Convenient external hard drive
The My Book Essential External Hard Drive is ideal for backing up important files or simply storing excess media that won't fit on your computer. The compact size and massive storage capacity make this high-quality external drive a valuable addition to your home or office.
Store your important data
When storage space runs out on your computer, turn to the My Book external drive to house your valued data files. Family photos, financial documents, and music libraries are important to you, and this portable hard drive lets you save all you want.
To keep that data secure, the drive includes password protection and encryption.
Easy to use
The My Book Essential is simple to initialize. Your computer immediately recognizes the device when plugged in. After a brief setup, the My Book is ready to accept files.
The included software is helpful and intuitive. The program will locate all of your personal files, and a single click begins backup.
It is easy to add or remove files at any time, and you can even quickly recover lost files with the search function and retrieve interface.
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The My Book Essential external hard drive measures 6-1/2 by 1-9/10 by 5-3/10 inches (H x W x D) and weighs 2-3/5 pounds. Its upright design has a small footprint, and it is easy to move from place to place.
This external hard drive boasts 2 full terabytes--or 2 trillion bytes--of storage capacity. That means it is capable of storing up to 400,000 photos, 150 hours of video, or 500,000 songs.
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Automatically backs up your data every time you save.
Provides a visual display of your backup as it happens.
My Book hard drives require only a USB port to connect to your computer and are compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 specifications.
This hard drive works with Windows XP, Vista, and 7, and with Mac operating systems. Compatibility may vary depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system.
The Western Digital 2 TB My Book Essential External Hard Drive is backed by a two-year limited warranty.
What's in the Box
External hard drive, WD SmartWare software, USB 2.0 cable, power adapter, and quick install guide.