Portable Storage

My Passport Slim

My Passport Slim
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Ultra-slim, metal design.
Our thinnest drive yet, My Passport Slim is the ideal companion for your Ultrabook or other slim notebook. Thin enough to fit in your briefcase, pocket or purse, it’s big enough to carry all your digital content.

Local and cloud backup.
Safeguard your memories with WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software. Back up directly to this drive or back up to the cloud using Dropbox.

Secure your drive.
Use WD Security to set password protection and hardware encryption and protect your files from unauthorized use or access

Ultra-fast transfer rates

When connected to a USB 3.0 port, My Passport Slim lets you access and save files in blazing speed. Reduce transfer time by up to three times when compared to USB 2.0 transfer rates.

Performance may vary based on user's hardware and system configuration.

Automatic backup software

WD SmartWare™ Pro automatic backup software works quietly in the background to help protect your data using minimal PC resources. Select automatic, continuous backup to instantly back up your files. Or select the scheduled backup option to back up your files on your schedule and take control of your backup.

Local and cloud backup

WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software lets you chose when and where you back up your files. Choose scheduled backup to back up files on the schedule that works best for you. Choose file or folder backup if that is your preference. Use your Dropbox account to back up your files to the cloud.

Works great with Windows® 8

The WD Windows 8 app makes it easy to discover the digital media stored on your My Passport Slim drive with your Windows 8 computer. Your content is automatically displayed and organized so you can easily locate and enjoy your photos, videos and music.

USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility

With this single drive you get compatibility with the latest USB 3.0 devices and backward compatibility with USB 2.0 devices as well.
Dropbox account required for cloud backup. Cloud services may be changed, terminated or interrupted at any time and may vary by country.

WD Drive Utilities™

Register your drive, set drive timer, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities.

USB-powered

Powered directly from the USB port on your PC. No separate power supply is needed.

Durable enclosure protects the drive inside

We know your data is important to you. So we build the drive inside to our demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance, and long-term reliability. Then, we protect the drive with a durable enclosure designed for beauty and a 3-year limited warranty for your peace of mind.

Soft pouch included

The included soft pouch helps protect your drive from scratches.
Click here for a free trial version of WD SmartWare Pro

Click here to purchase a full version of WD SmartWare Pro

WD SmartWare Pro is not available in all countries.

Back up your way

WD SmartWare Pro offers options for how, when and where you back up your files.

How?

Select File and folder or Category backup. File and Folder backup lets you choose the files and folders that you want to protect with your chosen backup mode.

When?

Choose from automatic, continuous backup or scheduled backup. Automatic, continuous backup runs quietly in the background and backs up your files every time you add or change and save a file. With scheduled backup, you choose the day, time and frequency of your backups.


Where?

WD SmartWare Pro lets you back up to your local external hard drive or to the cloud using your Dropbox* account. For double-safe protection, you can also back up the files in your Dropbox account to your local external hard drive.

Back up to any external USB drive

With WD SmartWare Pro, you can back up your computer to any external hard drive whether that drive is from WD or from a third party.

* Dropbox account required for cloud backup. Cloud services may be changed, terminated or interrupted at any time and may vary by country.


It's easy to bring back lost files.

If you ever accidentally delete an important file or need to get an earlier version of a file, WD SmartWare Pro helps you retrieve the file in seconds with the easy-to-use retrieve interface. WD SmartWare Pro maintains the file structure that you have set up on your computer so it's easy to locate the file once you have retrieved it.


Visual interface shows backup progress

WD SmartWare Pro features a visual interface with gauges that display how much data you have to be backed up in each category. And as your backup progresses the gauges change color, showing you the backup as it happens.

You've taken the time to create it or capture it – everything that matters to you, from financial to sentimental. But you're just one system error, one spilled latte, one stolen backpack away from losing it all.


If it matters to you, make a second copy!

Like a jet plane with more than one engine you need a backup. If your files are backed up and an important file is lost, you can relax because you have a copy.

Make it automatic. Set it and forget it.

You don't have to think about backup everyday if you use automatic backup software that does the work for you.

WD offers WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software that makes it easy to back up your important files on your schedule. With WD SmartWare Pro you can select one or both of the following two options:
  • Automatic, continuous backup to back up files as soon as they are added or changed and saved
  • Scheduled backup that allows you to pick the time, day and frequency that you back up your files.

Be selective

Protect the files you create yourself whether they are text documents, e-mail messages, pictures, music, videos or game saves. If you made them, you want to save them and keep them nearby.

You don't have to back up your entire system – a time consuming task that duplicates the issues you've built up over time on your hard drive. If your system fails, use the original copies of your software programs and reinstall your operating system to get a fresh start.

Upgrade to WD SmartWare Pro!

Upgrade to WD SmartWare Pro for even more backup options. WD SmartWare Pro allows users to back up files to their Dropbox account or even to a non-WD external hard drive.

Back up to an external drive.

You can back up to CDs or DVDs, but this is a slow, manual process. And contrary to popular belief, most CDs and DVDs are not permanent. Low-priced CDRs may not be readable in as few as two years and thumb drives are small, lower capacities, and easy to lose.

The best backup medium is an external hard drive. It takes stacks of CDs or DVDs and handfuls of thumb drives to back up all the data that could be stored on a single external hard drive. WD SmartWare Pro makes it easy to back up to an external hard drive. High-capacity external drives are fast and allow you to keep all your backed up data in one place. For extra safety, get a two-drive external storage system and dedicate half the capacity for mirroring to automatically and instantaneously back up your backup every time. WD's external hard drives are sleek, stylish, made for your grab-and-go lifestyle and most come with our easy-to-use backup software... so let WD be your backup plan!

* Dropbox account required for cloud backup. Cloud services may be changed, terminated or interrupted at any time and may vary by country.



Click Model # for Full Specs.

Model #InterfaceCapacityOperating System 
WDBPDZ0020BALUSB 3.0 and USB 2.02 TBWindows/Mac
WDBGMT0010BALUSB 3.0 and USB 2.01 TBWindows/Mac

Compatibility

  • Formatted NTFS for Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating systems
  • Requires reformatting for Mac OS X
  • Note: Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration and operating system.

Package Includes

  • Portable hard drive
  • USB cable
  • WD SmartWare Pro software
  • Soft pouch
  • Quick Install Guide



Mouse over each icon to see how it was calculated.

Examples of the number of photos, songs, videos and any other files that can be stored on a hard drive are provided for illustrative purposes only. Your results will vary based on file size and format, settings, features, software and other factors.

As used for storage capacity, one megabyte (MB) = one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. As used for buffer or cache, one megabyte (MB) = 1,048,576 bytes. As used for transfer rate or interface, megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes per second, megabit per second (Mb/s) = one million bits per second, and gigabit per second (Gb/s) = one billion bits per second.


Awards
My Passport Slim-Huge Storage in Minimal Package From Western Digital
2013, United States
WD My Passport Slim 1TB Portable Hard Drive Review
2013, United States
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Documentation
Product Overview (PDF)
User Manual (PDF)
User Manual (Unencrypted drives) (PDF)
Important interface information
This drive requires a USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 connection
WD Interface Guide