WD 2TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for Mac

WD 2TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for Mac

WD 2TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for Mac

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Product Highlights

  • 2TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Connectivity at up to 5 Gb/s
  • USB 2.0 Compatible at up to 480 Mb/s
  • Pre-Formatted in HFS+ Journaled for Mac
  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 and 10.11
  • Apple Time Machine Compatible
  • WD Security
  • WD Drive Utilities
  • Windows Compatible (Requires Reformat)
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The 2TB My Book External Hard Drive for Mac from WD is designed for the storage and protection of data, including music, movies, photos, documents, and more. Up to 2TB of storage is combined with USB 3.0 connectivity at speeds of up to 5 Gb/s, giving users the required speed and capacity for their endeavors. This hard drive is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 at speeds up to 480 Mb/s and comes pre-formatted as HFS+ Journaled for Mac OS X El Capitan and Yosemite. It is also compatible with Apple Time Machine to enable quick and easy backups, while password protection and hardware encryption help protect stored files from unauthorized access.

While this My Book does come pre-formatted for Mac OS, it can be used with Windows via a simple drive reformat. It operates using an included 100-240 VAC power adapter at 47-63 Hz and also includes a USB cable. It is protected by a limited 3-year warranty.

Fast Transfer Rates & Universal Connectivity
My Book for Mac desktop storage features USB 3.0 connectivity for fast data transfer rates. Connect this drive to a USB 3.0 port to access and save files at up to 5 Gb/s, as well as USB 2.0 connectivity for data transfer speeds up to 480 Mb/s
With up to 2TB of storage, there's plenty of room to store and protect your creative endeavors, photos, videos, and music
Time Machine Backup
Back up your files quickly and easily with Apple Time Machine
HFS+ Journaled
Works right out of the box with Mac OS X El Capitan or Yosemite. Windows compatibility is possible via a reformat
WD Security
WD Security software allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to help protect your files from unauthorized use or access
WD Drive Utilities
Register your drive, set the drive timer, run diagnostics, and more using WD Drive Utilities
In the Box
WD 2TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for Mac
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description


    Capacity 2 TB
    Interface USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
    Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gb/s max
    USB 2.0 - 480 Mb/s max
    Temperature Operating: 41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
    Non-Operating: -4 to 149°F (-20 to 65°C)
    AC Input Voltage 100-240 VAC
    AC Input Frequency 47-63 Hz
    Color Black
    Regulatory NRCAN Compliant: Yes
    RoHS Compliant:Yes
    Operating System
  • Formatted HFS+ Journaled for Mac OS X El Capitan and Yosemite
  • Windows (requires reformatting)
  • Dimensions 6.72 x 5.48 x 1.93" / 170.69 x 139.19 x 49.02 mm
    Weight 1.96 lb / 0.89 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 7.3 x 6.3"

    WD WDBYCC0020HBK-NESN Reviews

    2TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for Mac is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 77.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far, so good I got this drive when it was the deal of the day and it's working out nicely. I couldn't find out if it was a 5800 or 7200 rpm drive in the specs, but it's been reaching about 130MB/s over USB 3.0 and that's been sufficient for me. It looks nice and hasn't been getting hot, even as I sit here transcoding MLV to CDNG and ProRes from it. It's only been a few weeks, so I can't speak for its long term reliability. I just had a Seagate drive die on me so I'm a bit distrustful of all my drives at the moment... I hope for better days with this one!
    Date published: 2015-02-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for Mac Time Machine and Archiving I use it for OS X 10.7 Time Machine Backup and Manually Archived Music, Photos, Movies, Projects etc. I have an old (but very good) 2006 Mac Pro 1.1 so I can only use this HDD as USB 2.0 speeds. (fwiw I'd need OS X 10.8 for a plug-n-play 3.0 USB PCI card. So at this price it works fine for incremental Time Machine backups. The initial backup of 175GB of Data of course takes a while. I don't bother using the included WD software. fwiw I use a Firewire MyBook I already owned for a Photoshop scratch disc partition and iMovie working files since it's a dedicated mbps continuous I/O. USB 2.0 shares the 480 mbps in the up and down bus paths so I wouldn't use it for scratch disk I don't think. So bottom line this is reliable for routine backups and archiving. I'll use the fast 3.0 USB inherent feature when I get a new Mac. The enclosure design is very nice but its very shiny surface gets very dusty and finger printed. It has a small white LED that blinks often (black tape can cover). A standard less-expensive MyBook could be reformatted for Macs with Apple Disk Utility but this comes with a 3yr warranty. (of course this can be formatted to work with any OS). This works for my immediate and future use. B&H is always reliable.
    Date published: 2014-11-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Set up After a lot of research I bought the Mac version. I was a little worried that it would be a complicated set up or that there would be some incompatibilities as my Imac is 2010 version. It literally was a simple plug in and upload the software. It's running perfectly and I have the security knowing that my files are being backed up regularly on an dependable device.
    Date published: 2015-12-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from It ain't sexy, but it's big and fast! I am using this as my main back-up drive for my iMac. There is a lot of info on my computer as I am a freelancer and I need something reliable to put my projects onto and be able to access them quickly and easily. This drive does rhe trick, and the price is unbeatable!
    Date published: 2014-04-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable backup for Time Machine. This 2 terabyte external drive replaces a 1 TB Western Digital drive that for several years has successfully backed up my time machine. Hopefully this will last me just as long. W
    Date published: 2014-06-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The 2TB Book External Hard Drive for Mac I have the new Mac Book Pro. The 2TB Book External Hard Drive is exactly what I needed to back up and store my photos! Works perfectly and have had no problems! I love that it is portable and I can take it on my photo trips. I have problems deleting photos that are not perfect so I will be ok for a very long time with the 2TB ! Thanks for a great product! B&H also had the best price. Their shipping department was awesome! The product arrived 2 days before expected!
    Date published: 2015-01-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy setup. I bought this hard drive in conjunction with a mac mini and the setup was simple, just plug and play.
    Date published: 2014-02-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again and again I use for video editing and it's a great product
    Date published: 2014-02-12
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