Western Digital 1.0TB My Book Essential, External Desktop Hard Drive with USB 3.0 & 2.0 Interface, Formatted for Windows

Western Digital
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About Western Digital

The world's number one selling hard drive now offers high capacity storage with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 connectivity for compatibility today and speed for the future. Put your digital life on the high capacity WDBACW0010HBK-NESN My Book Essential external hard drive. Designed to last with both WD quality and reliability plus USB 3.0 connectivity for next-generation speed.

Western Digital Features

  • Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility: 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
  • WD SmartWare software: You're 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
  • 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
  • Planet friendly: Designed a small box to minimize waste and used recycled material

Western Digital Specifications

Storage Capacity
Dual Compatibility (USB 3.0 and USB 2.0)
Power Dissipation
AC Input Voltage: 100-240 VAC
AC Input Frequency: 47-63 Hz
Dimensionss (H x D)
6.50 x 5.3in / 165 x 135mm
Formatted NTFS
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Requires reformatting for Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard

Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 2 customers


Poor instructions, but like the product


from Missouri  -  Frequent User

Negatives first: the box lists software or cd as part of the contents. NO software included. The instructions show vague pictures without words of explanation. So for the first day, I was VERY frustrated with this product. Positives: After connecting to the internet, the software immediately downloaded and installed. I had a ton of pictures filling up my hard drive. I put all of them on the My Book and freed up lots of space on my laptop. Downside: I don't have internet at home, so I had to go to Mom's to use hers. And again, the instructions did NOT mention the need of internet connection! Overall, I am happy with it.




from pittsburgh, pa  -  Frequent User

so far so good!!


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Howard S  Does this require a a/c outlet?
FRANK C  Howard S: Yes, it does require an a/c outlet.
Howard S  Can I download a program to this hard drive?, How do I do it?, I tried to download a program to a small external hard drive and it only downloaded it to my C:/ drive.
ROBERT M  For most versions of Windows, download routines and program installation procedures generally show the default target as Drive C: and names the directory as well, in a small box. When the target is shown, the procedure should pause, giving you the opportunity to change the default target by simply typing in the desired target in the "box" and pressing enter. If you are using a "MAC" I can't help
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