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
  • Micro-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 micro-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 micro-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
My Book desktop storage comes equipped with backup software 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. With the power of the included backup software, you've got complete backup routine options to help recover data in the event of a computer virus or computer failure, or if you accidentally press "delete."
Password Protection with Hardware Encryption
The My Book drive's built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption with password protection helps keep your content private and safe. Just activate password protection and set your own personalized password using the included software. For quick, convenient access you can set to automatically unlock the drive on your computer, saving you the hassle of keying in your password every time.
Easy to Use
Preformatted as exFAT and ready to use with Mac and Windows computers right out of the box, so you can start transferring files, saving your memories, and backing up right away. It also comes with all the software you need to help protect your data.
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.
USB 3.0 Interface
The USB 3.0 interface operates at speeds up to 5 Gb/s and is synonymous with USB 3.2 Gen 1 and USB 3.1 Gen 1.
Compatibility
System Requirements
Formatted exFAT for out-of-the-box compatibility for Windows and Mac.
Operating System
  • Windows 10 and later
  • macOS 11 and later
  • May require reformatting for other operating systems
  • Compatibility may vary depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system.
UPC: 718037850955

WD Desktop External HDD Specs

Key Specs
Total Installed Capacity
6 TB
Drive Type
3.5" HDD 
Read Speed
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Write Speed
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Default OS Support
Universal Computer/Mobile OS Support
System Connection
Micro-USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
Drive Type
3.5" HDD 
Read Speed
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Write Speed
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Default OS Support
Universal Computer/Mobile OS Support
Encryption Support
Yes
External Enclosure
System Connection
Micro-USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
Security Features
Kensington Security Slot, Password Protection
Material
Aluminum
Fan Cooled
No
Impact Protection
No
Environmental Protection
No
Electrical
Power Source
Included AC Adapter
Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Environmental
Operating Temperature
41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 149°F / -20 to 65°C
General
Dimensions
6.7 x 5.5 x 1.9" / 170.2 x 139.7 x 48.3 mm
Weight
2.31 lb / 1.05 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9 x 8.15 x 3.65"

WD Desktop External HDD Reviews

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Does this drive have an on/off switch?

Does this drive have an on/off switch?
Asked by: Paul
no
Answered by: George
Date published: 2024-04-15

Can you save to this drive at any time or does it ...

Can you save to this drive at any time or does it only automatically save once a day to back up?
Asked by: Lloyd
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.
Answered by: Tristan
Date published: 2022-11-29

Can anyone tell me what the read/write speeds are ...

Can anyone tell me what the read/write speeds are for this hard drive (6tb)?
Asked by: Justus
I did a read/write speedtest. Both 210mb
Answered by: dolph
Date published: 2023-01-18

Can this be used in a horizontal position? If so ...

Can this be used in a horizontal position? If so does it matter which side facing up?
Asked by: Keith
You can have this Hard drive either Horizontal or vertical. It will not matter which way it is sitting.
Answered by: Zev
Date published: 2023-09-07

WD backup software works on Mac´s HD formatted?

WD backup software works on Mac´s HD formatted?
Asked by: Dimas Alberto
Yes, I use it on an iMac.
Answered by: Marcia
Date published: 2019-04-15

Can you think of a reason one of these external ...

Can you think of a reason one of these external hard drives would not work for storing my RAW files in Adobe's Lightroom?
Asked by: Dennis
Nope, these drives should work fine for any files.
Answered by: Tristan
Date published: 2022-08-05

Does this support Windows 11? Owner manual pdf ...

Does this support Windows 11? Owner manual pdf says windows 10, WD website says 10+.
Asked by: PAUL
I am using it with 11 just fine. Had this box well before 11 came out so the specs may not mention 11. Have no fear.
Answered by: John G
Date published: 2023-01-11

question

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.
Answered by: Moshe S.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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