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WD 2TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac

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You Pay: $95.99
Product Highlights
  • 2TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Connectivity
  • Time Machine Compatible
  • Preformatted in HFS+ Journaled for Mac
  • WD Security
  • WD Drive Utilities
  • Windows Compatible (Requires Reformat)

The 2TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac from WD is designed for storage and protection of data. Up to 2TB storage combined with ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity gives graphics users the required speed and capacity for their creative endeavors. This hard drive is compatible with the Apple Time Machine to enable quick and easy backups. Additionally, password protection and hardware encryption help protect stored files from unauthorized access.

Ultra-Fast USB 3.0 Connectivity

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity lets you save and access files up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0.

Seamless Time Machine Backups

Works with your Mac right out of the box and works seamlessly with the Apple Time Machine for quick and easy backups.

Maintain Privacy

Gain peace of mind knowing that your data is protected from unauthorized access with password protection and hardware encryption.

High Capacity in a Sleek Design

With up to 2TB capacity, there is plenty of room to store and protect your data as well as photos, videos, and music.

Universal Connectivity

With this drive you get connectivity with the USB 3.0 devices as well as backward compatibility with USB 2.0 devices.

WD Security

The WD Security software (sold separately) allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to protect your files from unauthorized use or access.

Preformatted in HFS+ Journaled for Mac

The hard drive is preformatted in HFS+ Journaled and works with the Max OS X 10.5 or later operating systems. It can be reformatted for the Windows operating systems.

High-Quality Inside / Out

The drive is built for durability, shock tolerance, and long-term reliability. It is also protected with a durable enclosure.

WD Drive Utilities

Register your drive, set drive timer, run diagnostics and more using the WD Drive Utilities.
Hard Drive
Interface 1 x USB 3.0 Micro Type B Port (Backwards Compatible with USB 2.0)
Compatibility Formatted HFS+ Journaled
Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Lion or Mountain Lion
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (requires reformatting for Windows)
Performance
Transfer Rate USB 3.0 (Serial Bus Transfer Rate): 5 Gb/s (maximum)
USB 2.0 (Serial Bus Transfer Rate): 480 Mb/s (maximum)
Operating System Compatibility: Mac / Windows
Electrical
Current Requirements Power Dissipation:
AC Input Voltage: 100 to 240 VAC
AC Input Frequency: 47 to 63 Hz
Physical
Capacity 2 TB
Environmental
Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
Non-Operating Temperature -4 to 149°F (-20 to 65°C)
General
Dimensions (H x W x D) 6.69 x 1.97 x 5.51" (169.92 x 50.03 x 139.95 mm)
Weight 2.23 lb (1.01 kg)
WD 2TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    WD2TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac
     
    4.7

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (10)
    • Easy to use (10)
    • Quiet (10)
    • Large capacity / good size (8)
    • Compact (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photo storage (7)
      • Back-up (6)
      • Additional storage (4)
      • Video (4)
      • File transfer (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (6), Casual user (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (6), Business (5)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (11)

      Reviewed by 13 customers

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      5.0

      Works Perfect!!

      By Francisco F

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Photo Storage

        Comments about WD 2TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac:

        Very easy to setup. Works perfect with Time Capsule backup. Excellent value!!

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

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        5.0

        Good for Mac Time Machine and Archiving

        By BP

        from USA

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about WD 2TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac:

            I use it for OS X 10.7 Time Machine Backup and Manually Archived Music, Photos, Movies, Projects etc. I have an old (but very good) 2006 Mac Pro 1.1 so I can only use this HDD as USB 2.0 speeds. (fwiw I'd need OS X 10.8 for a plug-n-play 3.0 USB PCI card. So at this price it works fine for incremental Time Machine backups. The initial backup of 175GB of Data of course takes a while. I don't bother using the included WD software. fwiw I use a Firewire MyBook I already owned for a Photoshop scratch disc partition and iMovie working files since it's a dedicated mbps continuous I/O. USB 2.0 shares the 480 mbps in the up and down bus paths so I wouldn't use it for scratch disk I don't think. So bottom line this is reliable for routine backups and archiving. I'll use the fast 3.0 USB inherent feature when I get a new Mac. The enclosure design is very nice but its very shiny surface gets very dusty and finger printed. It has a small white LED that blinks often (black tape can cover). A standard less-expensive MyBook could be reformatted for Macs with Apple Disk Utility but this comes with a 3yr warranty. (of course this can be formatted to work with any OS). This works for my immediate and future use. B&H is always reliable.

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

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            5.0

            Perfect Backup with Timemachine

            By B

            from South FL

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about WD 2TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac:

                Back up my Mac Book Pro

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

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                5.0

                Easy as pie

                By Happy at the Beach

                from Dana Point, Ca.

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Photo Storage

                  Comments about WD 2TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac:

                  We used this to back up all our pictures and music from our mac desk top.
                  It was very easy to use. Comes ready to plug in, no prep work!

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

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                  5.0

                  My Book is the best external hardrive!

                  By Leah

                  from Delaware

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage
                    • Backup
                    • File Transfer
                    • Photo Storage

                    Comments about WD 2TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac:

                    I shoot weddings, so I have thousands of high resolution files that are getting uploaded every month. I completely trust My Book to back all of these images up!

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

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                    5.0

                    Reliable backup for Time Machine.

                    By The Scotsman

                    from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup

                      Comments about WD 2TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac:

                      This 2 terabyte external drive replaces a 1 TB Western Digital drive that for several years has successfully backed up my time machine. Hopefully this will last me just as long. W

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

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                      5.0

                      Where has this been all my life?

                      By Jonsimon

                      from Seattle

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Cool-running
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy to use
                      • Fast
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about WD 2TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac:

                          When (now defunct different brand) HD died, I bought this to use as my music server. Score! Painless setup, extremely quiet, fast, and cool-running. I'm only sorry I didn't get a 3T. That's next.

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

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                          5.0

                          Excellent product!!!

                          By Sharon

                          from Greenville, SC

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • I Don't Have Any

                          Best Uses

                          • Additional Storage
                          • Photo Storage
                          • Video

                          Comments about WD 2TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac:

                          I am using this product as an external harddrive to store all my images and forms for my photography business. It's fast and was SUPER easy to set up!!

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

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                          4.0

                          Inexpensive, fast storage

                          By SylvanVideo

                          from San Rafael, CA

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to use
                          • High Capacity
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about WD 2TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac:

                            Very straightforward - This is a dependable brand (I've had over a dozen WD hard drives), a fast interface (USB 3.0), and a low price. Works for me!

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

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                            4.0

                            It ain't sexy, but it's big and fast!

                            By PMl

                            from Brooklyn

                            Comments about WD 2TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac:

                            I am using this as my main back-up drive for my iMac. There is a lot of info on my computer as I am a freelancer and I need something reliable to put my projects onto and be able to access them quickly and easily. This drive does rhe trick, and the price is unbeatable!

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                            5.0

                            I would buy this product again and again

                            By Adnor

                            from New York, NY

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • File Transfer
                              • Photo Storage
                              • Video

                              Comments about WD 2TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac:

                              I use for video editing and it's a great product

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

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Easy setup.

                              By na9ersh

                              from Sault Sainte Marie, MI

                              About Me Casual user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • No Power Switch

                              Best Uses

                              • Additional Storage
                              • Backup
                              • Photo Storage
                              • Video

                              Comments about WD 2TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac:

                              I bought this hard drive in conjunction with a mac mini and the setup was simple, just plug and play.

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

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                              4.0

                              amazing

                              By chasha

                              from new york

                              Comments about WD 2TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac:

                              This product works amazingly.love it

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