WD 4TB My Book USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive

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About this product


Product overview

• 4TB desktop hard drive gives you a huge 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 4TB (4,000GB) of storage, so you have plenty of space for your files. You can store up to 31 hours of 4K video at 30 fps, 132 hours of 1080p video at 30 fps, 1,000 two-hour DVD films, 1.28 million digital photos or 66,400 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 HIGHLY RECOMMNDED Just purchased this hard drive and it's working perfect on Windows 7... It's better with 4TB and I have more space to use it.
Date published: 2015-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Bought this to work with an xbox for game storage and it's been great
Date published: 2016-08-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Useless if used with WD drives not specially configured Bought with high hopes of backing up system and data drives, both also made by WD but after many attempts I found that the backup does not work unless the drives are very recent and configured to work with the WD drive utilities software. Return or re-format .
Date published: 2015-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I cannot faulty this drive I use this drive on my desktop iMac (27") and it works flawlessly. If you buy the standard model, you are required to first format the drive for use on a Mac computer but this is simply done with 'Disl Utility'
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No problems at all. Always used WD products never had any trouble with them, highly recommended.
Date published: 2016-10-25
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Connection Type:

USB 3.0




Product Specifications

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Drive Form Factor:

3.5 inch

Is it compatible with Windows 10?

Asked by: Ann48
Yes .
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-06-14

Hi Does this product come supplied with a usb 2 or usb 3 connection lead? Thanks

Asked by: geordie
This is supplied with a USB 3.0 cable.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2016-07-14

will it work with Windows 10?

Asked by: RayD
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-07-05

Hi, can I ask, would it be possible to watch films stored on this device on a smart tv (I recently bought a Seagate hard drive for this purpose and I am unable to watch movies on that drive via the smart tv).  Thank you. 

Asked by: Maria
The ability to play content is dependent on 3 main factors The file format the films are stored in. The file formats that the TV supports for playback The ability of the TV to see the drive. The first question would be answered by you, only you know what file format your films are in. The second and third would be answered by the TV manufacturer, we don't have any information as to compatibility with individual units.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-05-01

How do I format the WD 4TB My Book for use with a Mac?

Asked by: GF_0141
Please see the apple support pages below: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201909
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-01-07

Would this work with my xbox one as an external hard drive?

Asked by: Podge89
Yes, this would be fine to use with your Xbox One.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2017-03-18

I am interested in this 4tb drive What is the guarantee period? Is this a recertified drive ie refurbished

Asked by: 5050
This is a brand new drive, and the WD warranty is 2 years, but provided by Maplin.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2017-05-15

Can I use the drive as a media server?

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes this would work fine.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-12-07
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