WD Redesigns My Book Drives with 4TB Plus Automatic, Cloud & Complete...

WD Redesigns My Book Drives with 4TB Plus Automatic, Cloud & Complete System Backup


Irvine, CA—WD, a Western Digital company, redesigned its My Book and My Book for Mac external desktop drives to provide as much as 4 terabytes (TB) of storage capacity and enhanced data protection for large volumes of photos, video, data and music.

With USB 3.0 for speed, the new My Book lines are available in 2TB, 3TB and 4TB versions. The drives’ data protection features include WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software with Dropbox integration to offer cloud backup and the WD Edition of Acronis True Image, which enables users to execute a full system backup and securely delete digital files and programs.

“The new generation of My Book external hard drives provides greater speed, flexibility, content safety and system security for our customers,” said Scott Steffens, general manager of WD’s consumer storage products group. “Consumers are creating, downloading and storing more digital content than ever before, and our line of desktop drives are equipped with capacities and security measures to keep it all backed up and protected against system disaster, damage or theft.”

Security measures against unauthorized access to the drives are handled through WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software with hardware encryption and password protection. To protect files against theft, fire, flood or other natural disasters, My Book integrates Dropbox to store files in the cloud.

For full system backup and secure deletion of files, My Book includes Acronis True Image WD Edition—an integrated software suite that ensures security of all information on the PC and can be used to securely delete any confidential data no longer needed. ATI WD is also used for disaster recovery in case of a fatal system crash, recovering the entire PC, including files, software and preferences.

My Book for Mac will also incorporate SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and UAS connectivity for increased speed and flexibility. Available in 2TB/3TB capacities, My Book for Mac is compatible with Apple’s Time Machine for effective backup of files. The drive is also equipped with WD Security software for password protection and hardware encryption to protect files from unauthorized access, and it comes with WD Utilities, which allows users to register drives and run diagnostics.

My Book and My Book for Mac desktop drives come with a three-year limited warranty and the following SRPs: 2TB, $129.99; 3TB, $149.99; and 4TB, $179.99. wd.com