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WD My Book Essential 2TB USB 3.0/USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive WDBACW0020HBK Black

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  • USB 3.0/USB 2.0
  • 3.5"
  • 90 days limited

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Ideal for:
  • Connecting with your USB 2.0 port today and using with USB 3.0 when you're ready.
  • Transferring files up to three times faster when connected to a USB 3.0 port.
  • Protecting your data with automatic, continuous backup.
  • Adding extra storage space for photos, videos and music.
  • Securing private or sensitive data with password protection and hardware encyrption.
WD My Book Essential
Massive Capacity, Sleek Design
My Book features up to a 4TB capacity, to store and protect all the chapters of your digital life.
WD My Book Essential
Automatic Backup
WD’s automatic, continuous backup software works quietly in the background to help protect your data using minimal PC resources. Whenever you add or change a file, it’s instantly backed up.
WD My Book Essential
Password Protection Secures Your Drive
Use WD Security to set password protection and hardware encryption and protect your files from unauthorized use or access.
WD My Book Essential
USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Compatibility
With this single drive you get compatibility with your USB 2.0 devices today and the ultra-fast speed of USB 3.0 when you're ready to step up to the next generation.
WD My Book Essential
Up to Three Times Faster Transfer Rates
When connected to a USB 3.0 port, My Book lets you access and save files with blazing speed. Reduce transfer time by up to three times when compared to USB 2.0 transfer rates.
Performance may vary based on user's hardware and system configuration.
WD My Book Essential
WD SmartWare Software
WD SmartWare visual backup software provides a visual display of your backup as it happens so you know your data is safe.
WD My Book Essential
Automatic, Continuous Backup Software
Backup means having a second copy of your files at all times. WD's automatic backup software makes that easy. It continually works quietly in the background to help protect your data while using minimal PC resources. Whenever you save or change a file, it's instantly backed up.
WD My Book Essential
Password Protection for Privacy
WD Security utility allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to protect your files from unauthorized use or access.
WD My Book Essential
WD Drive Utilities
Register your drive, set drive security, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities.
WD My Book Essential
WD Quality Inside and Out
We know your data is important to you. So we build the drive inside to our demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance and long-term reliability. Then we place the drive in a robust enclosure designed for beauty and protection.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days
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  • John B.
  • 8/27/2013 7:21:37 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNO QC

Pros: 2TB, USB 3.0, thought it was a good value for the money

Cons: Opened the box, connected the drive, it made a whining noise for a few seconds and then the drive light starts flashing continuously. This piece of junk drive then could not be recognized by ANY of my computers so its on its way back to Newegg. I'm very unhappy that most of my "promo code" savings were consumed by the RMA shipping. I could understand having to pay return shipping for a warranty repair after the unit has had some use, but to have to pay to ship back junk that never even worked is a total rip off. What ever happened to QUALITY CONTROL? Obviously this drive wasn't tested very well before it left the remanufacture! I've purchased many items from Newegg over the years, but this is the second remanufactured item I've had problems with right out of the box. Two strikes Newegg. One more and you're out! Hopefully that won't be the replacement drive you'll be sending me next week.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear customer, we are very sorry to hear that your drive did not function upon arrival. Western Digital does rigorously test and verify all of our drives, prior to shipping, with burn-in and diagnostic tests, to ensure they leave the factory in good working condition. We stand behind our warranty for the duration of the products provided warranty period, and as such, we are here to support our products regardless of the circumstances. We would like to assure you that what you have experienced is extremely abnormal. Should you require a replacement from us directly, you may contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at:

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  • Jasper P.
  • 4/26/2012 12:36:41 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDrive disconnects day one.

Pros: High capacity, has usb 3.0 (Not as fast as i thought i guess. Im getting about 60 Mb per second. Pretty sure Ive seen higher) , came with extended warranty for an obvious reason i dont want to think about.

Cons: I did a disk error check first thing. Everything seemed fine no errors. Im transferring nearly a terabyte into this thing day one. all of a sudden my computer crashes after a couple hours and is forced to restart after it loses connection with this drive. or some kinda crash dump files message something, with some blue screen in the back. Im only thankful i copied files into this thing instead of cutting them in. would have been a disaster. It disconnects frequently and shuts off which is weird Since i have it directly connected to my mobo instead of some risky usb 3.0 hub. After transferring whatever large files it has now reported disk errors. Everytime i go to fix them through windows tools the drive disconnects and shuts off again. i am not very pleased especially at the fact if i find out that theres a WD green caviar drive in there ima be P.O because those are horrible drives as it is with there failure high rates. Honestly it was this or seagate goflex and both are meh.

Other Thoughts: I have an old studio 1TB and and an old 500GB essential and there still alive and kicking with no problems. I dont know whats going on but i swear the old western digital drives were absolute pieces of art that have lasted me for over two or three years already maybe more. There in perfect condition with zero fragmentation and hasnt failed me once. I bought this new drive and it failed me day one. It was refurbed with a reason i guess but i dont wanna give up. going for replacement for drive 2

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5 out of 5 eggsit works!

Pros: I was afraid of buying a refurbished HDD (haven't had good luck) but leave it to western digital to continue making the best quality, reliable, and durable HDD. :)

Cons: None what so ever. USB 3.0 now i don't have to mess with eSATA which was always... well not difficult but it wasn't widely used port so it was pointless to bring an external places or other PC's since most don't have an eSATA port.

Other Thoughts: ouch, HDD price gouging, luckily I avoided that buy finding this not only on sale and being discounted as refurbished, but with a 20% off promo code from building a computer :) making this a 99 dollar 2tb USB 3.0 external :D So glad i held out on getting an HDD until i found a sale like this, otherwise i'd be waiting until 2013 for the price gouging to stop.

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