WD My Book Essential 3.5 inch 2 TB External Hard Disk
    WD My Book Essential 3.5 inch 2 TB External Hard Disk (Black, External Power Required)

    WD My Book Essential 3.5 inch 2 TB External Hard Disk  (Black, External Power Required)

    349 Ratings & 121 Reviews
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    • Desktop Hard Drive
    • Capacity: 2 TB
    • Connectivity: USB 3.0
    • 2 Years

      Manufacturing Defects

    • 10 Days Replacement Policy
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      10 days from delivery or installation*Damaged, Defective, Item not as describedReplacement

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      If you have received a damaged or defective product or if it is not as described, you can raise a replacement request on the Website/App/Mobile site within 10 days of receiving the product.

      We will help you troubleshoot any issues you may have, either through online tools, over the phone, and/or through an in-person technical visit. Only one (1) replacement will be provided in the unlikely event that the product is defective. If no defect is confirmed, the issue is not diagnosed within 10 days of delivery, a troubleshooting step cannot be performed, or if one replacement has already been provided, you will be directed to a brand service centre to resolve any subsequent issues.

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    • Sales Package
      • 1 External Hard Drive
    • Model Name
      • My Book Essential
    • Type
      • HDD
    • Capacity
      • 2 TB
    • Color
      • Black
    • System Requirements
      • Windows 7, Mac OS X v10.4, v10.5, v10.6
    • Form Factor
      • Desktop
    • Cloud Backup
      • No
    Additional Features
    • Data Transfer Rate
      • 5 Gb/s (USB 3.0), 480 Mb/s (USB 2.0)
    • Shock Resistant
      • No
    • Password Protection
      • No
    Power Features
    • External Power Required
      • Yes
    • Width
      • 48 mm
    • Height
      • 165 mm
    • Depth
      • 135 mm
    • Weight
      • 1180 g
    • Warranty Summary
      • 2 Years
    • Warranty Service Type
      • Customer Need to Visit Service Center
    • Covered in Warranty
      • Manufacturing Defects
    • Not Covered in Warranty
      • Warranty does not cover physical damage
    • Domestic Warranty
      • 2 Year
    349 Ratings
    121 Reviews
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    Horrible after sales experience

    I have purchased WD My Book Essential 3.5 inch 1 TB External Hard Disk (Black). My AC adapted stopped working withing a month so I raised a complain for replacement under warranty.

    The Western Digital customer care was always busy and I have to wait on hold for couple of hours which is ridiculous & no Western Digital support agent was providing any confirm information. Each time They are saying me to wait till this week as my adapter is not available. For two months they gave me the same rea...

    Zeeshan Alam

    Certified Buyer

    17 Nov, 2012

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    delevery is ok...but beter to buy on the shop near by us...

    i have been order WD My Book Essential 3.5 inch 3 TB External Hard Disk this model..but after 3 days
    i received WD My Book desktop storage 3 TB External Hard Disk ..then i given complain they took back my hard disk after 4 days they sent again same model which i returned back..till now i did'd get which hdd i have order.if we r buying from shop we will get as soon as we paid amount and the same model which we needed..
    1. i got some other model hdd which i don't like to use
    2.i waited for ...

    suresh Kv

    Certified Buyer

    17 Feb, 2014

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    Exceptional Drive :D

    First up this is my first purchase with flipkart and i gotta admit the delivery system is fantastic

    i was supposed to get the drive on 14th but i got it on 9th wen i had ordered it on 5th. I took the COD option and it was good enough. Packaging is excellent and was filled wid bubble wraps :P

    Now as for the drive :

    Since i needed a 2tb drive i had two choices out of internal vs external.I went with external as it was nearly same as the internal one and i can take the drive to my frnz's home...


    Certified Buyer

    10 Jun, 2012

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    Stay away from this

    I purchased this trusting the WD brand name. Huge mistake!!!
    The drive is much slower than what is advertised and for some reason the USB 3.0 port has some or the other issue.

    Unlike the Buffalo drive that I used before, this was very very fragile. I toppled my drive on my table (it did not fall in the floor) while using it and that was all that was needed to kill the drive. My hard earned money went down the drain and more importantly, I lost all my precious data.

    My strongest advice to a...

    Amit Rai

    Certified Buyer

    17 Aug, 2013

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    Got corrupted/Not getting mounted after just 1 month without any reason !!!!

