WD 3TB My Book USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive

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About this product


Product overview

• 3TB 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 3TB (3,000GB) of storage, so you have plenty of space for your files. You can store up to 23.25 hours of 4K video at 30 fps, 99 hours of 1080p video at 30 fps, 750 two-hour DVD films, 960,000 digital photos or 49,800 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 5 out of 5 by from Easy to Set Up This drive was very easy to set up. The required software installed easily onto my Windows 8 desktop. I found this drive to be much quieter than my previous drive. I like the fact that although there is no on/off button, the drive powers down when the PC is turned off. It is very easy to select which location to back up which type of data (i.e. Pictures to Dropbox and Music to WD Drive). I would recommend this product.
Date published: 2015-06-29
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Connection Type:

USB 3.0




Product Specifications

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Drive Form Factor:

3.5 inch

Can I use this box for programme storage on my smart TV?  Also, can it be stored on its side - i.e. the biggest surface on the bottom? 

Asked by: Heather
Yes this would work fine and could be stored on its side.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-05-09

Hi, does this come with WD Smartware? Thanks

Asked by: Hoolz
Unfortunately it doesn't come with this software. It can however be purchased directly from Western Digital's website.
Answered by: DaveB
Date published: 2016-05-02

Is compatible with windows 10

Asked by: Barry
Compatibility Formatted NTFS Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7 May require reformatting for other operating systems Note: Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration and operating system
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-04-20

Is it possible to use this on a xbox one as a external hardrive

Asked by: warren94
Yes, I am pleased to advise the product will be suitable for your intended application.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-12-11

Will this be OK for storage on xbox1

Asked by: sausages
Yes this should be fine to use.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-11-01

How many disk drives does this unit contain and if it has more than one drive does it use some form of mirroring to prevent data being lost if one drive fails?

Asked by: Deanf
This is one single drive.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2015-10-01

Is this drive already set up for Windows 10 or should I wait a while?

Asked by: Bobbin
This drive should work fine with windows 10.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-09-04

does it work with a apple operating system

Asked by: Grahame
I am pleased to advise the product you mentioned will do exactly what you require.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-07-17
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