WD - My Book 8TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive - Black

Free up space on your computer with help from this 8TB Western Digital My Book external hard drive. Quick transfer rates move information three times faster than traditional hard drives, and the local and cloud backup prevents data loss. This Western Digital My Book external hard drive has universal connections to ensure compatibility with 3.0 and 2.0 USB devices.

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Overview

What's Included


  • WD My Book WDBBGB0080HBK - hard drive
  • USB cable
  • Power adapter
  • Software

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (435 out of 458)

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Features


8TB 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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Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars with 457 reviews

95%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lots of space

    Posted
    Nc12surfer
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I bought this external hard drive to expand the memory on my PS4 and it works great

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Faster than the seagate equivalent!

    Posted
    AlexLA
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Too bad it lacks an access LED, but this uses WD blue drives inside, which perform much better than the archive level drives used by seagate. I own now 6 of these and they all perform well so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great drive, plenty of room

    Posted
    BBFan
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Easy to install hard drive with lots of storage. One note of caution: format it as NTFS before loading data if using with a Windows system. It came formatted as exFAT which stopped my system from booting while it was connected. You can not convert this drive to NTFS without destroying the data on it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Stopped Working after 8 Months & Can’t Access Data

    Posted
    ARenee
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I purchased this 8TB External Hard Drive being that I have a WD MyBook 4TB. However, after only 8 months, my drive will no longer pull up or let me access my files! I can with other externals so I know it’s not my computer or cords etc... I am EXTREMELY upset about all of the time I spent transferring data to this new drive and for it to now be useless:(

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Dead in 3 weeks

    Posted
    PhotoDude
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Drive worked perfectly we had it on a high-end surge protector so we are not sure what killed it. Frankly it's a 8 TB mechanical disk it's going to have a high rate of failure. My suggestion would be to get the MyBook Duo same manufacturer more expensive but it's 2 x 4 TB disks and seems to be more stable. We are returning our now deak book after transferring 3.7 TB of data to it and picking up a second My Book Duo.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice drive.

    Posted
    SGD76
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I don't know why the redesigned the case the new design is a scratch magnet. The drive itself is fast at transferring data over USB. If I had one complaint about the drive is the spin up for sleep and at times seem to be excessive taking about 10 seconds to be ready.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    An Average Hard Drive

    Posted
    David
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought this hard drive as my existing NAS drive started to fail. I needed lots of space for the years of family videos I had on file so the 8TB was perfect. It was a very easy setup - just plug into my Windows 10 Laptop and it works. However, the drive is formatted so that it also supports the Apple OS. As a result, my online backup service (begins with a "C" and rhymes with Kryptonite) did not recognize the drive. I had to reformat the drive to NTFS. Simple to do but I probably voided the warranty and it was a good learning lesson for future purchases. There is another drawback to this drive - it's constantly processing even though there is no activity between it and the laptop. This results in a clicking/vibration which gets annoying. Overall, it's a lot of space for a good price, but I recommend shopping around and/or purchasing a SSD depending on your need.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Large but Loud

    Posted
    Zett
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    While this drive has the capacity I was looking for, it is the loudest hard drive I have owned since the 1990's. I am using this on a MAC and with Carbon Cloner backup software. Although CC says there are read errors, MAC First Aid says the drive is fine. Time will tell. One of the reasons I bought this drive over the Seagate is I had two 4TB Seagates and one of the went bad right after the warranty was up and the other, while I have had issues on the MAC with it, is still working. Hope I made the right choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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