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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
Cons:
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
Cons:
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
Cons:
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
Cons:
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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