Friday, 26 February 2016

WD My Passport Ultra 1 Terabyte Portable Hard Drive Review And Giveaway

If you are looking for an unusual Mother's Day gift that protects what is of value and could save a lot of heartache and annoyance as well as being beautiful, then My Passport Ultra might be just the thing.

Western Digital (WD) are specialists in making sure you don't lose any of those precious memories saved on your phone, tablet or computer. They sell a huge range of back-up and storage solutions to meet any need you may have, and one of their most popular is the My Passport Ultra portable hard drive. Not only user-friendly and useful, available in 4 colours and with matching accessories it looks darn good too...

WD My Passport Ultra 1 Terabyte Portable Hard Drive Review And Giveaway

WD have sent me their My Passport Ultra 1 Terabyte portable hard drive to review. Backing up your laptop regularly to protect family photos, work, music or anything else you store on there is really important - we've all had at least one heartbroken friend say "my computer's broken and I've lost everything"...

WD's research found that the average consumer values their digital content at £3,241. I agree with the 26% of people who consider their digital content as 'priceless'. My photos of the children growing up are all over the place, it would be lovely to have them all together where I know they are safe.

I've deleted photos to make space and then regretted it several times, just like 56% of consumers. I've also run out of storage on my phone and had to transfer everything to my computer many times. I lost my Christmas list and last year had to beg everyone for addresses. You can get some back, but you rarely find it all.

1 Terabyte is enough to store around 30,000 full resolution photos, 86 million pages of documents, 200,000 songs, or 250 movies*. That's got to be enough to keep anyone going for a while...

WD My Passport Ultra  Hard Drive Review

When I plugged the My Passport Ultra into my Windows 10 laptop it gave me choices about back-up without downloading anything, so it really can be 'plug and play', however My Passport Ultra also comes with it's own back-up software included, which can be downloaded swiftly from the WD Website and adjusted in seconds.


You can set regular automatic back up times and dates for your whole computer or your chosen files/folders. You can also choose to back up to the cloud. Back-ups only replace any changes or add new files, so are relatively quick. and it really is simple enough for a true novice to use effectively.

WD 1 TB Portable Hard Drive Review

Packaging is neat and minimal, the supplied USB3 cable is 45cm long - handy enough to put in your bag, long enough it isn't annoying. The hard drive itself is exceedingly quiet (as expected), and really good looking and light. WD have made it something special by adding colour, and you can buy mix and match accessories too.

Western Digital My Passport Ultra Review

I can't really fault My Passport Ultra. It does exactly what you'd expect, and it does it well. It's intuitive and simple to set up and use, even for a novice. The back up software is great and it's fantastic to know I have a place to store all my old photos, as well as a regular back up of everything I'm writing and editing right now!

A 1 Terabyte WD My Passport Ultra costs around £62.99 - available online at the WD Store and from selected retailers. Other capacities are available - 750gb, 1, 2 and a staggering 3 Terabytes of storage, and it comes in 4 different colours - Red, Blue, Black and White. All have 256-bit hardware-based data encryption and a three-year limited warranty.

I'm delighted to say that Western Digital have kindly offered one of my readers a My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive as a giveaway prize. Entry is by Gleam form below, UK entries only, sorry. The giveaway will end at midnight on Sunday 27th March. For full terms and conditions please see the bottom of the Gleam form.

For help with Gleam, or to see my other giveaways (of which there are many) please go to my Giveaways Page...

WD My Passport Ultra 1 Terabyte Portable Hard Drive Giveaway

*Thanks to Kelly Brown of the University Of Oregon for the 1 terrabyte statistics...

204 comments:

  1. What a fabulous prize - thanks for the helpful review also

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  2. All my photos and documents! My external hard drive has just died and I really need this!

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  3. All my family photos you cant replace those moments in time.

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  4. Family photographs and work files...this really is an amazing giveaway ☺

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  5. I would use it for some of my zillions of photos! Im sure the one I have at the moment must be nearly full by now!

