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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

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
     
    4.9

    (based on 87 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (75)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quiet (55)
    • Fast connection (36)
    • Reliable (34)
    • Durable (21)
    • Versatile (19)

    Cons

    • No power switch (3)

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (62)
    • Multimedia (27)
    • Photo storage (19)
    • Additional storage (18)
    • Large projects (17)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (35), Power user (15), Tech professional (11), Multimedia professional (10), Casual user (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (52), Business (19)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (47), Mac (26)

    Reviewed by 87 customers

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    5.0

    EXCELLENT

    By TRM-1

    from Virginia

    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
      • File Transfer
      • Photo Storage
      • Video

      Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

      Does Excatly what it is supposed to do.

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

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      4.0

      Best value for an external!

      By spleeny

      from oakland, ca

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Bulky
      • Non-usb Powered

      Best Uses

      • Additional Storage
      • Backup
      • Photo Storage
      • Video

      Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

      If you're looking for the lowest priced external for 4TB's, look no further and jump on this HD!

      There are only two drawbacks to this external 1.) larger size (especially if you are used to the smaller compact drives, and 2.) it is NOT USB powered

      I docked off a star for the second reason alone. It's a little bit of a hassle to have to keep it plugged into the wall and this doesn't allow for easy travel and portability. But, I decided to use this external solely for storing all of my client's video files and have learned to just live without moving it. It works exactly as it's supposed to and I won't be needing another external for a few years. This is the BEST value out there for TB per dollar!

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

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      5.0

      The Bottomless Pit!

      By Just don't call me late for dinner

      from Georgia

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • High Capacity
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • Photo Storage
        • Video

        Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

        These things are great. Take it out of the box, plug it in, connect it to your computer and you have a 4TB Storage Device. 4 Terabytes is like a bottomless pit of storage! What could be easier?
        And it's made by Western Digital, the only drives in all of my computers...

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

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        5.0

        Great Unit

        By Kati

        from Sacramento CA

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy to use

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Photo Storage

        Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

        The item has worked great and it was received on time

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

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        5.0

        Dependablebrand

        By CABeer

        from Baton Rouge, LA

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • High Capacity

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • Photo Storage

          Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

          Big enough to back-up to. It'll hold all of my photos and other files.

          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          bigger is better

          By kimww

          from IN

          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:

            Reliable back up. I don't leave this plugged in permantely. I just plug it in once a month and run the back up software. I recently replaced a 1T drive in my compter for 4T drive, so this drive is it's back up.

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

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            4.0

            Good Book

            By Ray

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Compact
            • Easy to use
            • Portable
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

              Backing up photos
              Good thing is it came with back up software

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

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              5.0

              quiet and fast drive

              By Duane

              from Midlothian Virginia

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • No Power Switch

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Photo Storage
              • Video

              Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

              I use the drive for video and photo storage. It is faster than the 2tb greendrive it replaced and much quieter than then greendrive. The drive is super quiet and fast. I reformatted it for the Mac so I can't speak to the software that was included.

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

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              5.0

              Reasonably priced storage

              By thecanonguy

              from New Jersey

              About Me Casual user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup
                • Photo Storage
                • Video

                Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                Great product by WB, this is my 6th WD hardrive everything works perfectly until today. The new design seems much more scratch resistant than previous versions.

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

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                5.0

                Does the trick for back-up storage.

                By pstyle

                from Fairfax, VA

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • No Power Switch

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                Use this as a back-up to my 4tb internal storage drive and it does just that! Also got it sale which was a bonus!

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

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                5.0

                Great Product, Great Price

                By NT

                from Santa Cruz, CA

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                  This is a quality hard drive with plenty of storage. It runs great on my mac and I will definitely purchase this brand again.B&H offered the best price on this product by far and I'll definitely look to them in the future for similar purchases.

