Posted by on April 17, 2023

5TB WD Portable USB External Hard Drive

Affordable external USB hard drive storage is finally here!

High capacity Western Digital external hard drives have become incredibly affordable!  I always recommend this external hard drive to all of my clients that want to keep backup copies of their computer or server on an external hard drive.

This drive does NOT require an external power adapter because the drive is fully powered through the USB 3.0/2.0 cable that connects to the computer.  The drive is small and compact and it can easily fit into a briefcase or purse (for transport) or a small fireproof safe for storage.

5TB WD Passport USB Hard Drive Specifications:

  • 5TB storage capacity.  Ideal for storing backups and lots of videos, photos, music, and files.
  • USB 3.0 interface offers fast data transfers.  Backward compatible with USB 2.0.
  • PC compatible (Including Windows 10).
  • Set a password to enable 256-bit AES hardware encryption to prevent unauthorized access.
  • Automatic local and Cloud backup options ensure that your files are secure.
  • Portable design lets you carry the hard drive with you.
  • Backed by the manufacturer’s 3-year limited warranty.

Note: I recommend backing up your data to onto (2) or more external hard drives to ensure that the data on your PC and backup drive are not destroyed if an encryption virus infects your computer while the backup drive is plugged in.  Encryption viruses will often encrypt external hard drives first before they encrypt the PC/Server itself.


Free Image Based Backup Program from Veeam

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