WD 6TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for Mac

WD 6TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for Mac

WD 6TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for Mac


Product Highlights

  • 6TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Connectivity at up to 5 Gb/s
  • USB 2.0 Compatible at up to 480 Mb/s
  • Pre-Formatted in HFS+ Journaled for Mac
  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 and 10.11
  • Apple Time Machine Compatible
  • WD Security
  • WD Drive Utilities
  • Windows Compatible (Requires Reformat)
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Capacity: 6TB


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Format: Mac

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  • 1Description

The 6TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac from WD is designed for the storage and protection of data, including music, movies, photos, documents, and more. Up to 6TB of storage is combined with USB 3.0 connectivity at speeds of up to 5 Gb/s, giving users the required speed and capacity for their endeavors. This hard drive is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 at speeds up to 480 Mb/s and comes pre-formatted as HFS+ Journaled for Mac OS X El Capitan and Yosemite. It is also compatible with Apple Time Machine to enable quick and easy backups, while password protection and hardware encryption help protect stored files from unauthorized access.

While this My Book does come pre-formatted for Mac OS, it can be used with Windows via a simple drive reformat. It operates using an included 100-240 VAC power adapter at 47-63 Hz and also includes a USB cable. It is protected by a limited 3-year warranty.

Fast Transfer Rates & Universal Connectivity
My Book for Mac desktop storage features USB 3.0 connectivity for fast data transfer rates. Connect this drive to a USB 3.0 port to access and save files at up to 5 Gb/s, as well as USB 2.0 connectivity for data transfer speeds up to 480 Mb/s
With up to 6TB of storage, there's plenty of room to store and protect your creative endeavors, photos, videos, and music
Time Machine Backup
Back up your files quickly and easily with Apple Time Machine
HFS+ Journaled
Works right out of the box with Mac OS X El Capitan or Yosemite. Windows compatibility is possible via a reformat
WD Security
WD Security software allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to help protect your files from unauthorized use or access
WD Drive Utilities
Register your drive, set the drive timer, run diagnostics, and more using WD Drive Utilities
UPC: 718037836041
In the Box
WD 6TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for Mac
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description


    Storage Capacity 6 TB
    Connection Interface 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB Micro-B)
    Pre-Format HFS+
    Internal Drive
    Type Hard Disk Drive
    External Enclosure
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Green Certifications RoHS, Per Manufacturer
    Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
    Storage Temperature -4 to 149°F / -20 to 65°C
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 6.7 x 5.4 x 1.9" / 17.0 x 13.9 x 4.8 cm
    Weight 2.2 lb / 1.0 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.9 x 7.9 x 3.5"

    WD WDBYCC0060HBK-NESN Reviews

    6TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for Mac is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 42.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Backup everything! I got this because I had a lot of drives and backups on various other drives. I now have a backup of all of my drives in one place! It's so much simpler. You'll definitely want to use a usb 3.0 connection for this though. Other wise it will take a few days for your first backup. I assume it's intended for constant auto backups because there's no power switch. I was surprised/disappointed to read in the documentation that its not to be used as a portable drive. Minus a half star for finding that out after buying it. I understand that its meant to sit and do it's backup job but I do plan on moving it from time to time and hope it is not to fragile.
    Date published: 2016-03-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I want more!! Works like a charm. Just plugged them into my iMac. I'm a photographer so I like to keep several hooked up to my computer at all times. 6TB is large than my customary 4TB size. I like to double back up everything before I format my CF cards. Then, as I edit, I replace the folders with upgraded folders. Then I can delete off my 3TB iMac HD to free up space. I might even get the 8TB next time. 4TB last me over a year presently as I shoot in MRAW vs RAW. More and more I'm shooting RAW with my 5DMarkIV with 30MB files. So bigger is better. Once a folder is edited, many of files are deleted and then I save the remaining RAW & jpegs so I can still edit in the future with LR CC.
    Date published: 2017-07-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good value and reliable This is my latest purchase of a My Book External Hard Drive. Just like the earlier versions (all of which were 3TB) so far it's performing flawlessly for me. I use an external drive to store data and each Friday I make a mirror copy it to a second identical external drive. The second drive is then stored in our safe deposit box at the bank so we have a safe copy stored off property. To me it's safer than using cloud storage and perhaps safer.
    Date published: 2016-09-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for the price I use this external hard drive as secondary backup for my documentary film making. I take little WD drives on the road and back them up on the WD book drive when I get back to the studio. Had to download a drive on their website to get it to work but now my Mac recognizes it and it works fine. I bought it because the price was right. If you're not pressed for upload/download time this external is a good choice.
    Date published: 2016-05-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! It just works great. I use it as a time machine automatic backup for 3 smaller drives. No issues whatsoever. It is very quiet and spins down when my iMac goes to sleep. (except when it is running a backup). I'm not a computer geek, just a user of computers. I really appreciate when I can just plug something in and it just works with little or no intervention on my part.
    Date published: 2016-02-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seamless integration into my system. Easy, quick, and trouble free for lots of storage. I had three My Books for windows which I had used on another machine. I just hooked this drive up, and began transferring my files. Afterwards I just reformatted the older drives and all is well. WD does a great job of handling the specifics for an easy and complete system.
    Date published: 2016-02-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Working well so far... I purchased two of these drives to replace the ones I had been using on my PC. So far I've put over 129,000 photos on one of the new drives and all seems to be working well. When I figure out how to copy photos with metadata from one drive to another, I will do that.
    Date published: 2017-01-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prefer WD Hard Drives I own about 11 external hard drives, both Seagate and Western Digital. The Western Digital is a far superior product. I have never had one go south on me. I can't say the same for Seagate.
    Date published: 2015-08-11
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