The 1.5TB My Book Essential External Desktop Hard Drive from WD brings the speed of USB 3.0 to your fingertips. With bus transfer speeds up to 5Gbps*, it only takes a sliver of time to access and save media files or back up your computer. This sleek, high capacity drive includes password protection for added privacy and security.
Preformatted with the NTFS file system for use with Windows systems, Mac users can reformat the drive via Disk Utility. The drive comes with the WD SmartWare software suite for data backup management.
Note: * 5Gbps is the maximum theoretical data transfer speed of USB 3.0. The actual data transfer speed can vary and is typically lower.
Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Interface
A single drive with universal compatibility today and next-generation speed for tomorrow. Use it with USB 2.0 now and step up to USB 3.0 speed when you're ready.
Up to 3x Faster Transfer Rates
When connected to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port this drive lets you access and save files up to 3 times faster than USB 2.0. Transfer a 2-hour HD movie in as little as 3 minutes instead of 13 minutes!
WD Quality Inside and Out
For over 20 years, millions of people worldwide have trusted their data to WD hard drives. WD is successful because they understand the importance of your data: their first concern is keeping that data safe.
WD SmartWare Software
You're in control of your backup. Install all the features, select just the components you need, or if you prefer, choose not to use the software at all.
Automatic, Continuous Backup
Works quietly in the background to protect your data using minimal PC resources. Whenever you add or change a file it's instantly backed up.
Password Protection for Privacy
Gain peace of mind knowing that your data is protected from unauthorized access with password protection and encryption.
WD designed a small box that uses recycled material and minimizes waste. You are encouraged to recycle it.
In the Box
WD 1.5TB My Book Essential External Desktop Hard Drive