The truth is, portable hard drives are now becoming a necessity than an option, especially for people who consume a lot of games and media content.
So, getting a 2TB HDD drive from Sandisk was pure joy!
As far as packaging goes, it is pretty simple, nothing extravagant.
I like that the details on features offered are well presented as most people would get the information at first sight.
Now, inside the box, you get to see the hard drive itself, a USB 3.0 cable and Manuals.
Switching to the drive itself, I like that Western Digital has beveled a stylish wavy texture into the half of the drive that’s home to the powered micro-B USB port and power indicator.
The waves also provide a better grip when holding the drive.
Also, did I mention that the device is quite handy thanks to its slim body?
However, I also noticed that the brushed metal finish portion of the device is a smudge and fingerprint magnet:
It’s also one of the reasons why I was a bit unhappy to see that My Passport didn’t come with a pouch for extra protection.
Now, I use a 2017 MacBook Pro that comes with type-c ports, which also meant that I had to get a type-c adapter to use, something I didn’t have as at the time of this review. Luckily, I also have a Windows PC and as expected, plugging this into a USB port was a breeze (P.S. I had to use a USB 2.0 port for this test, sadly).
One thing you might notice, though, is the inclusion of some security features by Western Digital.
For example, you have Western Discovery which allows you to easily access and operate your Western Digital hard drives, it also includes WD Back-up, WD Drive Utilities, WD Security shortcuts and update buttons on its dashboard for easier and centralized access.
The total size of these files were about 300MB, which can be annoying to some people, luckily, they can be deleted from the drive.
As far as performance is concerned. I was able to get a Sequential read speed of 34.0MB/s and a write speed of 31.00MB/s
In layman’s terms, it took exactly 41 seconds to copy a 1.2GB file into the drive and 1 minute 2 seconds to copy the same file from it. The transfer speed when copying from the device are good, but the same could not be said when transferring files to it as it took longer. Nevertheless, these are still respectable transfer speeds at least based on the benchmark scores.
Overall, If you’re a bargain hunter looking for little extra storage, then the 2TB Western Digital My Passport should be on your radar. It is definitely not durable, but that shouldn’t be a problem since you can always get a pouch for it!
I will be giving away one hard drive to a lucky reader!
- You must be following on Instagram, YouTube (Turn on post notification) and Facebook
- You must be an active commentator on the blog (at least from now until the 30th of January)
- Drop a comment telling me what you think of this drive and why you need it on this page and also on my Instagram page (Look out for the post later this week).
Good luck guys!
P.S. Winners of the Umidigi A3 giveaway will be announced on Sunday!