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  6. I would store all my photos and videos

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  7. Make game saves - photos and and documents.

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  8. My family photos especially my daughter's photos and videos

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  9. Lots of photos (about 200GB!) and all my old Uni coursework (about 300GB!)

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  10. My photos and important documents

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  11. my photos, videos and music! plus allsorts of things really!

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  12. All my photos and documents and music!

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  13. Amazing prize to save many special memories.

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  14. I would store my photos and videos

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  15. Address book, lost it so many times!

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  16. Definitely need a place to store my photos .. I have had two hardrives break and not be able to retrieve the photos that were on them ...

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  17. The most precious things are my photos and documents. Films and songs can be replaced

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  18. My family photos, scans of our important documents and films/music.

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  19. my photos as i only have them on my laptop at the mo

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  20. Save all your precious grandkids photos

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  21. Has to be photographs.....I've already got around 3Tb

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  22. Our family photoa and videos :)

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  23. Family photos, we have lots! Xx

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  24. I would store all the photos of my babbies on this :)

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  25. All our photos and copies of important documents like passport front pages

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  26. Always useful to have backup storage in the modern world.

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  27. I would keep all the photos of the kids - it's so easy to lose photos as you change and upgrade devices

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  28. I would store my 40GB plus of music!

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  29. All our grandchildrens pictures

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  30. such a great idea now everything is stored electronically. I always say I would back things up but I never get round to it. This could really be that nudge I need to do it.

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  31. I would store all my photographs and copies of my important documents

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  32. Family photographs

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  33. All my photographs, which at the moment are stored on my PC, which isn't the best place for them x

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  34. I would store my thousands of precious holiday photos!

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  35. It would have to be the photos of my 6 children and 1 grand daughter.

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  36. Definitely photos and videos- I don't learn and have lost so much as laptops have broken over the years.

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  37. I'd backup all my photos for sure

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  38. My family photos, videos and documents

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  39. Back-up of my photos, documents & blog

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  40. I'd store documents I'd like to still have if my laptop failed, and stuff I need to take with me when I travel.

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  41. All my photos of my daughter and family memories

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  42. What would we store? Mostly, loads and loads of photos. It's amazing how many photos everyone takes these days compared with just a few years ago. Needs a lot of storage space to keep it all!

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  43. I would store all my photos and videos.

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  44. I would store photos of family and pets and some old official documents that I need to keep for several more years.

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  45. Photos of my kids and all those precious memories x

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  46. Photos, and my family tree information

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  47. Everything, I'd use it to back up my computer. Most precious things would be family pics and vids.

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  48. It would be family fotos and the childrens work x

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  49. All my photos, documents and music files

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  50. Margaret Clarkson
    Photographs.

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  51. I'd use it as external storage for my xbox One

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  52. Family videos and photos would be the main thing.

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  53. I'd use it to save my photos and videos

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  54. All my photographs, I would never want to loose those

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  55. Would store most of the photos of the kids and grandchildren x

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  56. all our family photos and probably a bit of music!!

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  57. I would be able to store all my childrens videos and pictures and probably my ever growing library of e-books for me and the kids.x

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  58. I would store my photos and emails that I want to keep

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  59. All my digital photos, mp3's, e-books...so much stuff stored in such a tiny space. :)

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  60. The many, many photos and videos I take!

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  61. I'd store all our photos and my digital music collection as well as a full image backup of my PC :o)

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  62. All my family photos and videos

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  63. My photos, especially those of my wedding or my parents

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  64. All of our family photos - there are lots!

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  65. I'd stick all my photos on there and back it up!

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  66. My family photos

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  67. Definitely all of my photos :)

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  68. Lynsey Buchanan4 March 2016 at 06:00

    All my photo's and my music

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  69. All my family photos thanks for the chance :)

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  70. this would come in very handy for me and my partner!!!!

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  71. I would store all my precious holiday photo's.

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  72. My pics as scares me good loose so many memories

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  73. I'd store all my photos on it x

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  74. Denielle Nicol6 March 2016 at 18:07

    All my photos and videos

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  75. All the photos and videos of my son.

