WD My Passport vs My Passport Essential?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ilivelife, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. ilivelife macrumors member

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    #1
    What is the difference between this two:

    My Passport
    http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=640

    My Passport Essential
    http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=440

    There is no difference in price at my supplier, so I just want to know which one to pickup?

    And also another question. Recently I bought a Buffalo MiniStation Extreme 1TB. Really nice portable drive and quite fast also! But the drive within is 5400 RPM, so I've been thinking: Can I get higher speeds if I pickup a drive with USB3 and 7200 RPM? If yes:

    Has somebody tried the Samsung S2 Portable Drive USB 3.0 (7200 RPM)? Is it a better drive and should I get that one instead?
     
  2. ilivelife thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    So, what is the difference? Tell me! I can't see.
     
  3. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    UK
    #4
    The My Passport Essential are the previous gen. The My Passport are the newer drives.
    I've had both and other then the physical differences, there's nothing much else in it.
     

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