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My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive
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Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive

Discontinued.
Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility. Up to 3x faster transfer rates with USB 3.0. Automatic, continuous backup. Password protection and 256 bit AES hardware encryption.

Put your digital life on the sleek, high capacity My Book Essential external hard drive. With WD quality and USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connectivity, this drive is designed for today with tomorrow in mind. 

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 users hardware and system configuration.                                                                         

WD SmartWare software - You are 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 is 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.

Planet friendly ? WD designed a small box that uses recycled material and minimizes waste., and they encourage you to recycle it.

Features:

  • Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
  • Up to 3x faster transfer rates with USB 3.0
  • Automatic, continuous backup
  • Password protection and hardware encryption

Ideal For:

  • Connecting with your USB 2.0 port today and using with USB 3.0 when you are ready
  • Transferring files up to three times faster when connected to a USB 3.0 port
  • 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

Compatibility:

  • Formatted NTFS
  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
  • Mac OS Leopard or Snow Leopard (Requires re-formatting and will work in USB 2.0 mode)

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Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive

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4 out of 5 stars   this is a good product
By Terrible Terry (GR , MI) December 08, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Highly Compatible, Quiet, Easy To Install
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Other Comments: great all around storage thats transportable
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   best back up drive I have used
By john rgv (edcouch, tx) November 25, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Fast, Economical, Reliable, Highly Compatible, Quiet
Cons: Had Problem Partioning
Other Comments: backup of main drive, audio collection, video collection, e-book library
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Exactly What I Wanted
By Billyjoebobcarldannyfrank (Lenoir, NC) August 06, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Reliable, Easy To Install, Thinner Than Older Models, password protection, Fast, Quiet, Highly Compatible
Cons: None
Other Comments: Exactly how it was described. I intentionally waited for a few weeks before reviewing to make sure everything was well.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   WD 3TB
By BTG (Houston) August 03, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Quiet, Reliable, Fast, Highly Compatible, Easy To Install
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Other Comments: Good product.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great!
By Zolko (Nyc) June 09, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Reliable, Fast, Easy To Install
Cons:
Other Comments: It's fast and precise device.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   this is not just a book
By kalarox (Arlington, TX) June 02, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Highly Compatible, Easy To Install, Fast
Cons:
Other Comments: very fast with the USB 3.0 interface, high capacity and totally worth the price
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Good Hard Drive
By Cheryl (NY) May 29, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Easy To Install, Reliable, Highly Compatible
Cons:
Other Comments: Good hard drive , Easy to use and reliable. Good for backing up data.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   happy with this product
By jk (Chicago, IL) May 21, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Fast, Reliable, Highly Compatible, Easy To Install, Quiet
Cons:
Other Comments: work quietly usb 3.0 is fast haven't used very long, don't know whether it can cause problems
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Great Drive
By Big Al (Nogales, AZ) May 16, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Highly Compatible, Reliable, Easy To Install, Quiet
Cons: Slow, Long Wake Up Time
Other Comments: This is my 2nd of these drives. Both perform well. It is nicely sized and seems to run cool enough. I use it for storage on my media center computer connected through USB 2.0 and the only real con is the amount of time it takes it to wake up. Until the 4TB or larger drives become more affordable this is the best drive for the money.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great buy!
By Loc (Texas) May 15, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Easy To Install, Fast, Quiet, Reliable
Cons:
Other Comments: Great buy and works as advertised. Simple plug and play.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   NICE!!!
By The Man (CA CA) April 17, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Easy To Install, Highly Compatible, Reliable, Fast, Quiet
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Other Comments: GRRRRREAT!!!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Excellent value for the price
By Kenosha Paul (Kenosha, Wisconsin) April 11, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Secure, Quiet, Excellent Capacity
Cons:
Other Comments: It really is too soon to publish a full review, but so far it's been a pretty decent drive. I like the locking feature, and for the price, you can't beat it. The Backup software is also pretty cool, I don't have to worry about it, it just does its thing.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great buy!
By Nate (Reading, PA) April 10, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Highly Compatible, Easy To Install, Reliable, Fast
Cons:
Other Comments: Great for video editing and back-ups.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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2 out of 5 stars   warning - unreliable for me
By zippidee (riverside, ca) April 10, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Lost Media
Cons: Unreliable
