WD 4TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBFJK0040HBK-NESN,Black
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|Digital Storage Capacity||4 TB|
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- Included WD Backup software makes backing up what's important to you easy and fast
- Easy to use WD Backup software makes protecting what's important to you easy
- Downloadable version of AcronisTrue Image WD Edition software offers system-level backup for complete protection
- Compatible with Windows(R) File History, included on Windows 8 and Windows 10
- Password protection with hardware encryption keep your private stuff private
- USB 3.0 for fast data transfer rates
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Secure your digital life on a My Book desktop storage
- Up to 8 TB capacity
- USB 3.0
- WD Backup software
- Acronis True Image WD Edition system level backup
- Password protection and hardware encryption
With up to 8 TB of capacity, you'll have all the room to keep your favorite photos, videos, music and important files.
Automatic backup software
WD Backup works quietly in the background to help protect your data with minimal resources from your PC. Set your own schedule to back up updated files or new folders automatically. You can even save your files to the cloud with Dropbox.*
*Dropbox account required for cloud back up. Cloud services may be changed, interrupted, or terminated at any time. Policies may vary by country and individual cloud service.
Acronis True Image WD Edition backs up your files on a system level, so a copy of your entire operating system, applications, settings and files are always close at hand.
Password protection for encrypted privacy
By creating a password of your own, you get immediate peace of mind knowing your data is safe from unauthorized access. It's equipped with with 256bit AES hardware encryption operates at the speed of the drive—saving you time.
My Book is equipped with USB 3.0 connectivity, providing ultra-fast file transfers and improved power management. My Book is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices.
WD quality inside and out
We understand the importance of your data. For years, millions of people worldwide have trusted their data to WD hard drives, and our first concern is keeping that data safe.
|My Book||My Book Duo|
|Capacity||Up to 8 TB||Up to 16 TB|
|File- system backup software||WD Backup||WD SmartWare Pro|
|System-level backup software||Acronis True Image WD Edition||Acronis True Image WD Edition|
|Dropbox cloud service||✓||✓|
|Password protection & hardware encryption||✓||✓|
|Interface||USB 3.0, USB 2.0||USB 3.0, USB 2.0|
|Performance Mode RAID 1 – default||✓|
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|Compatible Devices||Desktop||USB 3.0 port; USB 2.0 compatible||PC, Mac||PC, mac, PS4, Xbox||—||Windows|
|Digital Storage Capacity||4.0 TB||4.0 TB||4 TB||2 TB||5000 GB||2 TB|
|Hard Disk Description||Desktop||Desktop||Portable||Portable||Portable||Fast transfer rates When connected to a USB 3.0 port, WD Elements portable storage delivers maximum performance for data transfers. Transfer a full-length HD movie in a fraction of the time it takes with USB 2.0. Performance may vary based on user's hardware and system configuration. USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility Works seamlessly with the latest USB 3.0 devices and is backward compatible with USB 2.0 devices as well. High capacity in a small enclosure The small, lightweight design offers high-capacity storage, making WD Elements portable storage the ideal companion for consumers who want to take their important files with them. Improve PC performance When your internal drive is almost full your PC slows down. Don't delete files. Free up space on your internal drive by transferring files to your WD Elements and get your PC moving again. 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 style and protection. Formatted for Windows Formatted NTFS and compatible with Windows 10, 8.1 and 7. Reformatting required for other operating systems.|
|Hard Disk Size||4 TB||4 TB||4 TB||2 TB||5.0 TB||2000 GB|
|Hardware Interface||USB||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 2.0||USB 3.0|
|Item Dimensions||5.50 x 1.90 x 6.70 inches||5.50 x 1.90 x 6.70 inches||5.30 x 1.90 x 6.50 inches||4.60 x 3.15 x 0.58 inches||4.22 x 2.95 x 0.75 inches||4.35 x 3.23 x 0.59 inches|
|Item Weight||2.27 lbs||2.20 lbs||4.80 ounces||6.72 ounces||7.41 ounces||4.66 ounces|
|Memory Storage Capacity||4.0 TB||4 GB||4 TB||—||5 TB||2000 GB|
ultra-fast Transfer Ratesmy Book Desktop Storage Is Optimized For The Best Possible Data Transfer Rates. Connect This Drive To A Superspeed Usb 3.0 Port To Save And Access Files Up To 3x Faster Than With Usb 2.0.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.
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Before I contact WD's team, I visited the discussion groups on their website. It did not seem I was the only one with that type of problem. Unless there is an epidemic of external hard drive abuse, I do not see how this can be the customer's fault.
So, in summary, I bought an expensive piece of equipment to protect my data and the equipment goes kaput after less than two years of (very) gentle use. Now I'll have to spend more than the price of the equipment to get my data back. Metaphorically speaking, my data have been kidnapped by WD and I have to pay ransom to a third party to get my files back. What confidence do I have now to buy any of their products again? And the worst part is that these guys are considered the best in the market. Very scary thought.
For sure I will pay somebody to retrieve my files but, if I decide to send the hard drive back to WD for replacement, it will be mostly for principle reasons because I do not expect to use it for the safeguard of important information anymore.
