WD 6TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

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WD 6TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
Key Features
  • 6TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • Includes AC Adapter
  • 256-Bit AES Hardware Encryption
With the 6TB 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 6TB 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: 718037850955

WD Desktop External HDD Specs

Host ConnectionUSB-A 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
Inputs/Outputs1 x Micro-USB (USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1)
Storage CapacityTotal: 6 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
Weight2.31 lb / 1.05 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9 x 8.15 x 3.65"

WD Desktop External HDD Reviews

FAILED

By Robert
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-25

This drive failed after a couple hours of use. Drive spins up, you can hear the arm making a clicking sound.

a lot of storage with a good price

By Yuantao
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-15

you need this if you are in a wedding business.

Once again WD and B n H win.

By Raymond
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-06

Superfast shipping overnight, packaged well, no damage, my first 12TB WD harddrive and its fast read and write, very impressive, no noise and built tough, had it for over a week and it hasn't disappointed me, I got it backing up tons of stuff and its doing a great job, thank you WD and B n H for a job well done.

Good price for my need

By Gwenaelle
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-04

I bought this WD external drive for back up purpose and it is the perfect capacity for my need. Good quality price

Good Support

By Viktor
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-29

Standing design is only good for a cheap case (convection), bad for stability. I destroyed one of these by tipping it from standing to laying flat accidentally, while in use. How fragile is that? I managed to get a replacement after shipping it to WD operations in Vietnam (register it on the WD support website with your receipt and request RMA). If you will be carrying this drive around or it won't be in a place that it can't get knocked down flat, do yourself a favour and buy a vertical enclosure instead of the standing one.

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.

Easy Setup

By Rene
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-21

So far so good the setup was easy seems faster then older versions but too early to tell.. Price was right shipment was very fast.

Great External Drive

By Jim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-20

The WD My Book Desktop is a great external drive to use as a back-up drive. I opted for the 16TB drive to allow room for future expansion and flexibility. The drive works seamless in the background as expected and does the job as expected.

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Yes, of course. You can use it as a regular drive and save files to it at will. For example, I do not use the bundled backup software. If you do not need the automatic backup, simply do not install the bundled backup software. Then you have 6TB to do anything you want to store at it whenever you want.
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It doesnt show on my computer so I cant format it. What to do!!?? thank you.
Asked by: Anonymous
Please contact our customer service department at 800.606.6969 / 212.444.6615 or by email at [email protected], so we can best assist you with this.
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What to do!?? Want to format it but it doesnt show on my computer!!??? Thank you
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