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Western Digital My Book 4 TB External USB 3.0 Drive

Discontinued.
Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
Up to 4 TB capacity 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
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$199.00

Put your digital life on the high capacity My Book desktop hard drive with ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity. WD SmartWare automatic backup software helps protect your important files.
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 user?s hardware and system configuration.
 
Massive capacity ? With up to 4 TB capacity, there is plenty of room to store and protect your precious memories and important files.

 

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  Youre 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?s 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.

 

Features
Up to 4 TB capacity
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?re ready
Transferring files up to three times faster when connected to a USB 3.0 port
Protecting your digital life with automatic, continuous backup 
Adding up to 4 TB extra 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 or Windows 8
Mac OS Lion or Mountain Lion (Requires re-formatting)

 

Product Specifications


Data transfer rate 5 Gb/s (maximum) in USB 3.0 mode and 480 Mb/s (maximum) in USB 2.0 mode
Interface USB 3.0 and 2.0
RoHS compliant1 Yes
Product Dimensions
Length 6.5 in (165 mm)
Width 5.3 in (135 mm)
Height 1.9 in (48 mm)
Weight  4 TB 2.27 lb (1.03 kg)

 

Power Specifications
AC input voltage 100  240V
AC input frequency 47  63 Hz

 

Environmental Specifications
Operating temperature 5C to 35C
Non-op. temperature ?20C to 65C

 

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Western Digital My Book 4 TB External USB 3.0 Drive

