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WD 1TB My Book Essential External Desktop Hard Drive

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  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • Compatible with USB 2.0
  • Up to 5Gbps Transfer Speed
  • WD SmartWare Software
  • Password Protection
  • Sleek Design
  • Formatted NTFS for Windows
  • Mac Compatibility (Reformat Required)

The WD 1TB My Book Essential External Desktop Hard Drive offers high-speed USB 3.0 connectivity with bus transfer speeds up to 5Gbps* for quick access and storage of media files or backup data. Its sleek design and high storage capacity make it a convenient storage solution for desktops. Additionally, the drive features password protection for enhanced privacy and security.

Preformatted with the NTFS file system for use with Windows systems, Mac users can reformat the drive via Disk Utility. The drive comes with the WD SmartWare software suite for data backup management.

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 as little as 3 minutes instead of 13 minutes!

WD Quality Inside and Out

For over 20 years, millions of people worldwide have trusted their data to WD hard drives. WD is successful because they understand the importance of your data: their 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.

Planet Friendly

WD designed a small box that uses recycled material and minimizes waste. You are encouraged to recycle it.

In the Box
  • WD 1TB My Book Essential External Desktop Hard Drive
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • WD SmartWare Software
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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Drive Speed Not Specified by Manufacturer
Buffer Not Specified by Manufacturer
Average Seek Time Not Specified by Manufacturer
Sustained Data Transfer Rate Not Specified by Manufacturer
System Requirements Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6 (Must be reformatted for use with OS X; Works as a USB 2.0 disk when used with OS X) Hardware: USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
Mounting Desktop
Power Requirements AC: 100-240VAC, 47-63Hz
Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature: 41-95°F (5-35°C) Storage Temperature: -4-149°F (-4-65°C)
Dimensions 1.9 x 6.5 x 5.3" (4.8 x 16.5 x 13.5cm)

Packaging Info

Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8 x 7 x 5.4"
WARNING: This product may expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to
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