WD My Book and My Book for Mac Now Come in 4TB Capacity with Automatic, Cloud and Complete System Backup
Published on October 2nd, 2013
Western Digital (WD) has recently announced their redesigned its popular WD My Book and WD My Book for Mac lines of external desktop drives to provide as much as 4 TB storage capacity and enhanced data protection for those who create and collect large volumes of data, video, music and photos.
With USB 3.0 for speed, the new WD My Book and My Book for Mac are available in 2TB, 3TB and 4TB capacities for the largest content collections. At any point in time, anything can happen to one’s data. Whether it’s a lost notebook or destructive virus, it’s critical to keep data safe and maintain a backup of important documents and valued content.
The new drives’ data protection features are perfect for backing up content collections. WD SmartWare™ Pro automatic back-up software with Dropbox™ integration offers cloud backup capabilities, and the WD Edition of Acronis® True Image™ enables users to execute a full system backup and securely delete digital files and programs.
“The new generation of WD My Book external hard drives provides greater speed, flexibility, content safety, and system security for our customers,” explains Scott Steffens, general manager of WD’s consumer storage products group. “Consumers are creating, downloading, and storing more digital content than ever before and our line of desktop drives are equipped with capacities and security measures to keep it all backed-up and protected against system disaster, damage or theft.”
Security measures against unauthorized access to the drive are handled through WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software with hardware encryption and password protection. To protect files against theft, fire, flood or other natural disaster, WD My Book integrates Dropbox1 to store files in the cloud. For full system backup and secure deletion of files, WD My Book includes Acronis True Image (ATI) WD Edition. ATI WD Edition is an integrated software suite that ensures security of all information on the PC and can be used to securely delete any confidential data no longer needed. ATI WD is also used for disaster recovery in case of a fatal system crash, recovering the entire PC including files, software and preferences.
The WD My Book for Mac will also incorporate SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and UAS connectivity for increased speed and flexibility. Available in 2TB / 3TB capacities, My Book for Mac is compatible with Apple’s Time Machine™ for safe and effective backup of files. The drive is equipped with WD Security software for password protection and hardware encryption to protect files from unauthorized access, and comes with WD Utilities, which allows users to register drives, run diagnostics, and more.
WD My Book Specifications
Models and Capacity:
WDBFJK0040HBK – 4TB
WDBFJK0030HBK – 3TB
WDBFJK0020HBK – 2TB
Interface: USB 3.0, USB 2.0
Dimensions and Weight:
Height: 6.7 in (171 mm)
Depth: 5.5 in (139 mm)
Width: 1.9 in (49 mm)
Weight: 2.27 lb. (1.03 kg) 4TB, 2.23 lb. (1.01 kg) 3TB, 1.96 lb. (0.89 kg) 2TB
Compatibility: Formatted NTFS, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS X 10.6.5 or later (requires reformatting)
Data transfer rate:1 Up to 5 Gb/sec in USB 3.0 mode and up to 480 Mb/sec
in USB 2.0 mode
Operating temperature: 5°C to 35°C
Non-op. temperature: –20°C to 65°C
External hard drive
WD SmartWare software (pre-loaded)
Quick Install Guide
Price and Where to Buy
The WD My Book and My Book for Mac hard drives are protected by a 3-year limited warranty and is now available from popular online stores well as select retailers and distributors. You can buy or order the 4TB, 3TB or 2TB capacities for only $209.33, $148.27 and $118.27 respectively with free shipping here. Prices are already discounted from the list price.
Note: Prices and discounted prices are subject to change. Please visit the link for a more accurate pricing.