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4 out of 5 stars   Great Price
May 22, 2015
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 4 TB External USB 3.0 Drive (WDBACW0040HBK)
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Cons: Unwanted Auto Sleep mode is very annoying and there is no way to control it other than using some third party softwares.
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5 out of 5 stars   Love it
May 12, 2014
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4 out of 5 stars   Works with Windows 8.1
By Bobagoffalofalus (DC) May 08, 2014
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 4 TB External USB 3.0 Drive (WDBACW0040HBK)
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Pros: Just power up and connect. No need to use the purportedly flakey driver and software included.
Cons: None so far.
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4 out of 5 stars   Backup
By lonelaser (New York) May 08, 2014
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 4 TB External USB 3.0 Drive (WDBACW0040HBK)
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Pros: Compact; quiet.
Cons: Shiny finish is a fingerprint magnet; no on/off switch.
Other Comments: I haven't had the drive long enough to provide any comments on reliability–which is my primary consideration. After a year or so, it will be possible to provide some useful data on that subject.
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5 out of 5 stars   BuyDig''s Western Digital My Book 4 TB External USB 3.0 Drive
By sierrawren (Oahu, HI) April 20, 2014
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 4 TB External USB 3.0 Drive (WDBACW0040HBK)
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Pros: What an unbeatable value. An incredibly inexpensive buy. Works as expected ...flawlessly. Just power it up and plug in the hard drive's USB into a vacant slot on your computer. Comes complete with useful WD software tools preloaded on the hard drive. Installation of WD software to identify the drive to the Windows OS and the installation of monitoring apps automatically begins the moment you plug it in.
Cons: This external hard drive is not meant to be truly portable, as it was designed to be used as a desktop model to serve as a massive repository or local archival storage for all the data that you want to occasionally back up for all the thousands of media files in your workstation tower, or for your laptop when it's plugged into its docking station.
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I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Western Digital My Book 4 TB External USB 3.0 Drive from Buydig.com
By Dédé (Jeonju, South Korea) April 11, 2014
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Pros: Good quality, fair price and quick delivery.
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Other Comments: Nice to do business with Buydig.com
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4 out of 5 stars   Works as advertise!
January 28, 2014
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4 out of 5 stars   GOOD EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE
By TIM1623 (Milpitas, CA) January 08, 2014
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 4 TB External USB 3.0 Drive (WDBACW0040HBK)
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Pros: Ease of Use, Run quietly, Big capacity
Cons: Bulky and heavy, Tiny Led Indicator Light
Other Comments: This is the 2nd 4TB Seagate desktop HD that I owned. So far, they both running good without problem yet. The access speed is average. The capacity is huge and the price is good as compared with smaller capacity units.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great buy
By Dog man (Mead, CO) January 08, 2014
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 4 TB External USB 3.0 Drive (WDBACW0040HBK)
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Pros: Great Price - 1204 Tb, Fast delivery, Great price, 4 Tb For 120
Cons: Nothing
Other Comments: Use for DVR recording - will never run out of space!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Product works great, service was great
By Bob42 (Doylestown, PA) August 18, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 4 TB External USB 3.0 Drive (WDBACW0040HBK)
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Pros: Software Was Easy To Set, It Was Easy To Instal
Cons: none at this time
Other Comments: This is my first purchase from BuyDig.Com. The product was very well priced and delivered on time. I will use BuyDig.Com again.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Sufficient for the need at a good price
By texjunk (Anderson SC) June 04, 2013
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Other Comments: Video Storage It Does what I need it for
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Awesome
By RV (Chicago, IL) May 29, 2013
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Other Comments: Awesome product!
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5 out of 5 stars   Great buy for the price!
By Avid WD User (Baltimore, MD) May 21, 2013
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Other Comments: Item came just as described. It was easy to plug in and use immediate. This is my 3rd WD external drive and I look forward to filling it up with lots of good stuff!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Hard drives keep getting better!
By Turtle (Las Vegas, NV) May 20, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 4 TB External USB 3.0 Drive (WDBACW0040HBK)
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Pros: Size, Look, price
Cons: OnOff button
Other Comments: Good product overall. I just wish the on/off button was a switch, it's just a small gripe.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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3 out of 5 stars   Only at 1Gb/sec transfer rate
By Peckle (CA) May 20, 2013
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Cons: Non-standard cable, Disappointing Speed, Only 1gbsec
Other Comments: Compare to USB 3.0 spec of 5Gb/sec, this hard drive is only transferring at 1Gb/sec. I was at least expecting 2.5Gb/sec since that's how fast my Buffalo drive performs.
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4 out of 5 stars   Awesome drive
By Roger (Indiana) April 17, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 4 TB External USB 3.0 Drive (WDBACW0040HBK)
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Pros: Verycompetative Price, Easy to use, Lots Of Storeage Space
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Other Comments: This external drive is awesome I only buy Western Digital and the price could not be beat.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   best buy
By Fritz (Homestead FL) April 16, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 4 TB External USB 3.0 Drive (WDBACW0040HBK)
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Pros: A good buy
Cons: No problems
Other Comments: No complaints, only extreme praise for pricing, usage and capacity
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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3 out of 5 stars   Liked the unit, but - read the comments.
By Power user (Pittsburgh, PA) April 13, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 4 TB External USB 3.0 Drive (WDBACW0040HBK)
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Pros: Tech Support Helped A Lot, Can Use With Multiple Pcs
Cons: Documentation Confusing, Plastic Case Was Gouged
Other Comments: I bought this intending to backup 3 different PCs - 2 Windows 7 and 1 XP SP3. Worked easily and flawlessly. However, plastic case was severely gouged in new, shrink wrapped box. Seller confirmed it was not a refurb, but it looked like it to me. Now, I need to erase everything, send it back, and redo the backups, because I'm concerned about the reliability of the unit, given the scratches, that it might be a refurb, or otherwise compromised with drops or other mishandling.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Western Digital is the best!
By DarkOneX (Southeast Kansas) April 12, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 4 TB External USB 3.0 Drive (WDBACW0040HBK)
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Pros: Speed, Quality, price, Brand
