WD 16TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

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WD 16TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
Key Features
  • 16TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • Includes AC Adapter
  • 256-Bit AES Hardware Encryption
With the 16TB 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 16TB 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: 718037879109

WD Desktop External HDD Specs

Host ConnectionUSB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB Type-A)
Inputs/Outputs1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB Micro-B)
Storage CapacityTotal: 16 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
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.89 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.9 x 8.1 x 3.7"

WD Desktop External HDD Reviews

Wow 18TB!

By Gen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-13

So far so good! Huge storage, smooth sound seems like good quality...needed it!! Like the 3 yes warranty vs Seagate's 2 yes.

Works as expected

By Jim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-29

I only attached it to my system 2 days ago but running as expected.

Great Price low speed

By Jorge
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-13

I wish this had a USB C adapter in booth sides instead of the regular Micro B, its 2022!

Works as expected :)

By Nicholas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-01

Works as expected :)

Nice design, lots of storage

By Derrick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-26

This is a fast and silent external drive with plenty of space. It seems to not get too hot as I have moved 9TB over on it. This drive seems like a big step-up from my elements drive.

Best AES-256 Secu External HDD

By Sage
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-12

Great product. Affordable, always on sale, good speeds for both gaming and digital media. Always trust B&H with my purchases. Can't go wrong here. Still not convinced? (Read More..) Noise scale: 3/5 Speed: 3/5 Reliability: 5/5 Stop wasting hundreds on handfuls of smaller drives and pick this up. You're getting quality security and storage for a great value. Speeds are good enough for most tasks and can handle a lot of rewrites thanks to WD's amazing track record of reliability. Tips: (Windows Users) Consider formatting from FAT32 to NTFS to ensure your data/bits stay healthy. Use USB 3.0 for best speeds. Avoid WD Cloud service. Use a 20 digit password. Always use a quality power strip or surge protector. Consider buying a hardcase with foam inserts. This device may draw a moderate wattage from USB - be aware, this may add to battery drain on older/smaller devices. Important: Avoid hibernate/sleep/lock device when committing large file operations or erasures/formats. With password enabled, the encrypted drive may sleep or lock down in these power-related events. This may also cause issues if you lock device when wiping free space, MFT, or when formatting partitions. Programs may attempt to modify the drive in background and can cause problems.

WD Stability

By Jerome
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-13

I have never had one of these fail. Highly recommended.

What can I say..this works great!

By Donna
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-31

In my photography business I acquire a ton of photos and this hard drive is perfect for organizing my shoots to get them to much customers in a timely manner. Highly recommend.

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Yes, this would have a one 10TB hard drive
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Date published: 2019-02-27

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This item contains a ( Micro-B) port on the back of the item.
Answered by: Darius
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Asked by: Paul
I'm not 100% sure, but there must have been when I bought mine or I likely would not have purchased it. You should contact WD with that question.
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Date published: 2021-12-30

I've read many people on the web complaining ...

I've read many people on the web complaining about My book drives having some kind of encryption, that creates a situation that if your drive case fails, the hard drive cannot be taken out of the case, mounted in a desktop and files retrieved. Does this 10TB My Book have this same ecryption issue?
Asked by: Ken
If a password to encrypt the drive is not set by the user, then the drive would not be encrypted. If a password is set, then the encryption would be doing its job at that point, in disallowing access from an external physical source.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2019-04-05

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Can I reformat this to ExFat?

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Asked by: peter
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Answered by: dariusb
Date published: 2022-02-09
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