Western Digital My Passport Pro

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86
Global
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

The price of the My Passport Pro may induce sticker shock, but considering it's a portable RAID drive with Thunderbolt connections the price is plenty justified.

Western Digital gives you the choice of 2TB and 4TB options, both of which can be configured for RAID 0 or RAID 1. But ultimately the worth of the My Passport Pro will be determined by how fast it is. And it is fast -- PC World Australia found that the "write speed of 202.6MBps was very close to the read speed of 205.5MBps," and Macworld UK says the Passport Pro is "about 60% faster than any of the conventional portable hard drives that we’ve reviewed recently."

For professionals who are traveling and want to protect their data without sacrificing speed, the My Passport Pro is a good choice -- just make sure your computer has a Thunderbolt port, since the Pro lacks a USB port.

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8.6
Average Critic Score

Noise

8.0
 

Speed

9.1
 

Expandability

7.0
 

How It Stacks Up

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