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WD 1TB My Book for Mac External Hard Drive

B&H # WEWDBAAG0010 Mfr # WDBAAG0010HCH-NESN
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Product Highlights
  • USB 2.0
  • Capacity Gauge
  • Drive Lock Encryption
  • WD SmartWare
  • Time Machine Compatibility
  • HFS+ Formatted for Macintosh

The 1TB My Book for Mac External Hard Drive from Western Digital is a desktop hard drive with a standard USB 2.0 interface and an illuminated capacity gauge that gives you a visual indication of how much space is available on the disk.

Designed for use with Mac OS X systems, the drive is preformatted with the HFS+ file system. It is compatible with Time Machine, allowing you to use it as an external backup drive. It includes the WD SmartWare software suite, and uses a WD GreenPower drive for reduced energy consumption.

Smaller, Sleeker, More Streamlined Design
Western Digital has made these award-winning drives even smaller, sleeker and more elegant. As always, this book-like shape takes up minimal space on your desk and allows two or more My Book drives to nestle neatly together like volumes on a shelf
Designed for Mac
Formatted for Mac and compatible with Apple Time Machine, this drive is plug-and-play ready for Mac computer users
WD SmartWare
Includes WD SmartWare suite, which offers an automatic backup application with an intuitive visual interface that shows your data being backed up. Easily customize the backups to protect the files and directories that you select, and restore files from backups with ease
Drive Lock
Gain peace of mind knowing that your data is protected from unauthorized access or theft with password protection and 256-bit hardware-based encryption
Illuminated Capacity Gauge
See at a glance how much space is available on your drive
USB 2.0 Interface
A simple connection that offers convenience and compatibility among multiple computers
Power Miser
My Book external drives are designed to save energy. WD GreenPower Technology lowers internal drive power consumption by up to 30%, a sleep mode reduces power during idle times, and a power-saving feature turns the drive on and off with your computer
Planet Friendly
Western Digital designed a small retail box from recycled materials to minimize waste. You are encouraged to recycle it
Languages Supported
Supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian
Performance
Capacity 1TB
Interface 1x USB 2.0 (mini-B)
Drive Speed Not Specified by Manufacturer
Buffer Not Specified by Manufacturer
Average Seek Time Not Specified by Manufacturer
Data Transfer Rate Up to 480 Mbps 1
Please Note:

A USB 2.0 host and USB 2.0 certified cable are required to obtain Hi-Speed USB performance

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System Requirements Mac OS X Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard
USB 2.0 port
General
Mounting Desktop
Power Requirements AC: 100-240VAC, 47-63Hz
Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature: 41° to 95°F / 5° to 35°C
Storage Temperature: -4° to 149°F / -20° to 65°C
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.9 x 6.5 x 5.3" / 4.8 x 16.5 x 13.5 cm
Weight 2.6 lb / 1.2kg
WD 1TB My Book for Mac External Hard Drive
  • WD SmartWare Software (Pre-loaded)
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Quick Install Guide
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Western Digital1TB My Book for Mac External Hard Drive
     
    4.6

    (based on 64 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (44)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (58)
    • Easy to set up (54)
    • Quiet (51)
    • Large capacity / good size (47)
    • Attractive (35)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (53)
      • Additional storage (33)
      • Photo storage (33)
      • File transfer (15)
      • Video (13)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (36), Power user (23)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (49), Business (13)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (25)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Simple, easy, streamlined

      I bought this on the recommendation of my nephew who is a film producer. He uses these My Books to store all this digital video files. I bought this to store my iTunes library...Read complete review

      I bought this on the recommendation of my nephew who is a film producer. He uses these My Books to store all this digital video files. I bought this to store my iTunes library and my photos, and am using it with a Mac Air.

      The My Book was simple to install, and very intuitive to use. The equipment itself is sleek and streamlined, although I was kind of hoping for something smaller that would be a little more portable.

