WD My Passport Essential Portable 500GB Blue Hard Drive


What does the 30% ReviewGist Score mean?

WesternDigital My Passport Essential Portable is a not recommended buy as per the ReviewGist score of 30%. This is because even though the WesternDigital My Passport Essential Portable has garnered good reviews from most reviewers, it might not come with the latest specifications as it is a relatively very old model.

  • Good ratings from over 9 review sources with an average rating of 3.5 stars. Top review sources include PCWorld.com(4.0 stars), TechTree.com(3.5 stars), TechRadar.com (4.5 stars) and LegitReviews.com.
  • Released 6 years ago (Jan 2009) which makes it one of the very old hard drives in the market.


Key Features
Capacity 500.0 GB
Enclosure External
Interface USB
Spindle Speed 5400.0 RPM
Technical Features
Average Latency 5.56 ms
Buffer Size 2.0 MB
External Data Transfer Rate 60.0 MBps
Interface (Detailed) USB, USB 2.0
Seek Time 12.0 ms
Other Features
Package Qty 1.0
Platform PC, Mac
Compliant Standards Plug and Play
Depth 4.967 in.
Height 0.59 in.
Weight 0.39 lb.
Width 3.13 in.
Product ID 90708541
UPC 718037748306
Warranty 3.0 Year
ReviewGist ID 43396,90708541, 129766901, 125606659, 127260812
-91898986, 739380054, 763991881, 739380053, 808739853

Manufacturer Description

500 GB, External Enclosure, USB Interface, 5400 RPM, Buffer: 2 MB, MPN: BAAA5000ABL
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