    I have received this delivery within 3 days, however the product itself surprised me. I was accessing the HD in the morning and when I re-connect it again in the evening it is not getting connected with any of my laptops. Weird !!! I have kept the HD very carefully, I did not understand any reason apart from faulty defective product. I am very very unhappy and not recommending any WD product.

    Dhruba Bhattacharjee

    Certified Buyer

    26 May, 2013

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    Bad experience

    Brought this hard disk a year ago,after 4 months of usage lost 1 tb of datas(due to hard disk need to be formatted message)but managed and recover 800 gb of data.after 2 months hard disk controller fried.i had 1.6 tb of data's so opened t case,it had WD20EARS drive in it .i removed t controller and planned to use t drive as secondary internal hard disk so that i can back up my data.it was a nightmare,i couldn't find my data's .now using it as my secondary internal hard disk. WD20EARS is pret...


    Certified Buyer

    24 Apr, 2013

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    Great Looks, stays cool.

    Firstly, great service from FLIPKART.
    Decent hard drive..
    Receiving 18-20 MB/s on USB 2.0
    Still not checked on USB 3.0..but it's 10 times faster.
    However, I would rate this product as excellent..
    Superb glossy finish, small, compact, decent performance (USB 2.0)
    AWESOME on USB 3.0
    Little bit heavy, nothing else.

    Abhishek Trivedi

    Certified Buyer

    12 Sep, 2011

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    replaced drive

    had written a review abt the drive but i guess flipkart has removed it! so i got the replacement of the drive and its working fine, but personally u need to go for seagate! the first drive i got failed but i got a replacement from flipkart !

    Udit Kumar

    Certified Buyer

    19 Apr, 2012

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    DO NOT BUY!!!!

    The product reached inside the committed date from Flipkart, so that was great. It was well packed as the last thing you want with electronic items is to hear rattling inside.

    It was fairly easy to plug and play.
    Since i do not have USB 3.0, i could not test the speeds but the speed with USB 2.0 was just fine though a little on the slower side.
    Plenty of free data space now which you expect from a 2TB HDD but still it was great but a little on the more expensive side, since I did not have th...

    Ajay Nair

    Certified Buyer

    18 Jan, 2012

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    First of all thanks to Flipkart & Kudos to them for their awesome customer service, lightening fast delivery and awesome packaging. I ordered the product on 22nd march 2012 evening 5 pm and got it delivered through Blue Dart on 24th at 02 pm. This is my third ext. Hard disk after seagate go-flex & WD my passport 500 GB's. Since Iâ??m working as a research associate, so loads & loads of data.
    On opening the packaging box, HD was in good condition, amazing black glossy finish, lite weight and a...


    Certified Buyer

    24 Mar, 2012

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    Product Description
    WD presents the My Book Essential, an external hard disk to store all your data safely and securely with easy access whenever you need.
    Bundled Software

    The HDD comes with softwares to make it more secure and easy to use.

    Data Security

    The HDD comes with the WD SmartWare Pro software that automatically backs up your data in the background without slowing down your system or the device itself. With the automatic continuous backup option, you can create a second copy of your files and the scheduled backup feature allows you to choose the time you want to backup the data. You can backup your files to either the My Book drive or to cloud storage - all features work towards giving you complete control of your data.

    Acronis True Image WD Edition

    The device also comes with Acronis True Image WD Edition that is an integrated suite for the security of your data which backs up complete partitions or entire disk drive according to your requirement.

    Password Protection

    With WD Security, you can password protect all the data and encrypt hardware to prevent snooping.


    A Windows 8 app has been created for WD to ensure that media is easily located and displayed without having to navigate through several menus. It supports Windows XP, Vista and 7 while also being compatible with Mac OS X 10.6.5 or later versions.






    The HDD has a USB 3.0 and a USB 2.0 interface that allows you to connect different compatible devices.

    USB 3.0
    USB 2.0
    Transfer Speed

    The device can transfer data at the rate of 5 GB/second on USB 3.0 and 480 MB/second on USB 2.0, the My Book desktop storage is designed for quick and easy data transfer.

    480 Mbps

    On USB 2.0

    5 Gbps

    On USB 3.0


    The drive has been designed to look sleek and compact on the outside with components within which are extremely durable with high shock tolerance and reliability for the long run.


    With 2 TB of data storage capacity, the HDD has ample space for all your important files and documents apart from media like TV shows, movies and an extensive music collection.

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