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WD My Book
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WD My Book

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Overview:

Complete Backup and Security

Secure your precious memories on My Book desktop storage. This USB 3.0 drive is optimized for the fastest possible data transfer rates and features complete protection for your files. WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software protects your precious memories, while Acronis® True Image WD Edition helps ensure the security of all the information on your PC. Password protection with hardware encryption keeps your private stuff private.

Complete backup for peace of mind.

Complete backup for peace of mind.
My Book offers complete backup options with WD SmartWare Pro software for local and cloud backup and Acronis True Image WD Edition software for system level backup.

Keep your private stuff private.

Keep your private stuff private.
Gain peace of mind knowing that your data is protected from unauthorized access with password protection and hardware encryption.

Works great with Windows 8.

Works great with Windows 8.
WD's Windows 8 app makes it easy to discover the digital media stored on your My Book drive with your Windows 8 computer. Your content is automatically displayed and organized so you can easily locate and enjoy your photos, videos and music.

Local and cloud backup
WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software lets you choose when and where you back up your files.

  • Choose scheduled backup to back up your files on the schedule that fits your needs.
  • Choose automatic, continuous backup to make a second copy of your files as they are added or changed and saved.
  • Use your Dropbox™ account to back up your files to the cloud.

Dropbox account is required for cloud backup. Cloud services may be changed, terminated or interrupted at any time and may vary by country.

Up to 3x faster transfer rates
My Book desktop storage is optimized for the fastest possible data transfer rates. Connect this drive to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port to access and save files up to 3x faster than with USB 2.0.

Universal connectivity
With this drive you get compatibility with the latest USB 3.0 devices and backward compatibility with USB 2.0 devices as well.

System-level backup
Acronis True Image WD Edition is an integrated software suite that helps secure all the information on your PC. With it you can back up your files on a system level, including your operating system, securely delete confidential data, restore backed up data quickly and restore your system should your computer crash. It's the perfect complement to the file level backup of WD SmartWare Pro.

Secure your files
WD Security™ utility allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to help keep your private stuff private.

WD Drive Utilities™ software
Register your drive, set drive timer, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities.

Works great with Windows 8
With WD's Windows 8 app, it's easy to discover the digital media stored on your My Book drive with your Windows 8 computer. Your content is automatically displayed and organized so you can easily locate and enjoy your photos, videos and music.

WD quality inside and out
We know your data is important to you. So we build the drive inside to our demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance and long-term reliability. Then, we protect the drive with a durable enclosure designed for beauty.

Features:


Ultra-fast transfer rates

My Book desktop storage is optimized for the best possible data transfer rates. Connect this drive to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port to save and access files up to 3x faster than with USB 2.0.

Ultra-fast transfer rates

System-level backup

Acronis True Image WD Edition is an integrated software suite that ensures security of all information on your PC. It can back up the entire disk drive or selected partitions, including your operating system, applications, settings and all of your data. You can also use the software to securely delete any confidential data you no longer need.

Acronis

Universal connectivity

With this drive you get connectivity with the latest USB 3.0 devices as well as backward compatibility with USB 2.0 devices. (USB 3.0 cable included.)

USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility.

WD quality

WD quality inside and out.

We know your data is important to you. So we build the drive inside to our demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance and long-term reliability. Then, we protect the drive with a durable enclosure designed for beauty.

Automatic backup software

WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software works quietly in the background to help protect your data using minimal PC resources. Select automatic continuous backup to instantly create a second copy of your files. Or select the scheduled backup option to back up your files on your schedule and take control of your backup.

Automatic backup software

Local and cloud backup

WD SmartWare Pro lets you choose. Back up your files to your My Book drive or back up your files to the cloud using your Dropbox™ account.* You can also back up files from your Dropbox account to your My Book drive for extra protection.

Local and cloud backup

Massive capacity

With up to 6 TB capacity, there's plenty of room to store and protect your precious memories and important files.

WD Security

Secure your files

Use WD Security to set password protection and hardware encryption. Gain peace of mind knowing that your data is protected from unauthorized access.

Complete Backup:

Backup solutions to help keep your digital world safe.

Your computer is full of your precious memories, favorite music, video downloads and important personal files. But if you aren't backing up regularly, you're just one system crash or computer virus away from losing it all. WD provides a complete backup solution with My Book, by including WD Smartware Pro software for your file backup needs and Acronis True Image WD Edition software for system-level backup.

WD SmartWare Pro for personal file backup

Your computer's hard drive is full of your family photos, favorite music, video downloads and important personal files. WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software offers an easy way to schedule backups and protect your important files. With a variety of backup options, WD SmartWare Pro fits into anyone's busy schedule.

How do you want to back up?

Everyone likes to organize their files a little differently and with WD SmartWare you can pick the backup method that works for you. File backup lets you choose just the files and folders that you want to protect or you can back up your files based on category like photos, music and videos.

How do you want to back up?

Where do you want to back up?

When you upgrade to WD SmartWare Pro, you can back up to your local external hard drive or to the cloud using your Dropbox* account. For double-safe protection, you can also back up the files in your Dropbox account to your local external hard drive.

Where do you want to back up?

* Dropbox account required for cloud backup. Cloud services may be changed, terminated or interrupted at any time and may vary by country.

When do you want to back up?

