WD 4TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

WD 4TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

WD 4TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

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Product Highlights

  • 4TB 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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  • 1Description

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 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 4TB, 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.
In the Box
WD 4TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Storage Capacity 4 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
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.0 lb
    4TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 73.
    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 4 out of 5 by from Drive Works Well Except for the Windows 10 Scan Drive Msg The drive works well under Windows 10. It works via USB2 which is what I only initially had. After installing USB3, the speed improvement was very noticeable. There seems to be a problem with its usage under Windows 10. Every time I restart Windows or log back on, I get an error saying errors were found on the MyBook and for me to run a scan. When I run a scan, the scan window just stays on the same screen without any acknowledgement that the scan has been started. To make it worse, it does not allow you to cancel the scan. To get rid of the window, you have to log out and log back on or restart your Windows session. I used the WD Drive Utilities to perform a full check of the drive which took about 6 hours to complete. No errors were found. Hopefully this resolves the hard drive error message I keep getting.
    Date published: 2016-12-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reliable I keep buying these hard drives because they last and don't fail. I use these hard drives to store photos on. I have six that I'm continually �rotating and updating. I keep three in a safe deposit box at the bank incase of fire or theft at home. My house was broken into and most of my hard drives were taken and I lost many photos. A Mac technician told me that to not use more than a 2 TB external hard drive that the computer wouldn't handle it . but 3 or 4 tb work just fine. Very reliable these hard drives other brands don't last.
    Date published: 2017-12-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A product everyone needs but doesn't want to buy Great price for the amount of storage. This is my fourth external WD drive. All have been great. Only replaced the others because my library keeps growing. Haven't had an issue with any of them. Word of caution for those using a mac and connecting this to a netgear nighthawk 7800 router to back up wirelessly. You will need to reformat with the MacOS disk utility to a macOS extended (journal) format before your mac can see it in finder. The format it comes in works perfect when connecting directly to the mac, but not so good when connecting to the netgear router. After that was resolved all works well.
    Date published: 2017-01-12
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Caution... When I first noticed this drive, it was too good to be true. 4 GB for this price, well after getting it home, connecting it to the computer, I always format new and old drives for compatibility purposes to my computer; well the message was the format did not take, and the drive did not show up on my desk top anymore, it just should down, and I did check for compatibility to a Mac. The other issue is this drive will slip out of your hand and off the desk or any surface that is hard, to get around this issue I purchase rubber feet. Great buy, but I do not think this drive is for a Mac. Yes, I'm returning it!
    Date published: 2018-06-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good. It works well. This serves as a desktop expansion and replaces a failing Seagate 3TB. Since I use it for everyday storage and frequently generate files larger than 4GB the first thing I did was to reformat to NTFS and re-partition the drive. In my experience the preloaded back-up and drive tools should given ye olde heave-ho straight away. Don't bother with them as they are given minimal resource development by the vendor and rarely updated. Gaping security hole comes to mind. Otherwise this drive performs adequately, just sitting behind my monitors and whirring away, summoning data upon request and saving on command.
    Date published: 2017-07-31
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Failed after 6 months I used it as one of my main backups for photographs and it just failed after few months. Extremely frustrating as I have lost 2 years of business and personal photos.
    Date published: 2018-03-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from B and H Service Beyond Reproach As usual B and H's service was outstanding. As to the 4TB WD hard drive, this was a replacement for a 3TB WD drive used to back up my Synology server. The 3TB drive failed after approx 4 years. Because the new drive was formatted exFat instead of ntfs, I chose to purchase and install the exFat service for my Synology server rather than reformat the drive. This went smoothly and quickly. So far the new drive works well, but slowly. It takes twice as long to perform its nightly backup compared to the old 3TB. No real issue since it starts at 1:00am, but seems a step back in technology.
    Date published: 2018-07-22
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