A Brief Introduction to My Passport X 2TB Portable Hard Drive
Today, in the rapidly changing world, most users choose to play games on Xbox One (or Xbox 360) to release stress and pressure. However, most Xbox owners will eventually find they need to purchase an external hard drive to increase storage space since the internal capacity is limited.
And recently WD (Western Digital) released a gaming portable hard drive namely My Passport X 2TB Portable Hard Drive to meet users’ needs. “My Passport X portable drive provides a fast and convenient extension to a console's storage capacity," said Khalid Wani, Director, Content Solutions Business, India, Middle East and Africa for WD. Here, in order to help people get more about the drive, we are going to introduce it in detail, including specifications of My Passport X, excellent features for gaming, how to use My passport X 2TB portable hard drive and some other useful information.
Firstly, let’s see its specification information.
My Passport X 2TB Portable Hard Drive Specifications
Series: My Passport X
(1)Extra storage for Xbox One or Xbox 360
(2)Works with Xbox One or PCs
(3) Stylish Design
(4)USB 3.0 & USB 2.0 Compatibility
(5)User-friendly Setup (Simply plug My Passport X into Xbox One or PC and follow the on-screen instructions.)
Hard Drive Capacity
Just as its name implies, My Passport X 2 TB portable drive offers 2000GB storage space so that allows users to store around 50 Xbox One games and 250 Xbox 360 games. Note: The number of games is based on a 36 GB average per game for Xbox One, and 7 GB for Xbox 360. The total number of games users will be able to store depends on the size of each game, the number of games, other programs also installed, formatting, and other factors.
Works with Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows XP/Vista/7/8 and even Mac OS X.
My Passport X will not work with multiple platforms simultaneously.
Interface(s): USB 3.0&USB 2.0
Rotational Speed: 5400 RPM (revolutions per minute)
Dimensions: 0.83" x 3.21" x 4.33"
(1)Portable hard drive
(3)Quick install guide
Then, we move to its excellent features for gaming.
Excellent Features on My Passport X 2TB Portable Hard Drive for Gaming
My passport X 2TB is a wonderful portable hard drive that can expand Xbox One, Xbox 360, and even PC gaming experience. It can be connected to Xbox video gaming system or a PC to immediately add storage capacity for users’ system. Built around a high-quality WD drive, My Passport X gaming storage is performance-tweaked to meet the desires of serious gamers.
Play Anywhere, Anytime
With My passport X 2TB portable hard drive, users can play their games wherever they want. They can even plug this drive into their friend’s Xbox One or Xbox 360 video game system and it's game on! An Internet connection is required but users must be logged into their Xbox Live online account. Besides, users must remember that if the game they are trying to play was purchased and loaded from a disc, the original disc(s) may be required to verify ownership.
In general, connecting My Passport X portable drive to users’ Xbox One or Xbox 360 is like strengthening users’ gaming avatar with super-lifting strength and speed. Users can easily connect it to their gaming console or computer. And this USB 3.0 durable device is capable of storing up to 50 games, which should save gamers the trouble of deleting old games to make room for new ones. It’s built to deliver an enhanced gaming performance for Xbox One, Xbox 360 or PC gamers. In addition, for Xbox 360 users, this portable drive is backwardly compatible with USB 2.0 ports on their console.
Install Much More Games Than Ever
Furthermore, as we know, the number of games is based on a 36 GB average per game for Xbox One, and 7 GB for Xbox 360. Here, My passport X 2TB portable hard drive can help to store up to 50 Xbox One games and up to 250 Xbox 360 games. My Passport X portable drive is the perfect way to expand users’ gaming experience.
No Sweat Setup
My Passport X is an essential device for Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners. And My Passport X gaming storage takes just minutes to set up. After plugging it in, users can follow the easy on-screen instructions and they’re locked and loaded to take on armed marauders, aliens and opponents of all types.
Note: Xbox One users need to follow the instructions on screen to format the drive. For Xbox 360 users, however, they need to navigate to the “Storage Devices” section of the “System Settings” dialog to format the drive.
However, if users use other external hard drives like WD My passport ultra 3TB portable hard drive to expand storage space of Xbox One or Xbox 360, they need to do extra work. Due to compatibility, Xbox One and Xbox 360 can only identify the external drive whose first partition is formatted with FAT 32 (the disk whose first partition is formatted with NTFS will be unrecognizable). Currently, most portable drives are pre-formatted with NTFS so that users have to convert the first partition of their portable drive from NTFS to FAT32 at first if they want to use the drive on Xbox.
And, both disk management tool and professional partition management software can help to complete this conversion, but users have to suffer data loss since they can only reformat the partition to complete the change, which is shown below:
At this time, an excellent partition management software can help to convert NTFS to FAT32 without affecting the original data. And, according to a study by severnforum, users can try using MiniTool Partition Wizard (a piece of free and concise partition manage software) to quickly convert NTFS to FAT 32 without data loss.
Sleek Design with High Capacity
My passport X portable hard drive is an ideal companion for users’ Xbox One or Xbox 360. And, the My Passport X's stylish and compact design allows users to take their gaming lifestyle with them – and look good doing it. Besides, users can directly plug it in to their Xbox One or Xbox 360 and then follow the given steps to format and use it.
WD builds portable drives for durability, shock tolerance and long-term reliability. WD also installs peace of mind with WD quality backed by their limited warranty (terms vary by country).
