These elegant portable drives are simple to use, light and easy to carry, and require no power adapter — they are powered directly through the USB cable.* Works with Windows® and Mac®. Synchronize files between home and office and encrypt everything on the drive for added security.

  • Sleek and colorful – This beautiful portable drive, available in many eye-catching colors, is light and easy to carry and fits smoothly in your hand or pocket.
  • USB powered – Powered directly from the USB port on your PC. No separate power supply is needed.*
  • Synchronized and secure – Plug My Passport into any PC, edit files and read e-mail. Then sync all of your changes back to your home or office computer. Your data is protected with 128-bit encryption. (Windows only).
  • Compatible – Use with Windows® and Macintosh® computers.
  • Includes Google™ software – Search your drive and simplify Web searches with included Google software. (Windows only).

*An optional cable is available for the few computers that limit power from the USB port.

Ideal For

  • Storing or backing up your data.
  • Carrying important files and e-mail between work and home or on the road and keeping them in sync.
  • Sharing large files between office and home, between PC and Mac.
  • Pick from multiple colors to express your unique style.

System Requirements


  • Available USB port
  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista®


  • Available USB port
  • Mac® OS X 10.4.11+

Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration and operating system.

Package Contents

  • My Passport Essential portable hard drive
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • Quick Install Guide

Performance Specifications

  • USB 2.0
  • Serial Bus Transfer Rate (USB 2.0) 480 Mb/s (Max)

Physical Specifications

  • Capacity 250 GB
  • Interface USB 2.0

Physical Dimensions


  • Height: 0.590 Inches
  • Length: 4.967 Inches
  • Width: 3.130 Inches
  • Weight: 0.40 Pounds


  • Height: 15 mm
  • Length: 126.15 mm
  • Width: 79.5 mm
  • Weight: 0.18 kg

Environmental Specifications


  • Operating 41° F to 104° F
  • Non-operating -4° F to 149° F


  • Operating 5° C to 40° C
  • Non-operating -20° C to 65° C


  • 2 year company provided

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Manufacturer: Western Digital SKU: WDBAAA2500ABL Category: