WD 8TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

WD 8TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

WD 8TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

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WD 8TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

WD 8TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

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Product Highlights

  • 8TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • Includes AC Adapter
  • 256-Bit AES Hardware Encryption
  • Includes WD Backup Software
  • Acronis True Image WD Edition Software
  • Windows & Mac Compatible
  • May Require Reformatting Before Use
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With the 8TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive from WD it is easy to back up important files and create system backups using the included WD Backup software for Windows or Time Machine for Mac. In addition to simplifying the backup process for both Windows and Mac computers, this hard drive features 256-bit AES hardware encryption to ensure stored files remain secure. The My Book Desktop drive features a USB 3.0 port for fast data transfers and comes exFAT formatted making it easy to get up and running in no time.

Please note, drive requires reformatting for use with macOS

Complete Backup
The My Book desktop storage drive comes equipped with WD Backup software for Windows and Apple Time Machine compatibility to help make sure your photos, videos, music and documents don't get lost. You can set it to run automatically to your schedule. Just pick the time and frequency to back up important files from your system. The My Book desktop hard drive also works great with Acronis True Image WD Edition software to schedule full system backups.
Password Protection with Hardware Encryption
The My Book device's built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption with WD Security software helps keep your content private and safe. Just activate password protection and set your own personalized password.

For quick, convenient access, you can set WD Security to automatically unlock the device on your computer, saving you the hassle of keying in your password every time.
Reimagined Design
The compact design of the My Book drive exudes a confidence reflective of its reliability. With a storage capacity of 8TB, you can trust your My Book drive to be the home of your digital life.
Easy to Use
My Book desktop storage is ready to use out of the box for PC so you can start transferring files, saving your memories and backing up. It comes with all the software you need to help protect your data, including WD Backup and WD Security software, and is compatible with Apple Time Machine.
UPC: 718037850764
In the Box
WD 8TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Storage Capacity 8 TB
    Connection Interface 1 x USB 3.0 (USB Micro-B)
    Maximum Read Speed Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Maximum Write Speed Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Pre-Format exFAT
    Internal Drive
    Internal Interface SATA (Unspecified)
    Type Hard Disk Drive
    Rotational Speed Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Form Factor 3.5"
    Cache Memory Not Specified by Manufacturer
    External Enclosure
    Security Features Kensington Security Slot, Password Protection
    AC Input Power Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Environmental Resistance None
    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) 1.9 x 5.5 x 6.7" / 49.0 x 139.3 x 170.6 mm
    Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Packaging Infosxyfacrb
    Package Weight 3.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.0 x 8.2 x 3.6"
    8TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 91.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing. It's great! Where the transfer/backup speed with my 6TB WD My Book drives is about 65 mb, the 8TB drive transferred data at about 130 mb. Faster is always better, and when you can do the job in half the time, you have to be happy. I immediately ordered another five drives when the test unit performed so well. My ONLY unhappy point is that they reduced the internal drive identification/information area. I use it to record the topics and dates of the backup data. It was about 20 characters on the 6TB My Book and 5TB Elements series, but now it's only about 10 characters on the 8TB. I have no idea why they would do that. I guess I'll have to use notes taped to the outside of the drives to keep track of information that was so easy to record and change before. But the faster transfer speed is worth the extra inconvenience.
    Date published: 2016-12-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for Mac Time Machine Backups I use this drive for Time Machine backup for my 13 MacBookPro. I used the Apple Disc Utility to format the disk first, and it has worked perfectly. Because my MacBookPro is an older model and has USB2, FireWire and Thunderbolt ports, and this WD drive has USB 3, I had to buy a Thunderbolt to USB 3 adapter to get high speed data transfer to the drive. Unfortunately, these adapters are expensive. I wish this drive had a light to show when the disc is active (the previous WD external drive I used had a light, I replaced it only because it was full and I want to keep old backups).
    Date published: 2017-03-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as expected I am using for 2nd copy of backup images and the drive is only online during data transfers. Arrives with drive formatted as exFAT. If using only with Windows, drive should be reformatted as NTFS to improve performance. I did this using Windows Disk Management (Computer/Manage/Disk Management) rather than bother with a WD utility. Drive does make more noise than older smaller capacity WD My Books but not as much as my computer's fan. It does not have an activity light but that is not important with Windows providing data transfer information and taking care to eject the drive before removing power or USB connections. The only change I would like to see is a front or top side power switch.
    Date published: 2017-12-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 8TB My Book Native To My Mac Book Pro Feb. 12, 2017 I was considering trying another brand for my external hard drive for my Mac Book Pro Retina, Early 2013 because I already had two previous external hard drive WD My Book products. But when I saw WD 8tb My Book Desktop Usb 3.0 External Hard Drive up in B&H for sale, I could not resist trying it again. And I have no regrets. When I installed, it was friendly and seamless as if it was native to my desktop! I will recommend this product to others looking for a heavier-duty external hard drive. Thank you. JGL
    Date published: 2017-02-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A different experience To allow for expanded capacity the platters in these drives now float on helium and not air. That means they make different noises on startup than you'll be accustomed to from air filled drives. They're also a bit noisier when idling and make a soft ticking noise. They run quiet while writing to disk and spin down when not in use. The sounds they make do take some getting used to, but overall I've been very satisfied with the drives. They might not be the best choice for a very quiet environment. The aesthetic design of the case is outstanding.
    Date published: 2017-01-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performing great This is my first HD larger than 4TB, and all I can say after about two weeks of use is that this drive has not only met but also exceeded my high expectations. Transfering data from my dedicated drobo iTunes library took actually way less time than expected. This 8TB drive is now serving as my main iTunes drive, hosting more than 6TB of data already. It actually goes to sleep a bit quicker than I'm used to from most other WD and HGST drives I own. at least it feels that way. Recovering from sleep mode takes about ten seconds, that's not something bothering me for that purpose. This drive needs to be large and reliable first and foremost. Time will tell if it will hold up as well as the many other WD and HGST drives I do own or have owned. This single drive of course uses much less energy than having a 4-bay drobo running my iTunes library. The drobo is now the big backup container for several drives in my household.
    Date published: 2017-01-11
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beware of drive limitations The drive performance is as expected, even if a bit louder than I'm used to. It never occurred to me, however, that an external hard drive would lack a power switch like this one does. Lacking a power switch means the drive can wake up at inopportune moments, such as when the operating system for some reason decides to probe all the drives. When it does so, whatever application you are using can grind to a halt until the drive finishes waking up some seconds later. Because I use the drive only for backups, this is quite annoying.
    Date published: 2017-11-14
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Works fine when it stays connected This drive works fine except periodically it will go to sleep and the system cannot see it. You then have to unplug it and plug it back in; sometimes you have to reboot. I contacted WD and they suggested I plug it directly into my Mac and ensure I have have latest updates to my system. I do have the latest updates and it is plugged directly int my computer. For any drives I purchase in the future, I will stick with Seagate as none of my Seagate drives have ever had this issue.
    Date published: 2017-02-19
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