Now that My Passport X portable hard drive gives wonderful gaming experience, let’s see how to use it on Xbox and PC.
Configure My Passport X 2TB Portable Hard Drive to Play Games
After seeing excellent features and specifications about My passport X, some users would like to know detailed steps to configure and use it. And, My Passport X portable hard drive works well not only with Xbox One and Xbox 360 but also on PCs. So here we will introduce the 3 situations.
How to Use My Passport X 2TB Portable Hard Drive on Xbox One
Sooner or later, Xbox One owners will want to invest in an external hard drive for their game machine to increase storage capacity and make games install and load slightly quicker. However, some users probably don’t know how to use an external hard drive for their Xbox One. Here, we will show how to use My passport X 2TB portable hard drive to expand Xbox One gaming experience.
Firstly, users need to connect this portable drive into the Xbox One console. After that, the console will detect it.
Secondly, on the Xbox One, users will be prompted to “Set up external storage” and format the hard drive. Now, users need to format this drive according to prompts. Note: Users cannot share a drive formatted for Xbox One with any other platforms, so don't expect to swap the drive between Xbox One and Wii U or anything.
Finally, users can play games.
After connecting and formatting the portable drive, users can install games on it. Besides, users can also easily migrate games to My passport X 2TB portable hard drive. Xbox One users need to click the “My Games & Apps Screen” and then highlight the game they want to move, and press the “Menu” button on the controller, and then select “Manage Game > Manage All > Move All”. There’s also the option to “Copy All” where the game will be stored on both drives. Depending on the size of the game, the migration time could be between 10 to 15 minutes.
How to Use My Passport X 2TB Portable Hard Drive on Xbox 360
People can also connect My passport X 2TB portable hard drive to their Xbox 360 video game system to increase storage capacity. Users need to connect this portable drive into the Xbox 360 console at first, and then navigate to the “Storage Devices” section of the “System Settings” dialog to format the drive. After formatting, they can play games.
How to Use My Passport X 2TB Portable Hard Drive on PC
My passport X 2TB portable hard drive not only can help to expand users’ Xbox One, or Xbox 360 gaming experience but also can be connected to PCs to store games or other types of data. It also works well. Now, let’s see the detailed steps.
Firstly, open their PC.
Secondly, connect this portable drive to PC.
Thirdly, please check this drive in “My Computer”.
Finally, if a “Found New Hardware” screen appears, users need to click “Cancel” to close it. The WD software installs the proper driver for users’ drive.
Now, you can store massive significant files including games, business data, working documents, pictures and other files on this portable hard drive.
Actually, to better use My passport X 2TB portable hard drive on PC, users always need to do corresponding partition management, like create partition, extend partition, and clone partition.
My Passport X 2TB Portable Hard Drive Management
Here, MiniTool Partition Wizard can help to easily and quickly manage partitions.
The above window is the main interface of the professional partition manager. All disks, partitions and some functions (including check and fix file system, copy partition wizard, copy disk wizard, format partition, delete partition, move/resize partition, and create partition) are listed here. In this window, users only need to select the target partition or disk they want to change and then choose a suitable function. After that, they will be given detailed operating prompts. Just do as told. Here, we take “Copy Disk” for example.
As we know, My passport X 2TB portable hard drive can provide extra storage for Xbox One or Xbox 360. And this drive allows users to store around 50 Xbox One games or 250 Xbox 360 games. However, games stored on m My passport X 2TB portable hard drive are not safe all the time, and game loss caused by various subjective or objective reasons happens from time to time.
Therefore, users had better backup some important games in case of accidents. And, MiniTool Partition Wizard provides a “Copy Disk” feature to help to easily and quickly make a backup for the portable drive which contains significant files. Users need to select My passport X portable hard drive and then click “Copy” button from the toolbar to get the following interface:
Now, users can select a disk that will save the copy of the portable drive as the target disk and then click “Next” button. Note: the target disk should be large enough to hold all content on the portable drive and users also need to backup all important data on this target disk in advance, because all its data will be deleted.
After that, users need to choose a suitable copy option and click “Next” button, and then click “Finish” button to go back to the main interface. Finally, users have to click “Apply” button to perform all changes.
However, what if there is no backup? At this time, how to recover lost games from external hard drive?
Game Recovery for My Passport X 2TB Portable Hard Drive
If users lost some games stored on My passport X 2TB portable hard drive, they can use a piece of suitable data recovery software to get lost data back. Here, we take MiniTool Power Data Recovery for example.
The above window is the main interface of this data recovery software. At this time, users can choose a suitable recovery module according to actual needs to recover lost data.
“Undelete Recovery”: recovers deleted data/files from My passport X portable hard drive.
“Lost Partition Recovery”: designed to restore lost data after partition loss or deletion.
“Damaged Partition Recovery”: retrieves data from formatted hard drive partition and logically damaged partition, etc.
“Digital Media Recovery”: focuses on recovering digital media files like pictures, videos, and music from WD portable drive.
After choosing a suitable recovery module, users will be given detailed operating prompts. Just do as told. It is safe enough to operate the program.
Now, most of you must get a basic understanding of My Passport X 2TB Portable Drive. If you are going to purchase this excellent gaming portable drive or already got it for your Xbox One, Xbox 360, or PC, just take your new skills to better use it. Should you have any question, please leave a comment below, and we will try our best to solve your problem.