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194 pages

Take Control of Mac OS X Backups, Fourth Edition

Creator: Joe Kissell | Computers - 2009

... FireWire 400, and USB 2.0 interfaces. http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/ products/external/ freeagent/freeagent_go_mac/ ◊ Western Digital My Passport Essential SE: This tiny drive with a big name comes in 750 GB and 1 TB capacities, ...

Publisher: TidBITS



314 pages

Hard Drive!, As the Disc Turns

Creator: Gordon Hughes | Fiction - 2007-12

Hard Drive! is a fascinating novel that tells the story of Seagate Technology as a Silicon Valley startup company, facing countless technical and business challenges.

Publisher: Gordon Hughes' Hard Drive!

About this book
Gordon Hughes' Hard Drive! is the remarkable story of Seagate Technology, as it confronted and overcame the technical and business challenges as the pioneer in computer hard disks for personal computers.



265 pages

The Incomparable Christ

Creator: John Stott | Religion - 2013-07-10

In this newly Americanized, paperback edition Stott invites you to view Jesus from four perspectives: The Original Jesus: How the New Testament witnesses to Jesus in the Gospels, Acts and the Letters The Ecclesiastical Jesus: How the church ...

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

About this book
A 2002 Logos Association Best Book award winner! Everyone has something to say about Jesus. Sorting through the numerous books of recent years, you may find yourself lost in a thicket of viewpoints, some troubling to faith, some puzzling to the intellect. But John Stott, one of the outstanding evangelical voices of the last half century, offers in The Incomparable Christ an enriching vision of Jesus that defies measurment. In this newly Americanized, paperback edition Stott invites you to view Jesus from four perspectives: The Original Jesus: How the New Testament witnesses to Jesus in the Gospels, Acts and the Letters The Ecclesiastical Jesus: How the church has presented Jesus historically, from Justin Martyr, Benedict and Anselm, to Thomas à Kempis, Martin Luther and Thomas Jefferson, to Gustavo Guitiérrez, N. T. Wright, and the Edinburgh and Lausanne missionary confessions of the twentieth century The Influential Jesus: How people from St. Francis to Tolstoy, from Gandhi to Roland Allen, from Father Damien to William Wilberforce have taken inspiriation from him The Eternal Jesus: How he continually challenges today's men and women through ten visions from the book of Revelation This is the Jesus who is like no other--worthy of your worship, your confession and your obedience as you follow him into the future.


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How to partition and format a WD drive on Windows and macOS. Answer ID 3865 | This answer explains how to format a WD drive for use on Windows and macOS.

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How to partition and format a WD drive on Windows and macOS. Answer ID 3865 | This answer explains how to format a WD drive for use on Windows and macOS.

Western Digital My Passport Ultra (2TB) Review & Rating ...
The 2TB Western Digital My Passport Ultra ($129.99) distinguishes itself from more basic external hard drives with its selection of different colors, 256 ...

Western Digital My Book Essential 3TB - YouTube
Unboxing and setup.. Side note I will mention is has a power button but powers down and up automatically when ejected or attached..


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    WD My Passport Carrying Case - Black

    CE (Western Digital)
    List Price: $5.99

    Plastic zipper with protective material strip
    Designed for My Passport Essential (model WDBAAAxxx, WDBACYxxx, WDBACXxxx), My Passport for Mac (models WDBAABxxx, WDBABWxxx), and My Passport Elite (model WDBAACxxx) portable drives
    Interior pocket for USB cable
    Drive sold separately


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    Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1 TB USB 3.0/2.0 Ultra Portable External Hard Drive (Metallic Blue)

    CE (Western Digital)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Western Digital

    Speed tests...

