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.
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 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.
Use WD Security to set password protection and hardware encryption and protect your files from unauthorized use or access.
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.
- 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.
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
Storage with backup
Storage with backup
|My Passport Edge||My Passport||My Book||My Book Live||My Book Live Duo|
|Ultra-compact, high-capacity storage to go.||Ultra-fast backup and storage to go.||Ultra-fast storage and backup.||Shared storage for computers, tablets and smartphones.||Double-safe storage for all your screens.|
|Interface||USB 3.0, USB 2.0||USB 3.0, USB 2.0||USB 3.0, USB 2.0||Gigabit Ethernet||Gigabit Ethernet|
|Capacity range||500 GB||500 GB - 2 TB||1 TB - 4 TB||1 TB - 3 TB||4 TB - 6 TB|
and hardware encryption
|Portable form factor|