WD 6TB My Book USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive

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Overview

  • 6TB 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

Product overview

• 6TB 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, giving you peace of mind about security
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What can I store on this hard drive?
This hard drive has 6TB (6,000GB) of storage, so you have plenty of space for your files. You can store up to 46.5 hours of 4K video at 30 fps, 198 hours of 1080p video at 30 fps, 1,500 two-hour DVD films, 1.92 million digital photos or 99,600 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 5 out of 5 by from Excellent software WD Smartware Pro - works with this version HDD WD Smartware Pro (which is excellent) works with this particular model of WD 6TB external HDD - but not the newer version of this drive. With the newer version of this drive [with serial number ending -NA] WD Smarware Pro will not work, instead WD recommend / supply a less functional back up / encryption software which I consider to be much inferior. For the above reasons I am considering buying another one of this "older version" 6TB HDDs whilst still available as newer version [serial number ending -NA] is not compatible with my existing WD Smartware Pro software.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Noisy Nice enough drive, big capacity, but is a noisy drive. I bought this for the hard drive inside it, which is a WD Blue 6GB (I was hoping for a Red, as found in the 8TB version). It is around £50 cheaper to buy the desktop external, and take the HDD out of the enclosure than it is to simply buy the drive. Only problem here is I have no doubt lost any warranty. The drive itself is now in my QNAP TS-453A. Where it does an admiral job, although the red would no doubt have been a better drive here. As I said, it's a noisy drive. And as such, I will replace it with a WD Red drive in a few months, and stick this one back in a regular PC. The sound reminds me of the old Maxtor drives, and the reason why I stopped buying them. With that said, I do have a WD Red that was bought a few months ago, also in 6TB size, and it is a LOT quieter a drive than this Blue. However, that has shown a S.M.A.R.T. 197 current pending sector error in less than 12 months of use, so...
Date published: 2016-11-03
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Specification

Features
Dimensions 139 mm x 49 mm x 171 mm
Connection Type USB 3.0
Capacity 6 TB
Powered by Mains
Colour Black
Backup Options Cloud storage
Compatibility Windows, Mac - with formatting
Drive Form Factor 3.5 Inch
Data Transfer Speed Manufacturer Not Specified
Drive Spin Speed 7200 rpm

Please can you tell me the difference between this model and the one that ends in NESN as I would like to get one for my sons xbox and I don't know if that extra bit makes a difference. Thanks

Asked by: anthony
There is no difference between this and the model number ending NESN
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2016-10-14

Will this free up space on my 1 Tb hp desktop as its getting rather full with photo's now. ??

Asked by: dav1e
Yes, this will allow you to move files and folders from the internal drive and store them externally, freeing up internal space.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-08-12

Will this work with Windows VISTA,thank you

Asked by: Biglucky 1
Yes this will work fine with vista
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-03-18

Can you instal a UpNP program like MinimServer on this please

Asked by: RegEster
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-11-16

What drive is inside this? I presume it's the 6TB WD Green (WD60EZRX)

Asked by: Alloneword
That is correct.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-07-17
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