WD 2TB My Book USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive

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About this product


Product overview

• 2TB desktop hard drive gives you a large storage capacity for all your documents, pictures and videos
• USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed) connections can transfer up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0, while the drive spins at 7,200rpm
• Perfect for storing all your valuable documents and pictures as a backup
• Password protection with hardware encryption gives you peace of mind about security

What can I store on this hard drive?
This hard drive has 2TB (2,000GB) of storage, so you have plenty of space for your files. You can store up to 15.5 hours of 4K video at 30 fps, 66 hours of 1080p video at 30 fps, 500 two-hour DVD films, 640,000 digital photos or 33,600 hours of digital music.

What makes this hard drive different?
This hard drive includes password protection with hardware encryption. By setting a password you can be safe in the knowledge that your data is safe. You can also set your hard drive to unlock automatically when you plug it in to your own computer.

What difference does USB 3.0 make?
USB 3.0, when plugged into a USB 3.0 socket, can transfer data up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t use it with USB 2.0. This hard drive is backwards compatible, meaning you are able to use it with USB 2.0, without the need to update your computer. This means you spend less time waiting to ensure your documents, pictures and videos are safely stored on your external hard drive.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from i bought this as a backup drive and it seems to be alright at this moment in time it seems to be working ok at the moment. it was not long ago when I bought it but it drops off the radar (i;e file manager) not all the time
Date published: 2017-01-30
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Connection Type:

USB 3.0




Product Specifications

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Drive Form Factor:

3.5 inch

I'm looking for a Hard Drive tp plug into my Panasonic TX CS520B smart TV. It needs to be mains powered, only needs to be Hi Speed USB 2 as this is what the TV supports. Is this the best product you have for these requirements?

Asked by: Technobob
Yes, I am pleased to advise the item will support this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-12-08

Is this quiet when in use? 

Asked by: Sandy
Yes this is a quiet unit.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-08-23

Will this product work with Windows XP.

Asked by: nancy
This should work fine with Windows XP.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-04-13

Can this device be reformatted to 512e using the WD quick Formatter to function with Windows Server Backup 2008?

Asked by: Richard
Unfortunately the quick reformat cannot be used to format this device to 512e format.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-03-26

Does this drive require formatting or will it work automatically on both mac and windows? Thank you 

Asked by: Filmaker
This drive does require formatting to use with a Mac.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-12-26

can i use this device on a standars usb2?

Asked by: derek
Yes that would work fine.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-12-03

will this work with windows10

Asked by: rintintin
I am pleased to advise the product you mentioned will do exactly what you require.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2015-09-09

HI,  Do I need to buy any accessories with the drive, or is all I need to use with my xbox come with? 

Asked by: Hartley23
No more accessories are required. provided your XBOX has a wireless adapter.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2015-08-15
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