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WD My Book 2 TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive with Backup

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  • Ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity
  • WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software
  • Works great with Windows 8
  • Password protection with hardware encryption
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Technical Details

Capacity: 2 TB
  • Hard Drive: 2 TB
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Product Details

Capacity: 2 TB
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.9 x 6.7 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00E3RH5W2
  • Item model number: WDBFJK0020HBK-NESN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (751 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 24, 2013

Product Description

Capacity: 2 TB

My Book Desktop Storage – Complete backup and storage.

Secure your precious memories on My Book desktop storage. This USB 3.0 drive is optimized for the fastest possible data transfer rates and provides a complete backup solution to protect your precious memories and your critical system files. Password protection with hardware encryption keeps your private stuff private.

Complete backup for peace of mind.
My Book offers complete backup options with WD SmartWare Pro software for automatic and cloud backup and Acronis TrueImage WD Edition software for system-level backup.

WD My Book

Keep your private stuff private.
Gain peace of mind knowing that your data is protected from unauthorized access with password protection and hardware encryption.

WD My Book

Works great with Windows 8.
The WD Windows 8 app makes it easy to discover the digital media stored on your My Book drive with your Windows 8 computer. Your content is automatically displayed and organized so you can easily locate and enjoy your photos, videos and music.

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My Book

Ultra-fast transfer rates - My Book desktop storage is optimized for the fastest possible data transfer rates. Connect this drive to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port to access and save files up to 3x faster than with USB 2.0.

Performance may vary based on user's hardware and system configuration.

Massive capacity - With up to 6 TB capacity, there's plenty of room to store and protect your precious memories and important files.

Automatic backup software - WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software works quietly in the background to help protect your data using minimal PC resources. Select automatic, continuous backup to instantly back up your files. Or select the scheduled backup option to back up your files on your schedule and take control of your backup.

Local and cloud backup - WD SmartWare Pro lets you choose. Back up your files to your My Book drive or back up your files to the cloud using your Dropbox account.* You can also back up files from your Dropbox account to your My Book drive for extra protection.

*Dropbox account required for cloud backup. Cloud services may be changed, terminated or interrupted at any time and may vary by country.

System-level backup - Acronis True Image WD Edition is an integrated software suite that ensures security of all information on your PC. It can back up the entire disk drive or selected partitions, including your operating system, applications, settings and all of your data. You can also use the software to securely delete any confidential data you no longer need.

Works great with Windows 8 - WD's Windows 8 app makes it easy to discover the digital media stored on your My Book drive with your Windows 8 computer. Your content is automatically displayed and organized so you can easily locate and enjoy your photos, videos and music.

Universal connectivity - With this single drive you get compatibility with the latest USB 3.0 devices and backward compatibility with USB 2.0 devices as well.

WD Drive Utilities - Register your drive, set drive timer, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities.

WD quality inside and out - We know your data is important to you. So we build the drive inside to our demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance, and long-term reliability. Then, we protect the drive with a durable enclosure designed for beauty.

Ideal for

  • Transferring files in blazing fast speed with USB 3.0.
  • Backing up your files to the local drive with WD SmartWare automatic backup software.
  • Backing up your files to your Dropbox folder.
  • Protecting your system-level files with Acronis True Image WD Edition backup software.
  • Using with WD's free Windows 8 app to easily discover your media files.
  • Securing your files from unauthorized access with password protection and hardware encryption.
  • Adding extra storage for your videos, music, photos, and files.
  • Connecting to the latest USB 3.0 devices to USB 2.0 devices.

What's in the box
Desktop hard drive, USB cable, AC adapter, WD SmartWare Pro software, Quick Install Guide.

Compatibility
Formatted NTFS + Windows 8 or higher, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP operating systems
Requires reformatting for Mac OS X
Note: Compatibility may vary depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system.

Features at a glance

  • Ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity
  • WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software
  • Cloud backup through Dropbox
  • Acronis True Image WD Edition system-level backup
  • Free Windows 8 app
  • Password protection and hardware encryption
  • Up to 6 TB capacity

My Book


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Premium Storage

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Personal Cloud Storage

My Book My Book Duo My Cloud
Perfect for Adding more storage and backing up your photos, music, videos and files. Quickly transferring, saving and double protecting your entire media collection. Storing all your photos and videos securely and accessing them from any computer, tablet or smartphone.
Available colors Black Charcoal White
Connection USB 3.0 USB 3.0 Network, Gigabit Ethernet
Capacity range 2 TB - 6 TB 4 TB - 12 TB 2 TB - 6 TB
High-capacity for all your photos, music and videos
Automatic backup with WD SmartWare Pro
Cloud backup with Dropbox
System-level backup with Acronis True Image
Multi-computer backup
Compatible with Apple Time Machine
Password protection
256 bit hardware encryption
RAID 0/1
Capacity up to 12 TB
Secure access to your content from anywhere
Free mobile apps
Mac and PC ready (no formatting)
Secure file sharing
DLNA certified for media streaming
Double-safe storage and backup

