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  • Data transfer rate: up to 480 Mb/sec in USB 2.0 mode and up to 5Gb/sec in USB 3.0 mode
  • Password protection and data encryption
  • Automatic backup software included
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  • Data transfer rate: up to 480 Mb/sec in USB 2.0 mode and up to 5Gb/sec in USB 3.0 mode
  • Password protection and data encryption
  • Automatic backup software included
  • Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB External Hard Drive:

  • Data transfer rate: up to 480 Mb/sec in USB 2.0 mode and up to 5Gb/sec in USB 3.0 mode
  • Password protection and data encryption
  • Automatic backup software included
  • Includes USB cable and AC adapter
  • Specifications

    Hard Drive Capacity: 1.0 TB - 2.0 TB
    Video Game Platform: PC
    Capacity: 1 TB
    Compatible Devices: PC ,  Mac
    Size: 1 TB
    Form: 3.5"
    Manufacturer Part Number: WDBACW0010HBKSN
    Model: WDBACW0010HBKSN
    Brand: Western Digital
    Is Dark Sky-Compliant: Y
    Features: Desktop
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    Customer Reviews | 39 reviews | 4.4 out of 5

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    Great for Dish Network!!!
    6/3/2011

    Customer review by Blimfark

    5.0 stars 6/3/2011 by Blimfark
    by Blimfark

    I bought a USB 2.0 WD My Book Essential drive right before the USB 3.0 drives were released (bummer), so decided not to use it with any of my computers since the newer 3.0 is 10 times faster. Out of curiosity in finding another use for it, I plugged it into my DishNet DVR receiver, figuring the receiver was a USB 2.0 system, and it just took off! DishNet reformatted it, and now I am able to move saved programs and personal pictures over to the WD My Book Essential for safekeeping. Since I have two DishNet DVR receivers in my home, I can simply move the WD to either receiver to view saved programming. If you purchased the USB 3.0, it will still work w/DishNet 2.0. Maybe down the road DishNet will go to 3.0 on newer receivers and then your saved data will still run.

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    Blimfark
    Edgewood, NM
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:65 or older
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    My Book
    4/2/2011

    Customer review by cenopath

    5.0 stars 4/2/2011 by cenopath
    by cenopath

    This is the second My Book drive I,ve ordered. First one is on my desktop, this one will go on my laptop. A real bargain, lrg capacity (1T), reasonable price, fast shipping and only .97 cents from Walmart. Just plug in to USB port and power supply. Like back up feature.

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    cenopath
    Eden. NY
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:65 or older
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Great Product!!
    6/25/2011

    Customer review by lirpznleon

    5.0 stars 6/25/2011 by lirpznleon
    by lirpznleon

    This item is perfect for backing up files, it has more than enough gb, its compact, and has not given me any problems whatsoever!!! I love it.

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    lirpznleon
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:18 - 24
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    Works with Dish Network
    3/5/2011

    Customer review by QuiltedBag

    5.0 stars 3/5/2011 by QuiltedBag
    by QuiltedBag

    I bought this to use with my Dish Network DVR now that they have stopped charging a fee to unlock the feature. I had absolutely no trouble installing this myself. Dish reformatted it automatically. It's working great.

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    QuiltedBag
    Indiana
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    External Drive connects to old and new pc's
    6/18/2012

    Customer review by bkwalmart

    5.0 stars 6/18/2012 by bkwalmart
    by bkwalmart

    I was looking for a 1T drive to use with Windows XP. This one works fine and has good capacity. Windows XP gives some warning messages but then has no problem. It works with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 so it can be used with old and new pc's. I don't use the software programs that came with the drive, but I just read and write to it just like the C: drive.

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    bkwalmart
    Newark, Nj
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:55 - 64
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Good purchase
    7/15/2011

    Customer review by sisavela

    4.0 stars 7/15/2011 by sisavela
    by sisavela

    I bought this for a gift and it worked perfectly, we didnt have a problem to install it. BUT the only one thing is that the USB is 2.0 and not 3.0 as described above. The associate told me that was an error typing and the USB 3.0 on this particular external hard drive didn't exist. Still runs fast enough.

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    sisavela
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Works as expected
    7/27/2011

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    5.0 stars 7/27/2011 by An anonymous customer
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    Works as expected

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    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    6/30/2012

    Customer review by TennStormy

    1.0 stars 6/30/2012 by TennStormy
    by TennStormy

    this thing has Never worked properly. When I started my pc with it connected it would lock up my pc. I would have to start the pc Then hook up the hardrive!! Then after getting tired of fooling with it several months, today when I tried to get it to work, it will work about 20 seconds (you can feel the hd trunning in side the case), then it would stop. Would never light up the indicator light over a couple seconds untile you turned it off and on again.. over and over. I will NEVER buy another Western Digital product again!!! I have 2 other ex hard drives, both of which have worked for many years, this one has Never worked right!!

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    TennStormy
    Gladeville, TN
    Would recommend to a friend? No
    Age:55 - 64
    Ownership:Longer than one year
    Gender:Female
    Usage:A few times per year
    GREAT PRODUCT!!!
    10/14/2012

    Customer review by Grofaz

    5.0 stars 10/14/2012 by Grofaz
    by Grofaz

    I HAVE USED SEAGATE AND TOSHIBA PRODUCTS FOR ALL MY COMPUTERS, BUT AFTER BUYING THIS I WAS GLAD I TOOK BACK THE SEAGATE IT WOULD NOT WORK ON MY LAPTOP. EASY SETUP AND SOLID BUILD AND WORKS SO FAR OUTSTANDING FOR MY NEEDS. ALSO WD HAS GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE AND THIS MY BOOK IS REAL PLUG AND PLAY. I HAD EVERYTHING BACKED UP IN LESS THAN 20 MIN USING USB2.0. THEY HAVE A GREAT WARRANTY AND BACK UP THERE PRODUCTS. SMOOTH SET UP AND RUNS WITH NO NOISE AND COOL. I DO A LOT OF RESEARCH BEFORE I BUY AND THIS IS A GOOD DRIVE FOR BACKUP AND EXTRA STORAGE FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE.

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    Grofaz
    Anaheim, CA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Disappointed!
    4/30/2011

    Customer review by TexasLady04

    1.0 stars 4/30/2011 by TexasLady04
    by TexasLady04

    This hard drive was impossible to install. No software arrived with it. Managed to manually install and it still wouldn't show up in my computer. After two weeks of trying,I returned it to the store.If you are looking for a user friendly external hard drive-this is most definitely not it.

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    TexasLady04
    Texas
    Would recommend to a friend? No
    Age:55 - 64
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Never
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