    ### PHYSICAL ###One terabyte that fits in your jeans' pocket. I don't want to go all "when we were young we walked 10 miles to school, etc." on you, but my first hard drive was such that I would have needed 50'000 of 'em to match the capacity, occupying a solid cube 9 feet on each side and setting me back 30 million dollars. That's mind- blowing progress indeed, and while the original advances were made by firms like Seagate and IBM, those have mostly sold off/sourced out in the meantime, leaving Western Digital as the Bleeding Edge hard drive brand.This device looks like a cigarette holder with a glossy finish. The edges are rounded, and the usb connector is the only opening in the case, so for my occasional transport I just carry the drive in my jacket as-is. It would have been super- neat to have a rubber flap over the usb and perhaps a more scratch- resistant matte finish, but there is no issue here, especially since WD offers inexpensive... 4/5 Strohmian (New York, NY United States) - See all my reviews, October 21, 2010

    ULTIMATE!

    I picked this up from amazon for 50$ before the great Japan Hard Drive Crisis (when the tsunami hit and the power plant melted down). I don't think I could ever fill up this much space and I take photographs DAILY. I have a 8BG card in my cam and at the end of a month or two I put them on this drive. I am nowhere near full or even 25% for that matter. The main reason I bought this one is because it does NOT need an external power supply. Meaning the USB plug that goes to the computer ALSO gives it the power it needs at the same time!It's just a big as a real passport but about two thick. There's a little white light that lets you know if stuff is being transferred. It also stays on constantly if its plugged in so that can be annoying at night because it's so bright it can light an entire room. But when you have 1TB at your fingertips you tend to sleep like a baby even if the light is on!It's not a SSD like most might think. There are moving parts in... 5/5 Castle (Does it matter?) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: WD My Passport Essential SE 1 TB USB 3.0/2.0 Ultra Portable External Hard Drive (Silver) (Personal Computers) I picked this up from amazon for 50$ before the great Japan Hard Drive Crisis (when the tsunami hit and the power plant melted down). I don't think I could ever fill up this much space and I take photographs DAILY. I have a 8BG card in my cam and at the end of a month or two I put them on this drive. I am nowhere near full or even 25% for that matter. The main reason I bought this one is because it does NOT need an external power supply. Meaning the USB plug that goes to the computer ALSO gives it the power it needs at the same time!It's just a big as a real passport but about two thick. There's a little white light that lets you know if stuff is being transferred. It also stays on constantly if its plugged in so that can be annoying at night because it's so bright it can light an entire room. But when you have 1TB at your fingertips you tend to sleep like a baby even if the light is on!It's not a SSD like most might think. There are moving parts in... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 28, 2012

    Nice Portable External Hard Drive

    This new Western Digital external USB drive is small, relatively lightweight, and speedy. It is designed to operate at USB 3.0 speeds, but until we all are able to make that hardware shift with new computers, we can still enjoy here a very large storage capacity in a small and attractive unit. Here's my feedback based on my own experience with the drive:Pros+ Excellent transfer speeds at USB 2.0 (the device does same faster than my previous USB external drives)+ Small form factor+ Attractive design+ No need for dual USB connections to make the drive work (some previous drives required this for power reasons, and it could be a real hassle at times)+ Inexpensive (compared to previous models)+ High capacity (you can get this in 1 Terabyte size, which is great)+ Pre-formatted with NTSF (yea! No more multi-hour formatting before you can use the drive! However, if you are a Mac user, you will have to reformat)+ No forced to use the... 5/5 Ray (United States) - See all my reviews, July 24, 2011
    List Price: $129.99
    Connectivity today; speed for tomorrow
    Up to 3x faster transfer rates with USB 3.0
    Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
    Automatic, continuous backup
    Maximum capacity


  • Western Digital

    WD My Passport Essential SE 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive (Black)

    CE (Western Digital)
    List Price: $139.99

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


  • Western Digital

    WD My Passport Essential SE 1 TB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive (Midnight Black)

    CE (Western Digital)

    Rating (370 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Western Digital

    Bundled Software Unremoveable!

