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WD - My Book 6TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive - Black

Maximize your system storage capacity with this Western Digital My Book external hard drive. Password protection keeps stored files safe, while USB 3.0 connectivity makes data transfers fast and efficient. This 6TB Western Digital My Book external hard drive can even handle full-system saves, and you can schedule automatic backups to protect against information loss.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • WD My Book WDBBGB0060HBK - hard drive
    • USB cable
    • Power adapter
    • Software

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (255 out of 262)

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    Features


    6TB 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.

    *500GB of WD2go® cloud storage PLUS FILERECOVERY® software included FREE! Only @ BBY

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

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    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 262 reviews

    97%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      First desktop large-capacity HDD for backups; cons

      Posted
      EmMg190
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Prefer to also maintain copies of my data backups at home, physically. Bought the new generation WD My Book with 6TB, as I plan ahead for future capacity. Using best practices in cyber-hygiene, my backup drives are never connected to the internet during the backup process, or when accessing files. There is no power down switches or buttons on this drive (also no LEDs to indicate whether it's even on). This is a huge downside to this desktop solution; I read that previous iterations of My Book had power switches. Instead, what has to occur EVERY time I want to connect or disconnect this drive for my use case — I have to completely shut down my CPU, and physically plug both the USB and power cables into the back of the device. Then I turn on the CPU, do what I need to do — then shut down the computer AGAIN — AND AGAIN unplug the USB and power cables from the back. The software that comes with the device only allows you to set an amount of time before it goes to sleep, and, for Windows 10, since it recognizes the devices as a HDD (different from how it identifies the portable WD version; My Passport), you cannot disconnect the device; like you would for an SD card or USB drive. Horrid decision by the engineers to eliminate the power button; makes me wish I bought the previous version of My Book when it was still available in stores. Therefore, rated only at three (3) stars.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Work great on Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

      Posted
      warrior86
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Work great on Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit and detect 5.45 TB capacity from 6 TB. I use program to check all surface test said no bad sectors found. That is great news! I don't need WD software for protection, that is for someone who had children like to mess up files. I'm very happy with 6 TB hard drive and it's really big capacity space should be great for tons of games, movies, videos, pictures, and other important files backup. I would buy again when it get on sale again. Western Digital (WD) is best ever in the world that is what I own every WD hard drives are still stronger and never fail on me so far. WD company is doing great! I'm heard this 6 TB will work fine with Xbox One and PS4. Come in ExFAT format type will work with Xbox One and PS4.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not like previous MyBooks

      Posted
      HPPrinter2007
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I purchased this for more storage space and based on my experience with the last MyBook, but this does not compare to the one I purchased years ago. The drive comes format as exFAT, but required reformatting to NFTS to get the applications (came with) to recognize on my system. The performance is fair (older one is better) and the drive seems to overheat easily; a drive monitor reported it above 110 degree F and as far as I know was sitting idle all day. I think it has to do with the design, the vents (reduced) are on top and bottom with very little room on bottom. When I was putting data on the drive, I could feel the air flow (from the drive spinning) on the bottom holding above my hand, so I don't think there is enough space when sitting on desk for the air to disburse underneath.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Decent drive, poor software, especially for Macs

      Posted
      otrfan84128
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I'll just echo the usual comments about both WD and Seagate. Their drives are okay. I bought this for the warranty, but I am frankly tiring of poorly engineered USB drives that don't last. I don't do anything that stresses them out; they are primarily for archiving media files and running backups. WD's software is atrocious. You get prompted to do firmware updates but you have to disconnect every single external device for the software to be able to find the drive that actually needs the update. SERIOUSLY! This is 2017. What kind of lazy, cruddy coding is that. If the drive lasts, I guess I'd recommend it, but who knows at this point. At least they have a decent warranty, but that's no good if your data is gone.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent easy to use product

      Posted
      Gemer147
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought this for the soul purpose of using it as an external HD for my Playstation 4 console and I couldn't be happier. The set up process was extremely fast and easy, it's durable, and it has a nice sleek design that looks good sitting next to my console on my entertainment stand. The only thing to keep in mind is that once it's set up for your PS4, you can't also use it for your PC at the same time. The HD is formatted to work for one or the other, so if you format it for your PS4, you'll have to reformat it for the PC if you want to use it there, and every time you reformat it; all data stored on it is wiped.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Big Quick Quiet Drive!

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

      I needed a larger drive for a big project and the reviews on this WD 6TB were good so it became one of three top choices. As luck would have it Best Buy chose to put this one on a really good sale just before I made up my mind. I wasn't expecting it to be as quiet and quick as it has been especially when compared to a two year old 4TB Seagate I had been using. No loud clicking & no seeming hesitation at large file drops like I had become accustomed to. So far this has been a really great drive.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good Storage For Larger Files

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

      This is my second 6TB storage device and the price was right, since it was on sale and the larger ones were not. Being a wildlife photographer and newspaper columnist, the pressure is on for a lot of photos and several are large files. This is a good simple way to do it. Everything can be retrieved quickly and they can be stored via several parameters for easy recall.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Drive performs very well using USB 3.0

      Posted
      jmvitner
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I had used WD drives in the past and found that formatting them initially for Mac out of the box was complicated. I was pleasantly surprised that there is a WD utility that did the trick easily. The drive has performed well since then for Time Machine backups. I now have 2 of these defined to Time Machine. I have actually done several restores since and everything just works.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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