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Western Digital My Book Essential 2TB USB 2.0/USB 3.0 / 3.5 inch External Hard Drive

WDBACW0020HBK-UESN Western Digital My Book Essential 2TB USB 2.0/USB 3.0 / 3.5 inch External Hard Drive

Released on 29 October 2010

Manufacturer: Western Digital

4.0 out of 5 (3 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Put your digital life on the high capacity My Book Essential external hard drive. Designed to last with both WD quality and reliability plus USB 3.0 connectivity for next-generation speed.

Product 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.*

*Performance may vary based on user's hardware and system configuration.
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 - 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.

*A model with disabled encryption is also available.
Planet friendly - We designed a small box to minimize waste and used recycled material. We encourage you to recycle it.


-Formatted NTFS
-Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
-Requires reformatting for Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard

Package Contents

-External hard drive
-WD SmartWare software
-USB cable
-Quick Install Guide
  • Physical Specifications
  • Interface Dual Compatibility (USB 3.0 and USB 2.0)
  • Physical Dimensions English
  • Height 6.50 Inches
  • Depth 5.3 Inches
  • Metric
  • Height 165 mm
  • Depth 135 mm
  • Electrical Specifications
  • Current Requirements
  • Power Dissipation
  • AC Input Voltage 100-240 VAC
  • AC Input Frequency 47-63 Hz

customer Reviews

 Average rating (3 reviews)

 Added to my Media Server

| | See all ImCal01's reviews (2)

I have over the last few years built a media hub storing all of my cds, dvds and blu-rays discs over 5 harddrives varying in different sizes.

Last November i decided i needed a new harddrive to give me some extra space, so i purchased this, delivered next day with Play.

Setting up was easy because it just plugged straight in my onboard usb3.0 connection.

Copying files over was a lot quicker than my usb2 externals.

USB3.0 is the future and im thinking about just buying USB3.0 now and this drive is excellent.

 Well Done WD

| | See all oldinage's reviews (1)

What a terrific product. Easy to set up and easy to use. I got one for Christmas and had it up and runinng in minutes. The user interface is easy and helps to explain exactly what you're doing.
I would recommend this to anyone, and to prove it, I am now looking to buy at least 2 or 3 more to expand and create a media network.

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