Slower transfer speeds than the Samsung S2 Portable
| WD My Passport SE 750 GB
Samsung S2 Portable 500 GB
The Western Digital My Passport SE 750 GB has slightly slower transfer speeds than the Samsung S2 Portable 500 GB hard drive. In both read and write modes, the Samsung outperforms WD’s model by 2 MB/s and 1 MB/s respectively. In parctice, it’ll take 7½ minutes to copy 10 GB of data onto the My Passport SE 750 GB hard drive and 5 minutes and 20 seconds to read it back.
- Compact design
- Capacity: 750 GB
- Access time: 18.5 ms
- The Samsung S2 Portable hard drive is faster
- USB 2.0 only
The My Passport Essential SE is a good 2.5-inch hard drive. Western Digital manages to pack a large storage capacity into a compact and well-finished casing. There are, however, faster hard drives on the market.