Ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity.

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity lets you save and access files up to 3x faster than USB 2.0 and keep your creativity moving.

Seamless Time Machine backups.

Works with your Mac right out of the box and works seamlessly with Apple Time Machine for quick and easy backups.

Keep your private stuff private.

Gain peace of mind knowing that your data is protected from unauthorized access with password protection and hardware encryption.


High capacity in a sleek design

With up to 3 TB capacity, there's plenty of room to store and protect your creative endeavors and your photos, videos and music.

Universal connectivity

With this drive you get connectivity with the latest USB 3.0 devices as well as backward compatibility with USB 2.0 devices.

WD Security

WD Security software allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to protect your files from unauthorized use or access.

HFS+ Journaled

Works right out of the box with Max OS X 10.5 or later operating systems. Can be reformatted for Windows operating systems.

WD Drive Utilities

Register your drive, set drive timer, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities.

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 protect the drive with a durable enclosure designed for beauty.

My Book USB 3.0 Cable (USB 3.0 to Micro B)
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Power Supplies
18W Power Adapter for My Book and My DVR Expander
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Carrying Cases
My Book Side Opening Case
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Product Specifications
InterfaceUSB 3.0 and USB 2.0
Performance Specifications
Serial Transfer Rate
USB 3.0
Serial Bus Transfer Rate (USB 3.0)5 Gb/s (Max)
USB 2.0
Serial Bus Transfer Rate (USB 2.0)480 Mb/s (Max)
Physical Specifications
Capacity3 TB
Physical Dimensions
Height6.69 Inches
Depth5.51 Inches
Width1.97 Inches
Weight2.23 Pounds
Height170 mm
Depth140 mm
Width50.00 mm
Weight1.01 kg
Environmental Specifications
Temperature (English)
Operating41° F to 95° F
Non-operating-4° F to 149° F
Temperature (Metric)
Operating5° C to 35° C
Non-operating-20° C to 65° C
Electrical Specifications
Current Requirements
Power Dissipation
AC Input Voltage100-240 VAC
AC Input Frequency47-63 Hz
Operating System

  • Formatted HFS+ Journaled
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Lion or Mountain Lion
  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
    (requires reformatting)
Package Includes
  • External hard drive
  • USB cable
  • AC adapter
  • Quick Install Guide