Backing up my life on the WD My Passport Ultra

May 21, 2016

You’d think that working in administration I would have everything sorted when it comes to backing up my documents and most importantly my photos. This is where I hang my head in shame as I admit that I didn’t until recently have any form of backup in case my computer went wrong. In fact, it was only when I had used up all the hard drive space on my laptop that I realised I needed to do something. 

WD My Passport Ultra

WD My Passport Ultra

The WD My Passport Ultra device can help if you run out of storage on your phone, laptop or tablet, we all know how quickly we run out of that! As well backing up those precious memories, which parents now value the memories on their smartphone at a whooping £3,000. And with a third of us sharing pictures of our little one’s with friends and family weekly, our mobile content library – and the value we place on it – is only going to increase as our children grow.

Available in a five different colours and 1TB, 2TB and 3TB storage sizes it is sure to be there when you need to back up your life and to preserve those memories.

Boo Roo and Tigger Too’s thoughts…

The plug and play WD My Passport Ultra means that I didn’t have to waste time installing software or formatting it before use. I’ve been using the 1TB capacity WD My Passport Ultra and it has been more than enough for all my family photos and blogging files. I’ve moved all the files I don’t need to access at the touch of a button, however, as the WD My Passport Ultra is so small (less than the size of your hand) it is easy to carry in my laptop bag and pop in whenever I need to access different files.

WD My Passport Ultra - Close up

Price and Availability

The WD My Passport Ultra is available from the WDStore and Amazon priced from £49.00 depending on the storage size.


To be in with a chance of winning your very own WD My Passport Ultra, simply complete the Gleam widget below:

WD My Passport Ultra

Disclosure: We received a WD My Passport Ultra FOC for the purpose of review


  • Lynne Durkin May 21, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    All the photos I have taken over the last week of my new grandson born last Saturday. Would be awful to lose them all.

  • Anthony Harrington May 21, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    my Photos and videos

  • Clare Nicholas May 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    My photos and accounts would be first

  • Kara Guppy May 21, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    I would give it to my teen to back up all his games – he is begging for external storage

  • Annabel Greaves May 21, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    All the family photos xx

  • Paul Hooker May 21, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    I’d backup my programs on the pc – as many have specific licences and some of the cd’s are scratched.

  • Sabina May 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Wow this looks brilliant, I bought a Seagate Cloud drive and I hate it, it doesn’t work with Windows 10 so I can’t use it with my laptop. I have to transfer items I want secure from my laptop to my PC and then back-up my PC, it’s tedious and was a huge waste of £150 🙁

  • Ellen May 21, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Would love this to back up all my family vlogs 🙂

  • Angela Treadway May 21, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Photos of my kids and special events x

  • janet humphrey May 21, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    My open university essays.

  • Paul Whiteley May 21, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Some of the hundreds/thousands of Mb of photographs on my PC

  • Fiona K May 22, 2016 at 12:42 am

    Photos taken on holiday and at birthday celebrations

  • Michelle O'Neill May 22, 2016 at 5:14 am

    i keep all my photos on my laptop

  • Steven Appleton May 22, 2016 at 6:58 am

    It would be photos of my family for sure 🙂

  • Ruth Harwood May 22, 2016 at 7:15 am

    My photos and music xx

  • Jodie Harvey May 22, 2016 at 7:17 am

    photos of my 5 children i have stored on my laptop from the last 11 years

  • Bob Clark May 22, 2016 at 7:29 am

    My large collection of photo – irreplaceable if lost

  • William Gould May 22, 2016 at 7:34 am

    All my holiday photos – hundreds of them!

  • Simon C May 22, 2016 at 7:35 am

    We’ve got a ton of photos that need backing up. A gadget like this would be invaluable.

  • Jennifer Haden May 22, 2016 at 7:35 am

    I would definitely back up photos first, I would hate to lose those x

  • Kirsty Hosty May 22, 2016 at 7:42 am

    my photos as they are so precious to us

  • Samantha O'D May 22, 2016 at 7:55 am

    All my photos, I don’t take enough care of them

  • tracey ryder May 22, 2016 at 8:35 am

    my family photos

  • RebRR May 22, 2016 at 8:44 am

    I should really back up as I don’t even think past putting my family pics on my computer and what if it does tomorrow! Great post

  • Glyn Davies May 22, 2016 at 8:58 am

    My music collction

  • iain maciver May 22, 2016 at 9:02 am

    I would backup my family photos and important files

  • Anni Large May 22, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Photos of the kids!

  • Dean Franks May 22, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Those “special” photos I took of my boss at last year’s Christmas party!!

  • Paul T May 22, 2016 at 9:42 am

    I’d back up my photos

  • glenn hutton May 22, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Photo’s and music

  • Julie Feathers May 22, 2016 at 11:58 am

    All my precious Photos

  • Victoria Metzger May 22, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    I would back up all my wedding photographs and all the photos I have of my son. I would be devastated if I lost those! Thanks for the chance to win such a good prize! X

  • Karolina Rozwarska May 22, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    All the family photos and my husband his favorite music!

