WD My Passport (2019) 5TB Review

Nothing energizing occurs in the realm of versatile hard drives – while everyone needs in any event a couple of, they’re truly observed as ware things now and separation between brands product offerings doesn’t appear to make a difference a lot to purchasers. The individuals who can bear the cost of compact SSDs will go toward that path, and cloud-based capacity is frequently snappier and progressively helpful for individuals. WD appears to have perceived this and has upgraded its well known My Passport arrangement to concentrate on just the nuts and bolts, stripping ceaselessly extravagant structures and decreasing mass beyond what many would consider possible.

We previously observed the most recent age of My Passport hard drives at the IFA public expo in August a year ago and were astonished that Western Digital has discarded the somewhat attractive Yves Behar-roused scalloped plan that appeared in 2016 to much pomp and spread all through the organization’s item portfolio.

Does the new WD My Passport lineup do anything new or extraordinary, and does it make a difference which age you purchase? We’re going to discover.

WD My Passport (2019) 5TB Review

WD has stayed with the inheritance Micro-USB 3.0 port on this model

WD My Passport (2019) 5TB plan and highlights

WD endeavored to move versatile hard drives toward discussion pieces with its 2016 upgrade, executed by a prominent outer marking organization. At that point, the organization flaunted that its drives would speak to “the crossing point of our real life and computerized world”. Everything including the bundling was given this astounding trendy person treatment. At the point when we got our hands on one of those drives, we loved its character yet not the common sense – the corners were sharp, and weight had expanded.

The new structure feels like a total 180-degree turn around. WD has apparently cut however much weight and mass as could reasonably be expected, the corners and sides are adjusted for simple pocketability, and it practically blurs out of spotlight. The drive despite everything has a striped example across a large portion of its front, yet it’s far less articulated at this point. It coordinates the as of late propelled My Passport Go arrangement.

Indeed, even the quantity of shading choices has been divided – the particular yellow, orange and white are no more. While dark, blue and red remain, they’re extremely quieted. The plastic is likewise a dull matte, which is increasingly utilitarian. The red and blue alternatives have two-tone gets done with dark bases.

You have a selection of limits. The 1TB and 2TB renditions are 11.15mm thick and weigh 120g, while the 4TB and 5TB variants are recorded as 19.15mm thick and 210g in weight. For reasons unknown, the most elevated and least limit choices are accessible just in dark. We’re reviewing a 5TB unit in this arrangement, which is the most elevated limit versatile hard drive we’ve seen from WD up until now.

The official spec sheet makes no notice of information move speed. It does anyway guarantee 256-piece AES encryption, a three-year guarantee, and WD’s typical downloadable programming. The WD Backup device lets you synchronize organizers on your PC, WD Drive Utilities incorporates diagnostics and a protected eradicate instrument, and WD Security lets you set up encryption. On the drive itself, you’ll discover an installer for the WD Discovery work area apparatus which offers cloud and web based life synchronizing devices yet shows heaps of limited time content. We discovered this product pointless and nosy, and we’d suggest disregarding it – our review of the WD My Passport SSD has more subtleties.

WD has gone with a good old yet broadly utilized Micro-USB 3.0 port on this drive, and it ships with just a USB Type-A link. There’s a little action LED close to the port, which you can’t see when the drive isn’t connected.

The organization does likewise sell a My Passport for Mac rendition of this drive in 2TB, 4TB and 5TB capapcities. It has a dull blue completion and accompanies an extra USB Type-C to Micro-B link for more up to date Macs. This variant is arranged to HFS+ as a matter of course and will work with Time Machine on MacOS with no alterations. You may likewise need to consider the somewhat more expensive My Passport Ultra which has a metal outside in silver or blue, and a USB Type-C port. WD has abstained from splendid hues and made the edges and corners rounder for comfort

WD My Passport (2019) 5TB execution

A hard drive isn’t energizing in 2020 and individuals care definitely more about limit than execution. All things considered, we despite everything tested the new WD My Passport (2019) to perceive what it conveys. We utilized our standard test seat, worked out of an AMD Ryzen 7 2700X CPU, a Gigabyte Aorus X470 Gaming 7 Wifi motherboard, 2x8GB of G.skill DDR4 RAM, a 1TB Samsung SSD 860 Evo boot drive, a Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 590 graphics card, and a Corsair RM650 power flexibly.

This drive shows up arranged to the NTFS record framework as a matter of course, and we would have favored the more present day ExFAT for cross-stage similarity. The all out arranged limit was 4657.47GB.

CrystalDiskMark indicated successive peruse and compose rates of 133.3MBps and 125.6MBps which is excellent for a hard drive. Pinnacle irregular peruse and compose speeds were a lot of lower obviously. The Anvil stockpiling benchmark revealed peruse and compose scores of 152.31 and 211.45 individually for an aggregate of 363.76. Do remember that these scores probably won’t have any significant bearing to all the limit models in the lineup.

Plainly you wouldn’t get the most ideal speed, yet you do get around multiple times the extra room as you would with a versatile SSD at a similar cost. A hard drive is as yet the better alternative for mass exchanges and reinforcements. It isn’t anyplace close as quick as a compact SSD, yet offers considerably more space at a lower cost


To place into context just how much space 5TB is, you could store one million MP3 tunes or photos that involve 5MB each, or around 2,500 hours of HD video. For the vast majority, that is in excess of a lifetime of information, however there are some advanced hoarders, content makers, and ace clients who could utilize the space. Indeed, even with cloud administrations, or on the off chance that you have enough space on your PC, it’s constantly a smart thought to have physical reinforcements, especially of your vital photographs and archives.

The WD My Passport (2019) offers huge limit in addition to versatility at an entirely sensible cost. It probably won’t be very eye catching, however that isn’t probably going to be a high need for some individuals. On the off chance that you do have an eye for structure however, the past age models are as yet accessible in retail. Likewise, while the 5TB limit is new with this lineup, you may find that the lower limit renditions are somewhat more costly than their more established reciprocals, and you don’t lose anything at all by setting aside some cash while stocks last.

Prices (MOP): Rs. 9,400 (5TB); Rs. 8,100 (4TB); Rs. 5,400 (2TB); Rs. 3,700 (1TB)


  • Compact and portable
  • Hardware encryption supported
  • Very good value for money


Ratings (Out of 5)

  • Performance: 4
  • Value for Money: 4.5
  • Overall: 4

Richa Pandit

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