The WD My Book Essential 3TB external hard drive comes with USB 2.0 as well as USB 3.0 connectivity that allows dual compatibility. Therefore, it is not only compatible with the existing systems, but also has the speed to meet the next generation requirements. When connected to the USB 3.0 port, files can be accessed and saved almost three times faster tan the USB 2.0 port. For instance, a two-hour HD movie transfer that could take thirteen minutes is done in just three minutes.
The WD SmartWare software gives complete control of the backup, allowing installable features and components. The backup works silently in the background to safeguard data and uses minimal resources. Every time a file is added or changed, it is immediately backed up on the WD My Book Essential 3TB device. Further, it allows encryption, as well as password protection to prevent unauthorized access to data.
This portable storage can hold up to 600,000 digital photographs, 750,000 MP3 songs and 75,000 uncompressed songs. It can hold 230 hours of DV or Digital Video, and 1,150 hours of DVD video. The co-existence of USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 is well planned, and the latter specifies new cables to utilize the higher speed capability. The connector remains as such with the USB 2.0 contacts in the same position, and upgrades to USB 3.0 involve the USB 3.0 PCI card products.
Western Digital has been a trusted name for over twenty years and their foremost concern has always pertained to the safety of data. The small box is made from recycled material, which shows the company’s eco-friendly approach.
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