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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)
4.5stars
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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 68 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

87%

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.

VS

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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5.0

WD My Book 3TB

By Denise Brown

from Seattle

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):

A sales associate at the local Staples recommended this. I had a coupon for an online purchase so opted to go that route. After receiving the product I had difficulty installing the drive since I was connecting it to a Mac. The drive says it's compatible but there's some formatting that's required. The tech support offered by WD is outstanding. Had I known, they may have been able to solve my dilemman with our faulty WD External hard drive that the 3TB replaced. I wouldn't hesitate for a minute to purchase a WD. I feel confident that if/when I run into problems, I could contact their support line & they would walk me through every possible trouble shoot option to reach a solution.

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1.0

Incompatible with Windows 7

By Mike

from Coventry, CT

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 purchased this external hard drive (WD My Book 3TB) to use to back up my Dell desktop running Windows 7 (68 bit). Unfortunately, as I discovered, all attempts to run the Windows system backup failed because of some sort of interface problem. This drive is apparently not compatible with this computer and/or the Windows software.
What bothers me the most is that the "My Book" is clearly labeled as compatible with these systems and software. So, I find that I have spent in excess of one hundred dollars, and a lot of hours, for a backup storage device that I cannot use. Not my idea of fair marketing by Western Digital or Staples.

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5.0

WD MyBook 3TB

By Scena

from Maryland

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 found this external drive very easy to install. The software self extracted and I didn't have to do anything other than plug it up. I am impressed with the speed and the capacity.

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5.0

WD My Book 3TB

By Greg Fray

from Trumbull, CT

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 had a 1 TB portable external hard drive that I managed to fill up faster than I thought I would. So when I went to Staples I discovered that things had changed and there were NEW products on the market for computer back up and storage. I was confused as to what was best and one of the sales people helped me to decide on this particular external hard drive. It was really easy to set up and get it started. I would recommend it to anyone who is in the market for an external hard drive with 3 TB of storage. Plus it backs up my computer with out any fuss automatically or when I want it.

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5.0

WD My Book 3TB. External Hard Drive

By External Hard Drive

from Rolla, Mo 65401

Verified Buyer

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

I don't know how to rate this idea, I hooked up and he blue light is on, so I hope it is working I other backup had not been working since 2012 and I didn't know it, the light was on, so I thought everything was OK. A friend looked at my computer and he said you Book F is full. So I learned to keep a eye out for Book F. Learn something every day. Sheila

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