WD My Book External Hard Drive - 2 TB, Black

Product code: 096689

Product features

  • Connection: USB 2.0 & USB 3.0
  • Hardware encryption
  • Backup software included
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  • FREE delivery available
  • Available to Order Online & Collect in Store from next day  

Product features

  • Connection: USB 2.0 & USB 3.0
  • Hardware encryption
  • Backup software included
Product information
The 2 TB WD My Book External Hard Drive is perfect for all your everyday backup needs and plays host to super-fast USB 3.0, automatic backup software and hardware encryption.

Rapid transfer rates

This streamlined black My Book Hard Drive has a generous 2 TB storage capacity that gives you all the freedom you need to safely store your personal and vital documents. The Western Digital My Book can store up to 500,000 songs or 400,000 photos.  

Compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems, this drive can easily be formatted to suit your needs. Enjoy incredibly fast read and write speeds with USB 3.0 or make the most of backwards compatibility with USB 2.0.

WD's Windows 8 app ensures this hard drive works especially well with the Windows 8 operating system. Your multimedia library is automatically displayed and conveniently organised so you can easily locate the files you need.

Those with a Dropbox account can also synch the My Book with Cloud storage for extra peace of mind and anywhere file access from all your devices.

Protect what's important

Another advantage of the Western Digital My Book External Hard Drive is the WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software, which makes safe storage hassle-free.

SmartWare Pro works quietly in the background to help protect your data without draining your PC's resources and gives you the option between continuous or scheduled backup, so you can protect your data in a way to suit you.

With Acronis True Image WD Edition, your files are backed up on system level so you can restore your device in the event of a system crash or restore files after they have been corrupted or accidently deleted.

This 2 TB Western Digital My Book also boasts password protection and data encryption for added security.

For a durable hard drive with advanced protection for your files, choose the 2 TB WD My Book External Hard Drive.

Technical specifications for WD My Book External Hard Drive - 2 TB, Black

Type External
Capacity 2 TB
Power supply Mains
Colour Black
Device connectivity
Wired connection USB 3.0
Compatibility - Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
- OS X
Password protection Yes
Data encryption Yes
Automatic backup Yes
Dimensions 170 x 49 x 139 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 890 g
Box contents - WD My Book Essential External Hard Drive
- AC power adapter
- USB cable
- Quick install guide
Manufacturer’s guarantee 2 years
Customer reviews

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(10 out of 10)


Tadley, Hants GB Training Instructor
Large capacity
Fast usb 3 if you have it
Software confusing to use
Power lead from power supply comes out of top of plug(why do they do this?)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Confirmed purchase: 13 January 2015
Published on: 03 March 2015
(10 out of 10)


Reading GB
Very good value, easy to use & reliable.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 27 December 2014
Published on: 21 January 2015
(10 out of 10)


Canvey Island GB
A good all round additional hard drive. Liked the back up software that was downloaded easily, it did the back up quickly.
Wasn't sure if there was to be a software disk included in the package.
Confirmed purchase: 17 November 2014
Published on: 15 December 2014
(10 out of 10)


Prestatyn GB
I like both the password option and the option to schedule or set automatic backups. It's easy to set up and use. A very good price too.
Quite large.
Confirmed purchase: 24 November 2014
Published on: 09 December 2014
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WD My Book External Hard Drive - 2 TB, Black