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I create YouTube videos for my wife’s cooking channel and storage has been a big want for us. I have a WD MyCloud 2TB with a Seagate 4TB Backup Plus as a backup and both required power, but I need a 4TB portable hard disk and ended up in buying this Western Digital 4TB My Passport Portable hard disk (New Edition) for Rs.8198.————————————————IN THE BOX & HDD CONTENTS————————————————4TB Blue Portable Harddisk in a bubble caseSuperspeed USB cableQuick Install GuideWD Discovery software for WD BackupWD Security and WD Drive Utilities
—————————————-MY USAGE & EXPERIENCE—————————————-The product has been manufactured in Thailand and imported to India and this New Edition WD My Passport is supposed to have lesser failures and supposed to be more robust than the previous version.
Upon connecting 3.63TB was free and 297MB was used by the formatting of the disk which stores the disk geometry that allows hard disk to accept, store, and retrieve data. The hard disk was formatted with NTFS.
This hard disk fits inside the palm of the hand and is quite small for a 4TB, 10.7cm length, 7.5cm breadth and 1.8cm depth, and is not heavy too.
Being a portable hard disk, it doesnt require any power. I was able to connect it with my Xbox, WD MyCloud, Laptop and Desktop with ease and it detects quite fast.
The write speeds were at 110 MB/s in actual and read speeds was around 115 MB/s. The disk reports were also almost similar at 120-127 MB/s. (see attached report). But the speeds changes depending on the free disk space, how much the disk is fragmented and whether there are any bad sectors, etc. This is quite impressive in my opinion.
I didn’t see any heating up issues with this new edition and temperature always remained under 37 degree C even under heavy writes in my testing with room temperature around 27- degree C.
The WD Discovery software is super cool, it can import files from social media and maintain a backup. Just need to sign into Facebook or Instagram or Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive. It can also take a backup from WD MyCloud devices.
The WD Security app provides a way to setup a password for the hard disk and contents can be encrypted, so when data is written it’s encrypted and when data is read it’s decrypted when password is used. I haven’t tried any brute force recovery of data on this disk yet but the encryption seems to be good enough for home use. I didn’t set the password as if password is forgotten I can’t recover it back and only way to re-use the disk is by formatting.
The hard disk has a small led indicator which can be turned off from the WD Discovery settings if required.
I was able to backup all my YouTube video edits with ease and quickly, also was able to back up my Dropbox.
I don’t see any cons as of now, and since I haven’t contacted the customer service I can’t comment on that part.
————————-WHAT I LIKED————————-3 years warrantyGood looking and light weightAutomatic backup, Password protection + 256bit EncryptionFast read and write speeds
——————-OVERALL——————-A great hard disk at a good pricing. This new edition should be more stable and when take care well like not moving the hard disk while it being used, doing a safe eject of the hard disk, not dropping etc. this hard disk should last longer in my perspective, only time will tell. Overall am happy with my purchase as it meets my expectations.

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