  • Emma May 22, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    All my work and photos 🙂

  • John Tingay May 22, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Photos and Music take up most of the storage so they would be the first to be saved.

  • Wayne Roberts May 22, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    I would save all my graphic design work

  • Debi May 22, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Photos as they cant be replaced.

  • Mike Gerrie May 22, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    I would back up all my photos and important work stuff

  • Justine Hughes May 22, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    I’d back up my photos first.

  • Jodie Cook May 22, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    My travel photos and my old university work.

  • Paul May 22, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    My photos, definitely.

  • Sarah Mackay May 22, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Pictures of my family

  • John Forbes May 22, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    All my photos , music and other other important files

  • Alica May 22, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    All my family photos!

  • Lorah Hodgson May 22, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    I would save my travel photos with my boyfriend – some of the best memories i have

  • Rob Griffiths May 22, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    All my music, I’d be lost without it.

  • Phil Darling May 22, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    I’d back up all my precious photo’s – I’d be devestated if I lost them

  • Helen Adams May 22, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Our wedding photos

  • laura banks May 22, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    my photos a s i have a few of them

  • brenda heads May 22, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    I would back all my photos up as they are the most important things on my laptop.

  • Lisa Parker May 22, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    All of my photographs x

  • S Bufton May 22, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    My photos, they are very precious to me

  • Kev C May 22, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    like most people, my family pics, especially the old black and whote ones 🙂

  • Ellen Sheppard May 22, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Definitely photos, I have been silly enough to lose many photos because I didn’t have them backed up anywhere before my laptop died 🙁

  • Soph H May 22, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    All the family photos!

  • bigbrainybee May 22, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    I have so many photos, loosing them would be disastrous.

  • Roger Bufton May 22, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    All my Photos.

  • Kate Kingsley May 22, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    Photos and videos

  • Tracy Hanley May 22, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    I would back up all my photos

  • Lorraine Tinsley May 22, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Photos of my kids when they were babies

  • Sarah N May 22, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    I’d back up my photos and documents

  • Patricia Avery May 22, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Photos of the grandchildren 🙂

  • Tammy Westrup May 22, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    I would back up family photos

  • Brad Start May 22, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    I would back up our wedding photos. It may have been 32 years ago, but it only feels like yesterday.

  • Jo Carroll May 23, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Definately my masses of digital family photos…I’m paranoid about losing them all 😉

  • Anthony Webster May 23, 2016 at 9:18 am

    All my music and photos

  • amy bondoc May 23, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    all our holiday picture from india

  • LP May 23, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    my photographs and videos

  • Alys James May 23, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    I would back up all my music! I’m a total music addict.

  • Clare Hubbard May 23, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    All the baby pictures of my sons and our wedding pictures 🙂

  • Anthony G May 23, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    I have lots of videos that I’d like to back up first and foremost 🙂

  • Farhana May 23, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    My phone and my laptop would be first as they have my whole life

  • Kim M May 23, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Photos of my daughter x

  • Solange May 24, 2016 at 4:38 am

    All the family photos.

  • NM May 24, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Photos and movies…thanks for this

  • MANDY DOHERTY May 24, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Photographs and videos of the family xx

  • Jo Richards May 24, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    I’d back up all my photos that I have taken over the years

  • Iona Cornish May 24, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    My family photos and my music

  • Kris McNair May 24, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    All my music and films – otherwise I’ll be very bored on the plane to Florida this year if something happens to them!

  • Darren McNally May 24, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    All my documents (CV etc)

  • Kevin000 May 24, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Photos of my granddaughters

  • Laura Harrison May 25, 2016 at 2:30 am

    Definitely my photos xx

  • Naz M May 25, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    I’d back up family photos.

  • Gemma Massey May 26, 2016 at 12:04 am

    Id back up all my precious photos x

  • Debbie Burfoot May 26, 2016 at 10:12 am

    All the photos of my kids ..would hate to lose all of those..such a lot of memories that I share with my kids

  • Rachel Craig May 26, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Photographs :- Engagement, family, pet etc.

  • Pam Francis Gregory May 26, 2016 at 11:14 am

    All my photos of family

  • Jessica Powell (Babi a Fi) May 26, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    I’d back up all my photos x

  • Samantha May 27, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    I’d back up photographs

  • Nicola Lynch May 27, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    My little ones baby photos for sure. Actually all his photos – if they’ll fit!

  • Cheryl Price May 27, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    All my childcare folders as I would be in big trouble if I lost them.

  • Paul Wilson May 27, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    All my photographs.

  • Susan Smith May 28, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    All my photographs

  • Stevie May 29, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    I’d back up the old laptop which is getting slower each day.

  • Sylvia Paul May 29, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    My husband is an artist and has thousands of photo’s for his work, I would definitely back these up and also family photo’s.

  • Richard R May 30, 2016 at 12:43 am

    Has to be the family photos

  • janine atkin May 30, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    id back up my photos

  • Liza Park May 30, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    It would have to be all my recipes

  • Rachel Butterworth May 30, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    All my family photos.

