WD My Passport Go 500GB Black/Blue

WD My Passport Go 500GB Black/Blue

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Product information

Key specs

Total storage capacity
500 GB
Maximum read speed
400 MB/s
Maximum write speed
380 MB/s
Data encryption
Hardware encryption, Software encryption

Pros and cons

According to our External SSD expert
  • This external SSD is a lot faster than the average hard drive.
  • This 2.5-inch drive is easy to take along with you.
  • Equipped with USB 3.0 for fast throughput speed.
  • In order to use the drive with macOS, you'll have to re-format it.
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Description

The WD My Passport Go 500GB Black / Blue is a compact external SSD that can withstand a drop of 2 meters. Take your data with you on trips, without having to worry about your files getting damaged. Connect the SSD to your laptop and quickly transfer your files to the WD My Passport via USB 3.0. This SSD is a lost faster than an external hard drive. It only takes a few seconds to transfer a 2GB file. On top of that, the My Passport Go doesn't have moving parts, so the drive isn't only shockproof but also energy-efficient. Thanks to the included software, it automatically creates backups of your most important folders. This way, you're sure you won't lose your files. Not even when your laptop crashes. You can personally set this up to occur constantly in the background or at a specific time.

The WD My Passport Go 500GB Black / Blue is a compact external SSD that can withstand a drop of 2 meters. Take your data with you on trips, without having to worry about your files getting damaged. Connect the SSD to your laptop and quickly transfer your files to the WD My Passport via USB 3.0. This SSD is a lost faster than an external hard drive. It only takes a few seconds to transfer a 2GB file. On top of that, the My Passport Go doesn't have moving parts, so the drive isn't only shockproof but also energy-efficient. Thanks to the included software, it automatically creates backups of your most important folders. This way, you're sure you won't lose your files. Not even when your laptop crashes. You can personally set this up to occur constantly in the background or at a specific time.


Included by default

Included by default

Key specs

Total storage capacity
500 GB
Maximum read speed
400 MB/s
Maximum write speed
380 MB/s
Data encryption
Hardware encryption, Software encryption

Included by default

Included by default


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Rating

Rating per section

Reliability
10
Speed
8
Price-quality ratio
6

Most helpful reviews

Most helpful reviews

4.5 / 5 stars
8,5/10
"This ssd is reliable, portable and fast."

Gilles Van der Spiegel | 1 July 2020

  • Pros:
    Small
  • Pros:
    Lightweight
  • Pros:
    Protective casing
  • Pros:
    The ssd can't get damaged from vibration
  • Pros:
    Very high read and write speeds for an external ssd
  • Con:
    Expensive investment
  • Con:
    Small variety of colors

Ver reliable and portable ssd.

This ssd is reliable, portable and fast.

4.5 / 5 stars
8,5
  • Pros:
    Small
  • Pros:
    Lightweight
  • Pros:
    Protective casing
  • Pros:
    The ssd can't get damaged from vibration
  • Pros:
    Very high read and write speeds for an external ssd
  • Con:
    Expensive investment
  • Con:
    Small variety of colors

Ver reliable and portable ssd.

Gilles Van der Spiegel | 1 July 2020

Most helpful reviews

Most helpful reviews

4.5 / 5 stars
8,5/10
"This ssd is reliable, portable and fast."

Gilles Van der Spiegel | 1 July 2020

  • Pros:
    Small
  • Pros:
    Lightweight
  • Pros:
    Protective casing
  • Pros:
    The ssd can't get damaged from vibration
  • Pros:
    Very high read and write speeds for an external ssd
  • Con:
    Expensive investment
  • Con:
    Small variety of colors

Ver reliable and portable ssd.

This ssd is reliable, portable and fast.

4.5 / 5 stars
8,5
  • Pros:
    Small
  • Pros:
    Lightweight
  • Pros:
    Protective casing
  • Pros:
    The ssd can't get damaged from vibration
  • Pros:
    Very high read and write speeds for an external ssd
  • Con:
    Expensive investment
  • Con:
    Small variety of colors

Ver reliable and portable ssd.

Gilles Van der Spiegel | 1 July 2020

Specifications

Product

Product number
826042
Manufacturer code
WDBMCG5000ABT-WESN
Brand
Western Digital
Warranty
3 years
Warranty type
Carry-in warranty
Old product returned for free
Yes

Performance and compatibility properties

Total storage capacity
500 GB
Cache memory
0 MB
Shockproof
Yes
Dustproof
Yes
Backup feature
Yes
Protected memory (USB)
Yes
Protection type (USB)
Data encryption
Data encryption
Hardware encryption, Software encryption
Maximum read speed
400 MB/s
Maximum write speed
380 MB/s
Safety class
High-end
Energy-efficient
No
Formatted for operating system
Windows

Physical properties

Depth
1 cm
Width
9,5 cm
Height
6 cm
Weight
55 g
Color
Black, Blue
Material
Plastic
Build quality
Basic

Connectors and connections

USB port
Yes
Type of USB port
Standard USB-A
Number of USB ports
1
Thunderbolt connector
No