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WD3TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
 
4.5

(based on 79 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quiet (14)
  • Reliable (13)
  • Easy to install (9)
  • Fast (8)
  • Fast connection (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (9)
  • Large projects (4)
  • Multimedia (4)
  • Laptops (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Heavy duty user (6), Frequent user (4), Tech professional (4), Tech savvy (4), Multimedia professional (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (14), Business (7)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Westen Digital XHD

I am a Pro Photographer and need lots of storage for thousands of RAW, TIFF and JPEG images. I can store a large amount of images at a very reasonable price.
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I am a Pro Photographer and need lots of storage for thousands of RAW, TIFF and JPEG images. I can store a large amount of images at a very reasonable price.

The only draw back that I can see is that it "goes to sleep" fairly quickly; so the data retreival may not be as instantanious as I would like. (Hence, four stars vs five) When I am accessing the hard drive on a regular basis, however, "sleeping" is not a problem.

I have been using Westerd Digital's XHD's for many years and have had very good results with them. Sadly, I can not make the same claim for other manufacturers.

And if there ever has been a problem (with any brand), B&H has been right there to quickly get it sorted out!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

ENCRIPTION PROBLEM

Everything you load on this drive automaticaly gets encripted. You can not turn the encription off! If your drive or the circuit board fails there is no way to recover any of your...Read complete review

Everything you load on this drive automaticaly gets encripted. You can not turn the encription off! If your drive or the circuit board fails there is no way to recover any of your data.

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5.0

i would buy it again

By Alexandru

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about WD 3TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive:

as expected

 
5.0

Simple and clean

By Sergio

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about WD 3TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive:

Does what it's supposed to do.

 
5.0

Great drive!

By Tom

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about WD 3TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive:

What a great value! Drive is blazing fast and super quiet! Physically smaller than I thought, that's a good thing!

 
5.0

great storage option for the price

By Steve

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about WD 3TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive:

A must buy, dont wait, just get one. works amazing. dont know why I waited so long.

 
5.0

Never have a problem.

By Kelsey

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about WD 3TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive:

Must have. I have 10 of these. Never had a problem.

 
5.0

good

By Duy

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about WD 3TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive:

good

 
5.0

Solid and Dependable

By Sebastian

from Chicago, IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about WD 3TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive:

Can't beat the price, and I've never had one fail on me. Not the fastest drives, but 3TB at this price is hard to beat.

 
5.0

Worth buying

By Ruixi

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about WD 3TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive:

Buy this one again, still good quality.

 
4.0

3TB hard drive

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about WD 3TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive:

I have had this for just a little while, easy to set-up!

 
4.0

Great Quality

By Samuelarturo

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about WD 3TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive:

Love the quality, don't give the 5 stars because for me it's important to have more instructions.

 
1.0

DOA + proprietary software

By Patrick

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about WD 3TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive:

Dead on arrival. Had to send it back. Also came with proprietary software that may have been required.

 
5.0

Good External HD

By Walter

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about WD 3TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive:

No complaints, works as it should. I have a couple of these and they have worked flawlessly.

 
3.0

Wont work with my desktop

By Mr. C

from Az

Verified Buyer

Comments about WD 3TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive:

Works great with my laptop. Still cant get it to work with my desktop :(

 
5.0

Works Perfectly

By San Diego Photographer/Cinematographer

from San Diego, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about WD 3TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive:

I already had the WD My Book 3TB, had purchased it at Costco a few years ago. Filled it up finally after switching from a PC to an iMac (formatted easily with no issues), so I went in search for another. The new one is a bit different in appearance but is the same thing otherwise. Works perfectly and quickly with no issues. Also I should note, B&H selling it for $20-$40 less than anyone else and shipping it free helped!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Reliable, fast, and efficient.

By Cody

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about WD 3TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive:

I am using this as an external drive for my original Xbox One console. The drive in this Western Digital drive is exponentially quicker than the internal drive in the original Xbox One, so my loading screens are much quicker and sometimes hardly noticed. It has definitely improved my gaming experience.

Another unexpected favorite of mine is that I can easily install my entire library of games and apps on this drive with plenty of room to spare.

Lastly, I can use to reliably and quickly back up my years worth of wedding photos if one of my backups were to fail.

Would absolutely recommend this external drive for anyone looking to improve their gaming experience or to have a clear head when backing up their info.

 
5.0

love the western digital my book drives.

By Bernie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about WD 3TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive:

Got the drive for a good price and it works well.

 
4.0

Great item

By Edward

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about WD 3TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive:

Nice item. This is my second purchase of this item. Am well satisfied with it, in a business as well as private usage.

 
5.0

Great product

By George

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about WD 3TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive:

The cheapest prices around for the best products. Thank you guys.

 
5.0

Buena capacidad!

By Jose

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about WD 3TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive:

Capacidad excelente

 
4.0

Does the job well

By Peter

from Fort Lee, NJ

Verified Buyer

Comments about WD 3TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive:

It is fast, it is an excellent value, it promises to be very reliable consistent with the experience I had with other WD external HD's such as My Passports.
Instruction regarding usage could be clearer.

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