WD Black P10 vs My Passport Ultra
The USB Forum is really confusing. Are you all set? Okay: Due to the fact that the name USB 3.0 indicates SuperSpeed, it would be too easy to tell which USB is which, hence it is not used. So it is labeled 3.0, but it no longer exists. 3.0 and 3.1 gen 1 share the same speed and other characteristics (5gbps). Next is USB 3.1 generation 2 (sometimes known as USB 3.0). It is a big improvement over the tempo of the original, but PSYCH! It is time for another rebranding! There are now three 3.1 versions: 3.2 gen 1, 3.2 gen 2, and 3.2 gen 2 by 2! It's frustrating! Regardless, this disc is USB 3.0. (or 3.1 gen 1, or 3.2 gen 1, or whatever you choose to call it). This hard drive has been in my possession for four months and has performed well. I am a devoted player who requires a quick internet connection. While this hard drive was meant for games, it was also capable of storing programs, images, and documents. In reality, if you only want to use it for gaming, it is overkill, but it will outperform other portable hard drives.
Available in capacities up to 5TB(1), these hard drives can store up to 125 games(2), allowing you to save both old favorites and new releases. One gigabyte (GB) is equal to one billion bytes, while one terabyte (TB) is equal to one trillion bytes. The total available capacity varies based on the operational conditions. |(2)Number of games based on the average size of 36GB per game. The amount of games varies depends on file size, formatting, other applications, and other variables. Includes an 18-inch (457mm) USB Type-A to Micro-B cable with up to a 5Gbps SuperSpeed interface. (Cable length can differ) Compatible with Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 consoles (play and store Xbox One games, archive Xbox Series X|S games). A portable design with a sleek metal cover that enables quick access to your expanding game library. Premium HDD with a 3-year limited warranty, designed specifically for gamers with WD BLACK quality and dependability. The 99 dollar models transfer on my computer at approximately 90 MB per second. I purchased this USB-c type without realizing it was different, and it only transfers at 35 MB per second on the same PC.
The external drive should be bootable on your Mac if you format it in Mac native format and use a clone application such as Bombich Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC). In order for macOS to be bootable, it must be copied across. Holding down the option key during booting displays a boot device selection menu. It should include a 3.0 cable that is 1-2 feet in length (B-type to A-type). I have never encountered an external USB HDD or HDD enclosure that did not have a USB cable. Requires a USB-C cable. I purchased one at a local computer store for ten dollars.