I took a gamble and ordered one on a Saturday night. This afternoon, Tuesday, 3 days after placing the order, it arrived at my doorstep, with an "Amazon Prime" sticker on it. I was pleasantly surprised, since I'm not an Amazon Prime customer. But hey, I'll take it.
The first thing I did was to connect the drive to my Mac via one of my USB 2.0 cables with a micro-USB plug, since my Mac does not have a USB 3.0 interface. I should also say that I am running a very old Mac OS (10.6.8) since I remain suspicious of the later Mac OSes. The hard drive light blinked a couple of times, and within a few short seconds, the drive mounted. I launched Disk Utility to inspect the drive, and to no surprise, it shows as the Mac interpretation of FAT32. Since I care about neither PC formatting nor the included Acronis True Image utility, I erased the drive and formatted it as a Mac OS Extended-Journaled drive (standard Mac format). The drive spun away for about 30 seconds, and just like that the drive was reformatted and mounted on my desktop. I then knew that the drive was alive and well. I wasn't going to have to return it for any defects, so it was now time to break it apart, meaning I now own it!
I did a quick internet searching about how to break apart a My Book hard drive and found many videos. All pointed out that there are snaps, not screws, that must be released, and getting them to release means that the snaps WILL break. I.e., if you're going to take the case apart, do not expect to be able to return it! It turns out there are 2 snaps on each side, at the back. The placement of the snaps is not symmetrical, as they are offset from one another. Nevertheless, prying with a couple of small blade screwdrivesr broke the four snaps, allowing the two halves to slide apart and separate. Sliding the two halves apart is easy. There is a little USB 3.0 interface daughter board that plugs into the standard ATA drive interface and is held in place with one screw, simple to remove. There are four rubber shock mounts that require a T-10 Torx screwdriver to remove (or you might be able to use a thin blade screwdriver ... maybe). And with that, you have your jail-broken hard drive.
And what did I find? I'll be darned, but there sits a Western Digital Caviar Green drive, model WD60EZRX, 64MB cache. The label on this drive is exactly the same label you'll find if you go out and buy this bare drive on Amazon for ... $40 MORE! There is no difference whatsoever between the drive in my hands and the one shown on the Amazon page displaying the WD60EZRX Caviar Green 6TB drive.
I've been contemplating buying a few 6TB drives for a while but have been put off by the price of the bare drive. If you're willing to tear apart the enclosure of this external drive and throw away everything but the drive, you can save $40/drive over the cost of a bare drive. Go figure!
I found my discounted 6TB bare hard drive. I'm putting in my order for a few more tonight!
UPDATE1: More units bought, and they're all Caviar Green drives. And the deal is often $52 cheaper than buying the raw drive! ($223 - $171 = $52). I've also found that when tearing apart the My Drive to get to the bare drive, it's worthwhile saving the USB3.0-to-SATA interface card and the power supply. The two make a great simple adapter to interface between any SATA drive and your computer! I remain mystified as to why the bare drive is so much more expensive than the My Drive, which is loaded with a whole lot more $tuff around it than the bare drive.
UPDATE2: More drives bought, and now they are all Caviar Blue drives! Thus, there is no consistency as to what type of drive WD will install inside their enclosures. However, no perceptible change in performance, noise, or power, have been observed with this change.
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It is a rather large drive, so make sure you've got a good amount of room.
(I purchased this on sale)
The price was amazing! I have never seen an external 4TB drive at that price.
It comes with some Western Digital software that you can use, or ignore.
The software is decent, and has a rather small footprint.
It is easily removable.
This drive requires an external power source, which is included in the package. (it's not going to get it's power from USB)
The drive is very quiet, even when reading and writing.
The only thing that one will usually notice is the flashing light on the front.
This was a great purchase, I have no complaints!
I only wish I had purchased more than one!
Este producto cumple perfectamente su función.
Aunque quizá a algunas personas se les haga un poco caro es una excelente inversión para respaldar todos esos archivos que definitivamente tardaría siglos el tratar de subirlos a la nube a menos de que tengas una conexión a internet empresarial.
Además no hay nada como el respaldo físico.
Sus velocidades de transferencia puede que no sean las mejores pero usando USB 3.0 son bastante aceptables.
Un detalle a tener en cuenta es que después de meses de uso y desgaste, la carcasa brillosa comienza a rallarse dándole un aspecto feo al disco duro, aún así, el plástico color mate de la parte posterior sigue intacto.
I purchased this after getting into digital photography and, unfortunately, after losing a lot of data on a portable hd which I dropped. The drive is placed behind my monitor, and doesn't generate any noise/heat that can be considered to be annoying or a major issue. It spins up quickly and I can read/write data at a comfortable speed. Transferring from my desktop SSD to the HDD is a snap. The process is slower when I am copying data from an SD card inserted in a SD card reader in a USB 3.0 hub to the HDD - but I am ok with the speeds I am getting given the volume of data I am transferring.
I will be upgrading soon to either a 5/6 TB MyBook or to one of the Duo configurations - I think these drives represent a reasonable price point per GB.