I f you found this review interesting or useful would you vote [YES] below. Furthermore, if you run the included WD Backup Software, you must then use that software to eject the drive before you can unplug. This external hard drive hard drive comes preloaded with WD SmartWare visual backup software, which allows you to backup all your data with just a click of a button. I was optimistic about the western digital backup software, but it does not do a great job so I use Carbon Copy Cloner on my Mac and just windows backup on my PC. You may also like. Windows found the driver and added it to my computer.

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Windows found the driver and added it to my computer. Super fast with USB 3. To my surprise, the drive is actually kinda slow.

We like the form factor, sssential size, and ease of use which has led us to standardize on this drive with clients for backup to disk.

I’m not sure what the spindle speed is, but I would guess it’s probably only rpm. I cannot tell it is storing data or not, how do I access stored data if my main hard drive fails. Does what it promises, good transfers and easy but simple encryption. This external hard drive is great for extending your local storage, as well as creating a backup of all wd my book essential 2tb usb 3.0 important files. Great for online backup to disk See our ‘Backup Hints’ This is a very affordable and capable drive essentisl better by Western Digital’s WD decision to dial-back the previously aggressive software that installed using two 2 lettered drives rather than one.

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I’ve never had to use it, and when I’ve tried, it wx not to do anything. Show More Show Less. Good drive, ok software, nothing to write home.

I was optimistic about the western digital backup software, but it wd my book essential 2tb usb 3.0 not do a great job so I use Carbon Copy Cloner on my Mac and just windows backup on my PC. Samsung Evo Gb 2. I f you found this review interesting or useful would you vote [YES] below.

My Book – External Hard Drive | Western Digital (WD)

Another slight annoyance is the existence of a seemingly non-functional power button on the back. We’re trying to build a reputation on eBay one-person-at-a-time, and we’d like your help to do it! Furthermore, if you run the included WD Backup Software, you must wd my book essential 2tb usb 3.0 use that software to eject the drive before you can unplug.

This is a very affordable and capable drive made better by Western Digital’s WD decision to dial-back the previously aggressive software that installed using two 2 lettered drives rather than one.

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Really, it’s plug and use. We always try to implement backup with multiple drives to accommodate inevitable failures and we’ve found the free ‘Cobian’ backup to be a great tool to make it booi work. However, that is not to say its always slow.

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Essential Product Features Drive Interface. Skip to main content. With Mac and Windows compatibility, this Western Digital hard drive lets you have the choice of using it with the OS of your liking.

Western Digital My Book Essential 2TB External 7200RPM (WDBACW0020HBK) HDD

Samsung EVO gb 2. In addition, I would not recommend this drive to someone who truly wants to use it as a “portable” drive ie plug n play between lots of computers due to the fact that for the drive to run a t full-speed you must load a special driver onto every machine.

Quiet with lots of storage. This external hard drive hard drive comes preloaded with WD SmartWare visual backup software, which allows you to backup all wd my book essential 2tb usb 3.0 data with just a click of a button.

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Perhaps mine is faulty, or perhaps WD had some inane purpose for this button, but decided to leave it as a vestigial feature. Most relevant reviews See all 42 reviews.