First of all there is the design of the unit itself. Backups can be scheduled on any basis or continuous; in order for the former to work, the drive obviously has to be connected continuously. Disclosure: Review sample was sponsored for the review but all opinions are 100% mine. The Metal Edition has the same form factor as its predecessor, the My Passport Ultra, with dimensions differing only slightly. I can also store files that I use multiple places on multiple computers.
In essence, where it loses in portability it gains in performance and reliability and — as an added bonus — appearance. This drive is available in one of five colors including the titanium color of our review unit. Design and Build Without actually looking at the unit itself, its name gives a lot away in terms of the overall design and build. Regarding heat, the drive kept remarkably cool, perhaps thanks to the aluminium enclosure. Award-winning protection backed by Allstate Allstate has been protecting people and the things they love most for over 85 years. The Ultra has a silent operation for all intents and purposes; the case does a good job of insulating any sound made by the hard drive inside. Of course, cooler temperatures mean a lengthened drive life, and as for vibration, you barely notice that this drive is on at all.Next
With a striking metallic design, the external hard drive feels luxurious and premium in-hand. Users also have the option of running the setup client, which comes pre-loaded on their drive. Feel secure as you safeguard files from unauthorized access with password protection and 256-bit hardware encryption. This is a good idea if you frequently take the drive with you, especially if you keep sensitive data on it. If this is the case, users need to re-create it.
Share and access your files securely online from anywhere, on any device with Dropbox and cloud integration. It is best to backup to two or more places. It's easy to bring back lost files. Western Digital also offers a 3-year limited warranty on My Passport Ultra, so you are in perfectly good hands. They also require an external power so you end up having to carry a power cable around with you at all times. There might be different drivers available for download, depending on your configuration.Next
All in all, the transfer speed is something to smile about. Today, we're lucky enough to have the Metal Edition with us to take a look at, so let's dive in and see what ten years of My Passport have culminated into. We like its solid construction, performance and quiet operation. The My Passport has been through many facelifts, some better than others, but this Metal Edition puts the icing on the cake for the most recent My Passport devices which can look a bit pedestrian at times. Or, back up the files from your Dropbox account to your My Passport Ultra 10th Anniversary Edition.Next
And for peace-of-mind, we back up our reliability with a 3-year limited warranty. But how much does this package cost? The Metal Edition measures 80x110x18. Import your photos, videos and docs to the My Passport Ultra drive to help preserve your online life. Choose from automatic, continuous backup or scheduled backup. Could the data transfer speeds be any faster? The external hard drive is perfect for making sure our company books are done without computer problems.Next
Save, share, access in the cloud Do more with My Passport Ultra 10th Anniversary Edition and your Dropbox account. In recent years, with the increased storage space provided on portables, some of the emphasis has been moved from pure performance to looks as well. Make a sophisticated statement with My Passport Ultra Metal Edition, premium storage with style. It maybe a good drive if you have a newer computer. As far as performance goes, the 7th generation My Passport Ultra offered some pretty good numbers, with 109.Next
Here, they can choose whether they want to simply install one program, or to install all of the bundled software. The primary difference in the pricing, as far as I can see, is down construction materials and software. With that said, it can still be carted around with relative ease. Although these numbers compete well enough with the best drives of its class and type, we only saw a slight improvement compared to the previous generation in sequential performance, while even having marginally weaker performance in random writes. In addition, users can use the Dropbox compatibility if they want to save to the Cloud.Next
The ability to simply select a schedule and file folder makes this process quick and easy. Western Digital recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of their My Passport range of portable hard drives. Three important criteria come to mind when pondering the choice of external storage — performance, reliability and lastly, portability. You don't have to back up your entire system — a time consuming task that duplicates the issues you've built up over time on your hard drive. He is currently the editor of Memeburn, Gearburn and Motorburn. We had no issues to report during our 6-month review. Only difference I can find is the Social Media Discovery software included in the Ultra.
Andy Walker Andy has been writing for Memeburn since 2014, and is now part of the furniture. Automatic, continuous backup runs quietly in the background and backs up your files every time you add or change and save a file. In addition, users can set it to auto unlock for a specified user account. Instead of just jumping straight in and manually copying across my various data files, I figured I should do something that I have never done before… install the included software. And for peace-of-mind, we back up our reliability with a 3-year limited warranty. It's easy to recommend it, as it. They were nice enough to send us over their Metal Edition, which has a very sexy Aluminum design.Next