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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)
 
4.2

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 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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5.0

WD Hard Drives are the most reliable

By Tigercu

from Mooresville, NC

Verified Buyer

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

I have used several different brands of had drives over the years. The best and most reliable is a Western Digital hard drive.

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4.0

Good Product

By 2dk

from davenport

Verified Buyer

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

Easy to use and holds a huge amount of data. Purchased as a backup system for photo storage

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3.0

Not what I thought it was

By Ben

from Brevard county FL

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 unit to be used as a portable Hard Drive for what ever I wanted to put on it. It seems that to do this I had to wipe it clean and finally got it doing what I want it to, not what the designers designed it for. I now have a portable HD that I can use anywhere, with about 2.7 TB of storage space. Insturction from web site are well, put it this way, they were designed by engineers making an auto every thing they thought you wanted for Back up. I am 76 years old and have been doing things a little different for most of my life. I like to set my files up like i want to. Now I can.

I think it is going to be an asset, but before I buy another, I will verify what it was designed to do. I do not want the "cloud" as it does not exist in the sky, it is a remote thing here on the earth and subject to someone finding a way to cause problems,just because they can have a laugh or what ever.

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5.0

I LOVE the space!

By MrsHoek

from Virginia

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):

This is my 3rd or 4th Western Digital MyBook external drive, and I have been very pleased with them. I remember when I didn't know how I would ever fill up 3 GB of space, but now 3 TB seems just right! I am using this for backup and long-term storage, so it gets accessed only now and then. I have another WD that is always plugged in to my laptop as overflow storage, and is used on almost a daily basis. So far, that one has lasted over 3 years without any problems, so I have high hopes that this one will also prove to be reliable and long-lived.

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5.0

Total Value for the Price

By oakbluffsMV

from Martha's Vineyard

Verified Buyer

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

This 3 TB hard drive is well worth the minimal investment. It is easy to use and has terrific capacity. As a professional photographer, I am in need for a dependable external storage source to store, sort and edit the many images I shoot on my long distant travels. The WD My Book Hard Drive has become my primary storage and back up device for my images. It will likely hold up to 3 years of my work and takes up very little space in my hard drive archives.
As time goes on, space becomes more essential while the cost of space becomes less expensive. Thus Hard Drive will provide me with the comfort I need to wait a few years before considering upgrading again.

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