Other Comments: planned to use this drive to offload media from 2 full 1 tb drives. had moved more than 300 gb when drive went missing from explorer and system adniminstrator only offers to reformat. I had avoided WD drives for years due to previous issues, this deal enticed me to go against my grain.
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5 out of 5 stars   Works well.
By tiimzim (Durham, NC) April 10, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Quiet, Highly Compatible, Easy To Install, Fast
Cons:
Other Comments: I use it to store videos and photos. It's connected to an Apple Time Capsule so I can access everything over my network.
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3 out of 5 stars   Good product, bad product support
By John Doe (Home) April 10, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Easy To Install, Quiet
Cons: Product Support
Other Comments: Easy to set up. Software isn't great, emailed product support. They claim 24 hr response times. More than a week later, i got a generic reply that did not even attempt to resolve the issue.
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5 out of 5 stars   I would buy another one in a heartbeat !
By Doug from Canada (Florida) April 10, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Highly Compatible, Reliable, Quiet, Fast, Easy To Install
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Other Comments: I use the HD for storing media like movies. It's a great unit. It's quiet, cool and does the job easily. The unit arrived on time and in excellent condition.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   New Media Server
By JTM19 (Jacksonville, Fl.) April 09, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Easy To Install, Quiet, Highly Compatible, Great Price, Reliable, Fast
Cons: Nothing To Add
Other Comments: Used this for my media service. Worked straight out of the box. No issues...plug N Go! Filled it up with movies and music. Shared it on my network. Now the whole family can access it. Used the wireless freature, easy setup. Awesome price too! Thanks!!!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   I always buy Western Digital HD.
By Golden Hanuman (San Bernardino, CA) April 09, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Easy To Install, Highly Compatible, Reliable, Fast, Quiet
Cons:
Other Comments: Easy install, fast, quiet and easy to use to backup my computer. I have bought western Digital External HD from 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 3TB. I alawys like it and that product never fail on me.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Just Enough In a Package
By Results (Williamsport, PA) April 09, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Quiet, Easy To Install, Reliable, Fast, Highly Compatible
Cons: Formatting
Other Comments: I use the product on a daily basis, and it works very well. The only problem I have ever had is being able to use it as a back up. Formatting doesn't work. Otherwise, the sleek black design is not only stylish but allows the hardware within to have easy breathability, so that it doesn't overheat. This is necessary, as often times if hardware overheats, you can lose your data.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Quiet, good price for capacity
By Morrie (Hopkinton, MA) April 09, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Highly Compatible, Quiet, Easy To Install
Cons:
Other Comments: This is my 4th "My Book" which I have been using purely for incremental backup on a Mac. As such, it's on all the time and gets daily but fairly light duty use. When my backup fills up, instead of trying to reuse the drive, I just buy another one because it's so cheap. I can't judge performance because I don't do anything that depends on performance. The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is because I've had other WD "Caviar Green" internal drives in heavy duty use fail on me sooner than I would have expected, and I suspect (but don't know) that this same type of drive is in these boxes. To be safe, I alternate backups on different drives.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Great Drive! So-So Customer Service...
By Dustbag (Austin, TX) April 07, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Easy To Install, Highly Compatible, Quiet
Cons:
Other Comments: Nice Time Machine drive for a good price.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Extra storage online
By Bill (Houston, Tx) April 07, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Quiet, Fast, Easy To Install, Highly Compatible
Cons:
Other Comments: Connected to pogoplug after a couple tries. Have not had any problems since. Always available.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great Value
By Loc (Texas) April 06, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Highly Compatible, Quiet, Fast, Easy To Install
Cons:
Other Comments: I use the drive for backup and from there to Carbonite. At the time I bought it, it was the best bang for your buck. I'm watching for it to go on sale again so I can get another.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   My book
By Sal (Clever,Missouri) April 02, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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5 out of 5 stars   Easy to set up
By John the volunteer (Warren, Ohio) March 25, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Highly Compatible
Cons:
Other Comments: I use it to back up 3 Mac's using time machine, works wonderful. I did have to partition it, not that hard to do.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   I would like to buy it again.
By Tony (Orange County, CA) March 24, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Highly Compatible, Easy To Install, Reliable
Cons:
Other Comments: It is compatible with USB 2.0 & 3.0 and reliable.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Love this product!
By RD (Morriston FL) March 23, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Fast, Highly Compatible, Easy To Install, Quiet, Reliable
Cons:
Other Comments: Great product.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Best Bang for the Buck!
By Thanatos (Washington, DC) March 23, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Highly Compatible, Quiet, Reliable, Fast, Easy To Install
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Other Comments: great price, fast delivery
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Amazing Backup and Storage Drive
