Western Digital My Book Essential 3TB,External,7200RPM (WDBACW0030HBK-NESN) HDD
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About this product
- Product DescriptionThere are times when storing information on your computer's internal hard drive is not the best or wisest option. In these situations do not risk overloading your system or losing important data; instead, turn to the Western Digital My Book Essential 3 TB external hard drive. The device is easily connected to your computer or notebook courtesy of USB 2 and USB 3 ports, which will enable you to swiftly transfer information or media such as movies, music, or important pictures. Its 3TB of storage makes it ideal for backing up the data from your computer for safe keeping. Another important feature is that it also allows you to set a password for ensured privacy of your personal files.
- BrandWestern Digital
- ModelMy Book Essential
- Buffer Size32MB
- Hard Drive TypeHDD
- Spindle Speed7200RPM
- InterfaceUSB 2.0,USB 3.0
- Form Factor3.5"
- Height6.7 in.
- Width1.9 in.
- Depth5.5 in.
- Weight2.23 lbs
Most relevant reviews
- solodiver1959Oct 08, 2015by
A excellent upgrade for the Xbox One
This is a good choice for Xbox One gamers. It has room for all your games with room to spare and keep the regular apps on the internal 500gb hard drive, you will not notice any lagging, the data flows normally thru the 3.0 USB, if for some reason the internal hard drive fails all your games and stats will be save in this, Just remember to turn it off after using the Xbox One and turn it on before powering the Xbox One so the drive will last you forever. It has a convenient power on-off switch on the back.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Used
- pyrografix1Dec 10, 2013by
A nightmarish learning experience at the very least...
My comments are strictly about the WD 3TB drive, not the person I purchased it from (who was lightening fast w the delivery! THANK YOU!).
The proprietary software on this WD drive must have some security related features that are fatal to the average user. I put this drive on 2 different computers. BOTH had major problems immediately after adding the WD external drive.
They both had the administrative account profile modified in some way. I was getting a message similar to 'server couldn't execute command' or something like that and I couldn't open ANYTHING. Not 'my computer', any folder, a CD or DVD, a flash drive...I mean NOTHING. I figured out it was my administrative profile by trying to log in as a different user and had access to everything. I ended up disabling the administrative account (the 'hidden' Windows admin account) and re-enabling it. I am still finding things that I have to reapply security settings for admin on but thankfully I didn't lose anything (that I am aware of yet anyways).
I guess I should have known better. The last WD external drive I purchased, within 1 month of purchase, it somehow locked by itself and now I cannot even get it to be recognized. It was a total waste of money and Western Digital has many FAQs related to it from furious buyers like myself but offering no solid way of getting your drive to be unlocked and/or recognized again.
I hope that if I can repeatedly have to deal with corrupt SIDs or profiles, that at least this one won't lock on me.
I am very very disappointed with the decline in quality of WD drives. They used to be my favorite and I recommended them highly. To anyone who buys one of their drives, make certain you have an alternate admin account that you can use to disable and re-enable any account that you back up with.Read full review
- webaspectsApr 22, 2013by
Buy Western Digital Products, you will be happy.
I bought this product cause I am a web developer, and became slightly overwhelmed with some files. So, went hunting for memory.
WD are to me the best external hard drive on the market, especially when you work with Apple products. I like this product because it is easy to partition, reformat, great ware and tear - I have had one of my 350GB since 2006 with constant usage! With the prices of memory getting cheaper and cheaper - great time to invest in the bundles that used to be thousands of dollars.
- clsewebAug 08, 2013by
Great value for the money. Worth every penny.
Product is very decent for the price. I cannot speak for how long it will last, but appears to be decent. NOTE: If you have problems with it being recognized in My Computer, which I ultimately had problems with this. Chances are good it wasn't assigned a drive letter. Do this by doing the following steps.
Windows Vista/7 should be the same steps. I cannot speak for lower versions of windows.
Right click my computer (or Computer) depending on its name, go into Manage. Click the Disk Management tab and look for a disk with 2794.49 GB (or whatever size external you've got) and you may see it has a blank "Volume" which is where the drive letter is stored. Simply right click the external and select "Change Drive Letter and Paths". From there you should be able to figure it out.
This had me stumped for a little bit. Luckily I remembered another external did this to me and so my issue was resolved very quickly.
Design is quite decent on the external and speeds are extremely fast on USB 3. USB 2 are about the same speeds, though I did notice some more consistency on this speed.
Overall worth the money if you need a lot of space as I do. This will be putting me at 15 TB of storage and this ones already down to 31% free so might be picking up another soon.Read full review
- venividivici27Apr 04, 2014by
I learned something in the process and it works.
At first, I did not know what to do when I got this device. I went to My Computer and it did not show up as a drive (unassigned drive letter). I went to Windows, right-clicked on My Computer and clicked Manage, Storage, Disk Management. I selected and then deleted the main section with the 3 tb on it, then ran the simple volume wizard after right-clicking on that 3 tb portion below. I eventually went through the wizard while assigning a drive letter to it and voila!! I can access the drive. It did take a lot of searching online for that answer, but it works for the simple storage I use external drives for.