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WD Mybook 2TB External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0 File Backup and Storage

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   Shipping Weight:   2.8 lbs
   Part #: WDBACW0020HBK-NESN
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Features    [ Edit | History ]

The world's number one selling external hard drive features both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 connectivity for compatibility today and speed for the future. Visual backup software and password protection with hardware encryption ensure your data is protected. This sleek drive nestles neatly on a shelf next to other My Book drives.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • My Book Essential WDBACW0020HBK Hard Drive
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Quick Install Guide
Host Interface USB 3.0
  • USB 2.0
  • Plug n Play
Storage Capacity 2 TB
Limited Warranty 2 Year
Weight (Approximate) 2.60 lb
Color Black
Drive Type External
Height 1.9"
Width 5.3"
Depth 6.5"
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS WEEE
Drive Width 3.5"

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Drive Performance  
     Maximum External Data Transfer Rate: 640 MBps (5 Gbps)
General Information  
     Brand Name: WD
     Manufacturer: Western Digital Corporation
     Manufacturer Part Number: WDBACW0020HBK-NESN
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Line: My Book Essential
     Product Model: WDBACW0020HBK
     Product Name: My Book Essential WDBACW0020HBK Hard Drive
     Product Type: Hard Drive
     Host Interface: USB 3.0
  • USB 2.0
  • Plug n Play

     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
     Green Compliant: Yes
     Package Contents:
  • My Book Essential WDBACW0020HBK Hard Drive
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Quick Install Guide

Physical Characteristics  
     Color: Black
     Depth: 6.5" (165 mm)
     Drive Type: External
     Drive Width: 3.5"
     Height: 1.9" (48 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 1.18 kg
     Width: 5.3" (135 mm)
     Software Included:

WD SmartWare Software

Technical Information  
     Features: Password Authentication
     Platform Supported: PC
     Storage Capacity: 2 TB
     Limited Warranty: 2 Year

Western Digital WD Retail WDBACW0020HBK-NESN Customer Reviews

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Experience: 4 Months
 Verified Owner
Fairly compact design, WD Quality and Capacity
Purchase on sale & price matched for 109$ good deal. Like the dual USB 2&3 features. The speed its decent, not as fast would you aspect cause its only 5400RPM drive, but it does the job nicely.

Experience: 3 Days
 Verified Owner
Bon manufacturier.
Bien ventilé.
Boitier compacte et stable.
Long cable USB3.0
transfert très rapide
Connecteur USB3.0 sur le boitier semble fragile.
Prix relativement élevé.
Ce disque externe est d'une bonne conception, il est silencieux et sa vitesse de transfert est rapide en utilisation USB3.0.

Experience: 2 Years
large capacity, quiet, fast
run quiet and cool, good capacity for the price, fast reading and writing data

Wai Ki_C
Experience: 13 Days
Good price! Quick enough.
All good no problem, size is a bit too big, no bus power.

Experience: 10 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Quiet, cool, fast
Connector is fragile
Using this drive for W7 backup.
Fast, quiet, run cool.

The only issue is that it disconnect and reconnect when the computer wakes up from sleep. Not a big issue, just annoying.
Updated the firmware twice, still the same issue. Maybe this is standard W7 behaviour for a external backup drive.

Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
- Quiet.
- Stylish.
- USB 3.0
None that stand out.
Plugged into my 2nd Gen WDTV HD Media Player. Runs perfectly.

Experience: 3 Days
 Verified Owner
- Fast.
- Simple design.
- Very quiet.
- Easy to set up.
- Useless software.
- Power button (HOLD to turn off).
Overall this is a great drive. I know it's only been 3 days but I'm sure this device will last. If not, I'll update  this review.

This is my first USB 3.0 so I'm definitely liking this. I transferred a folder containing raw video data from my computer and it took 7 minutes and 47 seconds for 24.9GB. I'm not sure if this is the expected speed, but I thought it was very fast compared to what I'm used to (USB 2.0). It's also extremely quiet. I can't really hear it at all.

The power button is the main thing I thought could've been better. Press it to turn it on and press it again to turn it off. Simple, but no - that's not how it works. When I 'eject' this drive, it automatically goes into some sort of sleep mode, from which I cannot awaken it, forcing me to pull the power cord. Strange. So in order to turn this thing off, I just press and hold the power button until it shuts down, without properly 'ejecting' it.

Experience: 5 Months
Quiet, Compact, Fast. Everything you could ask for.
None so far.
Works just as expected. Lightning speed. USB3 is definitely a treat. The on/off functionality takes a little getting used to compared to other externals, but that's not to say it's bad.

Experience: 1 Weeks
usb 3.0
on-off button
On-off operation not intuitive
All's well except that the on-off operation is not intuitive. After it's connected to a power source, the unit won't turn on itself and it's expected since there is an on-off button.

But as soon as it's plugged into a usb port, the unit will turn on automatically, no need for you to push the button. So far so good. The tricky part is when you want to power it off without unplugging it from the usb port. Simply pressing the on-off button won't do, you have to press and hold for a few seconds for it to work.

There is no manual and no instruction in the box to inform you this simple fact. For a while, I thought I got a defective unit. That said, this is really a very good drive, so I still give it 5 stars.

Experience: 25 Days
This hard drive is so good
this external hard drive is high preformance. and it is so easy to transfer data. also it has USB 3.0, its fast

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