By Wyckid (Pasadena, TX) March 15, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Continuous Backup, Highly Compatible, Fast, Easy To Install, Loads Of Storage Space, Fast Backup, Quiet, Reliable
Cons: None
Other Comments: Outstanding product. Western Digital always delivers quality.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   great storage
By rtenore1 (ny metro area) March 11, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Reliable
Cons:
Other Comments: great storage for media(video,audio,pictures.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   High quality and pretty quiet
By jzbswbsw (LA, CA) February 02, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Fast, Quiet, Easy To Install
Cons:
Other Comments: As an earlier Mac user, I dont have the chance to test this external drive's USB 3.0 performance. However, what makes me love this product is that it's pretty quiet. It's just a little bit louder than the laptop's internal hard drive, this is helpful when I try to watch a movie on it. Also, I like the way WD pack their drives. It gives a good protection of the product in shipping.
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5 out of 5 stars   Product works as advertised
By Buyer (Cleveland, OH) January 04, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Easy To Install, Quiet, Highly Compatible, Fast
Cons:
Other Comments: See Pros and no Cons
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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3 out of 5 stars   Good Prices, poor shipping practices
By pwf (Antigo, WI) January 03, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Easy To Install
Cons: Unreliable
Other Comments: I have over all had very good luck with Western Digital Drives the past few years, and WD drives would normally be my preference. However this drive failed for me with in the first hours. Read more detail under shipping for my reasoning.
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4 out of 5 stars   Good hardware, useless bloatware
By John (Albany, NY) January 02, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Quiet, Easy To Install
Cons:
Other Comments: Being used as a backup drive. Comes formatted as a single NTFS partition. Like the overall aesthetic look, WD drive inside. Don't like the included software (can be wiped off/ignored) or constant on paradigm.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Good product good price
By Flosan (Boston) December 31, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Fast, Easy To Install, Reliable, Highly Compatible
Cons:
Other Comments: Good price as usually and the best brand for me.
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5 out of 5 stars   Good External Hard drive to have
By NoNickName (Boston, MA) December 30, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Easy To Install, Highly Compatible, Quiet, Fast, Reliable
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Other Comments: Great Hard Drive
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great Purchase
By HD (Denver, CO) December 30, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Other Comments: Great gift, great value
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   3 tb hard drive
By rfguy (west hayward ca) December 29, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Easy To Install, Consolidated A Whole Boat, Fast, Of Data N One Drive
Cons:
Other Comments: use it to consolidate data in one place, fits easily into small fire safe for storage when i'm away.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   This is my "SECOND" WD
By CourtesyVan (Springfield, Ohio 45503) December 29, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Backed Up All Files, Quiet, Excellent Techs For Wd, Highly Compatible, Good price, Backed Up All1015 Photos, Fast, Reliable, I Would Recommend Wd, Easy To Install
Cons: Will Not Back Up Os
Other Comments: Used day one--contacted WD support download driver and firmware and started backing up all my files, documents and a ton of photos--all I had to do was plug in the power source and USB cable to my computer, enter what I wanted backed up--the WD does the rest--and now I have it set to backup every Sunday at 7M EST. I wish that it would backup my operating system also--but had to put that on DVD-RW.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Big, Fast and Quiet!
By Domenic (Endicott, NY) December 25, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Quiet, Reliable, Easy To Install, Fast
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Other Comments: Very fast, quiet and cool drive. Will easily saturate a gigabit ethernet connection.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Perrty good stuff
By Chris (Lafayette, LA) December 21, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Large Space, Seller Helpful, Highly Compatible
Cons: 1 Of 2 Doa
Other Comments: Would recommend. Definitely over Seagate
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great choice
By taz (New York) December 16, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Quiet Quick Response, Reliable, Highly Compatible, Easy To Install, Quiet, Fast
Cons: A Little Bulky
Other Comments: Very easy ti install and work smooth, I lihet it very much.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   I've bought this product previously.
By Hobbes (Kansas City, KS) December 15, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Reliable, Highly Compatible, Quiet, Easy To Install, Fast
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Other Comments: Fast shipment even during the Christmas Holiday shopping season. I've never had a problem with purchases through Buydig.com
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Maynot be the best but gets the job done
By eskargo (San Mateo, CA) December 14, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Easy To Install
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Other Comments: 3TB is a great size for me to house my backup movies. Make sure if check for latest firmware from time to time.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   I would recomend as external solution.
By WD Hard Drive User (New York, NY) December 10, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Fast, Reliable, Easy To Install, Quiet
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Other Comments: Great Product. Good Storage Size 3TB.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Great looking unit, sleek.
