WD 1TB My Passport SE USB3 2.5" Black

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My Passport Essential SE 1 TB USB 2.0/USB 3.0 Hard Drives

My Passport® Essential™ SE Portable Hard Drives

Put your digital life on the stylish, maximum capacity My Passport® Essential™ SE portable hard drive. With WD quality and USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connectivity, this drive is designed for today with tomorrow in mind.


  • Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
  • Connectivity today; speed for tomorrow
  • Up to 3x faster transfer rates with USB 3.0
  • Maximum capacity
  • Automatic, continuous backup
  • Hardware encryption, password protection

Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 interface

A single drive with universal compatibility today and next-generation speed for tomorrow. Use it with USB 2.0 now and step up to USB 3.0 speed when you're ready.

Up to 3x faster transfer rates

When connected to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port this drive lets you access and save files up to 3 times faster than USB 2.0. Transfer a 2-hour HD movie in just 5 minutes instead of 14 minutes.* *Performance may vary based on user's hardware and system configuration.

WD quality inside and out

For over 20 years, millions of people worldwide have trusted their data to WD hard drives. We are successful because we understand the importance of your data and our first concern is keeping that data safe.

Maximum capacity

Store all your favorite photos, music, movies, and important files on this high capacity, portable drive.

WD SmartWare™ software

You're in control of your backup. Install all the features, select just the components you need, or if you prefer, choose not to use the software at all.

Automatic, continuous backup

Works quietly in the background to protect your data using minimal PC resources. Whenever you add or change a file, it's instantly backed up.

Password protection for privacy

Gain peace of mind knowing that your data is protected from unauthorized access with password protection and encryption.


Powered directly from the USB port on your PC. No separate power supply is needed.

Planet friendly

We designed a small box that uses recycled material and minimizes waste. We encourage you to recycle it.

Ideal for

  • Connecting with your USB 2.0 port today and using with USB 3.0 when you're ready
  • Transferring files up to three times faster when connected to a USB 3.0 port
  • Protecting your data with automatic, continuous backup
  • Adding extra storage space for photos, videos and music
  • Securing private or sensitive data with password protection and hardware encryption

Kit Contents

  • Portable hard drive
  • WD SmartWare software
  • USB cable
  • Quick Install Guide


  • Formatted NTFS
  • Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7
  • Mac OS Leopard or Snow Leopard (Requires re-formatting and will work in USB 2.0 mode)

Product Dimensions

  • Height 0.7 in (18 mm) ± 0.10
  • Width 3.3 in (83 mm) ± 0.10
  • Depth 4.3 in (110 mm) ± 0.10
  • Weight 0.45 lb (0.2 kg)

Product Specifications

  • Data transfer rate: Up to 480 Mb/sec in USB 2.0 mode and up to 5 Gb/sec In USB 3.0 mode



Product Description
WD My Passport Essential SE WDBACX0010BBK - hard drive - 1 TB - USB 3.0
Hard drive - external ( portable )
1 TB
USB 3.0
Data Transfer Rate
5.0 Gbps (USB 3.0)
Password authentication
Power Source
USB bus
Enclosure Colour
Dimensions (WxDxH)
11 cm x 8.3 cm x 1.8 cm
200 g
Microsoft Certification
Compatible with Windows 7



Device Type
Hard drive - external ( portable )
1 TB
USB 3.0
Password authentication
11 cm
8.3 cm
1.8 cm
200 g


Interface Transfer Rate
5.0 Gbps (USB 3.0)

Expansion & Connectivity

1 x USB 3.0


Power Source
USB bus

Software & System Requirements

Software Included
OS Required
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Vista, Apple MacOS X 10.6, Apple MacOS X 10.5


Cables Included
1 x USB cable - external
Compatible with Windows 7
"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Compliant Standards
Enclosure Colour
Package Type

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
5 °C
Max Operating Temperature
40 °C
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