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Western Digital My Passport for MAC USB3.0 and USB-C External Hard Drive, 5 TB, WDBA2F0050BBL-WESN
- A trusted portable storage that perfectly complements your onthego lifestyle
- Password protection helps to keep digital life's contents safe
- Builtin 256 bit Aes hardware encryption
- Perfectly paired with Apple's Time Machine backup software
- Stylish design that fits in the palm of hand
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Western Digital 5 TB My Passport for MAC USB3.0 and USB-C External Hard Drive is trusted, portable storage that perfectly complements your on-the-go lifestyle. Compatible with USB-C and USB-A, the My Passport for Mac drive comes equipped to connect with today's latest technology. With a new, stylish design that fits in the palm of your hand, there's space to store, organize and share all the photos, videos, music and documents that fill your life. Midnight Blue colour My Passport for Mac is perfectly paired with Apple's Time Machine backup software and password protection, it helps keep your files safe and your life driving forward. And with SuperSpeed USB, you can quickly start backing up everything in your life and keep driving forward.
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Thought it was bulky but NOT, its portable and very handy plus its very slim.
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I just purchased my fourth such WD drive - a 2Tb version - in it's latest style (as of January 2019). But ALL FOUR of my WD Drives - and those bought by my daughter also - continue to perform perfectly when required. Two are permanently connected to my MAC and in daily use and the other two are offline archives. Oh! - and I also have one (a fifth) in my laptop bag for backups of an old MacBook Pro - still functioning perfectly as required using Time Machine.
This month, I ran out of space on my last WD backup drive and Time Machine had started to delete the earliest back-ups from back in 2016. So strategically, I decided it was time for a new one. I had no hesitation in selecting a WD Drive on the strength of my experiences with them to date.
As it was the new drive's first backup, I had about 680Gb of files to transfer initially (that's because ALL the files on my MAC needed to be written onto the new (empty) drive). On the only transfer rate I can manage (USB 2 - connected MAC) the transfer took about 11 hours in the background. It didn't interfere at all with my ongoing foreground use of the MAC. Subsequent backups, being incremental backups only, will, of course, take only a few minutes or seconds whenever Time Machine runs automatically thereafter. If my MAC had been a newer version, I guess my transfer rates would have been significantly higher using the USB-C cable connector that comes with the new edition of the WD Drive. (Both are in the box to maintain backward compatibility with earlier machinery - like mine).
Although I've only discusses the Time Machine backup compatibility functionality, the WD Drives can of, course, be used for ad hoc data storage and management via the Finder App, alongside any Time Machine back-up folders that are automatically created and assigned drive space by Time Machine.
SOME ADVICE FOR PROSPECTIVE PURCHASERS?
Reading SOME of the issues that SOME people have had with their purchases, I'd like to share the following observation based on the fact that WD market external drives with some explicitly labelled as "For MAC". This implies there may be two versions of these drives already formatted for either Macs or PCs. (Maybe there are more.... I don't know!)
The ones to which I refer in my review, I have specifically bought as formatted for, or labelled explicitly as MAC ready... NOT PC Versions, as I suspect some reviewers may have bought. I'm no expert, and therefore take care to try to get stuff that states what I need explicitly on the box, i.e. it says 'For MAC' on the online listing and on the box. So, I recommend to ALL prospective purchasers of these - or ANY other external drives, that you plan to use on specific machine platforms, that you make sure you're buying the right item for your particular type of computer.
I THINK the differences on MACs and PC systems is in file structuring protocols. So, I presume WD pre-format them in the factory and then stream them for either MAC or PC use. But that's as far as my reasoning goes.
Although not major, but I have seen tiny glitches while copying data into it. I have not used it for long (bought it 3 months back) and hence I would recommend this to be your 2nd back-up drive :)
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ただし、今回購入したこの製品は、OSX Yosemite 10.10.5では問題なく使えているのですが。
macOS Mojave 10.14.1には、WD Utilityが対応しておらず、unlock 出来ない不具合が生じました。
2018 macに対応と記載があるのですが、utility ソフトの事までは確認不足でした。
WD HDD MY PASSPORT FOR MACのサイトでこのように表記されていました。
2018/11/10 時点では、MacOS Mojave 10.4.1 には対応していませんでした。
HFS+ジャーナル形式でフォーマット済み。macOS High Sierra、Sierra、El Capitanに対応します。