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  76. I'd use it to regularly back up my laptop etc and obviously store my precious memories - photographs.

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  77. I would store all of my live music recordings on this!

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  78. really need a new hard drive as my pictures taken on my SLR take up to much memory space!

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  79. Photos as my phone and laptop get clogged up

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  80. All my photography and pics of lily

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  81. All of my photographs as they can't ever be replaced

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  82. Family photographs as they need to be somewhere separate.

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  83. photos and work emails are both important to me

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  84. Photographs.

    Rachel Craig

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  85. Perfect drive for backing up important files when you're on the move!

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  86. Robertgeneralmail19 March 2016 at 23:17

    Big hdd

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  87. Photographs, always photographs

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  88. I would store all my family photographs

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  89. Family photographs would be the most important

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  90. I'd put movies on it and connect it to my TV :-)

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  91. My work - I currently use memory sticks and this would be better because more can be stored

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  92. Definitely family photos! Storage of photos is an eternal problem!

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  93. Claire Elizabeth Noke22 March 2016 at 22:31

    Probably about 70,000 pictures of my 3 kids.... you can never have neough memories :)

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  94. Mainly a back up of stuff stored on other drives, can not be to safe :)

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  95. Photos and work documents. Not very original!

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  96. I would store all my music, tv shows and photos on it! I have so many!

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  97. It would be those precious photos that help unlock a memory in your lifetime

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  98. Family photos

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  99. I would use it to store photos and videos :)

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  100. Photographs and family tree documents

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  101. I would like to store my photos and prevent me losing them like before.

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  102. Photos, music & basically a back-up of my laptop.

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  103. Gemma Mason-Rogers26 March 2016 at 06:01

    All my personal photos and documents I have on my pc and laptop to clear some space on both of them.

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  104. Videos and photos of my family

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  105. I would use it to back up my photos. Almost everything else can be found again on the internet, but peresonal things like photos.

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  106. Videos ive converted from vhs

    trevor linvell

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  107. Full system image backups of my PC so that when not if) disaster strikes I can easily go back to a time when the PC was well-behaved.

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  108. Cherished family photos and Excel documents of the family finances. Invaluable :)

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  109. Family Photos, Video clips of the boys & any important files.

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  110. My wedding in St Lucia

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  111. I'd store my pictures and music on it

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  112. My photos and music - lots and lots of music!

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  113. Great review. Plenty of space for photos, music and more.

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  114. Photos, scans, correspondence, work related stuff and music

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  115. All my photos. I've got some really precious pictures of my nephew, who died 2 years ago, from the last time I saw him. I really don't want to lose those memories!

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  116. My word documents and photos

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  117. Videos and photos of my family

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  118. I can fill it with all my books and photos .

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  119. I would give it to my son and he can use it for his xbox games

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  120. I'd store all of the photos of the kids, but also my digital scrapbooking supplies which I seem to hoard but am running out of room on my harddrive to store!

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  121. I would back up all the stuff I really should have backed up already.........

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  122. think it would have to my all my photos and genealogy research

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  123. all family photos and videos and memories

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  124. Photo's of family & holidays.

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  125. Photos of memories from some of the best times in my life.

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  126. photos and holiday docs :D

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  127. Photos, videos and music! Would be amazing!

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  128. Pics of all my gorgeous grandchildren :)

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  129. I would store photos of my family and the Comic Cons that I've been to.

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  130. All my family and holiday phones

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  131. Lots of family photos and important documents, much better than a pile of USB sticks :)

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  132. Old black and white family photos from the 60s holidays!

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  133. All of my photos and crafting stuff :)

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  134. Not only photos but messages from loved ones x

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  135. family photos, I have loads with my mum and kids on and I lost mum last year so they are very precious

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  136. the hundreds of photos I've taken of my little girl

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  137. Photographs and videos of my family - memories which can never be recreated if lost.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  138. Pictures of my daughter and family

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