      So far I have had no issues with this external drive. I am very pleased with the purchase.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      A fine value

      I use the My Book for Mac to backup my iMac quad core i5 using Mac's Time Machine.
      The "Book" is unobtrusive, sitting behind my Mac in such a...Read complete review

      I use the My Book for Mac to backup my iMac quad core i5 using Mac's Time Machine.
      The "Book" is unobtrusive, sitting behind my Mac in such a way that I can see its status if I wish. But, otherwise it goes unnoticed. The set up was very simple even for a novice.
      The only thing missing is a FireWire connection which I had with my previous back up hard drive. Aside from this, considering the cost, this WD drive is a terrific value.

      Reviewed by 64 customers

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      4.0

      Works so far.

      By CLS

      from CT

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to use
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup

        Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Book for Mac External Hard Drive:

        Wish the drive display "really" shows the data used. Not just an estimate.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        Works great!

        By renno7

        from Cincinnati, OH

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • High Capacity
        • Portable
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • File Transfer
          • Photo Storage
          • Video

          Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Book for Mac External Hard Drive:

          Easy and straightforward. Had plenty of storage for the average user. Got one for myself and as a Christmas gift.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          4.0

          Gets the Job Done

          By T

          from NY, NY

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • High Capacity
          • Portable
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Photo Storage
            • Video

            Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Book for Mac External Hard Drive:

            Good backup for all my computer files, including larger video projects. WIsh I didn't have to plug it in, but luckily I have an outlet at the perfect spot.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Hard drive for Mac

            By cbt

            from warwick, RI

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use
            • Portable
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • File Transfer
              • Photo Storage
              • Video

              Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Book for Mac External Hard Drive:

              super easy to set up and get started, all files saved quickly

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Easy and works great

              By Romina

              from El Paso, Tx

              About Me Casual user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy to use
              • High Capacity

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup

                Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Book for Mac External Hard Drive:

                Set up was easy, the hardware looks sturdy and my MacBook is backed up. Everything I was hoping for :) Great product!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                Easiest piece od hardware I've EVER used

                By Ubarcohen

                from Huntington Beach, California

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Compact
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy to use
                • High Capacity
                • Portable
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Book for Mac External Hard Drive:

                    I've had a computer since 1993 and never backed-up any of them , nor a single piece of information (mainly because I could not handle anything else), until I got this external hard drive.
                    The reason I got it was to preserve/save ALL of my photos - over 10,000.
                    Super, super easy to hook-up and install and that's it, you don't even know it's running!
                    no noise, no sounds!
                    I've backed-up mu desktop and laptop.
                    It will back up all of your files, while you are using your computer or asleep.
                    I'll recommend it to anyone

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    Back it up

                    By NHNikon

                    from New Hampshire

                    About Me Casual user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy to use
                    • High Capacity
                    • Price
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Additional Storage
                      • Backup
                      • Photo Storage

                      Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Book for Mac External Hard Drive:

                      I needed to back up a ton of digital files and the My Book has earned my trust. I bought one a year or more ago and now this one to back up that one. It works seamlessly with my older iMac and has more than enough speed transferring files for my usage. I don't do much in the way of video, so in that capacity I cannot speak for the drive. A big plus IMHO is the fact this drive is externally powered, not via the USB. It sits on the desktop with the rest of the peripheral devices.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      perfect

                      By Herb

                      from Arlngton, VA

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy to use
                      • High Capacity
                      • Portable
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup

                        Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Book for Mac External Hard Drive:

                        I purchased this hard drive to back up my iMac. Installation was trivial. Like the feature that shows how much space I have left. Quiet, unobtrusive; does the job!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        A great external drive for backup

                        By Les

                        from Crystal Lake, IL

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Easy to use
                        • High Capacity
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Additional Storage
                          • Backup

                          Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Book for Mac External Hard Drive:

                          Purchased to use as external backup for my MACBOOK PRO. Simply plugged it in and set up Time Machine for complete backup.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          5.0

                          Great buy

                          By JR

                          from Fairfield, ct

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Easy to use
                          • High Capacity
                          • Portable
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Additional Storage
                            • Backup

                            Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Book for Mac External Hard Drive:

                            Easy to set up. Great look. Quite. No problems.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            5.0

                            Wonderful External Hard Drive

                            By Tick

                            from Encinitas, CA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Compact
                            • Easy to use
                            • High Capacity
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Additional Storage
                              • Backup
                              • Photo Storage

                              Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Book for Mac External Hard Drive:

                              I recently purchased a Western Digital external hard drive for my Macintosh and I am very pleased with it. I am using it to back up files (photos, music, movies), from my main computer. It works like a charm.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              5.0

                              WOW !

