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WD My Passport Studio External Hard Drive 500GB FireWire 800 USB, WDBALG5000ABK


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The WD 500GB My Passport Studio WDBALG5000ABK Portable Hard Drive for Mac is a highly-portable, high-capacity hard drive designed to accompany you and your Mac when you travel. Outfitted with an anodized aluminum enclosure, this drive matches the aesthetic of your MacBook or MacBook Air and provides you with up to 500GB storage. It features two FireWire 800 ports for fast data transfers and one USB 2.0 port for added connectivity. All of these ports also supply the drive with power so you don't need to lug around a power supply.

In addition to these features, the drive can backup your data in Apple Time Machine and can be reformatted to work with Windows computers. The preloaded WD Drive Utilities and WD Security software are an added bonus for managing your drive and protecting its data.

Two FireWire 800 Ports
Two speedy FireWire 800 ports allow you to save and access data at top speeds. Use the second FireWire port to daisy chain an additional external drive or other peripheral to your Mac. This drive also offers a USB 2.0 interface for added connectivity

Premium Aluminum Enclosure
The durable, anodized aluminum enclosure is the perfect complement for your MacBook or MacBook Air and resists scratching and fingerprints

WD Security

WD Security utility allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to protect your files from unauthorized use or access

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

Massive Capacity, Small Enclosure
Offering massive capacity in the smallest available metal enclosure, My Passport Studio is the ideal companion for the photographer, videographer, graphic artist, or creative professional on the go

Compatible with Apple Time Machine

Back up your files with Apple Time Machine

Formatted for Mac
HFS+ Journaled so it works right out of the box with your MacBook or MacBook Air. Can be reformatted for Windows

No Power Adapter Required
The drive is powered through the FireWire or USB port, so there's no need to lug around a bulky power adapter

Ideal Use

  • Transferring files with the blazing-fast FireWire 800 interface
  • Adding extra storage for your videos, music, photos, and files
  • Using with your MacBook or MacBook Air
  • Backing up your files with Apple Time Machine
  • Securing your files from unauthorized access with password protection and hardware encryption


  • 500GB of Storage
  • 2x FireWire 800 Ports / 1x USB Port
  • Bus Powered
  • Supports Apple Time Machine Backups

Product Condition Grading, Recertification, and Refurbishment Information

The following products are Refurbished and given a Grade based on Physical Condition (Unless otherwise stated in product description).


Grade 'A' – Looks like NEW.
Grade "B" - Fully functional, slight cosmetics scratches.
Grade "C" - Fully Functional, have 3 or more cosmetics scratches, some of them are really deep.
Graded Refurbished Products come with warranty stated in product description.

Sold in perfect working order & have passed a thorough testing process.
These products are in GOOD CONDITION & come complete with all packaging & accessories (unless otherwise stated).
Will have some cosmetic blemishes Please note that these products will be shipped in plain packaging.
Graded Refurbished Products are tested thoroughly and in working condition. Items will have some cosmetic blemishes. Comes with Warranty stated in product


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