Never Miss A Back-up Again – The Western Digital My Passport Essential SE Reviewed
We all need to backup information on our hard drives, and you can do that quite simply with the Western Digital My Passport Essential SE. There are quite a few external hard drives for sale today, and in this review we’ll be taking a look at the one produced by Western Digital to see how well it performs.
You can put a lot on this device since it is rated at a respectable 1 TB for capacity. There was a time when gigabyte impressed people, and now we are up to the single terabyte number. You could always get more drives if you need more space, but we cannot imagine what you would be doing to warrant so much capacity. We believe that 1 TB is more than enough for the majority of people, and there is ample room for all your multimedia needs. If you have an earlier generation external hard drive, it may not be sufficient for today’s needs, but the latest ones made by Western Digital should be enough for almost anyone.
There is additional software you will be needing here, but the Western Digital My Passport Essential SE provides that to you, as they really should. If you get nervous about installing any kind of software, then that is all right because the whole thing is intuitive. But the occasional snag happens which is, however, typical of any product, as glitches can occur and some users don’t follow the correct procedures. The software also automatically checks for updates to makes sure you’re always using the latest version, and then you can create as many backups as you want of any particular file. In the end, there is no reason for you so suspect that you will not be able to successful back-up your data.
We expect the price to come down after some time, but for now the cost is roughly over 100 USD, but not too much over. Depending on where you shop, you may be able to get it for a little less, especially if you do some comparison shopping online. Even though this is a solid product, you are sure to find other devices that perform the same function. Since this is an established company, Western Digital, you know there is a little more in the price due to the name.
Be aware that your old machine may not be compatible with the Western Digital My Passport Essential SE device, but newer machines should have no issues. Of course the software comes with the device and has to be used, but it is made for the masses and is not very hard to learn. Do your homework on this one, and then go ahead and check it out if it all looks good.