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

Store important documents with this WD hard drive. Its 3TB capacity lets you store plenty of files, music, photos and videos, while transfer speeds up to 5GB ensure data is transferred quickly. Worry less about losing important photos and schoolwork with the automatic backup software of this WD hard drive.

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Overview

What's Included


  • WD My Book WDBBGB0030HBK - hard drive
  • USB 3.0 cable
  • Power adapter
  • Software

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (481 out of 505)

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Features


3TB storage capacity

Provides ample space for storing documents, photos, music and more.

USB 3.0 interface

Offers an easy-to-use connection to devices. Backward compatible with USB 2.0 for simple connection to your computer.

Data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps with USB 3.0

Enable a rapid response when updating files.

Automatic backup options

Allow you to use compatible software to back up your files to the server.

Password protection and 256-bit AES hardware encryption

Help keep your files secure.

Time Machine compatible

Back up your entire system directly to the drive.

Compatible with Mac and PC

For flexible installation options.

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One year cloud storage & Filerecovery license with included WD Discovery software.

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Customer rating

4.6
96%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    Posted
    Gipper
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    So far so good and no problems to report. The WD Backup is functional, but I had to figure out how to automate the "wake up" in order to do a late night backup. It would be nice if that was automatic. I like it that it stops spinning when not actively in use - why wear it out? I also wish there was a way to know what the files that it won't back up really are. There's a list of files that the software won't back up, and it makes sense, but still it would be good to know. Just do a search for them, right? That doesn't work, so they probably are protected files. Doesn't make me confident that the operating system is truly backed up. I partition my hard drive and put data on one drive, and OS on the other, and WD does show that both are backed up. Regardless, I will soon do an image of the operating system to make sure that I have a solid recovery capability of at least some point in time. Win 7 Pro on a Dell workstation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Backup Drive

    Posted
    RPIN
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is a well priced 3TB back up drive. The USB 3 interface is way faster than the previous USB 2. On the wish list is that Western Digital would report the drive's RPM which is related to writing speed. I would have preferred a drive with 7200 RPM. The other negative comment is that the drive is formatted so that it is compatable with both MAC and Windows systems. This might seem like a good thing but in the Windows world, it means you can't use Window's imaging software to image your drive without reformatting it. This would take a lot of hours! To create a backup image in Win10, you have to download a copy of Acronis True Image from Western Digital's website (which is free). This is good software and easy to use, but it is different. This is not made clear on the box though. The other noticeable thing from previous WD backup drives is the lack of an access indicator light. You don't know when the drive is being written too or when it is in sleep mode. Not a big deal but I would have preferred and indicator LED.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Watch for Boot Issues

    Posted
    bobd
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Like some others, my Windows 7 computer would not boot up after a plug-and-play installation of this hard drive. I tried various fixes suggested online, but the only one that worked was the Western Digital recommendation to re-format the drive using the NTFS format instead of the exFAT format in which the drive is pre-formatted by WD. So, check this out before you save anything on the drive, since a reformat will erase all the data on the drive. And make sure you save the WD software that comes with the drive. If you recopy it onto the drive after reformatting, perhaps the WD Smartware will recognize the drive as a WD drive. I erased that software during the reformat, and so Smartware doesn't see the drive anymore. So I decided to use the Windows 7 backup program instead of WD's program. Otherwise, the drive seems to function well, now that I've resolved the no-boot issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    WD Great Brand, But!

    Posted
    AZSUE
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    My old external hard drive (another brand) failed. So I had to purchase another one. I spoke to a sales associate at Best Buy and discussed that I needed a new hard drive to back-up my computer. He said this one is really good for what I need. It has more than enough room. So, I made my purchase. However, when I originally purchased this my idea was for it to over ride my previous back-up just like the one I had. It doesn't do that! After purchasing this and after 5 months. There isn't enough room left on this 3.0 hard drive. After contacting the company they informed me that this isn't the right one for what I wanted. WD customer service is great and I am in the process of purchasing the one I need. Other than the above, it is a good product, but make sure you do your research before purchasing an external hard drive! Lesson learned......

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    clunky

    Posted
    GrandpaRich
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Installation instructions not very good. Device did not respond as indicated in the instructions. Doesn't work well with Windows 10 which ought to be a no-brainer. It causes my 6 year old HP desk top with Win 10 to try to reboot but it just hangs up and I have to disconnect the drive to get it to restart. Their help desk has been responsive but not very helpful. Their solution is for me to change something in the bios. No way. It works reasonably well with my newer HP laptop but the software seems clunky. It doesn't automatically backup all users. You have to futz around the settings to get it to do so. It would be nice if I could just leave it connected to my desktop but I can't.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what I need it to

    Posted
    ReeseR
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This does exactly what I need it to do. Something sort of a long term storage without having to store so many things on there that are too important if that make sense. The only reason for four stars is because, while this is on, if you turn your computer on (or in my case my computer can't speak for everyone else) your computer will not boot up. I've tried changing the settings in the bios and see if that would make a difference but it hasn't. I have to have it off first and then turn my computer on and then turn it on to get it to work. It's kind of annoying but besides that little blip for me, I would definitely recommend this to someone looking for a HDD.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Hard drive writes fast but causes usb conflict.

    Posted
    promed91
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This hard drive writes very fast and works well when there is no conflict going on. I have had four occurrences where the computer will not work and I only have a black screen, even after reboot. One time I even disassembled the computer and changed the power supply trying to troubleshoot. Though the motherboard was going bad and then I unplugged the USB for this hard drive and then everything worked again. Seems to work for a while after plugging back in but continues to cause a conflict. I have used different ports on the back, top, and front of the PC.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works fine but only 2year warranty, not 3 as shown

    Posted
    Tinks
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is a good drive, its quick and quiet, my only gripe is that I bought from Best Buy because its listed as having a 3 year Parts and Labor Warranty, other retailers said only 2 year, so although I could have bought it cheaper elsewhere, I decided that was worth paying the extra for. Now I've just noticed that on the box and the paperwork inside it says only 2 year warranty. Though I'm quite happy with the drive itself I just feel I've been conned, leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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