Product Comparison: Western Digital My Passport vs Western Digital Elements 1TB (WDBUZG0010BBK-WESN)

General Specifications
Western Digital
Western Digital
My Passport (WDBYFT0040BBK-WESN)
Elements 1TB (WDBUZG0010BBK-WESN)
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.
WD Elements portable hard drives offer reliable, high-capacity storage, fast data transfer rates and universal connectivity with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices to back up your photos, videos and files on the go. Compatible with: PC;Mac
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 Portable External Hard Drive (USB 3.0)
  • 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 Elements 1TB (WDBUZG0010BBK-WESN) External Hard Drive - USB 3.0
  • I like this portable HDD. It's Super fast and there is more than enough space on this beast of a drive.
  • It is simply a portable hard drive that gets the job done right. I use it to back up my PC.
  • I bought this external hard drive because I wanted one that didn't empty my wallet, had a good amount of storage, and is from a vendor I know and love.
  • It is very portable as the name suggests. Hooking it up is easy as pie.
  • This is the fourth portable HD I've purchased from Western Digital and I've always been very satisfied.
Size & Weight
3.21 in.
0.59 in.
4.33 in.
4.35 in.
0.85 in.
3.23 in.
8.6 oz.
8.3 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Western Digital My Passport Portable External Hard Drive (USB 3.0)
  • 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 Elements 1TB (WDBUZG0010BBK-WESN) External Hard Drive - USB 3.0
  • it's very small and portable. It's easy to transfer huge stores of data back and forth to work.
  • The external hd itself is slim and about the dimensions of a wallet.
  • This was a gift for my sister and it seems it worked pretty well. Nice quality and and size, it is light weight and thin enough.
  • Nice compact size and good storage capacity for the cost.
  • Works perfectly. Ideal size for portability. I've never been disappointed by a WD product.
OS Compatibility
Windows, Mac OS
Windows 10/8/7
USB 3.0
USB 2.0 / USB 3.0
Backup Function
Data Protection
WD Backup
Password protection with hardware encryption, Bold, vibrant design in wide range of beautiful colors
Fast data transfer rates, Small, lightweight design
What customers say about "Features"
Western Digital My Passport Portable External Hard Drive (USB 3.0)
  • 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 Elements 1TB (WDBUZG0010BBK-WESN) External Hard Drive - USB 3.0
  • Data transfers super fast, it is very easy to plug and play on multiple systems.
  • If you want really fast transfer speed, plug it into your USB 3.0 connection.
  • Plug it in the USB port and its ready to go. Very impressed with this unit. Data transferred very quickly.
  • Storage is quick and reliable thanks to the USB 3.0 interface. Cable is well made and looks like it will last for a long time.
  • USB 3.0 Cable becomes loose either from a few times plugging or unplugging.
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
Number Of Drives
Power Supply
USB 5V/0.5A
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
1 year(s)
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