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but I just wanted to check and see if anyone here has been using the passport external drive, and, if so, what has your experience been with it.

Not the "passport", but I've been using Western Digital's "Elements" 500GB drives for over 3 years now with no problems. These also use the USB connection for power, which I see as an advantage. I'm using the drives for backups and keeping them off-site in a safe deposit box, so not having a separate power supply means I don't have to worry about either keeping a power supply in the safe deposit box or finding one if something happened to them. Also I can move the hard drive from computer to computer, and just have to plug in the USB cord. Don't have to lug a power supply around or find an outlet to plug it into.

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