My Passport Ultra 500gb
Ultra-portable Hard Drives
Smaller. Smarter. Safer.
Our smallest portable drive ever is also our smartest with visual, automatic, continuous backup and password protection.
3 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Don't let the pretty face fool you
My Passport Ultra is a sleek, powerful and secure little device. Behind the colorful exterior are seven generations of innovation and reliability. Millions of people around the world chose My Passport as their portable hard drive. Maybe you should, too.
Huge capacity in the palm of your hand
With Huge capacity of storage, you can take your all your photos, videos and music with you wherever you go.
WD Backup - Scalable and automatic
Create an automatic backup strategy that fits your schedule and work style. Back up all the files on your system or only specific folders and files. You're in control.
Local and cloud backup
You choose — back up to your My Passport Ultra drive or to your Dropbox™ cloud-service account.*
*A Dropbox account is required for cloud backup. Cloud services may be changed, terminated or interrupted at any time and may vary by country.
WD Security - Classified-level protection
You protect the contents of your phone with a password, right? Why not do the same for your My Passport? Select password protection to engage powerful 256-bit hardware-based encryption, which is used by governments to protect classified information.
Power up with USB 3.0
My Passport Ultra features USB 3.0 compatibility, which means 5 Gb/s transfer speed (3X faster than USB 2.0) and you can power up your My Passport Ultra without carrying a bulky power cord and plug.
Colors to match your style
WD's newest generation of My Passport Ultra drives feature carefully selected colors to complement today's color trends. Select from Classic Black, Brilliant White, Noble Blue and Wild Berry.
Accessorize your drive
Select the color and accessorize your My Passport Ultra to match your personal style.
Check out accessories to outfit your My Passport Ultra with soft carrying cases and the newest splash of color — WD Grip Pack.
WD Drive Utilities
With user-friendly WD Drive Utilities, you can register your drive, set drive timer, run diagnostics, optimize functionality and set up drive security features.
Sleek design with high capacity
At just half an inch thin (12.8mm) for the 500 GB model, this drive is sleek and fast with plenty of capacity for your important digital content.
WD knows your data is important, so we build our drives to demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance and long-term reliability. And for peace of mind, we back up our reliability with a 3-year limited warranty.
Protect what matters most
You've taken the time to create it — everything that matters to you, from financial to sentimental. But you're just one press of the delete key, one spilled latte, one lost laptop away from losing it all.
What is backup and why is it important?
Backup simply means keeping a second copy of your files on another device like an external hard drive. If you lose an important file, there’s no need to worry because you have another copy and can easily restore it.
Protecting your important stuff is easier than ever
WD Backup makes it easy to protect your important files on your schedule, automatically. WD Backup finds your photos, music, videos and documents and adds them to your backup plan.Simply pick the time, day and frequency that you back up and relax knowing you have a second copy of what matters most to you.
After the first backup is completed, WD Backup detects and backs up only new and updated files, saving you valuable time.
Back up your way
If you are an advanced user, you can customize a backup plan to meet your needs — create one big back up process or multiple plans to backup different files or folders on unique schedules. Plus, you can also back up to your Dropbox or Baidu Cloud cloud-service account.*
Dropbox or Baidu account required for cloud backup. Cloud services may be changed, terminated or interrupted at any time and may vary by country.
It's easy to recover
To restore a single file or folder, select the time and date of the files you want to recover and press the restore button. That’s it, your files are back where you originally stored them.
WD Security: safe and accessible
WD understands the importance of your photos, music, videos and files so My Passport Ultra and My Passport for Mac comes equipped with some powerful technology to help keep your digital life secure.
Keep your private stuff private
You have a password on your mobile phone, why not on your My Passport? You store and back up your personal files and photos on it and it’s important to keep them secure.
It’s easy, just set a password on your My Passport and WD Security activates 256-bit AES hardware encryption. Unlike software-based solutions, WD’s hardware encryption has essentially no impact on performance.
WD Security is hardware based and built into the drive. Your files are accessible and safe even when you plug your My Passport Ultra or My Passport for Mac into a computer that does not have WD Security installed. Enter your password and the self-contained security application on the drive kicks into operation.
For convenient, quick access, you can set WD Security to automatically unlock the drive when you are working on a known computer.
- Formatted NTFS for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or 10
- Requires reformatting for Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard, Lion, or Mountain Lion