WD My Passport 5TB USB Portable External Hard Drive (WDBPKJ0050BBL-WESN) - Blue - Only at Best Buy

Model Number: WDBPKJ0050BBL-WESN
Web Code: 13982699

WD My Passport 5TB USB Portable External Hard Drive - Blue - Only at Best Buy


Transform the way you use your computer with the WD My Passport 5TB external hard drive. The slim, portable design of this drive makes it easy to bring with you on-the-go, and security features like password protection, hardware encryption, and drive management help ensure your data stays safe and secure.
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Transform the way you use your computer with the WD My Passport 5TB external hard drive. The slim, portable design of this drive makes it easy to bring with you on-the-go, and security features like password protection, hardware encryption, and drive management help ensure your data stays safe and secure.
  • 5TB storage capacity offers plenty of room to store documents, photos, music, games, movies, and more without sacrificing the speed and performance of your computer
  • Up to 5,000Mb/s data transfer speeds move even large files in a flash, so you spend less time waiting
  • SuperSpeed USB port is USB 2.0 compatible, making it easy to use this drive with a variety of compatible electronic devices
  • Slim, colourful design is easy to transport and looks good no matter where you take it
  • Easy-to-use automatic backup, password protection, 256-bit AES hardware encryption, and drive management with WD Discovery software for WD Backup features keep your data safe
Western Digital/My Passport


Storage Drive Type
Portable Hard Drive
Internal or External
USB 3.0
Form Factor
PC/Mac Compatibility


5 TB


System Requirements
Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 operating systems; Requires reformatting for other operating systems


Dimensions (cm)
7.5 (W) x 10.72 (H) x 1.92 (D) cm
Dimensions (in)
2.95 (W) x 4.22 (H) x 0.76 (D) in
Product Weight
210 g


Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts
3 Years
  • Portable Hard Drive
  • SuperSpeed USB Cable
  • WD Discovery Software
  • Quick Install Guide

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Reviewer Recommendation


Of the 1514 reviewers who responded, 1415 would recommend this product.

Key Considerations

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  • Fast but Messy
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Sccj - July 2, 2021

    Item got here in one day from being ordered, but in that Time...someone was hateful enough to compltetely trash the package. The box was completely ripped-clear across-from one side to the other-obviously forcively. This was done on two of the four sides...seemingly violently. Then the box that the external hardrive came in was near crushed on one side like someone threw it with force at the ground...leaving deep impressions and indentations on it. I had Picked up the package nearly-immediately after the package's delivery...it had the appearance of a hate-crime and vandalism upon first sight. As i had looked at the package i had thought to my self..."the package looks as though someone was in a hurry to open Their present and did Not like it...so They had threw it with extreme force and prejudice...out of a fit of Anger." Damaged goods, tampered-with goods and late arrivals...reminds me Why for over two decades i had preferred to shop at a store...and not online. Same day pick-up, choice of stock, returns welcomed same-day of cause for concern reported-within coveraged time periods and Any concern with the product's mistreatment is at the cash register where employees responsible could have Their supervisor address the issue with occasionally considerate results. Results that on occasion assure that the employee will not do that to another person-usually by extra labor, docked-pay for damaged goods or in a worst-case scenario...being let-go and fired...only to inevitably be replaced by someone who wants the job More and is willing to do a good job-or better than the previous employee-or else the cycle Then repeats itself. For mistreatment based-off of singling someone or multiple people-out is discrimination...and i have had a lot of that similar sort of treatment with packages these past two years. The item was on sale, but arrived damaged and Not properly cared for...Any item ranging near-to or over $100 ought to have better care in treatment than the average package...for some of Those items can Not be replaced. It is unprofessional to treat something pricey in such a way to say the least. Not everyone has enough currency for Those sort of Matters to Not be of a Concern to Them. For Some Time spent hashing-out returns or refunds are just as undesirable as Those very Businesses willingness to do so. These Anxieties should Not have to be common place. My personal experience put aside. I am familiar to these external hardrives and i like Them as of yet. Item is Neatly packaged and does Not need to be pkugged into an outlet to function...just a coresponding USB capable ready to use connection...devices will vary. For that i suggest changing the data's file type. Item is small, portable and durable...also comes in a few different colors for personalized preference. Being compact means easy to store away some place for future use. Each and every hardrive does not permit the amount presented. That is usually preset and determined by the manufacturer varyingly. Meaning that some hardrives hidden storage space is being used at varying amounts of storage space based off the-usually small amount in comparisson made available for use-to properly run the software, store and maintain the data. Usually with a few accesible files already available for storing the data on a back-up online profile of sorts and/or added features of security by being redirected to an online site. Though some only come with software to make the hardrive have easy access and compatability...though these features all vary depending upon name brand or logo. The more storage space an external hardrive has...the more storage space-usually in gigabytes-that the manufactures will in accessable storage space already taken-up and unavailable...that amount is a variable-despite two different hardrives from different sources holding a total amount of same storage space. Though aside from my personal delivery experience...People can consider the rest as my own personal opinion that Some might agree with, partial agree with, not at all agree with...or just do not care to read further into-whatever the reason might be. As for price; the listing was greatly reduced, showing that the item was on sale. So to say the least about that; it was a deal for myself-and might still be for another later on, but the reality...is that in a few years to a decade or more...there will eventually be external hardrives that carry double digits in terabytes of data or more...for about the same amount. So for now; Those that can, might or will put These external hardrives to use, yes this currently an appropriate listing price...for myself at least. Though there are some external hardrives up to 12 terabytes already available-Those are Not yet portable devices-Those require to be plugged-in an outlet for Their use of convenience. Other than that...the product description already tells the buyer most of the descriptions of publicly considered need to know information.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • My passport is great!
    Reviewed by Crystals227 - July 13, 2021

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I’ve had it for a month and haven’t had any issues. This is my 2nd WD portable hard drive. Easy to set up, just plug in and go! I have the older one from years ago but it is pretty full with pictures, so I got another and it works great, quickly, and efficiently. No discs or anything confusing. Make your folders and drag and drop! It is not super light, feels nice!

    Review originally posted on Western Digital

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Great portable storage option
    Reviewed by icybergz - June 25, 2021

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] If you’re like me, you usually run out of storage space on your electronics. WDs My passport is a game changer. Not only was I able to free up space on my computer, but I was able to easily transfer larger files from my computer to a friends. I’ve read others reviews before trying this product myself and I can vouch for the positive ones. I’ll also add that nothing is perfect and there will be issues time to time, but it sounds like the company is more than willing to help out in those situations. My only complaint is the packaging is not the best and could be improved as the box was a little ripped up when I received it through the mail.

    Review originally posted on Western Digital

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Great drive, great features, poor lifespan
    Reviewed by Robert - January 30, 2020

    This is a super drive it is fast and has encryption. I moved all of my data off other drives on to it with blazing speed. But in lest than 30 days the drive has stopped working, all it does is make a whir click sound over and over. I make a point to buy Western Digital because they are tough and last, but this time i struck out.

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  • Can't recommend this one.
    Reviewed by CD - May 9, 2020

    I own quite a few external hard drives; just recently bought this one. Doesn't feel particularly robust, not much weight to it. The main problem however is the data transfer rate. I use it connected to a gaming notebook with all USB 3.0 connections. The best data transfer rate it has achieved is 15 to 17 MB per second, compared to other portable hard drives which achieve up to 170 MB/second. I was surprised by this, as WD is usually a high-quality brand, but this one just doesn't measure up.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

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