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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

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
Acronis True Image WD Edition is an integrated 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 117 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (97)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quiet (79)
    • Easy to use (46)
    • Large capacity / good size (43)
    • Easy to set up (40)
    • Fast connection (36)

    Cons

    • No power switch (11)

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (83)
    • Photo storage (37)
    • Additional storage (36)
    • Multimedia (27)
    • Video (27)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (36), Tech savvy (35), Casual user (15), Tech professional (11), Multimedia professional (10)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (72), Business (29)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (64), Mac (39)

    Reviewed by 117 customers

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    5.0

    A lot of space for my pictures

    By Luiz Cavalcante

    from Belo Horizonte - Brasil

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional Storage
      • Backup
      • Photo Storage
      • Video

      Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

      The main purpose was to replace my previous HD of 1TB, keeping all my digital pictures taken from 2005 on and very close to be completely filled.I think I have now enough space for the next five years, considering the increasing size in MP of my pictures since my first digital camera (from 6 to 24MP).It was just "plug & play" without any necessity of manuals or technical help.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      4.0

      Great Product

      By Jo

      from South Dakota

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • Photo Storage

        Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

        I use this external drive to back up my entire laptop. It is easy to use, just plug it in and drag and drop your files. Gives me the security of knowing that if anything happens I can easily reconstruct my entire laptop. I have a Mac so had to reformat the My Book, but it was quick and simple to do after I found the instructions on the WD website. Called WD support and they were able to quickly verify that I had done it correctly to ensure proper operation. Next time I would order the "My Book for Mac" to save this step (my bad).

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

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        5.0

        buy it

        By hg

        from la

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photo Storage
          • Video

          Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

          I got 3.6t, for 4k video editing is a must,it is quiet, fast, it takes 5 hours to transfer 500g from old hard drive,

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Great drive at a great price

          By CMphoto

          from Minnesota

          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

            Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

            This is a great external drive to backup photos for the professional photographer and the like. It's got plenty of space to hold RAW files after shooting.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Excellent

            By Tom

            from Reading, PA

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • Photo Storage

              Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

              Plugged right in, no problems connecting to Windows 7 laptop

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              4.0

              Solid, easy to use, recommended

              By Mike

              from Charlotte, NC

              About Me Power user

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy to use

              Cons

              • No Power Switch

              Best Uses

              • Backup

              Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

              I've used the WD My Book 4 TB USB 3.0 hard drive with my MacBook Pro, with Time Machine. I just attached it, reformatted it for Mac OS X, and told Time Machine to use it. I've had no problems (had it just 3 months so far). I get a transfer rate around 145-MB/s, while not as speedy as my G-Drive USB G1 (which posts around 165-MB/s), it's fast enough. I stay away from using any WD software.

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

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              5.0

              Works well

              By John

              from Brooklyn NY

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup
                • Photo Storage
                • Video

                Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                I do not use any of the special software provided. I use it to store Photographs and Video. It works great for that purpose.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                Meets My Backup Needs

                By Mr. Bill (8-o Oh Nooo,,,,

                from Rock Island, IL

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup

                Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                Purchased to back up three Mac computers on my Airport wireless network (one desktop and two laptops). The drive will not back up attached to the Airport using Time Machine, though it can be attached and accessed for other uses by all computers on the network. However, attached to the desktop and "shared" (I set up an account with sharing privileges only) I back up all three using Time Machine with no intervention. I created three partitions to control the size of each backup volume but that is not required. The drive functions flawlessly and after initial backups, speed (limited by the 802.11n network) is quite satisfactory.

