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My Book 2 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive
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Western Digital My Book 2 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 Connectivity today; speed for tomorrow Up to 3x faster transfer rates with USB 3.0 Automatic, continuous backup Hardware encryption, password protection

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 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.

 

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 ? We designed a small box that uses recycled material and minimizes waste. We 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

Contents

 External hard drive

 USB cable

 AC adapter

 WD SmartWare software

 Quick Install Guide

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 2 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive

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4 out of 5 stars   WD External Hard Drive Review
By John (Columbus, Indiana) May 24, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 2 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0020HBK)
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Pros: Easy To Set Up, High Capacity, Easy to use
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Other Comments: I use this product for back-up of digital photos.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Excellent value
By hcm (Bellevue, WA) May 04, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 2 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0020HBK)
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Pros: Easy To Set Up, Compact, Quiet, Easy to use, High Capacity
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Other Comments: An additional storage for critical files, some twenty years old.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Product works as advertised
By alzy (Boston, Ma.) March 22, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 2 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0020HBK)
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Pros: High Capacity, Easy to use, Quiet
Cons:
Other Comments: I am using this for backup storage
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   I would buy this product again.
By Ron (Fort Worth, TX) March 16, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 2 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0020HBK)
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Pros: Easy to use, Quiet, Compact, Portable, Attractive Design, High Capacity
Cons:
Other Comments: Instructions to load driver software not the easiest to follow. Other than that, good product.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Impressed
By Dorothy (Lodi, Ca) December 14, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 2 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0020HBK)
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Pros: High Capacity, Attractive Design, Portable, Easy to use, Compact, Quiet, Easy To Set Up
Cons:
Other Comments: I am using this for back up in case something happens to my hard drive.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Go for it
By Cable (Ridgewood, ny) November 25, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 2 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0020HBK)
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Pros: Easy To Set Up, Portable
Cons: Larger than I expected
Other Comments: Good looking device, bigger than what I vision it to be. Works well, does the job. Using it for additional space for my Laptop.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   no drama
By Soundy P (Knoxville, TN) October 12, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 2 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0020HBK)
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Pros: Quiet, Easy To Set Up, Attractive Design, Easy to use, Compact, Portable, High Capacity
Cons:
Other Comments: Seems excellent except that it took forever to back-up my music collection. I didn't put this as a con since there are too many other factors to blame the slowness on this drive.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   What headlines?
By Mel (Isabela, PR 00662) May 09, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 2 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0020HBK)
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Pros: Portable, Easy to use, Compact, Quiet, Attractive Design, High Capacity, Easy To Set Up
Cons:
Other Comments: I use for back up purposes
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Just what I needed
By Manyhats (Iowa) March 10, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 2 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0020HBK)
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Pros: High Capacity, Portable, Compact, Easy to use
Cons:
Other Comments: This was very simple to set up and works just as it is advertised. If I decide I need one for my older computer I would buy another but maybe one with less memory
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Put your digital life on the sleek, high
By Frank Ong (Monroe NY 10950) January 16, 2012
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 2 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0020HBK)
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Pros: Quiet, Portable, Compact, Easy to use, High Capacity, Attractive Design, Easy To Set Up
Cons: No Power Switch
Other Comments: I used to backup my pc and store information the take it offline so that it is secure.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   I would buy this product again and again
By VBwiz (Las Cruces, NM) December 29, 2011
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 2 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0020HBK)
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Pros: Easy To Set Up, Attractive Design, Easy to use, High Capacity
Cons:
Other Comments: Within minutes I was able to transfer saved DVR (Dishnetwork) programs and free up vaulable Hard drive space for more programs. It's large capacity (2 TB) makes it ideal for this purpose. I may get another one for my Windows PC after seeing the whole package. This model is good for USB 2.0 or 3.0 which makes it a good investment as well.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   I would buy this product
By Tech giant (Redmond, WA) December 19, 2011
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 2 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0020HBK)
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Pros: Attractive Design, Quiet, High Capacity, Easy to use, Easy To Set Up, Portable
Cons: No Power Switch
Other Comments: It does what is syas it does. happy using the product
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Excellent external drive
By PC Guy (Central NY) November 06, 2011
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 2 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0020HBK)
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Pros: Quiet, Cool, High Capacity, Easy to use
Cons: None
Other Comments: Average data transfer 10 times faster than USB2 (if you have USB3 port). Works great with WD TV Live. Fast, cool and quiet.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   I'm very happy I bought this item
By Darryl (Gardena, Ca) April 29, 2011
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 2 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0020HBK)
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Other Comments: Great for storing my families memories.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   good
By them (ca) March 09, 2011
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5 out of 5 stars   Awesome USB 3.0 2TB storage device
By Dan (Bellevue, WA) November 29, 2010
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 2 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Drive (WDBACW0020HBK)
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Pros: Very fast Read-Write, Very affordable, Easy to set up, Super quiet
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Other Comments: I use my new WD My Book Essential for backing up VMs (virtual machines) on a VMware vSphere server. With 2TB of storage capacity, there is plenty of room for VM storage for disaster recovery purposes. This product is super quiet, affordable, very fast and very good looking. I recommend it to anyone who needs inexpensive yet fast read/write storage.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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