Western Digital My Passport Essential SE USB2

  • Western Digital My Passport Essential SE USB2
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  • Sleeker and streamlined design, capacity gauge, Windows as well as Mac software
  • Large capacity yet tiny, 256bit hardware encryption


  • Expensive, slower performance
  • Backup software limitations, Premium pricing

Expert reviews and ratings

By Tom's Hardware on

All eight portable drives we tested work well if you mainly need a device to store large amounts of user data that doesn't depend much on performance. As soon as you apply more demanding workloads, it's time to start paying more attention to the...

By TechTree on 70

The WD My Passport Essential SE 1TB is the largest 2.5-inch portable hard drives we have reviewed and it does exude elegance due to its casing and premium finish. While it is slimmer than the previous My Passport products, the 1TB is enough to take...

By DigitalVersus on 60

Integrated Software The Western Digital My Passport Essential comes with WD SmartWare integrated software. This package mainly allows you to check that your external hard drive is in working order and synchronise your files. Although the...

By PC Advisor on 80

Wed prefer a standard mini-USB port for the connection mechanism, but theres not much else to fault on the affordable Western Digital My Passport Essential drive. IDG staff...

By CNET Australia on 84

Western Digital's 1TB Passport drive isn't pretty or cheap, but its bland look belies the storage and backup goodies...

By Smarthouse on 90

The My Passport Essential SE is a portable hard drive that backs-up, secures, and stores all your digital files without the hassle. Click to enlargeThe Essential SE easily fits in your pocket despite being able to store up to 1TB of data. As soon as...

By PCWorld India on 77

The My Passport Essential SE is Western Digital's largest capacity portable hard drive yet, and it offers encryption to keep your data secure. Buy it if you have to lug a lot of data around, or prefer to keep your system backups on an easily mobile...

International Review By FrazPC.pl on

Podsumowuj?c nale?y powiedzie?, i? wgl?d Mojego paszportu jest bardzo uniwersalny i mo?e podoba? si? ka?demu. Z ca?? pewno?ci nie pasuje do niego okre?lenie brzydal. Jego...

International Review By Tom's Hardware on

MyBook und MyPassport heißen die externen und tragbaren Festplatten-Modelle von Western Digital. Das Essential-Modell aus der MyPassport-Familie bietet ein USB 2.0-Interface, Passwortschutz, Hardware-Verschlüsselung und eine...

International Review By Les Numériques on 60

Le My Passport Essential SE est un bon disque dur externe 2,5 pouces. Le constructeur allie une grande capacit un botier compact et de bonne facture. Nanmoins, il existe plus rapide chez la...

International Review By PCWorld DK on 83

Masser af kapacitet i en beskeden størrelse er, hvad der kendetegner Western Digitals en terabyte store harddisk. Her er plads til alle dine dokumenter og tusinder af musiknumre og billeder oven i. Og så kan...

International Review By PCWorld DK on 67

Ultrabærbar harddisk er pakket med faciliteter som automatisk og kontinuerlig backup, passwords-beskyttelse og en oplyst kapacitetsmåler. Der medfølger såvel software som...