My Passport for Mac External Hard Drive

WD_Passpost600Two Digital Gypsies Rating – 4.5 Stars

Western Digital My Passport for Mac 2TB Portable External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0


  • Blazing-fast USB 3.0 connectivity
  • Sleek compact design, measures 3.2 x 4.4 x .8″ and weighs only 8.2 oz.
  • Compatible with Apple Time Machine
  • Password protection and hardware encryption
  • 2 TB of storage. It’s the ideal companion for anyone with lots of photos, movies, videos and files that they want to take with them.
  • HFS+ Journaled so it works right out of the box Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard , Lion or Mountain Lion. Can be reformatted for Windows.
  • Comes with USB Cable and Quick Install Guide

This is the perfect companion for any traveler. When we travel I have my MacBook Pro computer & my Panasonic video camera. As everyone knows, video and image files are large files that require a lot of storage space. This external hard drive has 2 TB of storage, enough for 40 hours of video recording. At only 4″ long and less than an inch thick, it fits nicely in my laptop bag. PLUS it doesn’t need a power cable. You just plug it in to the USB port on your computer.

 WD My Passport CaseTo protect the WD My Passport I bought an AmazonBasics Hard Carrying Case for My Passport-Essential. The cost seemed very reasonable, only $6. The semi-hard case gives good protection to the hard drive. Inside the case is a nice elastic band that secures the hard drive and there is a pouch on the other side of the case to hold the USB cord.

Pros – The WD My Passport is small, lightweight, and attractive. But most of all it has a lot of storage space.

Cons – None evident yet. It is a little pricey at $149 but I remember a couple of years ago I paid the same amount for a WD Hard Drive that was only 500 GB, required a power cord, and would never fit in a laptop bag. 

2 thoughts on “My Passport for Mac External Hard Drive

  1. delores

    Natalie is looking for a new Hard Drive. 2TB is what she has been talking about. I will let her know that you really like this one. HUGS

    1. Kerry Taylor Post author

      If she has a Windows computer have her get the WD My Passport. If she has a Mac, this is the one to get because she won’t have to format it. :)