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

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                4.0

                Great Drive, But Had Conflict Issues

                By Mr. Moe

                from Washington State

                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
                  • Photo Storage

                  Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                  I bought two of these drives to store my photographs and for backup. Installing the first drive was a breeze - no problems at all. When I installed the 2nd drive, my computer (a Rain also purchased from B&H), it was not recognized. To test to see if the drive was defective, I unplugged the first drive, plugged in the 2nd drive and all was well. But when I went to re-install the first drive, same problem. The odd thing is that I have 4 other drives (3 external) and all works fine with them.
                  Since Rain is out of business, I could not talk to them. So, I called B&H and got some great help from one of their tech guys. Tried everything...nothing worked. So, B&H graciously took one of the drives back. Other then that issue, I am please with the drive. The reason for only 4 stars is the unresolved conflict issue.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  4.0

                  OK

                  By nima

                  from Houston, TX

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • No Power Switch

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Photo Storage
                  • Video

                  Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                  everything is ok , reliable , fast (not enough but ok) , falls twice from table but still working ;) . electric cord is kind of short .

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

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                  4.0

                  Good large capacity HDD

                  By LBhit

                  from Connecticut

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • No Power Switch

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Photo Storage
                  • Video

                  Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                  excellent capacity
                  fast copy speed
                  no fan

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  Best for Back-up

                  By MAAZIK

                  from BEVERLY HILLS, CA

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • File Transfer
                    • Photo Storage
                    • Video

                    Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                    I back up into a new drive ALL my files every 6 months, keeping the old drives in storage, WD drives have never failed to work and store my important information. 4TB is still enough to keep all my music, video, pictures & documents.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    Mac Backup

                    By Xi

                    from Orange County, CA

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup

                      Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                      Formatted this for my Mac and set it up with Time Machine and so far so good. Cheaper than buying the mac version for the same amount of space.

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

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                      4.0

                      Easy Installation & It works

                      By peakbagger

                      from Los Angeles, CA

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Backup Software Limited

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Photo Storage
                      • Video

                      Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                      Ease of installation.
                      However accompanying backup software is severely limited. In my case; I want to back up network drives, and the software doesn't recognize any network drives, even when they are mapped via file explorer.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      AWESOME AND EASY TO USE!

                      By Pet Star Photographer

                      from Florida

                      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
                        • Photo Storage

                        Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                        Plug-n-play. Easy and fast installation. Huge 4TB drive to back-up my large photos. Yes, I recommend this product. I also have a 2TB My Book, and I have never had a problem with it. As usual B&H offers only the best products, and at the best price. Product was delivered fast, and well protected in bubble wrap. B&H is the store I can always trust for fast and friendly service.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        5.0

                        Extra Storage, Yeah!

                        By AnimeWatcher

                        from Earth

                        About Me Casual user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • No Power Switch

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage
                        • Photo Storage
                        • Video

                        Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                        Not much to say, It's an external Hard Drive and I store stuff on it, mostly video files and picture back ups. Have had it for a few months and not had any problems. I didn't even look at the software it came packed with, I just copy and paste my files.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        5.0

                        Great Hard Drive!

                        By Mark4java

                        from Lynchburg, Va

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Additional Storage
                          • Photo Storage

                          Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                          I have really enjoyed my new hard drive. I picked this up early this year and have had great luck with it. I value my WD drives and use a couple of them in my work and home needs. I shoot in Raw and use my photography and lot so I appreciate having a second and third backup for my files.

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

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                          5.0

                          what i expected

                          By Matt the photographer

                          from Saskatoon, SK

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Additional Storage
                            • Backup
                            • Photo Storage

                            Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                            Use for long term storage, and the large size works great for storing raw photographs. Older My Book Desktop power cords work with it, so I don't even have to fiddle around with plugging it a different adapter.

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

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                            5.0

                            Its working perfectly

                            By VideoBoy

                            from Livermore, CA

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Video

                              Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                              It's connected to my Imac 2013 as my Time machine backup drive and its working perfectly.

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

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                              5.0

                              Just Awesome!

                              By Eric

                              from Show Low, AZ

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Video

                                Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                                Tremendous HD space for the price. I use all of my external drives for storing and editing video productions so having a lot of space and a reliable drive is very important to me.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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