had no issues with it yet but i have been very careful with it. The fact that it powers on through USB...

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9.0
shaze shaze

It does everything I need and the price was reasonable. The case is scratch and smudge prone but a case fixes all of that.

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9.0
psiangel7 psiangel7

grate little drive the software sucks but u don't have to use it, @ the end of the day its a 1TB drive u can fit in your pocket with usb 3.0.

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9.0
joonbug joonbug

I bought my computer 5 years ago and at the time I thought 160GB (custom made Windows XP) would be more than necessary, as my iTunes library grew and as I started audio/video & podcast production hard drive space came at a premium especially since I bought a Samsung HMX H106 HD camera, this...

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