WD 12TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

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WD 12TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
Key Features
  • 12TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • Includes AC Adapter
  • 256-Bit AES Hardware Encryption
With the 12TB 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 12TB 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: 718037872247

WD Desktop External HDD Specs

Storage Capacity12 TB
Connection1 x USB 3.2 / USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB Micro-B)
Pre-FormatexFAT
Internal Drive
Internal InterfaceSATA (Unspecified)
TypeHard Disk Drive
Form Factor3.5"
External Enclosure
Security FeaturesKensington Security Slot, Password Protection
Power SourceIncluded AC Adapter
Environmental ResistanceNone
Operating Temperature41 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
Weight2.14 lb / 0.97 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15 x 9.8 x 8.9"

WD Desktop External HDD Reviews

Ridiculous

By Anonymous
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-21

This is not a cloud. Why do you give me this option to replace my old WD MyCloud which you will discontinue the remote access?

Top Grade Storage Drive

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-04

My old storage drive had 2 TB and was deteriorating so I opted for this 4TB, which comes with Acronis software, which you download from the WD website. A reasonable price for the drive and it was an easy download and install the software.

WD MyBook external drive

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-03

I use this external drive to back-up my photos, and it works great!

Does what it says

By Jonathan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-03

Like the title says, you can quickly upload footage, photos, and data to this drive, and put it away for safekeeping. Nothing fancy, nothing complicated. Good ol' fashioned large storage volume.

Photography Backup

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-17

If you value the photographs that you capture, you need to back them up. With built in encryption and smart backup tools, WD My Book is the way to go. This is an exceptional backup drive to store your valuable photographs or other data.

As described

By Kurt
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-13

Worked perfectly right out of the box, no formatting needed. Upload speeds were roughly 36mbps transfering videos from our home network cloud.

Huge capacity, quiet, decent 3 yr warranty, pretty fast.

By Bill
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-13

At the sale price I purchased this HD for, I am very happy. It is quiet, runs cool, and so far seems to stay connected through the USB3.0 port. I trust the WD brand and they have been very reliable for me over the years. This drive does NOT have SMR so that was a plus. It is a helium filled drive and has a 3 yr warranty. Huge storage for all my 4K video files. Very happy with this purchase.

Consistently reliable, quiet

By Dennis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-10

Have been buying WD drives since 2tb. This batch runs a little hotter but still passes 2 weeks of daily full testing, and I have drives with 18k hours run time. Sometimes have a failure but so far have been able to beat the warranty period and my expected health period.

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