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WD 3TB My Book Desktop HDD

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Product Highlights
  • 3TB 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 3TB My Book Desktop HDD from Western Digital features a 3TB 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 3.0 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 3TB My Book Desktop HDD
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • WD SmartWare Pro Software
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Limited 2-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    WD3TB My Book Desktop HDD
     
    4.4

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast connection (7)
    • Quiet (7)
    • Reliable (7)
    • Durable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (9)
      • Large projects (4)
      • Multimedia (4)
      • Laptops (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech professional (4), Tech savvy (4), Multimedia professional (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (7), Business (5)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      The Very Best!!!

      I've been using WD for as long as they've been out! I've never had one to break! I use a UPS to connect all my electronics to. The main cause of these units...Read complete review

      I've been using WD for as long as they've been out! I've never had one to break! I use a UPS to connect all my electronics to. The main cause of these units going down is not having you HD connected to a UPS ( uninterruptible power supply ). A good power supply will keep the incoming power from causing damage to your electronic devices. A good one starts at $. Anything cheaper and you're on standing on shaky ground. All in all said anything man made will have problems. I just haven't had problem with Western Digital hard drives ever. Seagate has been my worst nightmare! Most of your problems occur from bad voltage coming into your devices. All of your electronics suffer and are damaged daily from bad voltage. When you have a voltage spike your electronic units are devastated. If your voltage is much lower than 120 or much higher than 120 you're in trouble also. That's why it's imperative to buy a UPS device before you plug in anything electronic.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Terrible Product

      I bought this to increase my backup space. I liked the 3TB size and the USB 3.0. I was able to complete a full backup of my desktop with no problem. But then...Read complete review

      I bought this to increase my backup space. I liked the 3TB size and the USB 3.0. I was able to complete a full backup of my desktop with no problem. But then the My Book would lockup my computer. I had to remove it to get the computer to reboot. After a few weeks the My Book totally locked up and I was not able to access any data on it on any computer. To make things worse, I could not return it because it had confidential data on it and I was not willing to give the drive to anyone. I bought a Seagate 2TB for backup and it has been working fine.

      Reviewed by 14 customers

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      5.0

      The Very Best!!!

      By Fine Artist

      from Madison, Ms.

      About Me Heavy Duty User

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Fast
      • Highly Compatible
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Makes Noise

      Best Uses

        Comments about WD 3TB My Book Desktop HDD:

        I've been using WD for as long as they've been out! I've never had one to break! I use a UPS to connect all my electronics to. The main cause of these units going down is not having you HD connected to a UPS ( uninterruptible power supply ). A good power supply will keep the incoming power from causing damage to your electronic devices. A good one starts at $. Anything cheaper and you're on standing on shaky ground. All in all said anything man made will have problems. I just haven't had problem with Western Digital hard drives ever. Seagate has been my worst nightmare! Most of your problems occur from bad voltage coming into your devices. All of your electronics suffer and are damaged daily from bad voltage. When you have a voltage spike your electronic units are devastated. If your voltage is much lower than 120 or much higher than 120 you're in trouble also. That's why it's imperative to buy a UPS device before you plug in anything electronic.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Would buy from again

        By Bill

        from Hermitage, pa

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about WD 3TB My Book Desktop HDD:

        Works great

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        ENCRIPTION PROBLEM

        By Gary

        from Ohio

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about WD 3TB My Book Desktop HDD:

              Everything you load on this drive automaticaly gets encripted. You can not turn the encription off! If your drive or the circuit board fails there is no way to recover any of your data.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              Plug and play- good to go.

              By bmccann

              from los angeles

              About Me Tech Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Cheap
              • Fast Connectivity

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Large Projects

                Comments about WD 3TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                This was a good price and I have had WD's in the past. Plugged it in and started backing things up. I will definitely update if I run into any issues over the next few months.

