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WD 3TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac

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Product Highlights

  • 3TB Hard Drive Capacity
  • USB 3.0/2.0 Interface
  • Formatted HFS+ Journaled
  • WD Security Password Protection

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The 3TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac from WD is fully compatible with Apple Time Machine for quick and easy backup for all of your important files. The USB 3.0 interface provides SuperSpeed data transfer rates of up to 5Gbit/s. With a reduced form factor, this My Book Drive takes up less space than the previous versions of the My Book Drives. Setup and configuration of this drive is simple with plug and play capability. For added security, you also benefit from WD's security utility allowing you to set password protection and hardware encryption.

Apple Time Machine Compatible
Help protect important information with Apple Time Machine.
USB 3.0 Interface
With this single drive you can connect to a USB 3.0 port for SuperSpeed transfer rates or connect to a USB 2.0 port for Hi-Speed USB connectivity.
Ultra-Fast Transfer Rates
When connected to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port this device lets you access and save files up to 3 times faster than USB 2.0.
WD Drive Utilities
Register your drive, set drive timer, run diagnostics and more using the WD Drive Utilities.
Designed for Mac
Formatted for Mac and compatible with Apple Time Machine, this drive is plug-and-play ready for Mac Computer users.
Interface USB 3.0/2.0
Capacity 3TB
Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature: 41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
Non-Operating Temperature: -4 to 149°F (-20 to 65°C)
Power Requirements AC Input Voltage: 100-240 VAC
AC Input Frequency: 47-63 Hz
Compatibility Formatted HFS+ Journaled
Mac OS X, Tiger (note: 3 TB is not compatible), Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion
Requires reformatting for Windows operating systems
Dimensions (W x H x D) 1.9 x 6.5 x 5.3" (4.8 x 16.5 x 13.5 cm)
Weight 2.6 lb (1.18 kg)
WD 3TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Limited 2-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    WD3TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac
     
    4.2

    (based on 6 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quiet (4)
    • Easy to set up (3)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Large capacity / good size (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (5)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (6)

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      4.0

      Works well for backup

      By Sam

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup

        Comments about WD 3TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac:

        It's a fairly inexpensive drive for backup. The speed works--the initial backup of about 2TB of data took a while though (twenty hours, to be exact), but I'm using it in a USB 2.0 port and a long initial backup like that is not all that surprising. Incremental backups are just fine though.

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

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        4.0

        Easy Setup, large capacity

        By Paul W

        from Hot Springs Village, AR

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • Good value
        • High Capacity
        • Portable
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • No Power Switch

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup

        Comments about WD 3TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac:

        I am running Mt Lion on our Macs and have this connected to our time capsule router. With Mt Lion you can select 2 or more drives for time machine backups and the system will alternate between the connected drives. This setup allows me to make a 2nd backup of all our macs, and do it on an easily removed/stored drive.
        I wanted a solution that would allow me to take a drive away and store it remotely as extra security. This worked right out of the box, and was up and running in minutes.
        Good price and lots of storage
        Wish, however, it had ethernet connection for faster operation.

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

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        5.0

        Excellent drive

        By Mr Mark

        from Fairborn, Ohio

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • 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 WD 3TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac:

          I use the product for digital media, keeping that separate from my system drive. It's fast, quiet, and seamless. It's also a great price. Run, do not walk.

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

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          5.0

          It Works!

          By Ken

          from McLean, VA

          About Me Multimedia Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup

            Comments about WD 3TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac:

            3 weeks of backing up and so far no glitches.

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

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            5.0

            Standard equipment for any new iMac.

            By Louis the new iMac owner

            from Gilford, NH

            About Me Technically Challenged

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Fast Connectivity
            • Quiet
            • Reliable
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup

              Comments about WD 3TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac:

              This should be shipped as standard equipment with every new iMac. Best plug & play device I have ever purchased. Pre formatted for Mac. Answer 1 question and this hard drive works automatically with the new OS X Time Machine feature seamlessly backing up your data every hour plus weekly and monthly backup copies. The iMac turns the device on & off as you power on & off your system. Instead of taking 27 days to do an outside remote backup to a remote server service costing $ annually, I backed up my 500 gb of data in less than an hour thanks to the usb 3 connection. Future backups are done automatically on an hourly basis and requires just seconds to complete. It is so quiet, I only know that it is on by the tiny flashing stand by indicator. This is the best backup solution ever devised.

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

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              2.0

              2 out of 3 have FAILED!

              By JBK Productions

              from Norfolk, VA

              About Me Multimedia Professional

              Pros

              • Inexpensive

              Cons

              • Freezes Easily
              • Poor Performance
              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

              • Large Projects

              Comments about WD 3TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac:

              I use to love WD products until this past year. I purchased three of these units for backups, one for my neighbor and two for me. My neighbor's died after three months, and after speaking with WD support team, found out that the power supply inside of them is prone to fail. Sure enough, one of mine failed a few months later in the middle of a transfer, corrupting much of the data. Sad thing is that it had less than 100 powered hours on it.

              If you are looking for inexpensive, large capacity storage, this is it, however, it may not be reliable.

              Two stars: Cheap but prone to fail

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

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