Western Digital My Passport Slim USB3 WDBGMT

  • Western Digital My Passport Slim USB3 WDBGMT
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  • All-metal frame feels rugged and premium.
  • Simple, useful backup software works with non-WD drives and Dropbox.
  • Three-year warranty.


  • Not much slimmer than other portable WD drives.
  • Pricey versus competing drives.

Expert reviews and ratings

By DigitalVersus on 100

The My Passport Slim gets full marks! Western Digital has made a compact and perfectly portable 1 TB storage solution with a stylish and robust casing. What's more, performance levels are excellent thanks to the USB 3.0 interface. Plus, it comes with a...

By PC World on -

The My Passport Slim isn't flashy, in any sense of the word. In fact, its most distinguishing feature may be its lack of distinguishing features. It's a USB 3.0 bus-powered portable drive built around a standard rotational hard drive with a healthy 1TB...

By Macworld UK on 80

Compact, well-made, drive that performs well The new My Passport Slim isn’t designed specifically for use with Macs, as some of Western Digital’s drives are, but it’s still a good option if you want a compact, lightweight backup drive for your laptop....

By Good Gear Guide on 80

WD's My Passport Slim is a highly mobile drive that packs a large capacity of 1TB. It's a single-cable drive that runs at USB 3.0 speed and it performed well during our tests. It's worth picking up if you're after 1TB that can fit in your...

By Tech ARP on -

With so many choices in the marketplace, external hard disk drives have become somewhat of a commodity, differentiated mainly by their storage capacity and price. When that happens - it becomes a race to the bottom. The emphasis shifts from making...

By Computer Shopper on 80

With able, simple software, a rugged metal shell, and good-enough speed, this drive is a worthy backup choice for frequent travelers. Just note that it costs a slight premium, and it isn’t all that slim....

By TechRadar on 90

It is one of the more expensive external hard drives out there, but with large 1TB and 2TB capacities, along with the excellent transfer speeds, we believe the price is more or less justified.

By techradar.com/au/ on 90

The Western Digital My Passport Slim is the latest external hard drive in a long line of impressive drives from Western Digital. External drives such as the Western Digital My Passport Studio and Western Digital My Passport Essential have impressed us in...

By Techgage on -

When WD's My Passport Slim hit my doorstop was delicately handed to me by a friendly FedEx worker, I felt like I knew everything there was to know about the product before I took it out of the box. In truth, the Slim is very much like the Ultra that I...

By Legit Reviews on -

Taking a look at the capacity of the WD My Passport Slim 1TB USB 3.0 portable hard drive we see that in Windows, there is 931GB available to the user as reported by Windows. This is with the applications and folders that WD shipped with on the drive. The...

By LaptopMag on 80

The attractive 1TB WD My Passport Slim is one of the thinnest and lightest USB 3.0 external hard drives, and comes with a helpful password protection...

By cnet on 80

The speedy My Passport Slim is an excellent mobile backup and storage expansion option. Its rugged, metal-casing design is a great extra, considering its affordable...

International Review By Chip.de on 82

Die Western Digital My Passport Slim 2TB (WDBPDZ0020BAL) gehört zu den kompakteteren 2-TByte-Platten und liefert im Test gute Transferraten um 84 MByte/s. Das Metallgehäuse mit 18 Millimetern Dicke ist robust und schmutzabweisend, aber wegen fehlender...

International Review By Les Numériques on 100

Le My Passport Slim fait carton plein. Western Digital réussit parfaitement à allier portabilité et capacité dans une coque robuste et sobre. Il bénéficie bien entendu de bonnes performances grâce à sa connectique USB 3.0. On apprécie en outre sa suite...

International Review By Chip.de on 76

Das attraktive Metallgehäuse der schlanken Western Digital My Passport Slim 1TB ist mit 13 Millimeter Höhe kaum größer als die eingebaute 2,5-Zoll-Platte selbst. Dabei bietet das Drive 1 TB Kapazität und zeigt im Test gute Datentransfer-Raten um 88...

International Review By 01net on 80

Ce disque n'est pas révolutionnaire mais offre un très bon compromis entre capacité et portabilité. Ses performances sont bonnes en USB 3.0 et il bénéficie d'un excellent programme de sauvegarde. Nous avons également apprécié son design sobre et...

International Review By IDG.no on 83

Harddisken veier cirka 180 gram inkludert usb-kabelen. Rent størrelsemessig er disken en del mindre enn vanlige eksterne 2,5-tommers-disker. Dette gjør disken litt enklere å frakte med seg sammen med den bærbare – eller i jakkelommen. Den reduserte...