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Review of the WD My Passport Slim 1TB external drive


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Portable external hard drives are extremely useful, and WD have recently released their MY Passport Slim drive, and its time to review the 1TB one.

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My Passport Slim offers ultra-fast USB 3.0 performance and high capacity in an ultra-thin,
metal enclosure. Protect your precious memories and important files with WD SmartWare Pro local and cloud backup software. Put the drive in your purse or backpack and take it with you, knowing that password protection helps secure your data from prying eyes. A 3-year limited warranty and soft pouch protect your drive.

Who are WD?

From their website:

We are thousands of people worldwide working to enable you to store, collect, access, and use a vast and growing body of digital information. Our reliable hard drives and solid state drives, marketed under the WD and HGST brands, are everywhere that digital information and content is found: in the cloud, supporting your mobile digital lifestyle; in business and personal computers; in external storage devices; in the digital video recorder in your home; and in sophisticated medical, military, aerospace, automotive, manufacturing and telecommunications systems. We also make media players that enable you to enjoy your digital content on the biggest screen in your house – your TV. Our customers range from some of the largest companies in the world to individual users like you.



What’s in the Box?

The box contains the drive, a USB 3.0 cable, a manual and a soft pouch to carry the drive around in.

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A Closer Look

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Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.


  1. Is this a purely solid state drive, a traditional HDD or a hybrid? The reason I ask is that I need something with very low power consumption in order to work with my Microsoft Surface 2 (not the Pro), on the road. External HDD’s such as the original WD My Passport don’t work unless they already require a separate power supply.

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