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

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About this item

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 WDBACW0020HBK-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.

What's Included With This Item

  • WD My Book Essential 2 TB External Hard Drive
  • WD SmartWare Software
  • USB Cable
  • Quick Install Guide
  • WD Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to set up (3) , Easy to use (3) , Large capacity / good size (3)
Best Uses:
Additional storage (3) , Video (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Casual user (2) , Power user (1)

Key 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 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
  • Planet friendly: Designed a small box to minimize waste and used recycled material

Technical Specs

Storage Capacity 2TB
Interface 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
Compatibility Formatted NTFS
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Requires reformatting for Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard
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