My Passport

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A My Passport Essential SE Edition External Hard Drive with 1 TB capacity

My Passport is a series of portable external hard drives produced by Western Digital. There are currently six series of My Passport drives; Essential Edition, Essential SE Edition, Elite Edition, Essential for Mac, Studio Edition and the Essential SE for Mac.

My Passport drives are designed to look like and be the size of a passport, none of the drives in the passport series require a power socket although the "elite editions" feature a docking system.

Standard Editions[edit]

Essential Edition[edit]

Essential Editions include USB 2.0 though new models also include USB 3.0 ports, the Essential Editions are currently only available in a 500 GB variation. This model comes in five different colours and has a single white LED Indicator.[1]

Essential SE Edition[edit]

Essential SE Editions have both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports and come in 750 GB and 1 TB variations, the Essential Editions have the same physical appearance as the Essential Editions.[1]

Elite Edition[edit]

Elite Editions has a USB 2.0 port and come in 320 GB, 500 GB and 640 GB variations. Elite Editions come with a desktop dock and have a LED capacity gauge on the front and a lock indicator. This edition comes in Red, Blue and Black.[2]

Mac Editions[edit]

Essential Edition[edit]

The Essential Edition for Mac has a USB 2.0 port and a capacity of 320 GB and comes in gloss black. It has the design as the Essential Edition.[3]

Essential SE Edition[edit]

The Essential SE Edition for Mac has a USB 2.0 port and a capacity of 1 TB and comes in silver. It has the design as the Essential Edition.[3]

Studio Edition[edit]

The Studio Edition has Firewire 400, Firewire 800 and USB 2.0 ports and a capacity of 320 GB and 640 GB. The Studio Edition has a capacity gauge on the top side and has a silver appearance.[3]


  1. ^ a b Western Digital portable range.
  2. ^ – WD Passport Elite 500 GB Review
  3. ^ a b c – Western Digital portable range for mac. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "test" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).