    Ok so here's the deal. WD used to sell ordinary hard drives. Good prices. Decent reliability. Just hard drives like everyone else. I own two of the earlier generation 500GB drives and I love them. That was then.Now they think they're "adding value" by including software on the drive for backup and whatnot.Fine.On the 1TB drive, my Mac says over 660 MB is being used for this.You can not erase this data. It appears as a "virtual" CD on the Mac Desktop.The hardware inside the drive protects this virtual CD from being altered in any way.You can run Disk Utility all you want. It won't remove it.WD says it's being "green" by including this on the HD and not a CD.Fine. Admirable.After a lot of customer uproar, they released a utility to HIDE the partition.But you don't get your space back.This partition by the way can "update itself" over the internet.Scared yet?Right now, if you want... 3/5 nicdnyc (Brooklyn, NY USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: WD My Passport Essential SE 1 TB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive (Midnight Black) (Personal Computers) Ok so here's the deal. WD used to sell ordinary hard drives. Good prices. Decent reliability. Just hard drives like everyone else. I own two of the earlier generation 500GB drives and I love them. That was then.Now they think they're "adding value" by including software on the drive for backup and whatnot.Fine.On the 1TB drive, my Mac says over 660 MB is being used for this.You can not erase this data. It appears as a "virtual" CD on the Mac Desktop.The hardware inside the drive protects this virtual CD from being altered in any way.You can run Disk Utility all you want. It won't remove it.WD says it's being "green" by including this on the HD and not a CD.Fine. Admirable.After a lot of customer uproar, they released a utility to HIDE the partition.But you don't get your space back.This partition by the way can "update itself" over the internet.Scared yet?Right now, if you want... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 6, 2010

    A good external drive with a few annoyances

    The series of next-generation My Passport (including My Passport SE high capacity versions) drives from WD that have just come out seem to getting a bad rap. The bone of contention is based on two aspects. One is the new micro-USB connector and the second is the WD SmartWare backup & control software that mounts a second drive when you plug these things into your computer.I wavered endlessly after looking at all the bad reviews despite being interested in getting these. In the end, I decided to purchase both a 500 GB and 750 GB model to see for myself. If the product would be unusable, I could simply return it back.Firstly, the SmartWare. It automatically installs a second drive and it apparently cannot be removed or disabled. However, the software does not take up a lot of space. The capacity on the My Passport SE is 697 GB (750 GB formatted, NTFS), and the SmartWare takes up 569 MB if you right-click your mouse and check the drive's properties. That is less... 4/5 M. Siddiqi (Florida, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: WD My Passport Essential SE 750 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive (Midnight Black) (Personal Computers) The series of next-generation My Passport (including My Passport SE high capacity versions) drives from WD that have just come out seem to getting a bad rap. The bone of contention is based on two aspects. One is the new micro-USB connector and the second is the WD SmartWare backup & control software that mounts a second drive when you plug these things into your computer.I wavered endlessly after looking at all the bad reviews despite being interested in getting these. In the end, I decided to purchase both a 500 GB and 750 GB model to see for myself. If the product would be unusable, I could simply return it back.Firstly, the SmartWare. It automatically installs a second drive and it apparently cannot be removed or disabled. However, the software does not take up a lot of space. The capacity on the My Passport SE is 697 GB (750 GB formatted, NTFS), and the SmartWare takes up 569 MB if you right-click your mouse and check the drive's properties. That is less... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 29, 2009

    Sheet!!!

