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How To Use Wd My Passport For Mac

The WD My Passport for Mac portable hard drive offers a high capacity storage area to store all your files. This drive has the following features.

Using My Passport For Mac

Features:

  • Ultra-fast USB connectivity
  • Local and cloud backup
  • Password protection

Components:

  • The essential components available along with the WD My Passport for Mac portable hard drive are a USB cable and Quick Install guide.

Compatible Operating System:

  • Windows - 10, 8.1, 8, and 7
  • macOS X - Mavericks, Yosemite, EI Capitan, and Sierra

Connecting the WD drive :

Carry out the below steps for using My Passport For Mac devices.

  • Turn on your Mac computer.
  • Use a USB 3.0 cable to establish a connection between the computer and the WD My Passport for Mac drive.
  • Check if the WD drive icon is displayed on the screen.
  • Now, you can use the drive as an external storage device.
  • To enhance the drive capabilities, install the WD software on the computer.

Formatting the WD drive:

  • To use this drive with macOS X, you have to format it.
  • On your Mac computer, click the Finder icon and select the Applications option followed by the Utilities option.
  • Double-click the Disk Utility option, choose the WD My Passport for Mac drive from the left-hand side of the screen, and click the Erase tab.
  • Choose the Mac OS Extended option from the Volume Format drop-down menu and click the Erase button at the bottom.
  • This will format the WD My Passport drive.

Backup with Time Machine:

  • Return to the Applications window and then click the Time Machine option followed by the Use as Backup Disk option.

Storing files:

  • On the desktop of the Mac computer, search for the WD My Passport hard drive and double-click it.
  • Copy the files and folders from the Mac computer and then paste them into the drive. Hopefully the above steps are helpful for using My Passport For Mac devices.