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WD My Book External Hard Drive for Mac (3TB)

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The 3TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac from WD is designed for storage and protection of data. Up to 3TB 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 3TB 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.

HFS+ Journaled

The hard drive 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 USB 3.0 and 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 3 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 My Book External Hard Drive for Mac (3TB)
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    WDMy Book External Hard Drive for Mac (3TB)
     
    4.8

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 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 (11)
    • Easy to use (11)
    • Large capacity / good size (10)
    • Quiet (10)
    • Attractive (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (12)
      • Additional storage (10)
      • Photo storage (8)
      • Video (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (6), Power user (6)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (8), Business (5)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (13)

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      5.0

      Lots of storage

      By joe z

      from florham park, nj

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • Video

        Comments about WD My Book External Hard Drive for Mac (3TB):

        lots of storage, good price, just connect and go
        no negatives yet

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

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        5.0

        Memories - Just Memories

        By Cappy

        from Oxnard, CA

        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
          • Dependable
          • Fast
          • Fastdependablewarranty
          • File Transfer
          • Photo Storage
          • Video
          • Warranty

          Comments about WD My Book External Hard Drive for Mac (3TB):

          This external drives took me less than 5 minutes to set up including it's own internal security software and turbo software. This is the 3rd external WD drive I have connected to my iMac, all as easy to install, as the other two 1TB, this newer one more features, faster (3.0 USB), and 3MB, lots of storage!! I cannot find one bad thing to report about it, not one! B&H as usual had the best price on it, and buying it from CA., no tax, free shipping, how could I resist? If you need storage, on a budget, a speedy-depentable drive, all under $[*] that is a brand name, pull out that credit card, here ya go, order away my fellow B&H lovers!

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

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          5.0

          WD IS THE ONLY DRIVES I USE

          By THORCAT

          from NY NY

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about WD My Book External Hard Drive for Mac (3TB):

              THIS IS THE FIFTH DRIVE I HAVE BOUGHT NEED I SAY MORE

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

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              5.0

              Nice Time Machine Hard Drive

              By Closer

              from San Antonio, TX

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup
                • Video

                Comments about WD My Book External Hard Drive for Mac (3TB):

                I really liked this hard drive, it was as advertised out of the box, just plug it in and it worked with my MAC. Since the drive was so large I partitioned off 500GB for extra video storage and used the rest for the Time Machine backups. Since the drive is so fast there is no delay when getting video off the drive. The Time Machine backups also run really fast, they take about 1/4 of the time they used to with my other back up drive. Overall very happy with the drive, it solved 2 problems that I had.

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

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                5.0

                Love it

                By LRussoPhoto

                from New jersey

                Comments about WD My Book External Hard Drive for Mac (3TB):

                So far this drive is great. Love the fact that it is Mac specific. I am a photographer, I partitioned this drive to use 1tb for my time machine back up and the other 2tb for my image back ups.

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                5.0

                Works Great

                By Scott

                from Warrenton, VA

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy to use
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Backup
                  • Photo Storage

                  Comments about WD My Book External Hard Drive for Mac (3TB):

                  Easy setup, just plug in to the Mac and it's ready to go. Setting up time machine to use this is a snap.

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

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                  4.0

                  Perfect for storage

                  By traydawgg

                  from new york, NY

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • High Capacity
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage
                    • Backup

                    Comments about WD My Book External Hard Drive for Mac (3TB):

                    I have this drive connected to my Apple Airport Extreme to backup systems in my home. This is crucial for me to maintain a continuous backup and restoration at a moments notice.
                    This drive is quiet and fits the decor of my home. I use this for backups only.

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

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                    5.0

                    Perfect for Time Machine

                    By Alex Olsen Design Solutions

                    from Manhattan

                    Comments about WD My Book External Hard Drive for Mac (3TB):

                    This hard-drive was one of the most affordable options and seems to work perfectly so far. It was basically plug and play.

                    It uses USB 3.0 which is not very fast if you're actually working off the drive but is perfect for backing up your computer or utilizing your time machine function on your MacBook.

                    So far, so good!

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                    5.0

                    Great value

                    By cbo

                    from MD

                    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
                      • Video

                      Comments about WD My Book External Hard Drive for Mac (3TB):

                      I use two of these to backup our office data, automatically backing up each night to one drive, then swapping that out for the other, taking the first offsite for safe storage. They are easy to set up right out of the box and all cables and connections are included and solid. They are well made and reliable and a nice enough design to have out on the desk. And inexpensive, all at the same time! I will buy many more.

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

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                      5.0

                      Awesome

                      By Asharp

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage
                        • Backup
                        • Photo Storage
                        • Video

                        Comments about WD My Book External Hard Drive for Mac (3TB):

                        It was easy to setup, works great with my 2011 iMac, even though it doesn't have USB3 and you can't beat the price for 3TB of space.

                        It also looks great in my room and the light in the front is pretty dim, so it doesn't brighten the whole room at night like some of my other drives that I find sometimes I need to turn off before I go to bed.

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

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                        4.0

                        Almost perfect

                        By Jeffrey

                        from Brooklyn, NY

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to use
                        • High Capacity
                        • Portable
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Additional Storage
                          • Backup
                          • Photo Storage
                          • Video

                          Comments about WD My Book External Hard Drive for Mac (3TB):

                          I am only giving 4 stars because of the difficulty it was getting the dang USB cable to go into the enclosure. Took me almost 10 minutes of fanagling it into the hole. Didn't fit correctly but finally get hook in there. Since then it's been fantastic.

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

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                          5.0

                          Easy to Set Up

                          By Cindy M

                          from Oakton VA

                          About Me Casual user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Additional Storage
                            • Backup
                            • Photo Storage

                            Comments about WD My Book External Hard Drive for Mac (3TB):

                            Needed a hard drive for Time Machine backup for my Mac. It is to replace a smaller and filled drive. I plugged it in, the computer saw it, and I switched it over to back up. No formatting. So easy I couldn't believe it.

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

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                            5.0

                            I trust WD.

                            By Lydia

                            from Twin Cities, MN

                            About Me Casual user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Photo Storage

                              Comments about WD My Book External Hard Drive for Mac (3TB):

                              I use this product to back up my Mac Book Pro 15" and the WD Studio external hard drive. When I backed up my 1,000,000 items between the computer and the external hard drive, it took 16 hours. It worked perfectly and I am happy with the results and will expect a fraction of the time to taken for forthcoming backups.

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

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                              5.0

                              Great for Time Machine backup on my iMac

                              By Pete

                              from Clinton, CT

                              About Me Casual user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup

                                Comments about WD My Book External Hard Drive for Mac (3TB):

                                I use the 3TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac from WD for my Time Machine backup on my iMac. Plug it in and the Mac asked if I wanted to use it for Time Machine backup, I said yes and in just a few minutes it was done! Price3 is great and I don't see any downside.

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

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                                4.0

                                Easy set up and fast back up

                                By Tlimp

                                from San Francisco CA

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Additional Storage
                                  • Backup
                                  • Photo Storage

                                  Comments about WD My Book External Hard Drive for Mac (3TB):

                                  Using this as my external HD backup to a MacBook Pro with 250G internal storage. Went for the 3TB size because of its reasonable cost. Drive was a snap to set up and did its first 95G back up in under an hour (USB 3.0). Purchased in Nov2013 so no experience on durability or service.

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

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