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WD My Book 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black)

WD My Book 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black)

Item: 265654    Model: WDBFJK0030HBK

WD My Book 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black)
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  • Capacity: 3TB
  • Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
  • Up to 3x faster transfer rates with USB 3.0
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
WD My Book 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black)
 
4.4

(based on 56 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (21)
  • Easy to use (18)
  • Quiet (11)
  • Large capacity / good size (10)
  • Portable (8)

Cons

  • No power switch (4)

Best Uses

  • Additional storage (12)
  • Back-up (12)
  • Photo storage (11)
  • Everyday use (8)
  • Video (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (12), Midrange shopper (8)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (19), Business (5)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Real Review of the WD MyBook 3TB USB 3.0

I recently purchased a WD MyCloud 3TB drive to replace a failing 10 year old Maxtor network drive. Upon transferring the old data to the MyCloud drive, I realized that I needed another hard...Read complete review

I recently purchased a WD MyCloud 3TB drive to replace a failing 10 year old Maxtor network drive. Upon transferring the old data to the MyCloud drive, I realized that I needed another hard drive to serve as a secondary backup to the MyCloud hard drive. I decided the most cost effective solution was to purchase the WD My Book 3TB Hard drive with USB 3.0. This drive connects to the MyCloud Drive via its' USB 3.0 port.

The setup was simple and easy because the MyCloud software recognized the presence of the My Book hard drive and created a new Share folder. (I also turned off public access to the new share folder and only gave myself access using the MyCloud administrator software.)
To create automated backups onto the My Book hard drive, WD provides Acronis backup software, as well as creating Sharepoints via the MyCloud software. A Sharepoint is a snapshot of your data as per a moment in time. The only issue here is that creating a SharePoint for the first time can take days to create. This can be frustrating because, there is a greater potential of data and drive errors to occur. WD please fix this. (Tip: When running a SharePoint, make sure that the automated firmware update option is turned off.) Ongoing SharePoint updates should be completed more quickly, since they are incremental backups and not full backups.

Tip: For those who wish to access the My Book directly, you can use the windows software to map the drive instead.

Overall, I am quite satisfied with both the MyCloud and My Book hard drive solution. Accessing both of these drives is fast. They are both quiet and stay cool to the touch.

Final tip: If you are planning on heavy usage of these drives, purchase a rubber laptop chill mat and place the drives on top of the mat. The airflow will pass thru the drive's vents and keep the controller boards and drives running cooler.

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Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Conflicts with BIOS - PC will not boot

I've spent hours online and on the phone with WD, HP, and Microsoft. No one seems to know why this happens or how to fix it, but it is a KNOWN issue that...Read complete review

I've spent hours online and on the phone with WD, HP, and Microsoft. No one seems to know why this happens or how to fix it, but it is a KNOWN issue that has existed for many years (Google some of the terms in the header, see for yourself).

The problem is that BIOS recognizes the My Book as a bootable drive and hangs up. WD suggests that you remove legacy settings from BIOS, but you can't get to BIOS with the drive attached and when you connect it later, BIOS reverts back to original settings (don't know why, but I found forum references to this dating back to 2007).

The drive seems to work fine if you're willing to attach it after you boot, but if you're working at a desktop with the PC in a compartment that isn't very practical. Probably isn't much of an issue with a laptop.

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3.0

WD My Book

By LnMMedia

from Weldon North Carolina

Verified Buyer
This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about WD My Book 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

I am using it as expansion storage for a MyCloud network storage drive. I have not used it much but to install and get it working was a piece of cake. I have not used any of the extra HD utilities that came on it but I am glad they are there; for instance I have a drive I need to clone.

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5.0

3TB desktop USB external hard drive

By jordan

from south lake tahoe, ca

Verified Buyer

Comments about WD My Book 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

great product. everything you want from a 3TB external hard drive

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5.0

Great value

By Boardwalk

from New Jersey

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This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about WD My Book 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

Great value. meets expectations

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2.0

3-TB MyBook

By Carlos

from Pennsylvania

Verified Buyer

Comments about WD My Book 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

I was told that this is a discontinued product and I can see why. I am very disappointed with the performance of this device. VERY SLOW RESPONSE TIMES. It can take 10 to 15 seconds to open the directory. Or just as long to save a document. If I am accessing it a lot it responds much better but very annoying. I have it plugged USB 3 into a brand new HP Pavilion laptop so there should not be any hardware issues. I never had this problem with my old 1-TB USB 2 MyPassBook.

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4.0

Awesome Device

By Phil

from Fort Worth, TX

This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about WD My Book 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

I bought this device to replace a smaller sized portable hard drive. The transfer was easy and no problem. I would recommend this hard drive to anyone. Plenty of storage for a reasonable price.

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