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  • If your drive stops working, the Rescue data recovery plan will attempt to recover the data from the failed drive and recovered data will be returned on a media storage device or via secure cloud-based data storage.
  • Covers new single-disk external hard drives of any brand when purchased within 30 days (receipt must be retained for purchases not on the same transaction).
  • Free shipping for in–lab data recovery; 24/7 online case status tracking
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  • Your Rescue Plan documents will be delivered to you via email only to the address associated with your Amazon.com account and can be found in your account message center within the Buyer/Seller Messages.
  • If your drive stops working, the Rescue data recovery plan will attempt to recover the data from the failed drive and recovered data will be returned on a media storage device or via secure cloud-based data storage.
  • Covers new single-disk external hard drives of any brand when purchased within 30 days (receipt must be retained for purchases not on the same transaction).
  • Free shipping for in–lab data recovery; 24/7 online case status tracking
  • If your data isn’t recovered, you get your money back

WD My Book 4TB External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0 File Backup and Storage

4.3 out of 5 stars 2,247 ratings

Price: $299.99
4 TB
Compatible Devices Formatted NTFS for Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7 operating system. Requires reformatting for Mac OS X
Brand Western Digital
Digital Storage Capacity 4000 GB
Hardware Interface USB

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  • Up to 4 TB capacity
  • Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
  • Automatic, continuous backup or file backup option
  • Password protection and hardware encryption
  • 2-year limited warranty
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Compatible Devices Formatted NTFS for Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7 operating system. Requires reformatting for Mac OS X USB 3.0 port; USB 2.0 compatible Laptop Desktop
Digital Storage Capacity 4000.0 GB 6 TB 5 TB 4.0 TB
File System Ntfs exFAT NTFS
Hard Disk Description Desktop Desktop Portable Desktop
Hard Disk Size 4096 GB 6 TB 5 TB 4 TB
Hardware Interface USB USB 3.0 USB 3.0 Type A USB
Item Dimensions 5.56 x 6.90 x 7.94 inches 5.50 x 1.90 x 6.70 inches 4.61 x 3.15 x 0.79 inches 5.50 x 1.90 x 6.70 inches
Item Weight 3.03 lbs 2.31 lbs 0.58 lbs 2.27 lbs
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Product description

Capacity:4 TB

Product Description

Put your digital life on the high capacity My Book desktop hard drive with ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity. WD SmartWare automatic backup software helps protect your important files.

From the Manufacturer

My Book External Hard Drive –Ultra-fast backup and storage.

Put your digital life on the high capacity My Book desktop hard drive with ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity. WD SmartWare automatic backup software and password protection with hardware encryption ensure your data is protected.

Massive capacity. Sleek design.
My Book features ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity and up to 4 TB capacity to store and protect all the chapters of your digital life.

WD My Book- Massive Capacity
Automatic backup.
WD SmartWare automatic backup software works quietly in the background to help protect your data using minimal PC resources. Whenever you add or change a file, it’s instantly backed up.
WD My Book - WD SmartWare
Password protection secures your drive.
Use WD Security to set password protection and hardware encryption and protect your files from unauthorized use or access.

WD My Book - Security
My Book

Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 interface- A single drive with universal compatibility today and next-generation speed for tomorrow. Use it with USB 2.0 now and step up to USB 3.0 speed when you're ready.

Up to 3x faster transfer rates - When connected to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port this drive lets you access and save files up to 3 times faster than USB 2.0. Transfer a 2-hour HD movie in just 3 minutes instead of 13 minutes.*

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

Massive capacity - With up to 4 TB capacity, there is plenty of room to store and protect your precious memories and important files.

WD SmartWare software - You're in control of your backup. Install all the features, select just the components you need, or if you prefer, choose not to use the software at all.

Automatic, continuous backup - Works quietly in the background to protect your data using minimal PC resources. Whenever you add or change a file it's instantly backed up.

Password protection for privacy - Gain peace of mind knowing that your data is protected from unauthorized access with password protection and encryption.

WD quality inside and out - For over 20 years, millions of people worldwide have trusted their data to WD hard drives. We are successful because we understand the importance of your data and our first concern is keeping that data safe.

Ideal for

  • Transferring files up to three times faster when connected to a USB 3.0 port
  • Connecting with your USB 2.0 port today and using with USB 3.0 when you're ready
  • Protecting your data with automatic, continuous backup
  • Adding extra storage space for photos, videos and music
  • Securing private or sensitive data with password protection and hardware encryption

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

Compatibility
Formatted NTFS
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
Mac OS X (requires reformatting)
Note: Compatibility may vary depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system.

Features at a glance

  • Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
  • WD SmartWare software
  • Automatic, continuous backup
  • Password protection and hardware encryption

My Book

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Capacity:4 TB

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4.3 out of 5 stars
4.3 out of 5
2,247 global ratings
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Reviewed in the United States on October 2, 2018
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Capacity: 3 TBVerified Purchase
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Beardog
4.0 out of 5 stars Looks Good
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 22, 2016
Capacity: 3 TBVerified Purchase
F M
2.0 out of 5 stars These drives are absolutely horrible and no one should ever buy them
Reviewed in Canada on April 8, 2018
Capacity: 3 TBVerified Purchase
One person found this helpful
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Onizuka
5.0 out of 5 stars WD delivers again!
Reviewed in Canada on December 8, 2015
Capacity: 3 TBVerified Purchase
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Vidya
1.0 out of 5 stars Stopped working
Reviewed in India on February 17, 2016
Capacity: 2 TBVerified Purchase
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1.0 out of 5 stars It is only a container
Reviewed in Canada on April 23, 2013
Capacity: 3 TBVerified Purchase