    If I could give the d*mned thing negative stars, I would.I purchased this to back up an aging computer whose hard drive was just about maxed out. I had planned on storing my big files (photos, music) on it until I'd purchased a new computer. Then, I'd transfer everything from the Passport to the new computer and life would be wonderful.Good thing I tried to transfer files to a laptop before I did anything irreparable. The d*mned thing won't allow me to download to a different computer!!! I can return files to where they originally lived, but that doesn't do me an ounce of good with a hard drive that's burst its seams.I downloaded updated software. I fiddled. Then, in a last ditch attempt, I called WD support. They put me thru the same paces I'd already done on my own. Still no communication with "alien" computers.AFTER NINETY MINUTES ON THE PHONE WITH WD TECH SUPPORT THE REP FINALLY ADVISED ME TO GIVE UP AND INSTEAD DOWNLOAD DATA... 1/5 Anon (Sitting In Front Of My Computer) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: WD My Passport Essential SE 1 TB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive (Midnight Black) (Personal Computers) If I could give the d*mned thing negative stars, I would.I purchased this to back up an aging computer whose hard drive was just about maxed out. I had planned on storing my big files (photos, music) on it until I'd purchased a new computer. Then, I'd transfer everything from the Passport to the new computer and life would be wonderful.Good thing I tried to transfer files to a laptop before I did anything irreparable. The d*mned thing won't allow me to download to a different computer!!! I can return files to where they originally lived, but that doesn't do me an ounce of good with a hard drive that's burst its seams.I downloaded updated software. I fiddled. Then, in a last ditch attempt, I called WD support. They put me thru the same paces I'd already done on my own. Still no communication with "alien" computers.AFTER NINETY MINUTES ON THE PHONE WITH WD TECH SUPPORT THE REP FINALLY ADVISED ME TO GIVE UP AND INSTEAD DOWNLOAD DATA... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 10, 2012
    Powered directly from the USB port
    1TB Maximun capacity in the palm of you hand
    Password protection and military-grade 256-bit hardware-based encryption
    Ultra-portanble design
    Automatic, continuous backup


  • Western Digital

    WD My Passport Essential SE 1TB USB 3.0 / 2.0 Portable Hard Drive

    PC Accessory (Western Digital)

    Features: Password protection and military-grade 256-bit hardware-based encryption
    Product Weight: 10.1oz
    Dimensions: 4.0" x 1.0" x 3.0"
    Capacity: 1TB
    Other: Powered directly from the USB port


  • Western Digital

    WD My Passport Essential SE 1 TB USB 3.0/2.0 Ultra Portable External Hard Drive (Silver)

    CE (Western Digital)
    List Price: $128.86

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


  • Western Digital

    WD My Passport Essential SE 750 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive (Midnight Black)

    CE (Western Digital)

    Rating (370 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Western Digital

    Bundled Software Unremoveable!

    Ok so here's the deal. WD used to sell ordinary hard drives. Good prices. Decent reliability. Just hard drives like everyone else. I own two of the earlier generation 500GB drives and I love them. That was then.Now they think they're "adding value" by including software on the drive for backup and whatnot.Fine.On the 1TB drive, my Mac says over 660 MB is being used for this.You can not erase this data. It appears as a "virtual" CD on the Mac Desktop.The hardware inside the drive protects this virtual CD from being altered in any way.You can run Disk Utility all you want. It won't remove it.WD says it's being "green" by including this on the HD and not a CD.Fine. Admirable.After a lot of customer uproar, they released a utility to HIDE the partition.But you don't get your space back.This partition by the way can "update itself" over the internet.Scared yet?Right now, if you want... 3/5 nicdnyc (Brooklyn, NY USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: WD My Passport Essential SE 1 TB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive (Midnight Black) (Personal Computers) Ok so here's the deal. WD used to sell ordinary hard drives. Good prices. Decent reliability. Just hard drives like everyone else. I own two of the earlier generation 500GB drives and I love them. That was then.Now they think they're "adding value" by including software on the drive for backup and whatnot.Fine.On the 1TB drive, my Mac says over 660 MB is being used for this.You can not erase this data. It appears as a "virtual" CD on the Mac Desktop.The hardware inside the drive protects this virtual CD from being altered in any way.You can run Disk Utility all you want. It won't remove it.WD says it's being "green" by including this on the HD and not a CD.Fine. Admirable.After a lot of customer uproar, they released a utility to HIDE the partition.But you don't get your space back.This partition by the way can "update itself" over the internet.Scared yet?Right now, if you want... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 6, 2010