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Easy to setup and just works.
Alan Barton
I will buy another drive when needed and it will be this one or a larger one if available.
David Richardson
Western Digital is definitely one of the best companies for external hard drives!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

691 of 714 people found the following review helpful By Footprinter on October 25, 2013
Size Name: 2 TB Verified Purchase
Based on the drive itself and the backup software, I would have given this product 5 stars--it is very quiet in operation, quiet enough to be left running full time on your desk. The easy-to-use included backup software can continually backup files each time there is a change or you add a new one (or you can choose to do periodic backups), and even automatically can keep up to 25 earlier versions of files that you've modified (you set the number archived). Why then only 3 stars? Because the drive comes with drive utility software that has a glitch. After installing the drive, before doing anything else, I ran the drive diagnostics; it passed the SMART Status and Quick Drive tests (both very quick to run), but about 30% of the way through failed the Complete Drive Test, which takes hours to run. I ran all the tests again, got identical results, then called WD tech support. Based on my results, they said the drive was defective, and that I should return it to Amazon, which I did. Amazon quickly sent a replacement--which again failed the Complete Drive Test at around 30%. Another call to WD tech support, this time with someone more competent, and I learned that yes, the diagnostic software that is packaged with the drive is defective. He then had me download the utility software they use in-house and use it run a complete test. 16 hours later (I'm using USB 2.0, which probably runs slower than if using 3.0) the drive passed, and in actual use since then seems to be working just fine. So because WD is packaging the drive with glitchy utility software I had to spend hours running diagnostics, talking twice with tech support, and returning what was likely a perfectly good drive to Amazon. Ridiculous! One would think WD would test and de-bug their software before packaging it with a brand new drive.Read more ›
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196 of 209 people found the following review helpful By Joe on October 19, 2013
Size Name: 4 TB Verified Purchase
I purchased this drive largely based upon a specific need for a USB 3.0 product with 4TB of storage. I've owned many WD internal and external HD products over time and have not had any drive failures to date over many years. I purchased this drive specifically as a backup storage drive attached to a Synology 1813+ NAS unit. This required a reformat to EXT4 as the drive comes natively formated in NTFS. The Synology NAS schedules backup to this drive of selected folder shares using the "Time Backup" software available from Synology. I'm not utilizing any of the software included from WD with this drive (backup, cloud, etc.) as the Synology NAS has its own software for each of these purposes.

The drive itself is similar in size to other My Book drives. The plastic casing is certainly not as nice as the aluminum finish on the WD My Book drives that I have for my Macs, but it is similar to the black of the Synology unit and overall looks good. The power adapter is reasonably sized (not a brick), and the unit comes with a USB 3.0 cord for use with its single USB 3.0/2.0 port. WD provides a 2-year warranty with this product.

There are cheaper drives with similar specs available from other companies. However, having had drive failures with Seagate over the years, I'm unwilling to take chances with other options. It's important to backup your valued files, and WD drives have played a major role in my backup solutions over time. If I have issues with this drive, I'll update my review. This seems to be another winner from WD!

Edit/Addendum:
Following my review, another Amazon user asked me an excellent question, "Does the USB connection to the drive feel flimsy?
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385 of 420 people found the following review helpful By Chuck Bittner TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 22, 2013
Size Name: 4 TB
Be sure to check the various sizes, as the larger drives sometimes are only a few dollars more. In recommend getting the biggest drive you can afford as sometime you may/will need it. The 3TB drive was only $20 more than the 2TB drive which isn't much for 50% more space.

If you're a Mac user setting up or erasing a flash, thumb or hard drive up with your computer is super easy follow these steps.

1. Plug in the the drive
2. Open up disk utility found in your applications folder inside the utilities folder
3. Next select the newly plugged in a hard drive and on the right-hand side you should see partition click on that.
4. Then inside that screen on the partition layout drop-down choose how many partitions you'd like to set up. I generally go with one partition and just use folders to organize my files.
5. Then on the right-hand side you can name the partitions and select the format. If you are transferring video files I highly recommend you choose Mac OS Extended as it can handle files over 4 GB. Sometimes it's good to make two partitions and one using "MS-DOS fat" or "ExFat" if you might be transferring files to and from a Windows machine. The reason is Windows machines and Macs can read and write to the "MS-DOS fat" format but your files will need to be under 4 GB each as that's the maximum file size it can handle.***
6. Then click apply and your Mac will create all the partitions you wanted and you're good to go.

*** The ExFat format is new to Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks and doesn't have a 4gb file size limit the "MS-DOS fat" or Fat32 does but not all devices like cameras & digital devices can't read or write to it.
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