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Old 07-12-2012, 02:14 AM   #1
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Default Western Digital My Passport 2TB Portable Hard Drive Review

Need big storage on the go, but refuse to lug about a full-sized hard drive enclosure? If the term "2TB" sound good to you, then Western Digital's got you covered. The company recently updated its My Passport line to include the beefiest storage possible in such a small enclosure, so join us as we take a look at just what it's made of.

Read through our look at WD's 2TB mobile drive and discuss it here!
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No info on the cable? My current WD Passport has a proprietary cable jack and only supports a very short cable about 8". Typically you would want a couple extra cables so you don't have to carry those around but not if they cost $15 a piece.

Also, the cable on my existing drive can easily come out unintentionally just because of the short stiff cord so I often have to prop up the drive to get it close to the USB port and to avoid any stress on the connection. I would need to know they've fixed those problems before buying another WD Passport. Thx.

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If your drive is USB 3.0, then the cable isn't proprietary... it's just a standard USB 3.0 cable:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Co...GP6033_wp_.jpg

Without hauling out a ruler, I'd have to guess the cable with this drive is 10-12". As for replacement cables, in a quick check on Newegg, there are quite a few for much less than $15:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...B+Male&x=0&y=0
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