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

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                4.0

                Works as advertized

                By John

                from Redlands, CA

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast Connectivity
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup

                  Comments about WD 3TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                  I use the WD to backup my important files. It is not easy to find your files on the WD. For example, you will not see C/ drive backup but must work through a tree of WD file names starting first with WD SmartWare.swstor. I wished they had included this in the instructions. It seems to backup quickly.

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

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                  1.0

                  Terrible Product

                  By Mike

                  from Roswell, GA

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Freezes Easily
                    • Frozen Permanently

                    Best Uses

                    • Paperweight

                    Comments about WD 3TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                    I bought this to increase my backup space. I liked the 3TB size and the USB 3.0. I was able to complete a full backup of my desktop with no problem. But then the My Book would lockup my computer. I had to remove it to get the computer to reboot. After a few weeks the My Book totally locked up and I was not able to access any data on it on any computer. To make things worse, I could not return it because it had confidential data on it and I was not willing to give the drive to anyone. I bought a Seagate 2TB for backup and it has been working fine.

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

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                    5.0

                    Very reliable.

                    By mailalan

                    from Atlanta, GA

                    About Me Tech Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Quiet
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup

                      Comments about WD 3TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                      I have been using WD My Books exclusively for several years and have never had a problem with any of them. The transfer speed by USB 3 is very good. But reliability is the main thing I look for and I feel that I get it with these drives.

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

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                      5.0

                      First One Did Not Work.

                      By X1227

                      from New Jersey

                      About Me Technically Challenged

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast Connectivity
                      • Quiet
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup

                        Comments about WD 3TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                        The replacement worked as designed.

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

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                        4.0

                        Great For Storage

                        By MacAfterEffectsNJ

                        from New Jersey

                        About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast Connectivity
                        • Quiet
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Large Projects
                          • Multimedia

                          Comments about WD 3TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                          Have a lot of Western Digital external HDDs and have used them for over 10 years in various capacities. The designs always are changing slightly, but they are fantastic drives for their value. Use them for storage or for backup copies of media, or work directly off of them in a pinch.

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

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                          5.0

                          great hardrive for the money

                          By Mark G.

                          from Freehold, NJ

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Fast Connectivity
                          • Quiet
                          • Reliable
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                          • No cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Laptops

                          Comments about WD 3TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                          use to back up my computer

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

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                          5.0

                          Peace of mind

                          By TomTech

                          from The Villages, FL

                          About Me Tech Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Fast Connectivity
                          • Quiet
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Laptops
                            • Large Projects
                            • Multimedia

                            Comments about WD 3TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                            Extremely easy to set up and use. Love the simplicity and security.

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

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                            5.0

                            "I would buy this product again and agai

                            By Pangri Design

                            from Greece, Kos Island

                            About Me Multimedia Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast Connectivity

                            Cons

                            • Freezes Easily

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Laptops
                            • Large Projects
                            • Multimedia
                            • Travel

                            Comments about WD 3TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                            BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            WOW in a box!

                            By ScottocS

                            from Kernersville, NC

                            Comments about WD 3TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                            I had no idea how much information I was backing up each day but, suffice it to say that a little after a year of using a competitor's 1TB hard drive, I was finding myself running out of space. It didn't help that the competitor's software was working in tandem with my internet security software to keep things backed up. My former external hard drive didn't seem to care and I couldn't figure out how to stop the redundancy. I finally found a great deal at B&H for an external drive that was 3TB and had very good buyer ratings. Now I know why. It was plug and play and outside of a couple of software updates and I've got what appears to be a true mirror image of what I need for a backup restoration of important files. And, best of all, the ease of doing this was something anyone who can read instructions can do with no help! I highly recommend this product and B&H as the source for it!!

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                            5.0

                            Great product. Trusted Brand

                            By Dan

                            from San Diego

                            About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Quiet
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Multimedia

                              Comments about WD 3TB My Book Desktop HDD:

                              I really do trust this brand. I have had other branned drives that have crashed but have never had a WD drive crash. Going on 15 years of using them. Knock on wood. I always back up my data!

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

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