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
Key Features
  • 8TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • Includes AC Adapter
  • 256-Bit AES Hardware Encryption
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 for Windows and Mac, making it easy to get up and running in no time.
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WD Desktop External HDD Overview

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 for Windows and Mac, making it easy to get up and running in no time.

Note: Compatibility may vary depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system. Reformatting is required for use with Apple Time Machine.

General Features
Complete Backup
Equipped with WD Backup software for Windows and Apple Time Machine compatibility for Mac, the My Book desktop hard drive can back up your photos, videos, music, and documents.
Password Protection with Hardware Encryption
The My Book drive's built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption with WD Security tools helps keep your content private and safe. Just activate password protection and set your own personalized password.
WD Reliability
Millions of people around the world trust their data to My Book desktop storage. Designed to meet WD's requirements for durability, shock tolerance, and reliability, they back up the trusted My Book desktop storage with a limited 3-year warranty.
Watch the Power of My Book Come to Life
We live hectic lives and generate tons of digital content. My Book desktop storage has massive storage capacity so you can confidently back up the files that make up your digital life.
Do More with Discovery
Included WD Discovery software connects to popular social media and cloud storage services, like Facebook, Dropbox, and Google Drive. Import your photos, videos, and docs to the My Book drive to help preserve your online life. WD Discovery can also be used to manage your drive with WD Drive Utilities.
May require reformatting for other operating systems
Easy to Use
My Book desktop storage is ready to use out of the box so you can start transferring files, saving your memories, and backing up right away. It comes with all the software you need to help protect your data, including WD Backup and WD Security software, and is compatible with Time Machine.
Compatibility
Formatted exFAT for out-of-the-box compatibility with Windows 10 and 8.1, plus macOS 10.13 and later
UPC: 718037850764

WD Desktop External HDD Specs

Host ConnectionUSB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB Type-A)
Inputs/Outputs1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB Micro-B)
Storage CapacityTotal: 8 TB SATA 3.5" HDD
Pre-FormatexFAT
External Enclosure
Security FeaturesKensington Security Slot, Password Protection
Environmental ResistanceNone
Electrical
Power SourceIncluded AC Adapter
Environmental
Operating Temperature41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 149°F / -20 to 65°C
General
Dimensions6.7 x 5.5 x 1.9" / 170.6 x 139.3 x 49 mm
Weight2.12 lb / 0.96 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.84 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9 x 8.1 x 3.36"

WD Desktop External HDD Reviews

Saving my memories!

By Jeffrey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-28

I have a lifetime of photos on my PC. I recently bought a MacBook Pro and wanted to have access to my photos. My Book has plenty of space to hold my lifetime of memories.

Fast for an external drive.

By Jerry I.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-14

Faster than my last WD external drive. It is a 5 Tb and still works fine for storage. This recertified 8 Tb drive is impressive.

Wow 18TB!

By Gen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-13

So far so good! Huge storage, smooth sound seems like good quality...needed it!! Like the 3 yes warranty vs Seagate's 2 yes.

WD Stability

By Jerome
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-13

I have never had one of these fail. Highly recommended.

Why buy new?

By rdmrule1
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-12

Works as it should. Looked and performed like a brand new unit. Very happy to save some $$$.

1 month in, and very happy 👍

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-11

Bought the 8TB version about a month ago. It made a very slight knocking sound when I first fired it up, but that completely vanished after 15-20 minutes, and it's been quiet since. I ran a full diagnostic, with the included software, just to be sure. I understand that this isn't an SSD, so the speed would not be as fast as my m.2, but I'm still impressed at how quick this little HDD moves. I also love the included software, so you can run the occasional diagnostic scan, and keep your files password protected. I highly recommend this product. 👍

8TB Refurb External HDD Works great!

By BPearson
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-26

I use this HDD for my Plex Media Server and it works great! I share it over my network so i can put media on it from another computer. I have had no issues with any of my WD HDDs.

Cumbersome

By Warren
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-23

can't seem to get it to interface with my Mac, works fine on a PC.

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