WD My Book Essential 4TB WDBACW0040HBK reviews

7 customer reviews

This external hard drive is a good all rounder.

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8.6 out of 10 based on 7 reviews.
4000GB Storage, USB 3.0 See full product description

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Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great disk, my second as I liked the first so much. Great storage for the price, you can't beat it. It's reliable and I have used it to edit video in ProRes format without any slowdown issues.
Bad points:
None that I can think of.
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: 24 Jun 2013

Muhammed, west brimwich

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
vey good
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Mar 2013


Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy setup, plug in and go. Ready with NTFS file system.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Design 7.0
Performance 8.0
Reliability 9.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Jun 2013

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 4000
Interface USB 3.0
Interface USB 2.0

Manufacturer's Description

The My Book external drive is an elegant, high-capacity storage solution for all the chapters of your digital life. Our latest edition now features visual, easy-to-use, automatic, continuous backup software and drive lock security protection.

With this single drive you get compatibility with your USB 2.0 devices today and the ultra-fast speed of USB 3.0 when you’re ready to step up to the next generation.

When connected to a USB 3.0 port, My Book lets you access and save files with blazing speed. Reduce transfer time by up to 3 times when compared to USB 2.0 transfer rates.

WD SmartWare automatic backup software offers an easy way to back up and protect your important files. With a variety of backup options, WD SmartWare fits into anyone’s busy life.

This versatile, flexible software comes pre-loaded on select WD drives. Users can upgrade to WD SmartWare Pro to take advantage of the cloud backup feature or to install on a WD drive without WD SmartWare or a non-WD drive.

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