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Put your digital life on the sleek, high capacity My Book® Essential™ external hard drive. With WD quality and USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connectivity, this drive is designed for today with tomorrow in mind. Visual backup software and password protection with hardware encryption ensure your data is protected. Lightweight and easy to carry, this drive is ideal for fast storage to go.
Free up precious space on your hard drive with the My Book external storage drive by Western Digital. One TB of storage space provides ample room for your reports, presentations, and more. You can also conveniently stream media that's on the drive through your television. Thanks to the USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 connections, you'll have no trouble using the My Book drive with your existing devices and with any upgrades you acquire in the future. Fast data transfers and high-level encryption guarantee a rich streaming experience while keeping your files secure at all times.
At less than 3 lbs, the My Book Essential external drive's lightweight, compact body makes it a practical option for portable storag. With an included USB cable and plug-and-play software, this user-friendly drive is ready for use in minutes when paired with compatible operating systems. The drive has a sleek, upright design that takes up minimal space, making it easy to store on shelves and media desks.
High-Speed Data Transfer
Enjoy versatility with this hard drive's USB 2.0 and 3.0 capabilities. Depending on your computer, USB 3.0 can let it simultaneously read and write data up to three times faster than the 2.0 standard. Compatibility with both standards ensures that you can connect the external drive to a wide range of older and updated devices, allowing you to avoid costly upgrades.
Automatic Data Backup
Run the Western Digital SmartWare application once, and it automatically creates a backup of your files each time you add or alter data. It also lets you view virtual reports of file scans and backups, use diagnostics tools, and customize power settings. The built-in restore feature allows you to access mistakenly deleted files, so you'll never have to worry about losing important data.
Avoid unauthorized access with secure encryption settings that protect private data. You can adjust security settings to fit your needs and add password protection for extra defense.
CompatibilityWindows XP, Windows Vista, & Windows 7 (formatted NTFS)
What's in the Box:External hard driveWD SmartWare software