Some people want their files instantly backed up while others prefer to only have backup running when they are not using the computer. With WD SmartWare, you can pick between automatic, continuous backup or schedule the day, time and frequency of your backup.

When do you want to back up?

Back up to any external USB drive.

When you upgrade to WD SmartWare Pro, you can back up your computer to any external hard drive whether that drive is from WD or from a third party.

Back up to any external USB drive.


It's easy to bring back lost files.

If you ever accidentally delete an important file or need to get an earlier version of a file, WD SmartWare helps you retrieve the file in seconds with the easy-to-use retrieve interface. WD SmartWare maintains the file structure that you have set up on your computer so it's easy to locate the file once you have retrieved it.

Visual interface shows backup progress.

WD SmartWare features a visual interface with gauges that display how much data you have to be backed up in each category. And as your backup progresses the gauges change color, showing you the backup as it happens.

Acronis True Image WD Edition for system-level backup
Acronis True Image WD Edition for system-level backup

Acronis True Image WD Edition software ensures the security of all of the information on your PC. With it, you can back up the operating system, applications, settings and all of your data. You can back up the entire system disk drive or selected partitions.

Back up system files before upgrading your OS

When you're ready to upgrade your operating system, back up your system files using Acronis so that you can quickly reinstall the necessary files to be up and running quickly. If anything goes wrong with your upgrade, you can easily revert back to the previous OS.

Disaster recovery

Disaster recovery

Your computer will eventually crash. And because of this it's crucial that you take steps to prevent a complete loss of data. Use Acronis True Image WD Edition to back up your critical system files to your My Book drive. the Acronis software provides you with all the essen tial tools to recover your computer system should you lose data, accidentally delete critical files or folders, or suffer a complete hard disk crash.



Supported Operating systems

Acronis True Image WD Edition software is compatible with the following Windows operating systems:

  • Windows XP SP3
  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2
  • Windows Vista SP2 (all editions)
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8

Protect your precious memories and important filesWhat's your backup plan?:

Protect your precious memories and important files

You've taken the time to create it or capture it — everything that matters to you, from financial to sentimental. But you're just one system error, one spilled latte, one stolen backpack away from losing it all.

If it matters to you, make a second copy!

Like a jet plane with more than one engine you need a backup. If your files are backed up and an important file is lost, you can relax because you have a copy.

Make it automatic. Set it and forget it.

You don't have to think about backup everyday if you use automatic backup software that does the work for you.WD offers WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software that makes it easy to back up your important files on your schedule. With WD SmartWare Pro you can select one or both of the following two options:

  • Automatic, continuous backup to back up files as soon as they are added or changed and saved
  • Scheduled backup that allows you to pick the time, day and frequency that you back up your files.

Make it automatic. Set it and forget it.

Upgrade to WD SmartWare Pro!

Upgrade to WD SmartWare Pro for even more backup options. WD SmartWare Pro allows users to back up files to their Dropbox account or even to a non-WD external hard drive.

Upgrade to WD SmartWare Pro!

* Dropbox account required for cloud backup. Cloud services may be changed, terminated or interrupted at any time and may vary by country.

Be selective

Protect the files you create yourself whether they are text documents, e-mail messages, pictures, music, videos or game saves. If you made them, you want to save them and keep them nearby.

You don't have to back up your entire system – a time consuming task that duplicates the issues you've built up over time on your hard drive. If your system fails, use the original copies of your software programs and reinstall your operating system to get a fresh start.

Protect the files you create yourself whether they are text documents, e-mail messages, pictures, music, videos or game saves.

Back up to an external drive.

You can back up to CDs or DVDs, but this is a slow, manual process. And contrary to popular belief, most CDs and DVDs are not permanent. Low-priced CDRs may not be readable in as few as two years and thumb drives are small, lower capacities, and easy to lose.

The best backup medium is an external hard drive. It takes stacks of CDs or DVDs and handfuls of thumb drives to back up all the data that could be stored on a single external hard drive. WD SmartWare Pro makes it easy to back up to an external hard drive. High-capacity external drives are fast and allow you to keep all your backed up data in one place. For extra safety, get a two-drive external storage system and dedicate half the capacity for mirroring to automatically and instantaneously back up your backup every time. WD's external hard drives are sleek, stylish, made for your grab-and-go lifestyle and most come with our easy-to-use backup software... so let WD be your backup plan!

Back up to an external drive.

Specifications:

My Book Dimension

Model # Interface Capacity Operating System
WDBFJK0080HBK USB 3.0 (USB 2.0) 8 TB Windows/Mac
WDBFJK0060HBK USB 3.0 (USB 2.0) 6 TB Windows/Mac
WDBFJK0040HBK USB 3.0 (USB 2.0) 4 TB Windows/Mac
WDBFJK0030HBK USB 3.0 (USB 2.0) 3 TB Windows/Mac
WDBFJK0020HBK USB 3.0 (USB 2.0) 2 TB Windows/Mac

Compatibility

  • Formatted NTFS
  • Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7
  • May require reformatting for other operating systems
  • Note: Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration and operating system

Package Includes

  • Desktop hard drive
  • USB cable
  • AC adapter
  • WD backup software
  • Quick Install Guide

Drive Views:

Front View
Front View

Rear View
Rear View
Left Angle View
Left Angle View
Package
Package

Documentation:

Download the WD My Book Datasheet (PDF).