By ttadych (Mount Holly, NC) November 17, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Quiet, Highly Compatible, Easy To Install, Reliable, Fast
Cons: To Update Have To Backup
Other Comments: I use mainly to store music files, I have around a thousand Gb and growing.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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2 out of 5 stars   5 stars for product, 2 stars for buydig
By Mikey (Chicago, IL) November 13, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Easy To Install, Fast, Highly Compatible, Quiet
Cons:
Other Comments: Fair price for a 3 TB. I'm glad that it comes with USB 3. I'm only using this hard drive as a second backup, so I will not be using it often. It is a fail-safe procedure.
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5 out of 5 stars   Great product great service
By Ubcpsyc (Vancouver canada) November 11, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Easy To Install, Fast, Quiet
Cons:
Other Comments: Great product. I use it on a Pc and a Mac. Have to format it on a pc and then use it on the Mac with a little work around. Finally a one place backup for all my photos, videos and music! The best external drive I have used. Actually powers down when your computer does. Quite, looks good and is fast.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   I'll buy it again and recommended to all
By Thunder (Puerto Rico) October 15, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Easy To Install, Quiet, Highly Compatible, Fast, Awesome All, Reliable
Cons: None
Other Comments: Awesome equipment. Love it. I use for back up and it's very fast, quiet, reliable. Just love it, especialy since is WD.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Excellent product!
By Carlos (Costa Rica) October 12, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Easy To Install, Quiet, Highly Compatible, Fast, Reliable
Cons:
Other Comments: An excellent product! I bought one few months ago and no problem ...
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   I would buy this product again.
By Minh (Milpitas, Ca) October 03, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Quiet, Easy To Install, Fast
Cons:
Other Comments: Very fast with USB 3.0, I can't hear any sound while it's running . So easy to use and I like it has a security option to block other users when you needed.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great for computer system back-ups
By CShooter (Erie, PA) September 30, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Compact, Reliable, Fast, Easy To Install, Quiet, Highly Compatible
Cons: Expensive
Other Comments: Use this and another 2TB MyBook Essentials as computer file back-ups.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Good choice for data back up
By Jiggy (Vernon Hills) September 28, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Easy To Install, Fast
Cons: Big Size Ext Pwr Needed
Other Comments: This is good one in terms of keeping your data back up. Very fast enough to transfer data. It will be excellent if it does not need external power supply.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great Service
By acrossthesea org (los angeles, CA) September 24, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Reliable
Cons: Runs Hot
Other Comments: Quite and Fast working. Good Design.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Safely Store
By thechuckster (Lucedale, MS) September 22, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Quiet, Fast, Highly Compatible, Easy To Install, Reliable
Cons:
Other Comments: My family and I enjoy watching the old VHS movies, and, one evening last month, while rewinding one of our classics, it jammed inside and broke! I checked on two major places to buy a replacement - no luck on replacing it! Such a sad situation! I discovered this Western Digital and we found a device to record our old movies onto our computer and we are watching them and storing them on this drive for safe keeping. Copying them back to the computer to watch is a breeze.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   TREMENDOUS DEAL!!
By Jack (Claremore, Ok) September 22, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Awesome Deal, Quiet, Reliable, Highly Compatible, Fast, Easy To Install
Cons:
Other Comments: Absolutely a fabulous deal. So far the product is by far much more reliable and trouble free than the MAXTOR/SEAGATE junk I replaced with it.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   FAST transfer speeds
By Rip (Northern Utah) September 19, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Highly Compatible, Easy To Install, Quiet, Fast
Cons:
Other Comments: This is a sweet drive. Even with the new, faster connection, it was adapted by my USB port automatically. I notice a greatly increased transfer speed of my video files.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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2 out of 5 stars   Frustrating software
By CR (Austin, TX) September 12, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Quiet, Easy To Install, Highly Compatible
Cons:
Other Comments: Requires proprietary driver that may not install correctly. I needed an hour's worth of online support to get the backup software to work and I have extensive experience with computers. The backup software is still hit-or-miss but usually starts up properly. It is very resource intensive and slow. A recent software update failed at the initial splash screen, so I'm crossing my fingers with the old version. WD needs to fix their software as forums are full of people having problems with it. The backup does store file copies in a readable format so you can retrieve individual files through Explorer. You can adjust the number of copy versions, backup from multiple drives, and specify directories. It will work automatically in background to back up changed files on-the-fly, but like every other on-the-fly backup software, it's resource intensive and can interfere with other programs. It will not back up system files, so it cannot be used for imaging, only data backups.
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5 out of 5 stars   I used to think 20 Meg's was awesome.
By Johnny (Vienna, WV) September 04, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Highly Compatible, Quiet, Easy To Install, Reliable, Fast
Cons:
Other Comments: Backup music and movie files as well as hard drive documents.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   On /Off switch not what I am used to