                              By Rising Freshman

                              from Swampy,. MA.

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Easy to use
                              • High Capacity
                              • Portable
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Book for Mac External Hard Drive:

                                  My Mom bought this for me so I could download all my music from my desktop Mac to have when I am at college. Great idea.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • Mac

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                                  5.0

                                  Excellent

                                  By bigAl

                                  from Lakewood, NJ

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Quiet

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Book for Mac External Hard Drive:

                                      Wonderfully easy to set up and use.
                                      Mac Time Machine rocks!

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • Mac

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                                      5.0

                                      1TB MY BOOK FOR MAC ExTERNAL HARD DRIVE

                                      By Ron Tyler

                                      from Tyler, Texas

                                      About Me Power user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attractive Design
                                      • Easy to use
                                      • High Capacity
                                      • Portable
                                      • Quiet

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Additional Storage
                                        • Video

                                        Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Book for Mac External Hard Drive:

                                        Works as advertised and I will always buy from B&H they are always there when I need them. They have the better prices from a dealer you can always depend on.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business
                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • Mac

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                                        5.0

                                        Works perfectly.

                                        By carol

                                        from hampton, nh

                                        About Me Casual user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Easy to use
                                        • High Capacity
                                        • Quiet

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Backup

                                          Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Book for Mac External Hard Drive:

                                          Plug it in, and it goes - my favorite way of getting things done.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • Mac

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                                          5.0

                                          Great Little storage box

                                          By twojeeps

                                          from gunnison, ut

                                          About Me Casual user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Easy to use
                                          • Quiet

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Additional Storage
                                            • Backup
                                            • Photo Storage
                                            • Video

                                            Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Book for Mac External Hard Drive:

                                            I have it backing up my IMAC. I have lots of images. It works great, was easy to use, just plugged it to the USB and the power. I would definitely recommend it so far. I have only used it for a few weeks.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal
                                            • Computer Platform:
                                            • Mac

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                                            5.0

                                            great drive, great value

                                            By Social Psych Guy

                                            from Palm Desert, CA

                                            About Me Power user

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Set Up
                                            • Easy to use
                                            • Quiet

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Additional Storage
                                              • Backup

                                              Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Book for Mac External Hard Drive:

                                              Out of the box and up and running in minutes. Not the fastest hard drive, but for the money and for my needs, does just fine. Can now turn Time Machine back on; my iMac is again backed up after my LaCie hard drive failure (which thankfully did not happen all at once). This WD drive is quiet and efficient.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal
                                              • Computer Platform:
                                              • Mac

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                                              4.0

                                              great just big

                                              By janedoe

                                              from Colorado, CO

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Book for Mac External Hard Drive:

                                              works great but now with so many devices being streamlined in size I find this one a bit clunky.

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                                              5.0

                                              So easy to use

                                              By rpperkins

                                              from Pleasant Hill, CA

                                              About Me Casual user

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy to use
                                              • High Capacity
                                              • Quiet

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Backup

                                                Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Book for Mac External Hard Drive:

                                                All you do is plug it in to the mac and time machine takes over. So very easy.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal
                                                • Computer Platform:
                                                • Mac

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                                                3.0

                                                I would NOT buy this product again

                                                By madame wolfe

                                                from Crestone, CO

                                                About Me Power user

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • High Capacity
                                                • Quiet

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Backup
                                                  • Photo Storage

                                                  Comments about Western Digital 1TB My Book for Mac External Hard Drive:

                                                  I wish I had paid the bit extra and gotten a light weight, small, much more portable wireless back up drive that would automatically back up without needing to attach cables to the USB port.

                                                  WAY too heavy, bulky to be a reasonable traveling companion. Would have rather do without the TB size for the convenience. My fault really. I didn't understand the difference.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Business
                                                  • Computer Platform:
                                                  • Mac

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