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WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD

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Product Highlights

  • 4TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • Up to 5Gb/s Data Transfer Speed
  • Local and Cloud Backup
  • Preformatted for Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP
  • Reformat for Mac OS X Operating Systems
  • Includes AC Power Adapter
  • WD SmartWare Pro
  • Acronis True Image WD Edition
  • Password Protection & Encryption
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Price: $139.00

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The 4TB My Book Desktop HDD from Western Digital features a 4TB storage capacity perfect for storing a variety of files including HD video, movies, music, photos and more. Simply plug in your drive to a compatible USB 3.0 port and begin transferring data at speeds up to 5Gb/s. Once your data is loaded to the drive you can rest assured your data is secure as this hard drive supports both password protection and hardware encryption. You can also backup your data from the Western Digital My Book HDD to the cloud through your Dropbox account. With Western Digital's Windows 8 app you can access all of your files quickly and efficiently. Additionally, this drive comes preformatted to work with Windows 7, Vista and XP and can be reformatted to work with the Mac OS X operating system.

Up to 3x Faster Transfer Rates
My Book desktop storage is optimized for to provide enhanced data transfer rates. Connect this drive to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port to access and save files up to 3x faster than with USB 2.0.
Universal Connectivity
With this drive you get compatibility with many of the latest USB 3.0 devices and backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 devices as well.
Local and Cloud Backup
WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software lets you choose when and where you back up your files.
• Choose scheduled backup to back up your files on the schedule that fits your needs.
• Choose automatic, continuous backup to make a second copy of your files as they are added or changed and saved.
• Use your Dropbox account to back up your files to the cloud.
Please note that Dropbox is required for cloud backup. Cloud services may be changed, terminated or interrupted at any time and may vary by country.
System-Level Backup
This drive features the full version of the Acronis True Image WD Edition software suite that helps secure all the information on your PC. With it you can back up your files on a system level, including your operating system, securely delete confidential data, restore backed up data quickly and restore your system should your computer crash. It's the perfect complement to the file level backup of WD SmartWare Pro.
Secure Your Files
WD Security utility allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to help keep your private stuff private.
WD Drive Utilities Software
Register your drive, set drive timer, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities.
Works Great with Windows 8
With WD's Windows 8 app, it's easy to discover the digital media stored on your My Book drive with your Windows 8 computer. Your content is automatically displayed and organized so you can easily locate and enjoy your photos, videos and music.
Capacity 4.0 TB
Interface USB 3.0
USB 2.0
Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0 up to 5 Gb/s (max)
USB 2.0 up to 480 Mb/s (max)
Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Non-Operating Temperature -4 to 149°F / -20 to 65°C
System Compatibility Formatted NTFS for Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP
Requires reformatting for Mac OS X operating systems
Power Requirements AC Input Voltage: 100-240 VAC
AC Input Frequency: 47-63 Hz
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.9 x 6.7 x 5.5" / 49 x 171 x 139 mm
Weight 1.96 lb / 0.89 kg
WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • WD SmartWare Pro Software
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Limited 2-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    WD4TB My Book Desktop HDD
     
    4.8

    (based on 155 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (125)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quiet (101)
    • Reliable (51)
    • Easy to use (46)
    • Large capacity / good size (43)
    • Easy to set up (40)

    Cons

    • No power switch (11)

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (84)
    • Photo storage (37)
    • Additional storage (36)
    • Multimedia (27)
    • Video (27)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (36), Tech savvy (35), Casual user (15), Frequent user (15), Heavy duty user (13)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (93), Business (37)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (64), Mac (39)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Buy more backup than you need Now.

    Be on the save side, buy more backup than you need now.This is my third WD backup drive. The larger drives come with additional software. My Book offers complete backup options with WD...Read complete review

    Be on the save side, buy more backup than you need now.This is my third WD backup drive. The larger drives come with additional software. My Book offers complete backup options with WD SmartWare Pro software for local and Cloud Backup and Acronis True Image WD Edition software for system level backup.
    You can backup by category or files. Backup what days and time you want. You can backup to many drives at the same time. The included programs are visual and very easy to understand and to use. If you have any questions about installing or using the product , WD has a very helpful and knowledgeable support site. There is also a two year warranty and service. Both of which I found as being great. I have and will continue to advise my friends and associates to buy this product.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Two out of three were good; one RMA'd

    WD has gone to the worst possible cheap USB3 connector, vs the robust one that USED to be on the LaCie Porsche models - now they have also cheapened the design. One of the...Read complete review

    WD has gone to the worst possible cheap USB3 connector, vs the robust one that USED to be on the LaCie Porsche models - now they have also cheapened the design. One of the three I bought had the USB connector on the HDD unable to accept the USB cable - it was bent when it left the factory. Flimsy design, sub-par QC. BH no hastle RMA, but WD product sucks. Lots of reports of issues on other web sites with these products.

