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.
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best back up drive I have used
By john rgv
from edcouch, tx
About Me Frequent User
Comments about Western Digital My Book Essential 3 TB External USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 drive:
backup of main drive, audio collection, video collection, e-book library
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Exactly What I Wanted
from Lenoir, NC
About Me Heavy Duty User
Exactly how it was described. I intentionally waited for a few weeks before reviewing to make sure everything was well.
About Me Infrequent User
It's fast and precise device.
this is not just a book
from Arlington, TX
very fast with the USB 3.0 interface, high capacity and totally worth the price
Good Hard Drive
Good hard drive , Easy to use and reliable. Good for backing up data.
happy with this product
from Chicago, IL
work quietlyusb 3.0 is fasthaven't used very long, don't know whether it can cause problems
By Big Al
from Nogales, AZ
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.
Great buy and works as advertised. Simple plug and play.
By The Man
from CA CA