Western Digital gives you a brilliant solution for all your storage demands in its latest My Book Essential external hard disk which comes with an enormous memory capacity and reliable security features to help you protect and preserve all your favourite movies, music and other important data that may be related to work. Featuring an ultra-light and portable body, the hard drive is an ideal device to carry around when you are travelling or away on vacation. The strong and durable device from WD comes with brilliant transfer speeds to make life and convenient for you. Business users or entertainment enthusiasts, the hard disk suits one and all with its brilliant features that come to you with a modest price tag.
This hard drive comes with a slim, portable design that looks classy and stylish. Despite its plastic build, the device is highly strong and capable of withstanding the stress of constant use. You can flaunt the device at work or college as it comes with a cosmetic appearance and feel. The slim drive can be slipped into your backpack or jacket pocket while travelling. This hard drive is also reasonably light when compared to other conventional hard drives and weighs only 1180 g. Featuring 48 x 165 x 135 mm dimensions, the hard disk is one of the trendiest storage devices available in the market today that suits both professionals and entertainment enthusiasts alike with its impressive features.
Performance and Features
As far as storage capacity is concerned, the My Book external hard disk from WD is unmatched as it boasts of a monumental 3 TB memory which should be more than sufficient for an entire family as it provides enough memory to store movies, pictures and other files. You can easily store thousands of movies, music and pictures without facing any obstacles in terms of free space. The USB 3.0 interface is highly indispensable as it boosts the transfer speed to a great extent. You can access and transfer data at amazing speeds as the hard drive has a data transfer rate of 480 Mb/s for USB 2.0 interface.
However, the hard disk requires an external power source to be powered and operated. You can get started with this hard disk instantly by connecting to a power outlet and start sharing your files with other compatible devices. You can also use this hard drive on a wide variety of platforms which provide smooth and instant access to the contents of your hard disk. These include Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 for Windows operating systems. The hard disk is also supported on Mac OS X v10.4, v10.5 and v10.6, as far as Mac operating systems are concerned.
On top of everything, the WD My Book external hard drive also offers good protection for all your valuable data with its reliable security measures. These allow you to protect and preserve your movies, games and other substantial data. Loaded with basic installation software, the hard disk is perfect for everybody as you can get started with no fuss. On the whole, this handy device from WD is an ideal choice for those in search of a storage option that comes with no restrictions as far as memory is concerned. Reliable and secure, this external disk is a must-buy for all users.
The HDD comes with softwares to make it more secure and easy to use.
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.
The device also comes with Acronis True Image WD Edition that is an integrated suite for security of your data which backs up complete partitions or entire disk drive according to your requirement.
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.
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.
On USB 2.0
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 3 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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Horrible after sales experience
17 Nov, 2012
delevery is ok...but beter to buy on the shop near by us...
Certified Buyer, Chennai
17 Feb, 2014
Exceptional Drive :D
10 Jun, 2012
Great Looks, stays cool.
12 Sep, 2011
Stay away from this
17 Aug, 2013
4 Sep, 2011
WD !!! VALUE FOR MONEY
24 Mar, 2012
Got corrupted/Not getting mounted after just 1 month without any reason !!!!
26 May, 2013
24 Apr, 2013
Excellent Product : satisfied , thanx flipkart
Brijendra P. Singh
22 Oct, 2011