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    5.0

    So far pretty great.

    By StudioSteve

    from Los Angeles

    Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

    I bought this for Mac. Formatted it and it's really nice. One nice feature is once you un-mount it from the desktop it turns itself off. Unlike the 4tb g drove I recently bought this seems to be runnuing smoother and hasn't locked up my machine once like the g drive has. I'm totally switching.

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    5.0

    Awesome product!

    By Mandie

    from Turtle Creek, pa

    Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

    I love this external hard drive. I was in need of more memory for my laptop since I am a work-from-home freelance graphic designer. After looking around at reviews and prices I decided that this hard drive was the best quality for the best price. It is very fast and efficient. I am 100% satisfied with my purchase.

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    3.0

    Backup software not offered

    By dv1930

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Heavy Duty User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Quiet
    • Work As Expected

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

        Went to WD wed site to download utilities. It stated the backup software is not offered on this model. But the description and box show backup software is included.
        Drive is quiet, had it for two weeks, so far so good.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        3.0

        Still goes to idle

        By Butch

        from Northeast US

        About Me Heavy Duty User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

              The drive still goes into an idle state when you haven't used it for awhile. This is a real pain if you choose not to install their software. The price is good but this feature needs to be removed from future drives and if you want this feature you should have the option to install it not them makeing it the default. I will have to think hard before buying another.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              2.0

              Two out of three were good; one RMA'd

              By SeanD

              from San Bruno, CA

              About Me Heavy Duty User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Quiet

              Cons

              • Flimsy
              • Slow

              Best Uses

              • Backup Of Backups

              Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

              WD has gone to the worst possible cheap USB3 connector, vs the robust one that USED to be on the LaCie Porsche models - now they have also cheapened the design. One of the three I bought had the USB connector on the HDD unable to accept the USB cable - it was bent when it left the factory. Flimsy design, sub-par QC. BH no hastle RMA, but WD product sucks. Lots of reports of issues on other web sites with these products.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              Affordable and efficient backup storage.

              By Roy the Kayaker

              from Sewanee, TN

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Fast
              • Highly Compatible
              • Quiet
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                  I use this drive to backup files from my laptop. It comes with really nice backup software that automatically backs up any files that have changed every evening. Software can be used on two different computers.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Always great products from WD

                  By Sevillish

                  from Las Vegas, NV

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Portable

                  Cons

                  • Requires Power Supply

                  Best Uses

                  • Media Storage

                  Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                  Largest drive capacity I've purchased to date, and performs just as well as my smaller storage systems. USB3.0 is great. Price is exceptional.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Eexcellent Quality and Value

                  By Bob

                  from Lancaster, PA

                  About Me Heavy Duty User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • High-End Multimedia

                    Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                    We are a video production company and edit a lot of long form 1080HD Video. After trial and error, WD is the only drives we use. They are reliable and durable. We edit most of the time right from the drive and they never skip a beat. After 10 years, there are no negatives.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    Worth the price

                    By Lana

                    from San Francisco

                    Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                    This is my second WD external hard drive. Solid, fast and reliable. needs to be plugged into the power outlet and (obviously) to USB port when in use.

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                    4.0

                    pretty fast, pretty quiet

                    By Andreas Kröger

                    from Los Angeles

                    About Me Heavy Duty User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                    • Not Stackable

                    Best Uses

                    • Backups

                    Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                    so far so good. spins down correctly on mac using time machine

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    A great product

                    By Dick Z.

                    from Downers Grove IL

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Fast
                    • Quiet
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                        I have an older 500GB Western Digital MY Book hard drive I have plugged in my computer desk top computer. Actually I had it on my last two computers. It's almost 7 years old now and working great. It cost me at the time more then than this 4TB drive. I purchased this one for backup only for Photos and videos. I have a smaller 1TB drive that is powered by the USB port but it seems to be running all the time I have it plugged in. The My Book drives only runs when you use them, otherwise they remain idle, I like that feature, it saves wear on the drive.

                        My new My Book should last a very long time as I will only be backing up my files monthly. Another plus is it runs on USB3

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        4TB gets 5 stars

                        By vratza

                        from Seattle, WA

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Install
                        • Fast
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Quiet
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • High-End Multimedia

                          Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                          I use it to back-up all my photos and home movies. On the first use it took about 10 hours for the 2.5TB I had in my computer but works in the background so it didn't bother me to much. Now is way better, whenever I am saving files to My Photos or My Videos folders, in just a few seconds these folders are sync'ed with WD My Book.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Storage, Convenience, Reliable

                          By TheDonofTime

                          from Seattle wa

                          Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                          I have always been a oyal WD fan, and this drive is no exception to their level of quality products.