By BOTJ (Incline Village NV) September 04, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Highly Compatible, Easy To Install, Quiet
Cons:
Other Comments: I have not used it very long so I don't know if will be reliable or not. I have used Western Digital drives in the past and have had good luck with them. I do not have USB3, but the speed with USB2 is OK for backing up. My biggest complaint is the on / off switch. I do not like it the fact that it seems to need software to work correctly. Maybe I do not have the hang of it.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great backup disk.
By Jan (Fallston, NC) August 31, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Quiet, Highly Compatible, Easy To Install
Cons:
Other Comments: Easy and efficient to use.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Works great as a backup drive
By ChadSD (San Diego, CA) August 31, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Highly Compatible, Reliable, Quiet, Inexpensive, Large Capacity, Easy To Install
Cons: Slow
Other Comments: It's a little slow to wake and access, but as a storage drive it works just fine.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Worked out of the box.
By None (Utah) August 30, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Easy To Install, Quiet, Fast
Cons: Glossy Finish Shows Dirt
Other Comments: I like the product. It does what it's suppose to and that's what counts. I've only had it for 2 weeks so I can't comment on reliability.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Best option for large data user
By Spencer (Houston,TX) August 28, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Reliable, Fast, Quiet, Highly Compatible, Easy To Install
Cons:
Other Comments: It is awesome and fast hard drive.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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2 out of 5 stars   Compatibility issue
By yoshino (Columbus, OH) August 23, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Easy To Install, Quiet
Cons: Unreliable
Other Comments: The WD drive is not compatible with my hp desktop pc. It freezes up the pc completely and I had to push the button to do a hard reboot. I tried installing the firmware and driver from WD's web site, but the problem did not go away. The WD drive works with my sony vaio laptop though. That's why I'm still keeping it.
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5 out of 5 stars   Does the job
By Bob (Costa Rica) August 11, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Quiet, Reliable, Easy To Install, Highly Compatible
Cons:
Other Comments: I bought this to backup multiple computers. Works perfectly. Connected directly to router for easy access by each computer.
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5 out of 5 stars   A fine product at a great price
By Hank (Syracuse, NY) August 11, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Easy To Install, Faster backups
Cons:
Other Comments: I have bought about 6 WD drives over the years and had a problem with only one which WD replaced with 1 phone call and no problem
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Satisfied completely
By Maxfan (Waltham, MA) August 09, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Easy To Install
Cons:
Other Comments: Perfect!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Best deal for the price and performance
By StephenDSH (New Paltz, NY) August 08, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Easy To Install, Quiet
Cons:
Other Comments: The product is very useful. It allows me to unload from my home computer my photographs giving Windows 7 more room for temporary space to work in.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Mac users beware
By rking (Crestone, CO) August 08, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Quiet, Easy To Install
Cons: Slow
Other Comments: I have two MacBook Pros, one a later model with 3 (supposedly) USB 3.0 ports. I have been unable to get any USB 3.0 drive, portable or powered, to work either on the USB 3.0 ports or using either of two USB3.0 ExpressCards, even with auxiliary power which is available with some ExpressCards. Looks like an Apple problem, and the discussion boards indicate related issues on the latest models as well. 4 stars because it appears not to be a problem with the drive. I still think highly of and recommend WD products. One star off because there was no warning of the Mac issue, and I couldn't test at full USB speeds.
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5 out of 5 stars   '' I would buy this product again ''
By None (SF Bay area) August 06, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Quiet, Fast, Reliable, Easy To Install
Cons:
Other Comments: Trust the Brand WD
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   WD is best
By nikki (dallas,tx) August 06, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Fast, Easy To Install, Highly Compatible, Quiet
Cons:
Other Comments: satisfied
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Quiet, great for backups
By KGB (California) August 05, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Quiet, Easy To Install
Cons:
Other Comments: Great high-capacity drive for storing a backup copy of your stuff. It's a 5400RPM disk, which means it is slower than standard 7200RPM drives, but - is less noisy - consumes less energy - generates less heat USB 3.0 provides enough bandwidth for read/write operations so it's as fast as if it was installed inside the computer. You can remove the external case and use the disk inside your PC, but you will have to reformat it and lose your data. You'll probably also lose your warranty if you do it.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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1 out of 5 stars   Arrived Damaged !!
By Jason (New Jersey) March 08, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros:
Cons: Difficult To Install, Unreliable, Expensive
Other Comments: Arrived Damaged..Won't work with software designed for it or with windows backup.. sorry I bought this thing..
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4 out of 5 stars   3tb Western Digital Essentials
By Tim the Harddriver (Norfolk, VA) April 05, 2011
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0030HBK)
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Pros: Easy to setup
Cons: none
Other Comments: [...]
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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