    A good external drive with a few annoyances

    The series of next-generation My Passport (including My Passport SE high capacity versions) drives from WD that have just come out seem to getting a bad rap. The bone of contention is based on two aspects. One is the new micro-USB connector and the second is the WD SmartWare backup & control software that mounts a second drive when you plug these things into your computer.I wavered endlessly after looking at all the bad reviews despite being interested in getting these. In the end, I decided to purchase both a 500 GB and 750 GB model to see for myself. If the product would be unusable, I could simply return it back.Firstly, the SmartWare. It automatically installs a second drive and it apparently cannot be removed or disabled. However, the software does not take up a lot of space. The capacity on the My Passport SE is 697 GB (750 GB formatted, NTFS), and the SmartWare takes up 569 MB if you right-click your mouse and check the drive's properties. That is less... 4/5 M. Siddiqi (Florida, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: WD My Passport Essential SE 750 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive (Midnight Black) (Personal Computers) The series of next-generation My Passport (including My Passport SE high capacity versions) drives from WD that have just come out seem to getting a bad rap. The bone of contention is based on two aspects. One is the new micro-USB connector and the second is the WD SmartWare backup & control software that mounts a second drive when you plug these things into your computer.I wavered endlessly after looking at all the bad reviews despite being interested in getting these. In the end, I decided to purchase both a 500 GB and 750 GB model to see for myself. If the product would be unusable, I could simply return it back.Firstly, the SmartWare. It automatically installs a second drive and it apparently cannot be removed or disabled. However, the software does not take up a lot of space. The capacity on the My Passport SE is 697 GB (750 GB formatted, NTFS), and the SmartWare takes up 569 MB if you right-click your mouse and check the drive's properties. That is less... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 29, 2009

    Sheet!!!

    If I could give the d*mned thing negative stars, I would.I purchased this to back up an aging computer whose hard drive was just about maxed out. I had planned on storing my big files (photos, music) on it until I'd purchased a new computer. Then, I'd transfer everything from the Passport to the new computer and life would be wonderful.Good thing I tried to transfer files to a laptop before I did anything irreparable. The d*mned thing won't allow me to download to a different computer!!! I can return files to where they originally lived, but that doesn't do me an ounce of good with a hard drive that's burst its seams.I downloaded updated software. I fiddled. Then, in a last ditch attempt, I called WD support. They put me thru the same paces I'd already done on my own. Still no communication with "alien" computers.AFTER NINETY MINUTES ON THE PHONE WITH WD TECH SUPPORT THE REP FINALLY ADVISED ME TO GIVE UP AND INSTEAD DOWNLOAD DATA... 1/5 Anon (Sitting In Front Of My Computer) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: WD My Passport Essential SE 1 TB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive (Midnight Black) (Personal Computers) If I could give the d*mned thing negative stars, I would.I purchased this to back up an aging computer whose hard drive was just about maxed out. I had planned on storing my big files (photos, music) on it until I'd purchased a new computer. Then, I'd transfer everything from the Passport to the new computer and life would be wonderful.Good thing I tried to transfer files to a laptop before I did anything irreparable. The d*mned thing won't allow me to download to a different computer!!! I can return files to where they originally lived, but that doesn't do me an ounce of good with a hard drive that's burst its seams.I downloaded updated software. I fiddled. Then, in a last ditch attempt, I called WD support. They put me thru the same paces I'd already done on my own. Still no communication with "alien" computers.AFTER NINETY MINUTES ON THE PHONE WITH WD TECH SUPPORT THE REP FINALLY ADVISED ME TO GIVE UP AND INSTEAD DOWNLOAD DATA... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 10, 2012
    List Price: $169.99
    Ultra-portanble design
    Powered directly from the USB port
    Automatic, continuous backup
    750GB Maximun capacity in the palm of you hand
    Password protection and military-grade 256-bit hardware-based encryption



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