- Massive capacity
With up to 8TB of capacity, you'll have all the room to keep your favorite photos, videos, music and important files.Automatic backup software
WD Backup works quietly in the background to help protect your data with minimal resources from your PC. Set your own schedule to back up updated files or new folders automatically. You can even save your files to the cloud with Dropbox™.*
*Dropbox™ account required for cloud back up. Cloud services may be changed, interrupted, or terminated at any time. Policies may vary by country and individual cloud service.System-level backup
Acronis True Image WD Edition backs up your files on a system level, so a copy of your entire operating system, applications, settings and files are always close at hand.Password protection for encrypted privacy
By creating a password of your own, you get immediate peace of mind knowing your data is safe from unauthorized access. It's equipped with 256bit AES hardware encryption that operates at the speed of the drive—saving you time.Universal connectivity
My Book is equipped with USB 3.0 connectivity, providing ultra-fast file transfers and improved power management. My Book is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices.WD quality inside and out
We understand the importance of your data. For years, millions of people worldwide have trusted their data to WD hard drives, and our first concern is keeping that data safe.
- Formatted NTFS
- Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
- Mac OS X 10.6.5 or later (requires reformatting)
- External hard drive
- WD SmartWare software (pre-loaded)
- USB cable
- AC adapter
- Quick Install Guide
- What is backup and why is it important?
Backup is simply keeping a copy of your data in a separate location, like an external hard drive or the cloud. Whether you need to protect a single document, or system-level backup for your entire PC, you'll have a copy to quickly recover.File-system backup vs. system-level backup
WD Backup software provides file-system backup, so you can select the specific files and folders you want copied to your My Book. With Acronis True Image software, you'll have system-level backup to create a clone of your entire computer, saving not only your files, but your operating system and installed programs as well.Protecting your important files and documents is easier than ever
With a few clicks you're able to set your own schedule and backup specific folders automatically with WD Backup.Automatic backup
After the initial backup, WD Backup offers automatic scheduled backups. It detects and copies new or updated files to your My Book, quickly and easily.Back up your way
Choose your own backup plan specific to your needs. You can create a single backup plan, or you can create custom plans for specific folders or files. You can even back up to the cloud with your Dropbox account.*
*Dropbox account required for cloud backup. Cloud services may be changed, terminated or interrupted at any time and may vary by country.Easy file recovery
To restore a file or folder, simply select the time and date of the files you want recovered. Once you click the restore button, your files are recovered.Back up your entire system
Whether you need to protect important documents, or simply want to avoid accidental changes, WD Security lets you set up a password to secure your drive.
- WD Security | The tools to protect data
WD understands the importance of your data and the need to keep it secure. My Book is equipped with a powerful encryption engine to keep your data private.Keep your private stuff private
Whether you need to protect important documents, or simply want to avoid accidental changes, WD Security lets you set up a password to secure your drive.Built-in encryption
With My Book's 256 AES hardware encryption, your data is stored quickly, securely, and with minimal impact to your CPU.Auto-unlock option
For quick, convenient access, you can set WD Security to automatically unlock the drive on your computer, saving you the hassle of keying in your password all the time.