3.5 star rating

Western Digital Passport WDXMS1200 Review

The Verdict: A light, stylish, and affordable portable hard drive with some Google goodies.



Housed in a shiny black case and sporting a single blue power LED indicator, the Western Digital Passport is one of the most stylish portable drives we've seen, and at $129, it's a good bargain. The 120GB USB drive weighs in at a mere 3.7 ounces and measures just 5.1 x 3.1 x 0.6 inches. A USB cable is included in the box, and users with older machines can purchase a USB power-boosting cable. The Passport is covered by a one-year warranty.
Article Continued Below

The drive comes with WD Sync preinstalled. This handy utility lets you synchronize and migrate your personal data. Western Digital also includes an electronic user's guide and a few Google freebies, such as the IE Toolbar and Picasa, a photo-sharing application. Fourth-place read and write times tempered our enthusiasm for this drive, however.  
Suggested Stories:
Yes, flash drives are lighter. But these sleek portables put 120GB (or more) into your pocket.
5 Tips: Make Backup Easier
Protect precious photos, music, and other files without pulling your hair out.
How To Upgrade Your Notebook's RAM
Give your laptop a new lease on life.

Tags: Western Digital Passport WDXMS1200, Western Digital, portable hard drives, Storage, business, reviews

Technical Specifications
Western Digital Passport WDXMS1200

Read/Write Speed7:58/8:25
All Product Types Accessories eReaders Laptops Networking Projectors Smartphones Software Storage Tablets
All Subcategories
All Subcategories All-Purpose Budget Business Desktop Replacement Gaming Multimedia Netbook Nettop Rugged Student Tablet PCs Ultraportable
Acer Alienware Apple Archos ASUS AVADirect Averatec BeagleBone BenQ CTL Corp. CyberPowerPC Dell Digital Storm eMachines Emtec Eurocom Everex Fujitsu GammaTech Gateway General Dynamics Getac Gigabyte Google Hercules HP HTC iBuyPower Intel Lenovo Maingear MSI Nokia Nvidia OCZ OLPC OQO Origin Panasonic Razer Sager Samsung Sony Sony PlayStation Sylvania Systemax TabletKiosk Toshiba Verizon Viewsonic Viliv Vizio VooDoo Workhorse PC ZT Systems
Minimum Rating
Any Rating Editor's Choice 4.5 Stars 4.0 Stars 3.5 Stars 3.0 Stars
Screen Size
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 4 5 6 7 8 9
1024x576 1024x600 1024x768 1136 x 768 1200X800 1280 x 720 1280x1024 1280x768 1280x800 1366x678 1366x768 1440x1050 1440x900 1600x768 1600x900 1680x1050 1680x945 1792 x 768 1900x1080 1920x1080 1920x1200 2560 x 1440 2560 x 1600 2560 x 1700 2880 x 1620 2880 x 1880 3200 x 1800 3840 x 2160 800x400 800x480
Weight Range
10.1 - 12.0 pounds 12.1 - 14.0 pounds 14.1 - 16.0 pounds 2 lbs 2 pounds and under 2+ lbs 2.1 - 4.0 pounds 4.1 - 6.0 pounds 6.1 - 8.0 pounds 8.1 - 10.0 pounds Over 16 pounds Under 2 pounds
more options