Western Digital My Book 2TB Essential USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive, WDBACW0020HBKSN

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Western Digital My Book 2TB Essential USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive, WDBACW0020HBKSN
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The Western Digital 2TB desktop hard drive is an elegant, high-capacity storage solution for all the chapters of your digital life. Your files are automatically and continuously backed up by visual, easy-to-use software, and drive lock security protection keeps them right where they should be — safe. Smaller, sleeker and more elegant than previous My Book external hard drives, the My Book Essential hard drive takes up minimal space on your desk. You can even double them up and let them sit neatly together like volumes on your shelf.

About this item

The Western Digital 2TB desktop hard drive is an elegant, high-capacity storage solution for all the chapters of your digital life. Your files are automatically and continuously backed up by visual, easy-to-use software, and drive lock security protection keeps them right where they should be — safe. Smaller, sleeker and more elegant than previous My Book external hard drives, the My Book Essential hard drive takes up minimal space on your desk. You can even double them up and let them sit neatly together like volumes on your shelf.

Western Digital My Book Essential 2TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive:

  • Visual backup displays your content in categories and shows the progress of your backup
  • Automatic, continuous backup instantly makes a second copy whenever you add or change a file
  • Bring back lost files whether you've lost all your data or just overwritten an important file
  • WD SmartWare Control Center lets you customize your backup, set drive security, run diagnostics and more
  • Drive Lock protects your data from unauthorized access with password protection and 256-bit encryption
  • Illuminated Capacity Gauge lets you see at a glance how much space is available on your Western Digital 2TB desktop hard drive
  • USB 2.0 Interface offers convenience and compatibility among multiple computers
  • WD GreenPower Technology lowers internal drive power consumption of the Western Digital 2TB desktop hard drive by up to 30 percent
  • Plug and play compatibility with Windows PCs

Specifications

Multi Pack Indicator: No
Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
Model No.: WDBACW0020HBKSN
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.85
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.56 x 6.9 x 7.94
Assembled in Country of Origin: USA or Imported
Origin of Components: USA or Imported
Walmart No.: 7204340
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Impressive Design And Fast Technology - 5 Stars!
2/20/2011

Customer review by PTNDSLR

5.0 stars 2/20/2011 by PTNDSLR
by PTNDSLR

First, the packaging. Western Digital (WD) does an impressive job of securely packaging this hard drive with a minimal amount of waste. There's no unnecessary plastic or cardboard. This 2 TB drive has to be plugged into the wall socket as well as powered with a USB cable. One of my major complaints about electronics products are the ridiculously short power cables. This My Book Essential External Hard Drive has an impressively long power cable - which is a plus for any experienced tech user. WD figures the customer is smart enough not to accidentally strangle themselves with a long power cord. So many products I buy have a cord that is so short as to make the item almost unusable. 5 stars to WD for trusting the intelligence of the buyers of their products. Here are the results I obtained after testing out this drive: The drive did not have to be formatted before I used it. It worked with my Windows XP-based computer right out of the box. It took approximately 70 minutes to copy 35 GB of data from my old external drive to this one. This is impressively fast. The manufacturer claims it should take seven minutes and 42 seconds to copy 2000 standard MP3 songs onto the hard drive. These times are using the standard USB 2.0 technology. The drive is also designed to accommodate USB 3.0. I didn't check out or try to install the backup software or the other extras that came with the product - these installation files are located already copied onto the drive. Another 5 stars to WD for not forcing this software onto the computer user with an automatic installation setup. My impression is that WD trusts the intelligence of the consumer to make their own decisions about how to best use the product. A toll-free international help line is available for anyone who does need some assistance with the installation of the hard drive. The outside of the package mentions that the data on this drive is capable of being secured with a password and also comes with a 2-year limited warranty. There's almost no product literature included inside the package - only a small fold-out booklet which refers the customer to the company's website for a user manual. A drive with this many features should probably come with more basic literature inside the box - such as, there is a physical cable lock port option - you can secure this drive with some kind of an external lock (the locking device isn't included with the drive) and there are no other clues inside or outside the package to explain this security option. So this drive was easy to install right out of the box and it worked without any difficulties or technical headaches. I would definitely recommend this product.

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PTNDSLR
NC, USA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every few days
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Product great but warranty policy is crooked
1/26/2012

Customer review by ldt465

3.0 stars 1/26/2012 by ldt465
by ldt465

I have had no problem with the drive it works perfectly but when I went on line to register the warranty I was informed that the warranty had expired 2 years before I made the purchase. I called and found that they begin the warranty period on the date of manufacture instead of the date of purchase. Then they keep them in a warehouse until the warranty runs out. I checked the warranties on the 2 WDTV boxes that I have bought in the last 30 days and they were well into their warranty (about half expired).

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ldt465
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Compact, Easy to hook up, and lots of storage !!!
7/15/2011

Customer review by EnjoysWalMarting

5.0 stars 7/15/2011 by EnjoysWalMarting
by EnjoysWalMarting

I had purchased a WD 1TB external hard drive one year ago, and was totally satisfied with it. Both of them were so very easy to hook up, and the first time your computer is turned on after installing the External hard drive, it automatically installed all the necessary drivers. Plus: I have an XBox 360, and I have allowed the xbox to access my computer, and therefore access the external hard drive. This is without a doubt one great deal. If you need storage space, want a virtually trouble free product, and an extremely consumer priced product, this is the way to go. Thank You Wal - Mart.

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EnjoysWalMarting
Louisville, KY
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 3 months
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
12/27/2010

Customer review by RightPriceHunter

5.0 stars 12/27/2010 by RightPriceHunter
by RightPriceHunter

2TB For 135.00$ WOW!! Can't beat that very nice hard drive 3.0 usb runs fast. Bought it mainly for AVI Movies, This is my forth WD HD.

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RightPriceHunter
33406
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Works like it was designed
1/6/2012

Customer review by stvnkrn

5.0 stars 1/6/2012 by stvnkrn
by stvnkrn

We have the Dish Network and use a DVR to record our programs. The DVR will only hold approx 100 hrs (you would think that would be enough). Dish recommends adding an external hard drive to expand your storage but it must meet certain specifications. The Western Digital My Book Essential with 2TB meets those specs. Walmart carries this product both online and in our local store. They had the best price too. I ordered it online and selected the ship-to-site (which saved shipping costs), then picked it up the next day with no waiting in line. The box had all the cables and power supply needed. I plugged it in and followed the instructions from the DVR. It works great! We can xfer recordings to it or watch from it. We are extremely happy with this product and would recommend it anyone with a DVR (check the specs for yours).

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stvnkrn
Fairfield, CA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every few days
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  • A. yes.
    by nachoman1911/21/2012
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  • A. I am using it by doing manual backups, and am not presently using the backup software included. So, if I am correctly understanding your question, yes, you plug it into an electrical outlet, and into the USB port on your computer (it is 3.0 but is 2.0 compatible) and can access it as an external hard drive, which should show up in your list of drives. It does in mine.
    by whozis8/24/2012
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  • A. Yes. You can use any backup software or none at all. You also don't have to install their backup software during installation.
    by Tex426/23/2012
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  • A. That's what I'm doing. I use it as a place for movies, music, books, etc.
    by vahog5/28/2012
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  • A. Yes. You can copy files directly to it as well as use the backup software. I choose to not use the backup software. Instead, I use the Windows backup. I also use it as a DVR for my WinTv board that I have in the computer.
    by An anonymous customer5/28/2012
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