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WD My Book 4TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive WDBBGB0040HBK-NESN Black

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  • Auto backup with included WD Backup software and Time Machine compatibility
  • Password protection with hardware encryption
  • Reimagined design
  • Easy to use
  • Trusted storage built with WD reliability
  • Up to 10TB capacity
  • USB 3.0 port; USB 2.0 compatible
  • 3-year limited warranty

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  • Specs
  • Warranty & Returns
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Learn more about the Western Digital WDBBGB0040HBK-NESN

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Return Policies
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    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
proprietary firmware/software 8/6/2020 8:54:38 AM

Pros: -huge

Cons: when you plug this in, the computer CAN see the hard drive in the disk mounting manager, but it's not "human readable" ... you have to force ownership of the drive access control lists to be able to add data to it. This requires an elevated command prompt, time and knowhow which is an unmanageable combination for every consumer.

Overall Review: Dear western digital, i'm not going to install your bloatware on my computer. Please just send me a drive without all the hassle!

If you're unwilling to install western digital bloatware, and you don't feel like learning everything there is to know about TAKEOWN commands in different O/S's, get a better hard drive.

i ended up disassembling this device and putting the hard drive into a computer. This is probably your best option with this drive if you want to control it.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hi zen,

We regret to hear about user experience with WD My Book External Hard Drive and thank you for taking the time to bring this matter to our attention. 

We were unable to locate you in our system with the information provided in the review therefore we request you give us a call so that we can gather more information to isolate the issue and provide an appropriate resolution. We'd be happy to help.

All our products must pass our stringent quality standards before leaving our factory to be free from defects in materials and craftsmanship. We stand behind our products throughout the device's factory warranty period. Please contact us via the phone with reference to the Newegg  review to ensure an overall good experience with Western Digital. We'd be happy to help.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great Product. Easy to Use and Setup 8/2/2020 10:15:02 AM

Overall Review: I would definitely recommend this product. It's very easy to use and easy to setup. It's really just plug and play. I created a share for this storage and I'm using it to storage all the data from all of my networked devices. I will definitely purchase another one of these external hard drives when the time arises to either replace it or add additional storage

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great product from WD! 8/1/2020 8:12:03 AM

Pros: fast, easy setup
good price for the amount of storage

Cons: none

Overall Review: I would recommend this product for anyone that is looking for extra storage that doesn't have room in their PC. I have two of these attached to my PC and use them for Steam along with 3 M.2 1TB. Can't go wrong with WD.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Lots of Storage 7/31/2020 9:00:34 AM

Pros: Bought this to use for back up of my gaming rig. Large pool of space and seems to be very quick.

Cons: Does not have an activity light/led

Overall Review: A great product at a great NewEgg price

Good warranty and Western Digital Quality!!

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
10TB, and FAST 7/30/2020 7:57:49 AM

Pros: Very fast read and write speeds.

Easy setup with no additional software on Windows 10.

Cons: Drive seems to take longer than other external drives when waking up after going to sleep.

Drive came preformatted with the exfat64 filesystem. Just a minor inconvenience, having to reformat it as NTFS.

Overall Review: I have only had the drive for a few weeks, so we'll have to wait and see how durable it is. I've been using my Toshiba 6TB external drive for about 5 years, now, with no problems, so that's the benchmark that I'll be using.

But overall, this seems to be an excellent drive for a home user. I'm using it as a backup for my entire 8TB+ system.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Decent product, fast transfer rate 7/29/2020 10:23:44 AM

Pros: Fast transfer rate and plenty of space.

Cons: I do wish the USB cable were a bit longer.

Overall Review: I do wish the USB cable were a bit longer, but other than that, it works for me. Fast and quiet.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Lots of storage 7/12/2020 10:10:31 AM

Pros: I got this when it was on sale for 169.00. Lots of storage as I have all of my movies in digital format now. I have a lot of 4k movies in mkv format 10bit x265. Hooked it up to my ASUS router and streamed it to my Samsung TVs.

Cons: Since I am streaming movies from my router, I found that the hard drive get's very hot. Up around 45 C. I got concerned. So I "shucked" the case and put it into a Rosewill Armer RX304-APU3-35B which has a 80mm fan and the best part, a digital readout of the HD temperature. With this combination, I am now running at 33-35 C. a much safer temperature. Bad design flaw for WD MyBook.

Overall Review: So far everything is Aces. I am doing what I want, with a very good hard drive.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hi STEVEN B.,

Thank you for showing your interest in the WD My Book External Desktop Hard Drive and we appreciate your time for sharing your valuable feedback with us.

Please know that, the My Book drive is trusted desktop storage designed to complement your personal style with a massive amount of space to store your photos, videos, music and documents. Equipped with password protection and perfectly paired with WD Backup or Time Machine, My Book desktop storage helps keep your files safe.

All our products must pass our stringent quality standards before leaving our factory to be free from defects in materials and craftsmanship. We stand behind our products throughout the device's factory warranty period. We would appreciate the opportunity to assist you further. You can contact us by phone below and provide your details.

Need Help? Please see our "'Contact Us" page for information.
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Love It. 7/7/2020 6:53:25 PM

Overall Review: I would recommend this item .

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