Finally A USB 3.1 Gen2 Drive! — WD My Passport SSD

We are finally seeing external drives take advantage of USB 3.1 gen2 Type-C interface 🙂 Here’s how a brand new WD My Passport SSD compares vs the highly praised Samsung T3 and PNY external SSD.

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Comments

Alexander Cross says:

I can’t wait for External SSD’s to come down in price. My External HDD back up solution terrifies me!

amit mandal says:

Just wondering if there is any difference between external ssd drives and pen drives.

COMBO says:

I got myself a T3 2TB version, cheap from eBay. Should i have waited for this WD Passport, did i make a mistake?

Co Co says:

What about TRIM? Is it built in?

Stepphan Mc Pherson says:

Really great presentation. Remarkable audio,any tips on equipment ?

Fred Zlotnick says:

iI can see buying a 256 GB version, because it is fast and drop resistant. I bought a 1 TB Toshiba USB 3.0 for $39, no external power supply. If you need a lot of storage with you all the time, the SSD is the way to go. If you just need convenience the $39 drive sure makes sense to me.

infopackrat says:

Could you at least mention what the Linux support is? Probably not a lot but I’d like to know. I will only use Windows as a gaming operating system.

Sam Hyman says:

3:43 – 4:31 those difference are unnoticeable in real working day to day life.

Suhail Ahmed Khan says:

Do you have UASP Enable

Morten Olsen says:

In my country the 512 GB version of this costs about 250 USD and the 1 TB costs 485 USD.. That is just fucking insane!!!

HoLDoN4Sec says:

that metallic part of the WD drive really reminds me these square chocolates with embossed lines on them lol
now i feel the urge to go buy some xD

Mohammed Al Ali says:

Good review can you tell me can i use it with Android mobile with usb type c please.

KroLsTEn says:

What camera are you using for recording ? Quality seems to be superfine.

Rahim Mugambwa says:

@hardwarecanucks I bought this drive but have been unable to get these read/write speeds. I have used both PC and MAC. Where am I going wrong?

Alexander Mikos says:

you should have compared it to the samsung t5 instead of the samsung t3! at my retailer the 500gb t5 and the WD cost exact the same

Revulsion OK says:

Good review man

Mohan Pednekar says:

It looks like it will break into two pieces anytime, although it probably won’t. Bad design in terms of looks. It should look strong too.

Sladjan Nikolic says:

Have you ever tried to connect them to some mobile phone via otg… ? Is there any problem with recognition, etc… ?

Luis Ramirez says:

*Nah I’ll stick to my 8tb external drive*

davidhunternyc says:

I would rather have the Samsung T3, even if only because it is better looking and made with metal and rubber. The WD is partly made from plastic and looks cheap.

Pickup Audio Breakdowns says:

ACTIVATE YOUR WINDOWS!!! you illegal hacker 😛 😀

Arif Khan says:

how does it fare against the Samsung T5?

Mr. Turtle says:

this is neat ill buy one when they are way cheaper

Paul Seaton says:

I pay for youtube red for one reason, no commercials. When you put a commercial in your video then I will not watch another video from you again.

sam work says:

SSD prices are still astronomical. Obviously not worth it.

darkspl says:

Please share ryzen build specs

chrismas says:

I have a solution for those who want the fastest ssd speeds possible. A Mac or PC with USB-C + a Startech M.2 enclosure with USB-C port allowing 10gbps and a 1TB Samsung 960 Pro or Samsung 960 EVO M.2 2280 drive. The speed is limited to 1250MB/s because of USB-C but hopefully manufacturers will produce a Thunderbolt 3 M.2 enclosure soon with 40gbps speeds. Wow, this is blowing my mind.

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