Western Digital My Book Desktop External Hard Drive Unbox & Review

Western Digital My Book desktop storage 
external hard drive range offers high  
capacity storage for your photos, 
videos, music, documents and files.
At the time this video was produced, 
Western Digital My Book desktop hard drives  
came in the following storage capacity: 3 TB, 
4 TB, 6 TB, 8 TB, 10 TB, 12 TB and 14 TB.
My Book hard drive is formatted 
to exFAT for out-of-the-box  
compatibility with Windows and Mac.
For Windows, the supported versions are Windows  
10, Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 operating systems.
For Mac, the supported versions are macOS  
High Sierra, Sierra or El Capitan.
The hard disk may require reformatting  
for other operating systems.
Western Digital My Book comes  
with a 3-year limited warranty.
My Book drive package contains a  
desktop hard drive, USB 3.0 cable, AC 
adapter and a quick install guide.
For Windows, it includes WD Discovery Software for 
WD Backup, WD Security and WD Drive Utilities.
For Mac, it includes WD Discovery Software 
for WD Security and WD Drive Utilities.
Let’s look at the physical appearance of the 
desktop drive. This drive is not convenient to  
carry around and is meant to be used on 
a fixed location such as your desktop.
The My Book drive

has a power connector, an 
interface port and a security slot at the back.
The USB 3.0 interface supports 
transfer rates up to 5 Gb/s  
and is backward compatible with USB 2.0.
A USB 2.0 interface supports transfer  
rates up to 480 Mb/s.
To deter theft, the security  
slot accepts standard Kensington security 
cable, which can be purchased separately.
To use the desktop drive, you need to connect 
the AC power adapter and the USB cable.  
Your operating system should automatically 
detect and install the correct drivers for it.
My Book drive is now ready to use as an external 
storage device. You can enhance its capabilities  
by installing the WD software that is on 
the drive which includes WD Discovery,  
WD Backup, WD Security and WD Drive Utilities.
WD Discovery software displays a list of  
connected devices, an option to import 
data from cloud storage or social media,  
software update messages, and a link for 
registering your drive for warranty.
Under WD Discovery Apps tab, there 
are 3 applications included.
WD Backup makes backing up your personal files, 
photos, videos and music simple and easy.
WD Drive Utilities allows you to keep 
your drive performing at its best,  
and includes sleep, health, RAID 
settings, and drive erase features.
WD Security implements password protection 
and the 256-bit hardware data encryption  
capabilities of your supported WD hard drive.
Western Digital is known for its reliability and  
affordable hard drives. If you need large external 
storage capacity with a long 3 years warranty,  
My Book Desktop Storage is an excellent choice.
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