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Product Information for Western Digital My Book 4 TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive with Security, Local and Cloud Backup
Highlights for Western Digital My Book 4 TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive with Security, Local and Cloud Backup
Ultra-fast transfer rates
My Book desktop storage is optimized for the best possible data transfer rates. Connect this drive to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port to save and access files up to 3x faster than with USB 2.0.
Acronis® True Image WD Edition is an integrated software suite that ensures security of all information on your PC. It can back up the entire disk drive or selected partitions, including your operating system, applications, settings and all of your data. You can also use the software to securely delete any confidential data you no longer need.
- My Book 4TB
- USB Cable
- AC Adapter
- Quick Install Guide
System RequirementsOperating System(s):
- Windows XP
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7
- Windows 8
- Mac OS X 10.6.5 or later
Network & Communication
Management & Protocols
- WD SmartWare
- Acronis True Image WD Edition
Learn More About Western Digital My Book 4 TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive with Security, Local and Cloud Backup
Complete backup for peace of mind.My Book offers complete backup options with WD SmartWare Pro software for local and cloud backup and Acronis True Image WD Edition software for system level backup.
Keep your private stuff private.Gain peace of mind knowing that your data is protected from unauthorized access with password protection and hardware encryption.
Works great with Windows 8.WD's Windows 8 app makes it easy to discover the digital media stored on your My Book drive with your Windows 8 computer. Your content is automatically displayed and organized so you can easily locate and enjoy your photos, videos and music.
Ultra-fast transfer ratesMy Book desktop storage is optimized for the best possible data transfer rates. Connect this drive to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port to save and access files up to 3x faster than with USB 2.0.
Up to 3x faster transfer rates.When connected to a USB 3.0 port, My Book lets you access and save files with blazing speed. Reduce transfer time by up to 3 times when compared to USB 2.0 transfer rates.
Performance may vary based on user's hardware and system configuration.
Automatic backup softwareWD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software works quietly in the background to help protect your data using minimal PC resources. Select automatic continuous backup to instantly create a second copy of your files. Or select the scheduled backup option to back up your files on your schedule and take control of your backup.
Automatic, continuous backup software.Backup means having a second copy of your files at all times. WD's automatic backup software makes that easy. It continually works quietly in the background to help protect your data while using minimal PC resources. Whenever you save or change a file, it's instantly backed up.
System-level backupAcronis® True Image WD Edition is an integrated software suite that ensures security of all information on your PC. It can back up the entire disk drive or selected partitions, including your operating system, applications, settings and all of your data. You can also use the software to securely delete any confidential data you no longer need.
Local and cloud backupWD SmartWare Pro lets you choose. Back up your files to your My Book drive or back up your files to the cloud using your Dropbox™ account.* You can also back up files from your Dropbox account to your My Book drive for extra protection.
*Dropbox account required for cloud backup. Cloud services may be changed, terminated or interrupted at any time and may vary by country.
Universal connectivityWith this drive you get connectivity with the latest USB 3.0 devices as well as backward compatibility with USB 2.0 devices. (USB 3.0 cable included.)
Massive capacityWith up to 4 TB capacity, there's plenty of room to store and protect your precious memories and important files.
Secure your filesUse WD Security to set password protection and hardware encryption. Gain peace of mind knowing that your data is protected from unauthorized access.
WD quality inside and outWe know your data is important to you. So we build the drive inside to our demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance and long-term reliability. Then, we protect the drive with a durable enclosure designed for beauty.
|Serial Bus Transfer Rate (USB 2.0)||480 Mb/s (Max)|
|Serial Transfer Rate|
|Serial Bus Transfer Rate (USB 3.0)||5 Gb/s (Max)|
|Operating||41° F to 95° F|
|Non-operating||-4° F to 149° F|
|Operating||5° C to 35° C|
|Non-operating||-20° C to 65° C|
AC Input Voltage: 100-240 VAC|
AC Input Frequency: 47-63 Hz
Your data is not just data, it's your family photos, your financial documents, your music - your life. You know you should back it up, but many of you don't. We understand. We've talked to lots of people and we've heard the reasons why people don't back up - there's no time; it's a pain; their data's not organized; they don't know how. Using what we've learned, we developed easy, automatic backup software we hope you'll really use because we understand the importance of your data.
It's easy.You're up and running in a few simple steps. Once you set it up, you can forget it because the rest is automatic.
It finds your data.
- A unique visual interface lets you see the WD drives connected toyour computer.
- WD SmartWare automatically scans your computer and finds all of your personal files, including e-mail.
- Select the files and folders that you want backed up or back up your files by category. It's up to you.
- The backup gauges show how much information you have to be backed up in each category. You can even mouse over a category to see afile count.
- Simply click "Start Backup" and WD SmartWare will automatically start backing up your files.
- As your backup is running the category gauges will change color showing you the backup as it happens.
- When finished, you'll see a status screen and information about your backup. You only have to do this once. After the first backup, your files will be backed up automatically every time you change or add a file.
It's always on the job.WD SmartWare is always watching your computer, so when you change a file and save it, create new files, add new pictures, movies, or songs, WD SmartWare will instantly back them up.
It's easy to bring back lost files.If you ever accidentally delete an important file, or need to get an earlier version of a file, you can find and retrieve it in seconds with the easy-to-use retrieve interface.
- Restore all of the files you’ve backed up or select a particular file or folder. Use the search function to easily find a lost file.
- Set the number of versions you want to save so you can go back in time to retrieve an older version of a file.