WD My Book Essential 3.5 inch 3 TB External Hard Disk

WD My Book Essential 3.5 inch 3 TB External Hard Disk  (Black)

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Highlights
  • Desktop Hard Drive
  • Capacity: 3 TB
  • Connectivity: USB 3.0
Description

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.

Build

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.

Special Features

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.

 

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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 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.

Compatibility

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.

OS

Windows

OS

Macintosh

Interface

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.

480Mbps

On USB 2.0

5Gbps

On USB 3.0

Design

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.

Body

Compact

Build

Durable

High

Shock Tolerance

Capacity

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.

3TB

Storage

Specifications
General
Model Name
  • My Book Essential
Type
  • HDD
Capacity
  • 3 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
  • Gb/s (USB 3.0), 480 Mb/s (USB2.0)
Shock Resistant
  • No
Password Protection
  • No
Dimensions
Weight
  • 1180 g
Ratings & Reviews
4.4
372 Ratings &
121 Reviews
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5

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...
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Kartik

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Jun, 2012

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5

WD !!! VALUE FOR MONEY

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...
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ARJUN MURTI

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Mar, 2012

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THANKS FLIPKART

First, the packaging. Western Digital (WD) does an impressive job of securely packaging this hard drive with a minimal amount of waste. There's no unnecessary plastic or cardboard.

This 2 TB drive has to be plugged into the wall socket as well as powered with a USB cable. This My Book Essential External Hard Drive has an impressively long power cable. WD figures the customer is smart enough not to accidentally strangle themselves with a long power cord. So many products I buy have a cord tha...
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Arindam Chakrabarty

Certified Buyer

Sep, 2011

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5

Excellent Product : satisfied , thanx flipkart

A great product by WD , it is working absolutely fine.

usb 3.0 supported
secure password feature
noise free
no heating issues
transfer rate 20mbps (usb 2.0), that is quite good.
glossy finishing

as always great packaging and fast delivery..thanx to flipkart
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Brijendra P. Singh

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Oct, 2011

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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...
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Ajay Nair

Certified Buyer

Jan, 2012

5
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USB 3 + WD Value

O got this because I have a lot to store, and wanted to organize my media on my computer.

Packaging: Good. Shock proof, well protected.

Delivery: As promised on time.

Product: Build looks sturdy and there is sufficient space for cooling air flow. The disk powers up quickly. It comes bundled with useful security and backup software from WD. I have set the disk to power off after 20 minutes of disuse to save power and elongate its life. This I find is a very good feature.

As far as copying ...
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Abhiram Railkar

Certified Buyer

Apr, 2012

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5

Very useful

Ordered it on saturday as soon as it came in stock (was specifically waiting for this) and got it monday evening. Very impressive!
faced a small problem initially, as there was a slight dent problem and the cord was not fitting in the hdd. I got worried initially but after pushing it successfully manually fixed the small metal piece in place and is working like a charm. Perhaps it was because of the travel or maybe during making, not clear so just be careful and check everything if it's fine ...
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Aditya Iyer

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Jan, 2013

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5

awesome product and flipkart as usual up to the mark

great product at such a price range with cool features and of course alot of space for normal user...ordered on 13th received on 19th maybe due to diwali..bt packed well and neat..look wise its cool..performance superb..usb 3.0 works fantastic..u cn feel the speed literally..a bit heavy bt u can carry it if needed..a must buy for sm1 who is looking for so much of space within a reasonable price range..
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vivek dwivedi

Nov, 2012

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FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH WD

Well I was looking for a drive to backup my data & while searching flipkart I found this 2TB drive Reasonable.After ordering this drive it took 4&1/2 days for delivery(maybe due to Diwali).But it was nicely packed & safe.
Though it says 2TB it is giving me 1.81 TB of space after plugging it.It requires power supply,if u have power supply problems in ur locality,think twice before buying.It has nice software which is ready to take backup of ur files,it tells %age of drive which is full,its tem...
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Saurabh Sahare

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Mar, 2012

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5

Good product with low price

Good product with low price
i receved this product very late . i think i ts takes 6-7 days from the oderd date
but the product was good
nice working . in windows 7 got speed 30-40 mb/ second
in 3 Gb ram dual core prosessor
and this hdd small and light weight
it have cooler and on/off switchs
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achu udayasanan

Certified Buyer, Alappuzha

Dec, 2012

3
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