WD - My Book for Mac 3TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive - Black

Safely store up to 3TB of data on this WD My Book for Mac external hard drive, which works with Apple® Time Machine to simplify file backup and features password protection and hardware encryption to help protect your documents.

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Quirky Posted by: from: Dallas, TX on The storage capacity is excellent and I got a great price. I bought it because I wanted password protection for my external drive. I encountered some difficulties in the set up process. I could not figure out why the disc icon did not appear on the desktop. You have to unlock the drive and it is a two step process with two different passwords. I am still trying to figure out its patterns, but it seems that every time you restart your computer you have to unlock the drive. I never did figure out how to make it compatible with Time Machine for my Mac. It does not make back ups automatically because of some problem. So I have to drag and back up manually. There was also great confusion at the beginning when I tried to set up Time Machine and it reconfigured my desk top so that I "lost" my screen view. Where it went, I do not know. If the back up is not visible on the desk top it does not make back ups from Time Machine. Overall, this back up drive is much more complicated than it needs to be. I ended up taking it to work and staying with my original back up at home because it was just too hard to figure out.

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

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So Far, So Good and Fast! Posted by: from: on The first thing I noticed with this back up drive was how fast the transfers were. USB3 is no joke! I've only just begun my organizing and storage project, but so far, so good. This drive seems up to the task, and is in no way hindering or slowing down the process. Plenty of speed. Plenty of space.

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Works as advertised! Posted by: from: on This external hard drive was easy to set up and worked great right right out of the box. I will continue to purchase Western Digital for the foreseeable future.

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doing it's job. Posted by: from: on WD My Book for Mac 3TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive is just what we needed. Appears to be working just fine.

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Great hard drive Posted by: from: on WD - My Book for Mac 3TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive was another great buy from Best Buy. This is really a super hard drive and very easy to use and I just like to know that I have my back covered. If anything happens to my lap top and I need to purchase another I just have to plug in my hard drive and I am back.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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A lot of memory for the price Posted by: from: on It works great with Mac/Apple but only compatible with Windows 8 or better so had to get memory stick to transfer other computers

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A great product for the price Posted by: from: Portland Oregon on Doing Digital photography does not take long to fill up hard drives and a need to be able to archive your work is very important and reality today you need 3TB drives or larger and the price on this drive and Best Buys repetition is one reason i purchase from Best buy they stand behind there products and price match. This hard drive has worked out great and terrific speed and performance and a very quiet hard drive which just plain works.

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

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Excellent External Backup Choice Posted by: from: on Western Digital never disappoints. I have several of their external drives and keep going back for more!

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Device Is Fine Setup Was Problematic Posted by: from: Virginia Beach, VA on I own a small portable drive made by WD for Mac and it has proved to be reliable. I needed more storage capacity and bought this drive. I spent a total of about 6 hours over the span of 3 days on the phone with WD support, because the backups kept failing. The tech was only "fairly" knowledgeable, and he was about to give up and send me a new drive. I convinced him that it wasn't the drive, but the security software features of the WD drive. We finally eliminated the security password requirement and the backs work successfully after that. I'm not taking the drive away from my home so I don't think I need the password protection.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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Right drive for the job Posted by: from: Minneapolis, MN on I needed a larger drive for Time Machine, as my previous machine had reached over 90% capacity. The MyBook for Mac is marketed on its box as "fast, seamless Time Machine backup." The issue is that, at least with Yosemtite, as I believe it was for Mavericks, Time Machine requires Mac OS Extended (Case-sentive), whereas the drive is Mac OS Extended (Jornaled). So, even though the drive was a Mac version, I still had to re-partition it.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

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