Western Digital My Book Essential 2TB Hard Drive USB 3.0/USB 2.0 External (Black)

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Western Digital My Book Essential 2TB Hard Drive USB 3.0/USB 2.0 External (Black).


The world's number one selling external hard drive features both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 connectivity for compatibility today and speed for the future. Visual backup software and password protection with hardware encryption ensure your data is protected. This sleek drive nestles neatly on a shelf next to other My Book drives.



Hard Disk

Disk Capacity


External Interfaces/Ports

USB Ports

1 x USB 3.0


Software Included

WD SmartWare software

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported

Formatted NTFS for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 ? Requires reformatting for Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard



100 to 240VAC / 47 to 63Hz


Operating Temperature

5 to 35?C

Non Operating Temperature

-20 to 65?C


Enclosure type




In The Box

External hard drive ? USB cable ? AC adaptor ? WD SmartWare software ? Quick Install Guide


16.5cm (W) x 13.5cm (D) x 4.8cm (H) - Weight 1.18kg


  • Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility - A single drive with universal compatibility today and next-generation speed for tomorrow. Use it with USB 2.0 now and step up to USB 3.0 speed when you're ready
  • Up to 3x faster transfer rates - When connected to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port this drive lets you access and save files up to 3 times faster than USB 2.0. Transfer a 2-hour HD movie in just three and a half minutes instead of 13 minutes (Performance may vary based on user's hardware and system configuration)
  • WD quality inside and out - For over 20 years, millions of people worldwide have trusted their data to WD hard drives. We are successful because we understand the importance of your data and our first concern is keeping that data safe
  • WD SmartWare software - You're in control of your backup. Install all the features, select just the components you need, or if you prefer, choose not to use the software at all
  • Password protection for privacy - Gain peace of mind knowing that your data is protected from unauthorized access with password protection and encryption (A model with disabled encryption isalso available)
  • Planet friendly - We designed a small box to minimize waste and used recycled material. We encourage you to recycle it

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Catalogue No: EL-04035010