WD Passport Portable vs. WD My Passport Essential

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by rfrankl, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. rfrankl macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2006
    Anybody know the difference between these? Per the WD website, they look the same to me per the writeups. I am sure I am missing something other than 1 comes in colors. Thanks.
  2. hodgjy macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2005
    As best as I can tell, the "Essential" is newer but has the same specs. It's available for "pre-order" while the others are available now. It's probably just marketing. I'd find the one that costs less and buy that one.
  3. rfrankl thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2006
  4. deuces macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2011
    same... but not.

    it looks as though the essential comes with a USB 3.0 cable in lieu of a USB 2.0, which is supposed to be must faster, yet still compatible with a 2.0 port. It also comes with larger hard drive sizes... 1TB, which is pretty sweet because those passports are already pretty streamline in size.

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