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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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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Capacity: 8TB

3TB 4TB 6TB 8TB 10TB


Price: $169.99

Instant Savings: $10.00

Offer ends: May 25 '19 at 11:59 pm ET

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WD Desktop Overview

  • 1Description

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
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    WD Desktop Specs

    Storage Capacity 8 TB
    Connection Interface 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB Micro-B)
    Pre-Format exFAT
    Internal Drive
    Internal Interface SATA (Unspecified)
    Type Hard Disk Drive
    Form Factor 3.5"
    External Enclosure
    Security Features Kensington Security Slot, Password Protection
    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
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    Package Weight 2.84 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.0 x 8.2 x 3.6"

    WD Desktop Reviews

    8TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 255.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from NO GOOD! Not as fast as their previous model that replaced this, very slow for being 3.0 and some of my AVI, MPEG, MKV video and jpeg files don't show on samsung smart TVs like their previous model did, I thought this was a problem with this hard drive and when I bought a second one I had the same problem , never had that issue with their previous version of their external HDs 4Tb, very disappointed with these hard drives, plus no light to show me that its on or copying files, WD needs to go back and bring the other version of these hard drives cause these are not up to standards compared to their past line of harddrive products, there just not good.
    Date published: 2017-02-17
    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 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 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 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 2 out of 5 by from WD 6TB My Book Was told the drive came with great backup software already installed, Acronis?  Turns out the software is NOT on the drive, but there is a way to obtain a free download of that software.  The kicker is, that software will not work if youre trying to backup a Seagate external hard drive, which is why a bought the WD My Book.  You can obtain a free download of WDs backup software, but it will only automatically backup the Documents folder of the Seagate drive, not the Music or Pictures folders.  I should have purchased another Seagate drive to back up my current Seagate drive.  The WD works fine, its just not very compatible with the Seagate.
    Date published: 2019-02-27
    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 4 out of 5 by from Careful if you plan on Shucking the drive The hdd itself work really well, cant say much about the enclosure, as i have only use them inside my PC, to me they are relatively quiet (not as quiet as 3tb reds though), but some tend to vibrate some, not a bad drives, specially for the current pricing. Warning, these drives were really good offering for shucking them, take them off the enclosure and using them on inside your pc/server, but from August 28th 2017 (production date) and newer, the drives will not load on standard sata power, the reason is there is a reset on 3.3V, you can either cover with tape the 3.3 pin on the hdd or use a Molex from your PSU and use a Molex to Sata converter, this is only if you plan on using it on your PC/Server.
    Date published: 2018-09-01
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    What's the actual capacity of the drive when new? 7.??tb
    Asked by: John K.
    Since the standard of 1 GB = 1 billion bytes (NOT 2^10 bytes apparently) So if you buy a 8TB hard drive then your computer should show 7.2TB percisely. If you feel annoy, you can sue the standard organization. Computer adopt 2^10 style not 1 billions style.
    Answered by: Nguyen M.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    Does this hard drive come with a USB 3.0 cable?

    Does this hard drive come with a USB 3.0 cable?
    Asked by: M Jerry
    Yes, the USB 3.0 Cable would be included in the box.
    Answered by: Moe
    Date published: 2019-02-26

    how many drives it had inside? 1 of 10tb?

    how many drives it had inside? 1 of 10tb?
    Asked by: Eliseo
    Yes, this would have a one 10TB hard drive
    Answered by: Moe
    Date published: 2019-02-27

    Can I upload the content from a smaller drive ...

    Can I upload the content from a smaller drive that is also formatted to my mac laptop?
    Asked by: Halee
    You would not be able to lug the other drive into this one to upload, but if you have both drives plugged into the same computer you can then transfer from one to the other
    Answered by: Moe
    Date published: 2019-02-25

    I've read many people on the web complaining ...

    I've read many people on the web complaining about My book drives having some kind of encryption, that creates a situation that if your drive case fails, the hard drive cannot be taken out of the case, mounted in a desktop and files retrieved. Does this 10TB My Book have this same ecryption issue?
    Asked by: Ken
    If a password to encrypt the drive is not set by the user, then the drive would not be encrypted. If a password is set, then the encryption would be doing its job at that point, in disallowing access from an external physical source.
    Answered by: Michael
    Date published: 2019-02-27

    Is USB 3.0 cable included?

    Is USB 3.0 cable included?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, a USB 3.0 Cable is included in the box.
    Answered by: Moe
    Date published: 2019-02-26

    What is the length of the supplied USB cable?

    What is the length of the supplied USB cable?
    Asked by: Steve
    There is a standard 3' USB cable shipped with this item.
    Answered by: Michael
    Date published: 2019-02-27

    Is the My Book external drive compatible with Mac ...

    Is the My Book external drive compatible with Mac OS X Mohave?
    Asked by: Tracy
    Yes. It's compatible with Mohave.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-04-06
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