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Deal | 5 TB WD My Passport portable HDD gets a solid 28% discount on Amazon

WD My Passport portable HDD (Source: Western Digital)
WD My Passport portable HDD (Source: Western Digital)
Available on Amazon since late August 2019, the WD My Passport (WDBPKJ0050BBK-WESN) is a 5 TB USB 3.0 portable hard drive that comes with 256-bit hardware encryption and a backup software solution (download needed). The ongoing 28% discount takes this piece of hardware from US$149.99 to US$107.99.

Although cloud backups and portable SSDs are cost-effective and easy to acquire, some old-school portable HDDs are still hanging around. The 2.5-inch WD My Passport is one of the most popular portable external hard drives on Amazon, with no less than 80,139 user reviews and 953 answered questions posted in less than 4 years. Now, the top-of-the-line 5 TB model in black, labeled WDBPKJ0050BBK-WESN, is down from US$149.99 to US$107.99 on Amazon, thanks to a 28% discount.

The WD My Passport features a slim design and provides 256-bit AES hardware encryption. It can be connected to a wide range of devices via a 5 Gbps SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (PDF reference guide) port for best performance, but is also compatible with USB 2.0. The 5 TB model mentioned above measures 4.22 X 2.95 X 0.75 inches and weighs 0.46 pounds. The entire My Passport lineup is compatible with Windows 10, macOS, and ChromeOS. However, Acronis True Image for Western Digital and the other software companions provided for free to the users of this drive only work with Windows and macOS.

While the My Passport family is rated only 3.1/5 after 224 validated user reviews on Western Digital's website, the feedback provided by Amazon users is much better. The 4.6/5 general rating is the result of 80% 5-star reviews, 11% 4/5 assessments, and 5% minimum scores. The breakdown by feature highlights this drive's reduced weight (4.6), storage capacity and portability (4.4), ease of use (4.1), value for money (4.0), and tech support (3.5).

Covered by a 3-year limited warrantly, the WD My Passport currently comes alongside 90 days of Amazon Music Unlimited. However, this offer only applies to new subscribers.     

Buy the WD My Passport (WDBPKJ0050BBK-WESN) on Amazon

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Codrut Nistor, 2023-05- 6 (Update: 2023-05- 6)