                          4tb, at an unbeatable price, with great security features to help you protect your data.

                          Usb 3.0 also means very fast transfer rates.

                          Another success from WD.

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                          5.0

                          Solid external drive, good price

                          By Fred

                          from Evanston, IL

                          About Me Frequent User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Install
                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup storage

                            Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                            Most cost-effective and quality product right now. The drive is easy to use and the software comes with it is actually helpful.B&H offered great price, lower than @; no tax and the shipping is fast.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            3.0

                            review

                            By tim

                            from north carolina

                            About Me Heavy Duty User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Install

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                                works out of the box

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business

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                                5.0

                                My Book, My Storage

                                By Dave

                                from Renton, WA

                                About Me Frequent User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install
                                • Highly Compatible
                                • Quiet
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • High-End Multimedia

                                  Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                                  I needed a storage and backup drive after experiencing a hard drive loss recently that would be dependable and contain enough storage space. I couldn't be happier with the My Book drive, lots of storage with the 4TB drive and reliability to last.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  5.0

                                  WD - the only way to go

                                  By roadtripper

                                  from northwest usa

                                  About Me Frequent User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Install
                                  • Fast
                                  • Highly Compatible
                                  • Quiet
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                                      There's no reason to spend more for one formatted for a MAC when it takes about 2-minutes to do it on your own (just look up how on youtube). After that I stated backing up a bunch of photos. So far so good. This is my seventh WD external HD, some big like this some small and portable for road-tripping, and I have yet to have a problem (knock on wood). Plus ya gotta love the pricing of externals coming down. A small price to pay for protection should the unspeakable happen some day...

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      5.0

                                      My 6th Western Digital MyBook

                                      By Gary

                                      from Montrose PA

                                      About Me Heavy Duty User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Install
                                      • Fast

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                                          No issues...drives go to sleep when not in use..I'm not using them for backup but instead work through wedding files or videos on them.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business

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                                          5.0

                                          Solid, reliable, affordable option.

                                          By Parker

                                          from Chapel Hill, NC

                                          About Me Frequent User

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Install
                                          • Fast
                                          • Highly Compatible
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                          • Flimsy

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                                            If you have a Mac, don't waste your money on the Mac specific option. For about the same price, you get 1 TB more storage space, and then you can just format it for your Mac when you receive it. In literally less than 5 minutes, I watched a 2 minute YouTube video that showed me how to format it for Mac and was backing up to TimeMachine. If money wasn't a factor, I would have ordered a RAID storage Thunderbolt hard drive, but since I didn't have an extra $+ lying around, this was the perfect option for me. Plus, with USB 3.0, it has sufficiently speedy transfer speeds. The only remotely negative things I have noticed are that it's marginally louder than my old external drive. But it's not so loud that it's distracting. I also wish the version with the metal body wasn't so much more expensive. The plastic body seems a little flimsy, but since it's going to sit on my desktop for the duration of its life this would hardly be a deal breaker. This is a great, affordable storage option that offers plenty of capacity for not a ton of money. I've been very impressed with it so far. I received it very quickly (thanks B&H) and it was ready to go within minutes.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal

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                                            4.0

                                            Roomy Affordable Storage

                                            By ANJ

                                            from Franklin Park, NJ

                                            About Me Heavy Duty User

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Install
                                            • Highly Compatible
                                            • Quiet

                                            Cons

                                            • Documentation
                                            • Limited Documentation

                                            Best Uses

                                            • System Backup

                                            Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                                            Previous experience with WD backup drives has been good, so I purchased this drive, and a WD Elements 4TB, to back up my 2-3TB internal drives, which contain thousands of photos. I would have preferred a 12TB raid system but this method was about 1/3 the cost, which was important. The My Book comes with WD Smartware software for backing up (check for free upgrades before using) while the Elements, which costs less, only comes with trial software, not an issue when purchasing the two drives together. Installation was easy - USB 3.0 plug and play and drivers install automatically, until I found I could only see one drive at a time, which was weird because an older 2TB WD drive was visible. After extensive troubleshooting, I eventually found that 2 identical drives can experience a "Signature Collision" which prevents one from being detected. The fix is simple, once you know what the problem is, and explained in WD Answer ID 3890 for Apple and Windows systems. After this they worked fine. The initial backup of each drive took about a day each, but subsequent incremental backups, run at night, have run smoothly. The software is reasonably intuitive and not too difficult to set up. It defaults to user related items such as documents, music, and photos, but can be set to back up system files using the advanced settings. Documentation covers basic troubleshooting but could have been better, as it took me over a day before I could define the problem properly to search the extensive online WD help.

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                                            • Personal

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