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

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                  4.0

                  Total Storage

                  By Gail

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Required Some Tweaking

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Backup
                  • Photo Storage
                  • Video

                  Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                  I use My Book to backup my slowly-dying computer so that I don't have to worry about losing anything. It has a huge capacity so no worry about running out of space. I am giving it 4 stars instead of 5 because there were some issues getting it to work and size of blocks had to be increased for PC download.

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

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                  5.0

                  must have

                  By quantumrider

                  from new york, ny

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                        shooting web series with BMPCC, have almost 3TB of footage, got to get more of these

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

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                        5.0

                        excellent HDD, with great transfer speed

                        By Landr0ver

                        from Budapest, Hungary

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                          I bought this external HDD for backup of my data: photos, videos, music, movies, documents.

                          It has excellent transfer speed: compared to my older WD MyBook 3TB (100-115 MB/sec) it is much-much faster (between 138 and 154 MB/sec, sometimes even 160-165 MB/sec).
                          (using a late-2012 retina MacBook Pro and ForkLift).

                          Very satisfied with the improvement of speed!

                          Copying 2TB of mixed data (from very small xmp files to large HD movies) on it from the older 3TB MyBook took me less than 4 hours (copy speed varying from 60MB/sec to 160MB/sec). Copying 1TB of large HD movies on it was even faster, with constant speeds of 150-160MB/sec! It finished in less than one hour! Amazing!!!

                          I have two older My Books (3TB and 1TB), and a MyBook Studio RAID: they are all about the same size (height). (the RAID drive is obviously thicker) But this new 4TB drive is a little bit larger (approx. 1 cm higher). Operating sound is the same: not louder, not quieter, the usual "WD external drive sound" :). A led flashes in front of the drive when you use it (can be annoying working at night).

                          Overall: I am very satisfied with my purchase, I am greatly impressed by the improved transfer speeds (finally my USB 3 port is the fastest!!! no more need for my eSATA to USB 3 converter for my RAID drive)
                          Also great price at B&H! Will buy more of these to upgrade my older 1TB and 3TB drives — so all of them are the same size again :)

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

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                          4.0

                          Great Extra Drive

                          By SVideo

                          from Georgia

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to use
                          • High Capacity
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                          • No Power Switch

                          Best Uses

                          • Additional Storage

                          Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                          Ample space for an extra drive. I use it to store large files so that I can free up my internal HD.

                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Other

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                          5.0

                          So Far So Good

                          By RickyJo

                          from Maui, Hi

                          About Me Casual user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                            I just got it but it seems to work good.

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

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                            5.0

                            Great backup

                            By Andrey P

                            from Sacramento CA

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • High Capacity
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Additional Storage
                              • Backup
                              • Photo Storage

                              Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                              I use to by internal hard drives and put them to dock, but it was so inconvenient. Now I purchased external cases for all my internal hard drives and on every case I taped peace of paper and I write notes. For example 2012 weddings, 2013 weddings, so when I take hard drive I know exactly what's on there. And 4TB drives always great.

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

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                              5.0

                              Love it

                              By Julien

                              from LA

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Additional Storage
                                  • Backup
                                  • Photo Storage
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                                  Love these HDD. I have 6 likes this one and they are super quiet and robust.
                                  If you want to use it to store videos, music and pictures, they are the best.
                                  I have couple of LACIE And RAID but these ones are so cheap and so good !
                                  I recommend this product for business and personal use.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  4TB HDD

                                  By CJE

                                  from West Milford NJ

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • Noisy

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Additional Storage
                                  • Photo Storage
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                                  Fast drive with a lot of storage. I have always used WD drives without any problems and will continue to buy from them. The drive is a little noisy but nothing too distracting.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  Affordable and Dependable

                                  By LarryM

                                  from Dallas, Texas

                                  Comments about WD 4TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                                  Western Digital makes great drives. Very dependable for my professional photography business. The My Book series is very affordable, so I get storage without breaking the bank.

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