WD My Book Essential - 3TB reviews

40 customer reviews

+ This external hard drive scores high on performance. - It has no outstanding negative points.

£85 – £105 at 4 retailers out of 421 retailers checked

9.2 out of 10 based on 40 reviews.
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Some customer reviews of WD My Book Essential - 3TB

Most helpful reviews

Adrian, Hebburn Likes technology

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Bought as an external drive for an Xbox one

Does the job well, nice and quiet allowing for lots of games to be added to a growing collection

I looked at reviews and this was the fastest and saw it on offer so grabbed it

Can't really say much on reliability yet as haven't had it long enough
Bad points:
Seems to only like being uptight, would have preferred a stand to have it sideways to fit on shelving but that's a minor issue, more personal preference
Overall rating 10.0
Design 9.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 8.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Apr 2016

John, Northampton

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Bought this for use with my Xbox One.
No problems, easy to set up. Large capacity so ideal for me.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Jan 2016

Joan, Sidmouth

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to set up.
Bad points:
No
Overall rating 8.0
Design 8.0
Performance 8.0
Reliability 8.0
Capacity 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Oct 2016

Stephen, knaresbrough

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
easy to use
Bad points:
no
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Jul 2016

Cht, Canary Wharf

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very reliable performance!
Bad points:
Needs more capacity for better value
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Apr 2016

Geoff, Colchester

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
It seems to work, so far. That is all I need, plus reliability, really. I do not need fast transfer as it is for incremental backup in background.
There are several bits of software included, which would help with Cloud backup etc if I needed them.
Good website with clear setting up guides etc.
Bad points:
No indication on the drive as to what model it is or the capacity. WD seem to have a vast number of permutations; store was not fully up to speed on that, but not an easy one.
A lot of software which I did not want being a 'Helpful Herbert' on my Mac, so I reformatted the drive. Need to watch this in case a new OS makes it incompatible?
Overall rating 8.0
Design 5.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Jan 2015

Daniol,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to set up with an Xbox One.
Bad points:
n/a
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 9.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Nov 2015

Also known as: My Book Essential

 

Manufacturer's Description

The 2 TB WD My Book Essential External Hard Drive is perfect for all your everyday backup needs and plays host to super-fast USB 3.0, automatic backup software and hardware encryption.

Rapid transfer rates

This streamlined black My Book Hard Drive has a generous 2 TB storage capacity that gives you all the freedom you need to safely store your personal and vital documents. The Western Digital My Book can store up to 500,000 songs or 400,000 photos.

Compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems, this drive can easily be formatted to suit your needs. Enjoy incredibly fast read and write speeds with USB 3.0 or make the most of backwards compatibility with USB 2.0.

WD’s Windows 8 app ensures this hard drive works especially well with the Windows 8 operating system. Your multimedia library is automatically displayed and conveniently organised so you can easily locate the files you need.

Those with a Dropbox account can also synch the My Book with Cloud storage for extra peace of mind and anywhere file access from all your devices.

Protect what’s important

Another advantage of the Western Digital My Book External Hard Drive is the WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software, which makes safe storage hassle-free.

SmartWare Pro works quietly in the background to help protect your data without draining your PC’s resources and gives you the option between continuous or scheduled backup, so you can protect your data in a way to suit you.

With Acronis True Image WD Edition, your files are backed up on system level so you can restore your device in the event of a system crash or restore files after they have been corrupted or accidently deleted.

This 2 TB Western Digital My Book also boasts password protection and data encryption for added security.

For a durable hard drive with advanced protection for your files, choose the 2 TB WD My Book Essential External Hard Drive.

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