WD My Passport Ultra External Hard Drive Review

Western Digital Corporation is a very prominent manufacturer in the storage industry. It manufactures quality hard drives and their accessories since decades. Today we’are going to have an overview on one of its successful efforts in the external hard drive segment, the My Passport Ultra hard drive.

My Passport Ultra portable hard drive features WD SmartWare Pro backup software that lets you back up to the drive itself or use Dropbox to back up to the cloud. Move files quickly with the blazing speed of USB 3.0 connectivity. Keep your data private with password protection and hardware encryption.

WD My Passport Ultra External Hard Drive

Content Of The Box

My Passport Ultra hard drive box contains the following elements: Portable hard drive, USB cable, WD SmartWare Pro software, Quick Install Guide.

You can watch the unboxing video below to have a better vision in this regard:

Basic Features

• Ultra-compact design with plenty of storage
• USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
• Blazing-fast data transfers with USB 3.0 interface
• Cloud backup through Dropbox
• Automatic backup software for local backups
• Password protection and hardware encryption

What’s This Drive Good For?

This drive is ideal for the following tasks:
• Transferring files in blazing fast speed with USB 3.0
• Backing up your files to the local drive with automatic backup software
• Backing up your files to the cloud using Dropbox
• Connecting to the latest USB 3.0 devices and even backward compatible with USB 2.0 devices
• Securing your files from unauthorized access with password protection and hardware encryption
• Adding extra storage for your videos, music, photos, and files.
• Connecting and powering through your USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 interface


Formatted NTFS + Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP operating systems
Requires reformatting for Mac OS X
Note: Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration and operating system.

A Quick Review

The video below presents a helpful quick review on this product:

Final Words

For its solid performance and good ratings by users, we have picked this drive to be in our best portable external hard drive list.

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