Product Comparison: Western Digital My Passport vs Western Digital My Passport Ultra

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General Specifications
Western Digital
Western Digital
My Passport (WDBYFT0040BBK-WESN)
My Passport Ultra
About the Product
The My Passport portable hard drive is trusted to store the massive amounts of photos, videos and music you love. Available in an array of vibrant, fun colors, the sleek style fits comfortably in the palm of your hand, so you can easily take your treasured content everywhere you go.
Equipped with USB-C™ technology, the My Passport™ Ultra portable drive offers an easy way to expand your storage with a modern metal design that complements your PC.
What customers say about "General Specifications"
Key Specs
Storage Drive Type
HDD 2.5"
4000 GB
1000 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Western Digital My Passport 4 TB Portable Hard Drive
  • This generation has 4TB, 3TB, 2TB, and 1TB models. The 500GB sizes in previous versions has been dropped.
  • High Capacity Available - Up to 4TB (The older model when released had up to 3TB capacity, up until a 6/28/16 release of a short lived 4TB model)
  • It's cute! Lol I love the color and size (definitely portable), and overall design - clean and neat. It's easy to format and use (thanks, Google) and can be password protected if desired.
  • 1TB weight went a bit up from 0.34 lbs to 0.37 lbs, 2TB ,3TB & 4 TB weight went a bit up too from 0.50 lbs to 0.54 lbs
  • Drive is not upgradeable nor swappable due to internal circuit board
Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive with Auto and Cloud Backup - Blue
  • It's got a decent capacity for a fair enough price point and you won't get cross copying files to it - and that's a massive advantage for a portable hard drive.
  • Great portable drive, small footprint but big capacity and an added bonus it is USB 3, a super buy, just plug in and away you go
  • Easy to use and install and for the price its a huge amount of storage.
  • Very high quality portable drive. Compact but sturdily built, and nicely styled.
  • WD My passport Ultra ITB USB 3.0 Portable Drive with Auto and Cloud up. So far works well.
Size & Weight
3.21 in.
0.5 in.
4.33 in.
4.33 in.
0.85 in.
3.21 in.
8.6 oz.
5.44 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Western Digital My Passport 4 TB Portable Hard Drive
  • Great little portable external hard drive.
  • This WD 4 TB external portable drive is not the first I have purchased, which should speak for itself. I like the WD portable drives, being reliable, and not excessively priced.
  • It's very portable, and just a case of simply plugging it in and it's available for use with Windows 10 - no external power supply needed of course, so ideal for transporting around in my laptop bag.
  • This hard drive is perfect for using with my Raspberry PI as a portable video library.
  • I loved the blue of it, and I loved the portability it offered.
Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive with Auto and Cloud Backup - Blue
  • It's quite nice looking as well, I purchased the blue one.
  • Great little portable drive.Easy to use.
  • I love the size and the look of this device. Very portable and of course 1TB is pretty massive!
  • Great portable drive, small footprint but big capacity and an added bonus it is USB 3, a super buy, just plug in and away you go
  • Excellent product, lightweight & very portable, nothing bad to say about this product, can be used with USB 2 or 3 - would recommend.
OS Compatibility
Windows, Mac OS
Windows 10/8/7/Vista
USB 3.0
USB 3.0
Backup Function
Data Protection
WD Backup
Password protection
Password protection with hardware encryption, Bold, vibrant design in wide range of beautiful colors
Innovative style with refined metal cover, USB-C™ and USB 3.0 compatible, Social media and cloud storage import
What customers say about "Features"
Western Digital My Passport 4 TB Portable Hard Drive
  • This drive works fine with Windows, Linux or Mac out of the box. With Linux or Mac it performs best when reformatted with a native file system for the respective operating system.
  • This drive is faster than the last generation. Up to 10% faster in benchmarks, but just noticeable in practical use.
  • The early drives came with 2yr warranties, but NOW come with 3 years. Yeah!
  • Rubber "feet" on underside keep it in place
  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatible
  • It comes with the same very short USB 3.0 cable as previous versions.
  • The redesign of the drive case is not a plus for me. Not much of a minus either as it's not why I selected this drive. The worst thing is going with pointy corners. From a handling perspective rounded corners are nicer.
Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive with Auto and Cloud Backup - Blue
  • Does the job, Nice and compact. i didnt get it for the cloud features so cant comment on those
  • I have had many hard drives before and was glad to find that they have finally designed some good backup software that is much better than what you get with Windows 7.
  • Great piece of kit, I use it for back up but also for recovery software when I'm repairing other people'shardware
  • I wondered if the backup software was having a glitch, so I tried to reformat and use the drive under a different OS. It's not possible to reformat the drive either, under Linux or Windows.
  • Works as expected. But do we really need all the WD software (I've taken it off and use the software from the application) so no big deal in the long run.
Additional Accessories
USB 3.0 cable, Quick start guide, WD Backup, WD Security and WD Drive Utilities software
USB 3.0 cable
WD Backup and WD Security software
WD Discovery™ software, WD Backup, WD Drive Utilities
Number Of Drives
Power Supply
USB 5V/0.5A
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
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