WD 4TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

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WD 4TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
Key Features
  • 4TB Storage Capacity
  • Micro-USB 3.0 Interface
  • Includes AC Adapter
  • 256-Bit AES Hardware Encryption
With the 4TB 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 4TB 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.
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: 718037850788

WD Desktop External HDD Specs

Key Specs
System Connection
Micro-USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
Storage Capacity
4 TB SATA 3.5" HDD
Power Source
Included AC Adapter
Storage Capacity
4 TB SATA 3.5" HDD
Default OS Support
Windows & macOS
External Enclosure
Security Features
Kensington Security Slot, Password Protection
Cooling System
Passive
Impact Resistance
No
Electrical
Power Source
Included AC Adapter
AC 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
Certifications
NRCAN, RoHS
Dimensions
6.7 x 5.5 x 1.9" / 170.6 x 139.3 x 49 mm
Weight
2.21 lb / 1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.775 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9 x 8.15 x 3.65"

WD Desktop External HDD Reviews

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will this work with a Sierra 10.12.6 os in my ...

will this work with a Sierra 10.12.6 os in my late 2015 imac?
Asked by: Wayne
The unit is formatted as EX drive. Should work with Apple.
Answered by: Walter
Date published: 2020-12-03

Does this drive use Conventional Magnetic ...

Does this drive use Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) or Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR)? I do not wish to buy a drive that uses Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR), as the write performance of SMR drives is significantly worse than traditional CMR or PMR. (references available)
Asked by: Bruce
I confirmed with WD. As of the recent builds, the drives installed are SMR drives. However, they are not able to guarantee the drive type in all drives, only what is installed now and the drive capacity.
Answered by: Zev
Date published: 2021-11-29

Is this capable of being used for consoles as a ...

Is this capable of being used for consoles as a game drive?
Asked by: Anthony
This could be used by most game consoles.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2021-04-18

Does using encryption affect performance?

Does using encryption affect performance?
Asked by: David
Slightly, the data must buffer while being encoded and then written, it should not affect the longevity of the drive or increase power consumption enough to notice. I have two currently, one on a ps4 and another to backup a raid5 array and notice no difference between the two uses.
Answered by: james
Date published: 2020-10-15

I see a power switch on the back plate. Does the ...

I see a power switch on the back plate. Does the power switch stay physically pressed when it has no power? Meaning, if the power goes out and after the UPS is dead dry... will it power itself ON when the power comes back or will someone need to press the switch again? Thinking of remote locations.
Asked by: Javier
There is no power switch on the back of this drive
Answered by: jaime
Date published: 2021-02-08

question

Does it comes with an international voltage AC adapter?
Asked by: Anonymous
No
Answered by: Philip B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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
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