WD MY PASSPORT ESSENTIAL SE HDD DRIVER DETAILS:
|File Size:||31.6 MB|
|Supported systems:||Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, 2008, Vista, 2003, XP, Other|
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WD MY PASSPORT ESSENTIAL SE HDD DRIVER
This is a significant weakness when compared to the Seagate GoFlex Portable line, as their interchangeable interface system is completely modular.
In fact, with the exception of a small hole on the side where a LED light indicates drive activity, the only port on the drive is the USB 3. By the same token, it is an area where this refreshed design did not improve upon the original. Software The software which accompanies this drive consists of two programs: The first is a very basic program WD My Passport Essential SE HDD allows you to format your new drive properly.
This really is not needed as formatting the drive is downright simple even for novices. WD SmartWare, the second and more important software, is your typical all-in-one that combines both a backup suite and a device customization tool.
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While there is not much customization to be done, the inclusion of a built-in power saving sleep timer is nice. I say that as not all external media player appliances play nice with drives which see fit to shut off themselves whenever they feel like it.
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When it comes to the backup and restore functionality of the WD SmartWare, it will not win any converts from the likes of Acronis. To be honest, the GUI layout is easy to use and easy to understand, yet the functions are rudimentary at best.
It will get the job done if all you want to do is backup or restore your documents, pictures or other such data. I really like them as they don't need any extra power supply and I haven't had a single failure - that's 5. A friend had one die, but WD My Passport Essential SE HDD it was due to physical abuse being knocked around in a school bag.
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I liked them so much that I bought 7 of the 2TB version for another project, they WD My Passport Essential SE HDD also been fault free. I backed up all my personal photos, video and info on it. It suddenly stopped working a few weeks ago - the light flashes but it is not recognised by the pc. I read some reviews and tried a different cable, different computer, to no avail.
It is basically useless. I had filled over 1TB of data, which the important stuff like photos and video were backed up on another drive.
Coincidentally the other drive it is backed up on is around 7yrs old! I am very disappointed with the life span of the WD. It is the 2nd one that has stopped working on me the first was a friend's 1TB version. I definitely won't buy another 2. It was nice to use, portability was great, WD My Passport Essential SE HDD data quite fast It lasted less than 12 months! They used to have a great reputation so thats why we continued to buy.
After formatting, the drive has GBs free for your data. This wouldn't be all that impressive from a large enclosure, but the My Passport Essential SE is just a little larger than a deck of cards.
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Users looking for high capacity portable storage should also want high speed storage as well. Being tied to a desktop or terminal while your files and folders transfer doesn't allow you to be mobile. By pairing a high speed, large capacity drive with the high speed and growing in availability USB 3. The My Passport Essential SE uses a single, traditional platter drive inside the case, so there is some performance variation when WD My Passport Essential SE HDD across the drive. The average read speed is Portable drives are generally slower than their full sized counterparts since the enclosures need to be smaller and the platter sizes are also reduced.
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