Updated 27 Aug 2014

WD

My Passport Ultra

Snapshot: The WD My Passport Ultra is a 2TB portable hard drive without a Thunderbolt port. How fast does it work?

My Passport Ultra
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$200

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Test results

Overall score
61
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Software versatility
?/10

Good points

  • OK performance.
  • OK to use.
  • Very good software versatility.
  • Has software encryption.

But

  • Slow average write speeds.
  • Slow average read speeds.

How we test

Overall score Performance (70%)
Ease of use (30%): assesses hardware installation, design, and software installation

Software versatility (not included in the overall score) assesses backup, security and power management.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$200
Type
Portable hard drive

Specifications

Stated capacity (GB)
2000
Formatted capacity (GB)
-
Default file format

NTFS

Weight (kg)
0.234
D x W x H (mm)
82 x 110 x 20
Write rate (MB/sec)
554
Read rate (MB/sec)
705
Write time (seconds)
87
Read time (seconds)
64
Wireless protocols (802.11)
n/a
Wireless bands (GHz)
n/a
Claimed number of concurrent wireless connections
n/a
Battery life (hh:mm)
n/a

Features

Thunderbolt port
No
Encryption type
Software
Supplied backup software
Yes
Online storage

Dropbox is supported and comes with 2GB of free online storage

Kensington lock
-
Ethernet port
-
Internet sharing for Wi-Fi (GB)
-
Internet sharing for 3G/4G
-
Android AVI
-
iOS AVI
-
Android MKV
-
iOS MKV
-
Android MOV
-
iOS MOV
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Android MP4
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iOS MP4
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Android WMV
-
iOS WMV
-

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