WD My Book Desktop External Hard Drive 10TB
- Auto backup with included WD Backup software and Time Machine compatibility
- Password protection with hardware encryption
- Trusted storage built with WD reliability
- USB 3.0 port; USB 2.0 compatible
- 3-year manufacturer's limited warranty
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The My Book drive is trusted desktop storage designed to complement your personal style with a massive amount of space to store your photos, videos, music and documents. Equipped with social media and cloud storage import, password protection and perfectly paired with WD BackupTM or Time MachineTM, My Book desktop storage helps keep your files safe.
- Auto backup with WD Backup software for Windows; Apple Time Time Machine-compatible for Mac
- Password protection with hardware encryption
- Easy and ready to use out of the box
- Reimagined design
- Up to 10TB capacity
- Trusted drive built with WD reliability
- Universal connectivity
Complete Backup, Time Machine-Compatible
Equipped with WD Backup software for Windows and Apple Time Machine compatibility for Mac, the My Book desktop hard drive can back up your photos, videos, music and documents. The My Book desktop hard drive also works great with Acronis True Image WD Edition software to schedule full system backups.
Password Protection with Hardware Encryption
With built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption with WD Security software, you can set your own personalized password to help keep your content private and safe.
Easy to Use
Ready to use out of the box, start transferring files, saving memories and backing up. WD Backup and WD Security software are included to help protect your data. The My Book drive is also compatible with Apple Time Machine.
The compact design of the My Book drive exudes a confidence reflective of its reliability. With up to 8TB of storage capacity, you can trust your My Book drive to be the home of your digital life.
With up to 8TB of capacity, there’s plenty of room to save the massive amounts of photos, videos, and music you love, plus your important documents.
WD Quality Inside and Out
Millions of people around the world trust their data to the My Book desktop hard drive. Designed to meet WD’s demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance and long-term reliability, we stand by the trusted My Book desktop storage.
|My Book||My Book Duo|
|Capacity||Up to 10TB||Up to 20TB|
|Backup Software||WD Backup and downloadable Acronis True Image WD Edition for Windows. Apple Time Machine compatible||WD Discovery software for WD Backup, WD Security and WD Drive Utilities|
|Dropbox cloud service||✓with WD Backup for Windows||✓with WD Backup for Windows|
|Password protection & hardware encryption||✓256-bit AES Hardware Encryption||✓256-bit AES Hardware Encryption|
|Interface||USB 3.0, USB 2.0||USB 3.1 Gen 1-ready, USB 3.0 compatibility, 2x USB 3.0 hub ports|
|Type of drives||WD quality drives||WD Red drives|
|Number of drives||1||2|
|RAID Modes||N/A||RAID-0 (Default, Fast) Raid-1 (Mirrored) JBOD|
|Compatibility||Windows Ready (Reformatting required for Mac)||Windows Ready (Reformatting required for Mac)|
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The clicking is comparable to louder desktop and NAS HGST drives on the noisy end of the scale. That I’m not even complaining about.
This drive has a constant humming from the rotation that is awful in the living room for movies.
This is worse than a WD Black put in an enclosure which are normally louder.
This is louder than my previous 3tb WD USB, 6tb Seagate USB and NAS with two drives combined.
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SPEED: The drive is faster than I expected. It took about 1 day to copy 5.14 TB to it via USB 3. Those were mostly music files 3MB to 60mb plus some videos. I did not time it or watch it closely. You can easily play movies or music from this drive without skipping.
HEAT: the drive did NOT get hot. Not even very warm while chugging away for almost a whole day relentlessly copying over 5 TB of data. The drive has vents on the 2 ends. You are supposed to put the vent side up, so the heat can exit. That means the drive will be standing on end, which is probably not how you were going to place it. There are rubber feet on the other end. I suspect that the people who said this drive runs hot did not stand the drive up as intended. You can not stack these drives, but you could stand several next to each other.
ENCRYPTION: There is NONE. That is GREAT news. I had heard that the drive was married to the case by hardware encryption. Without getting in to the reasons why that is a terrible idea, I'll just say that we don't have to talk about encryption here, because there is isn't any and that is fine. Before doing anything else, we reformatted as HFS+ for Mac, then copied over 5 TB of data.
I can tell you that if you remove the drive from the plastic case and pop it into a SATA "toaster" or other external sata case it works. The data is still there and useful. Yay! There are a lot of reviews saying that the drive will not work if removed from the case (unless reformatted), but I'm telling you it does work & all data is preserved. Maybe they did not reformat before starting a or maybe they have the dual-drive raid version. This means that if the case ever fails, you CAN put the drive into a different case & run with it as is. Great news!
NOISE: there is some vibration when the drive is running. A very low hum. It may or may not bother you There is no fan. The case has rubber mounts & rubber feet which help dampen the vibration. There is some minor vibration while running in the factory case, and also when running in a NewerTech "toaster". Neither vibrations are objectionable unless maybe you are in a recording studio.
CONNECTOR: USB 3 micro B. Just one.
POWER ADAPTER: is rated at 12v dc 1.5 A. Does not block multiple outlets in use, but it does protrude to the side. There may be a ferrite bead around the cord, near the end.
WHATS INSIDE THE PACKAGE: The drive, a warranty statement, USB to USB 3 micro b cable and power cable. Some packaging and a Need Help? card directing you to support.wd.com/contact No software is included, unless it was on the drive, which came formatted as ExFAT, but we reformatted it to HFS+ which is normal for Mac.
NO ACTIVITY LIGHT: I can hardly believe WD cheaped out by not providing an activity light. Weird, I wish it had one, but for the price/performance I'm not going to change my rating.
NO POWER SWITCH. No big deal. There is a wall-wart which isn't that bad. Does not hog more than 1 power outlet.
WHAT"S INSIDE the case: a single 8 TB WD drive (128MB cache) and a small triangular SATA to USB 3 board. (opening the plastic case is tricky! See how to on youtube & make sure you are looking at late 2016 or after. the case tabs are U shaped, pointing back at you. Very unusual & you are certain to break some tabs off. There are 3 tabs on one side, and 2 tabs on the other side of the same end. The feet end does not have actual tabs. Several credit cards, then Torx 10 and Phillips 2). Drive has a large white sticker. Model WD80EZZX. Rated at 5V 440mA, 12V 550mA DC. No jumper pins and no place for them. The bare drive feels pretty heavy compared to lower capacity drives. No software was included unless it was on the disk, which we ignored and reformatted for Mac.
All in all, I'm happy with this drive so far. At current price it is a real value and seems faster than a 'back up drive'. I'll update this review if my opinion changes, but this 8TB single drive is a Buy.
I ran the WD Diagnostics and it hangs at 10%. I then ran WD Lifeguard short test, and it failed that test, with error Checkpoint =97 did not complete smart test. However, the smart test by itself is OK.
My computer also rebooted doing these tests.
Will do some further tests and I contacted WD, but looks like this is going back.
2 hours on the phone w/ 3 different WD support techs with such strong Indian accents that they were unintelligible. 2 levels of tech engineers & they could not fix it even with remote access. Multiple WD SW installs, uninstalls, reinstalls = terrible SW & Support