Massive capacity, small design
Automatic, continuous backup software
Backup means having a second copy of your files at all times.
WD's automatic backup software makes that easy. It continually
works quietly in the background to help protect your data while
using minimal PC resources. Whenever you save or change a file,
it's instantly backed up.
Ultra-fast transfer rates
When connected to a USB 3.0 port, My Passport lets you access and
save files with blazing speed. Reduce transfer time by up to 3 times
when compared to USB 2.0 transfer rates.
USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
With this single drive you get compatibility with your USB 2.0 devices
today and the ultra-fast speed of USB 3.0 when you're ready to step
up to the next generation.
WD Security utility allows you to set password protection and hardware
encryption for your drive to protect your files from unauthorized
use or access.
WD Drive Utilities
Register your drive, run diagnostics and more
using WD Drive Utilities.
No power adapter required
The drive is powered through the USB port,
so there's no need to lug around a bulky power adapter.
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 place the drive in a robust enclosure designed
for beauty and protection
You've taken the time to create it or capture it —
everything that matters to you, from financial to sentimental.
But you're just one system error, one spilled latte,
one stolen backpack away from losing it all.
If it matters to you, make a second copy!
Like a jet plane with more than one engine you need a backup.
If your files are backed up and an important file is lost,
you can relax because you have a copy.
Make it automatic. Set it and forget it.
You don't have to think about backup everyday if you use backup software
that automatically makes a second copy for you instantly.
Western Digital offers several models of external hard drives that include
automatic, continuous backup software.
My Book Essential
My Book for Mac
My Book Live
My Book Live Duo
Protect the files you create yourself whether they are text documents,
e-mail messages, pictures, music, videos or game saves.
If you made them, you want to save them and keep them nearby.
You don't have to back up your entire system — a time consuming
task that duplicates the issues you've built up over time on your
hard drive. If your system fails, use the original copies of your
software programs and reinstall your operating system to
get a fresh start.
Back up to an external drive.
You can back up to CDs or DVDs, but this is a slow, manual process.
And contrary to popular belief, most CDs and DVDs are not permanent.
Low-priced CDRs may not be readable in as few as two years and thumb
drives are small, lower capacities, and easy to lose.
The best backup medium is an external hard drive. It takes stacks
of CDs or DVDs and handfuls of thumb drives to back up all the data that
could be stored on a single external hard drive. High-capacity external
drives are fast and allow you to keep all your backed up data in one place.
For extra safety, get a two-drive external storage system and dedicate
half the capacity for mirroring to automatically and instantaneously back up
your backup every time. WD's external hard drives are sleek, stylish,
made for your grab-and-go lifestyle and most come with our easy-to-use
backup software... so let WD be your backup plan!
Examples of the number of photos, songs, videos and any other
files that can be stored on a hard drive are provided for illustrative
purposes only. Your results will vary based on file size and format,
settings, features, software and other factors.
As used for storage capacity, one megabyte (MB) = one million bytes,
one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte
(TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending
on operating environment. As used for buffer or cache,
one megabyte (MB) = 1,048,576 bytes. As used for transfer
rate or interface, megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes
per second, megabit per second (Mb/s) = one million bits per second,
and gigabit per second (Gb/s) = one billion bits per second.