  • Hannah Ingham May 31, 2016 at 11:09 am

    All our photographs! And then all my music from iTunes! 🙂

  • Katie Skeoch May 31, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Family photographs & my own work & studies

  • Sam McKean June 1, 2016 at 11:04 am

    I would back up all my treasured baby and toddler photos, the time goes so fast but the memories from the photos will last forever!

  • jacqui graham June 1, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    paperwork I have scanned in , insurance, birth certificates, and exam certificates and cvs

  • Gemma Hamilton June 1, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Amazing, never seen these before what a brilliant invention and generous prize x

  • kim neville June 2, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Family videos as take up lots of space

  • Susan B June 2, 2016 at 11:31 am

    I would back up legal documents first then family and pet photographs.

  • Denfor Hopkins June 2, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Personal photographs, then my documents.

  • Zac Farley June 2, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    All of my photos for life without a doubt

  • Kylie Richardson June 2, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Photos for sure!

  • Clare Mumsy Midwife June 2, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    I need one of these in my life! It’s just one of those purchases that you never get around to!

  • Chantal June 2, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    I’d backup all the photos I have saved on my laptop

  • Maddie Jasinska June 3, 2016 at 9:52 am

    First season of FRIENDS 🙂

  • kimberley ryan June 3, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    that would have to be family photographs as they really are irreplaceable

  • Emily Hutchinson June 3, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Work email and my photos

  • Vicky Hawkins June 3, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    My ever growing collection of family photos!

  • Ellen Stafford June 3, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    My family photos.

  • Rebecca Phillips June 4, 2016 at 12:47 am

    all my kids photos!

  • John Mcgovern June 4, 2016 at 7:29 am

    My photo collection is the most important thing for me to back up, so that would be first.

  • joanne casey June 4, 2016 at 9:11 am

    i would back photos, photos and more photos!

  • Trevor Linvell June 4, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    My family and pet photos

  • stephen holman June 4, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    family photos! – would hate to lose them!

  • Robert Slipper June 4, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Every bit of data I don’t want/can’t afford to lose. Photos, music, documents EVERYTHING!

  • Alison June 4, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Everything, photos, videos, games, files – so useful

  • Adrian Bold June 4, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    All my docs, spreadsheets, pics, music and game saves etc.

  • Leanne Joy June 4, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    I would back up photos first

  • Paula Phillips June 4, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    All my family photos.

  • Jeremy Hards June 4, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    The first thing I will back up is all my photos as they are the one thing on my computer that can not be replaced

  • Sarah Mcknight June 4, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    I’d keep photos on it

  • Chantel L June 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Family photos! They are probably the one thing that I’d miss the most if the laptop crashed & lost them.

  • Tim Bain June 4, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    My important files

  • Diana June 4, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    All our family photos 🙂

  • Edward Guerreiro June 4, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    I would actually use it to store movies and music that I want to take with me to Portugal when I visit my mother.

  • keri brooks June 4, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    All my daughters photos to many memories to lose

  • ellie spider June 5, 2016 at 12:58 am

    all my photos 🙂

  • Kate Knight June 5, 2016 at 7:23 am

    My photos…they are irriplaceable

  • Erica Price June 5, 2016 at 8:11 am

    Family photos I think

  • Geoff Hibbert June 5, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Same as everyone I guess, all my photos.

  • tee simpson June 5, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Photos of my kids

  • Paul Brown June 5, 2016 at 10:04 am

    I’d back all of our family holiday photos, I’d be devastated if I lost them.

  • Spencer Broadley June 5, 2016 at 10:09 am

    My various spreadsheets – would be a nightmare to put them back together

  • Melanie Burton June 5, 2016 at 11:33 am

    It would have to be my photos. Have so many of them now all over the place! Would be great to have them stored in one place and kept safe!

  • Kerry Webber June 5, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    I’ve got some very precious pictures on my computer of my nephew, which were taken shortly before he died. I’d be devastated to lose those!

  • Averil Lea June 5, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    All our family photos

  • Kat Glynn June 5, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Some photos and documents I have stored on usb stiicks.

  • Nadia Stanbridge June 5, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    All my precious holiday photos

  • Lisa Everaert June 5, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Precious family photos

  • Lynne OConnor June 5, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    All my photos and video footage

  • Natalie Crossan June 5, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    pictures of my daughter xx

  • Karl Borowy June 5, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    family precious photos from many years

  • Victoria Prince June 5, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    The first thing I would back up would definitely be all my photos!

  • Jessica Townley June 5, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Definitely all my photos! 😀

  • Jane Middleton June 5, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    All my photos and work stuff

  • Karen Richards June 5, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    I would back up my holiday photos

  • Susan Carruthers June 5, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    I’d backup family photos

  • Harry Baker-Farmer June 5, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    I’d back up my music!

  • Alexander Beaven June 5, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    I would back up Photos, Videos & important files

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