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Other Comments: I bought this at a great price, paid a bit more than a similar Seagate product that was going for $20 or so cheaper at the time but I always have the best luck with Western Digital. I already had a 2TB My Book when I bought this and loved it so much and saw this 4TB for a great price so had to have it. Great build quality, and USB3 speed is very fast. Works perfect, couldn't have asked for better, highly recommended!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Works as stated
By NA (Los Angeles, CA) April 09, 2013
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Pros: Its working
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Other Comments: Received as ordered, no issues
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great Company
By Pastor Bob (Wickliffe, OH) April 08, 2013
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Pros: Product was right, Price Was Very Right, Delivery Was Fantastic
Cons: none whatsoever
Other Comments: As always, WD serves up a quality product.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Solid USB3,0 drive
By neeper (Melbourne, fl) April 08, 2013
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Other Comments: Solid fast drive, tons of space. Does what it is supposed to do.
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5 out of 5 stars   Great for my personal cloud storage
By djawtkazt (New Brunswick, NJ) April 08, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 4 TB External USB 3.0 Drive (WDBACW0040HBK)
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Pros: Great Value, Fast Usb 30
Cons: none
Other Comments: Fast Delivery. Just sort of weird that it was shipped without any other packaging inside the box other than the manufacturer's packaging. Specially for a fragile device. But it came in good condition and worked as soon as I turned it on.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Massive storage drive for a decent price
By Omega64Ora (Topeka, KS) April 07, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 4 TB External USB 3.0 Drive (WDBACW0040HBK)
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Pros: Massive storage space, Usb 30 Compatibility, Great Backup Solution
Cons: none at this time
Other Comments: If you need lots of storage space for Music, Videos, and other large files, then this USB external hard drive is for you. Having USB 3.0 available on the drive is helpful for transferring large amounts of data quickly.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Large Storage space - Good price
By mitch (boca raton, fl) April 06, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 4 TB External USB 3.0 Drive (WDBACW0040HBK)
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Pros: Fast setup, Lots of space
Cons: So far none
Other Comments: I am storing lots of music, movies and pictures. It will take a long time to fill this one up.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Excellent portable storage
By Rigo (CA) April 06, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 4 TB External USB 3.0 Drive (WDBACW0040HBK)
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Pros: Pnp No Issues With Win 7, Quiet, Fast drive
Cons: none
Other Comments: Music backup
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   5 Star Product
By littlecop (Baton Rouge, LA) April 05, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 4 TB External USB 3.0 Drive (WDBACW0040HBK)
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Pros: Run Quite And Cool
Cons: none
Other Comments: Highly recommend this USB3.0 External Hard Drive. It may be not as fast as Seagate backup plus or HGST Touro Desk Pro. But it has advantage that it runs cooler and more quiet. Also this one has a power button! If speed is your major concern, you better consider premium products, but this one is a good choice if you just want a cheap drive for storage.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Western Digital 4 Teryabyte Drive
By Moose (Missoula, MT) March 31, 2013
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Other Comments: Couldn't Find in Missoula, looked up product online and found at your site, for cheaper, and the brand I wanted. Nice.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Awesome storage space would buy again
By Stroke2013 (New Jersey) March 27, 2013
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Pros: It Makes A Great Nas For
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Other Comments: Came very quickly, and setup was very easy.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great drive
By Superfan (Moravian Falls, NC) March 27, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 4 TB External USB 3.0 Drive (WDBACW0040HBK)
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Pros: Large Capacity, Fast, Decent price
Cons: None that I have found
Other Comments: Great drive, decent price
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Works Great
By MAKForce (Vienna, VA) March 27, 2013
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Other Comments: Fast and large, that about sums it up.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Fast external drive that's affordable
By Deep Green (San Francisco, CA) March 27, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 4 TB External USB 3.0 Drive (WDBACW0040HBK)
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Pros: Fast, Large Capacity
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Other Comments: Top notch product. Been using for a month or so, and it's been blazing fast and so far reliable
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Backup Beast
By eoliveri (NY) March 24, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 4 TB External USB 3.0 Drive (WDBACW0040HBK)
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Pros: Good Looking, Easy setup
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Other Comments: At 4 TB, this backup beast lets me archive all of my critical files, as well as serving as a clone of my startup drive.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   good
By Mic web (Galesburg, IL) March 19, 2013
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Other Comments: It is being used to store pictures. I have liked it so far with no problems.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great Price, Easily Removed Enclosure
By Justin From NVTech (Mebane, NC) March 14, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 4 TB External USB 3.0 Drive (WDBACW0040HBK)
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Pros: Cheaper Than Stand-alone, Easy To Remove From Enclo
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Other Comments: These are great drives. I bought two because I needed two 4TB drives for my Synology. They were easy to open and cost less than buying an internal drive. I also got two usb 3.0 enclosures out of the deal that I can use with the drives that these replaced! Win, win.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   this is where i get my electronics now
By maxamilian28 (dallas, tx) March 13, 2013
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Other Comments: Great product and fast delivery
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4 out of 5 stars   So far so good!
By Hard Drive (Montana) March 10, 2013
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Other Comments: So far so good.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Backing up Drobo while capacity permits
By Danphoto (Palenville, NY) January 03, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 4 TB External USB 3.0 Drive (WDBACW0040HBK)
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Pros: Great capacity
Cons: Yet Another Power Brick, No Thunderbolt
Other Comments: Drobos are great with their built in redundancy but I sleep better knowing that its also backed up to a drive like this 4TB that can be stored offsite.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great size for price.
By EZ (Alabama) January 03, 2013
Review submitted for Western Digital My Book 4 TB External USB 3.0 Drive (WDBACW0040HBK)
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Pros: Great Storage Size
Cons: Not Networked
Other Comments: Item has great storage size for media of all sorts. Great price as well.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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