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WD My Book Essential 3.5 inch 4 TB External Hard Disk (Black)

  • WD My Book Essential 3.5 inch 4 TB External Hard Disk (Black)
  • WD My Book Essential 3.5 inch 4 TB External Hard Disk (Black)
  • WD My Book Essential 3.5 inch 4 TB External Hard Disk (Black)
  • WD My Book Essential 3.5 inch 4 TB External Hard Disk (Black)
  • WD My Book Essential 3.5 inch 4 TB External Hard Disk (Black)
  • WD My Book Essential 3.5 inch 4 TB External Hard Disk (Black)
  • WD My Book Essential 3.5 inch 4 TB External Hard Disk (Black)
  • WD My Book Essential 3.5 inch 4 TB External Hard Disk (Black)
  • WD My Book Essential 3.5 inch 4 TB External Hard Disk (Black)
  • WD My Book Essential 3.5 inch 4 TB External Hard Disk (Black)
  • WD My Book Essential 3.5 inch 4 TB External Hard Disk (Black)
  • WD My Book Essential 3.5 inch 4 TB External Hard Disk (Black)

WD My Book Essential 3.5 inch 4 TB External Hard Disk (Black)

7190
2 tb , usb 2.0 , 480 Mbps , usb 3.0 , 5 Gbps , desktop , encryption , external power required ,
  • 51
    kenyt spec score (of 100)
  • 4.4
    star rating by 336
  • #2
    brand rank in this budget

This is how this product specs compares against average specs in this price range. Green indicates that specs are on par or better than competition. Red indicates sub par specs compared to competition.

  This Product Similar Products
Storage Capacity
2 TB
2 - 4 tb
USB 2.0 Speed
480 MBPS
480 Mbps
USB 3.0 Speed
5 GBPS
3 Gbps

This is how user sentiment of various aspects of WD My Book Essential 3.5 inch 4 TB External Hard Disk (Black) compares with similar products. Green indicates that sentiment is as good or better than other similar products. Red indicates worse user sentiment compared to competition.

Click on aspects to read sentences which influenced the sentiment scores below.

 Review Aspect This Product Similar Products
Overall
7.4
8.6 - 9.4
Cable
8
6.1 - 6.9
Performance
8
7.8 - 8.8
Ports
8.1
7.7 - 8.5
Safety
8.3
6.7 - 8.1
Service
8.9
6.7 - 8
Size
10
7.1 - 9.4
Software
8.3
7.5 - 8
Warranty
3.3
3.3 - 5

These are the sentences extracted from user reviews talking about overall aspect. Click on review lines to read full reviews.

"WD My Book - Awesome HDD for an awesome price"



"Good HDD with Reduced price"



" right now HDD is working fine "



" Not heating problem (keep HDD in open space to ventilate air) "



"a good price for great storage"



" Overall experience of buying the HDD from flipkart was pathetic, and my advice to everyone who is looking for HDD or any other electronic device is to go and buy it from store in place of ordering it from flipkart"



"i choose this External Powered HDD because USB 2.0 gives 500mA output current only and HDD greater than 1TB has more Platters and more storing capacity which requires more Power and output current, hence Less Poer /current Output USB 2.0 can crash HDD or corrupt the data "



" as it has external Power supply , it reduces problem HDD crash due to Insufficient power supply dragged from USB "



" Though the broadband speed in India is still in the dark ages, cloud storage reduces the burden of having duplicates on two different HDDs"



"If its storage problems you have, Look no further, the WD My Book Essential 3.5inch 4TB External Hard Disk is the Choice"



These are the sentences extracted from user reviews talking about cable aspect. Click on review lines to read full reviews.

" The drive is well designed and has a USB 3 support as well as cable included"



" USB 3.0 cable provided with good length"



" Power cable is bit thinner"



" the connecting wires length are good"



" Advantage of a powered one over the non-powered one which most others prefer is this is sturdy and less chances of usb wire problems and longer life"



These are the sentences extracted from user reviews talking about performance aspect. Click on review lines to read full reviews.

"Good speed, 2 TB space, 3yrs warranty in less price."



"Very very good speed!!"



"AWESOME SPEED..."



"Great speed works like a charm"



"but i am so amazed 2 c its super speed"



" So I decided to buy one bad ass Hard disk that could save all my data"



"after 2 months hard disk controller fried"



"Lost 940 gb of data due to WD element 1tb external hard disk failure"



"Copying multiple small files in bursts is equally fast, though the seek time is not as fast as an internal disk"



"But accor to me a slower speed WD is better than havong the risk of precious data being wiped off"



These are the sentences extracted from user reviews talking about ports aspect. Click on review lines to read full reviews.

" Transfer rate USB 2.0 is 20 - 25 mb ,but I hope it will work better on a USB 3.0 Since I don have one"



" I zeroed in on this product as its USB 3.0 compliant and is future proof"



" The drive is well designed and has a USB 3 support as well as cable included"



"I must say it is the best bargain for the features, and the USB 3 support is very much import and will pretty soon become standard"



"usb 3.0 works fantastic"



" WD confirmed that it is the USB port issue and unfortunately they do not support data recovery"



" Advantage of a powered one over the non-powered one which most others prefer is this is sturdy and less chances of usb wire problems and longer life"



"i choose this External Powered HDD because USB 2.0 gives 500mA output current only and HDD greater than 1TB has more Platters and more storing capacity which requires more Power and output current, hence Less Poer /current Output USB 2.0 can crash HDD or corrupt the data "



" Connecting it to USB 2.0 is SLOW ( Must always USB 3.0 )"



" as it has external Power supply , it reduces problem HDD crash due to Insufficient power supply dragged from USB "



These are the sentences extracted from user reviews talking about safety aspect. Click on review lines to read full reviews.

" The drive comes with loads of features like password protection ,encryption and stuff"



" Advantage of a powered one over the non-powered one which most others prefer is this is sturdy and less chances of usb wire problems and longer life"



"Product: Build looks sturdy and there is sufficient space for cooling air flow"



"Product: Build looks sturdy and there is sufficient space for cooling air flow"



"Sturdy and dependable"



" About the HDD, its a good one but not as sturdy as its Seagate counterpart"



These are the sentences extracted from user reviews talking about service aspect. Click on review lines to read full reviews.

" Great service by flipkart once again"



"Thanks to Flipkart for the awesome service and Packing quality"



"As usual, excellent service by flipkart"



"First of all thanks to Flipkart & Kudos to them for their awesome customer service, lightening fast delivery and awesome packaging"



"Flipkart - Great service through & through"



"I have ordered "WD My Book Essential 3.5 inch 4 TB External Hard Disk" instead of this i got from flipkart "WD My Book 4 TB External Hard Disk" and to remind you there is a much price difference between these two products and again you have to face return procedure very Disappointing service by flipkart"



These are the sentences extracted from user reviews talking about size aspect. Click on review lines to read full reviews.

" And if you are considering this thing to be PORTABLE, its infact difficult to carry around this Hard-disk, the adapter and the USB cable everywhere you go"



"Light in weight and its compact size make the WD My Book Essential 3.5inch 4TB External Hard Disk a very convenient and portable device"



These are the sentences extracted from user reviews talking about software aspect. Click on review lines to read full reviews.

"It has nice software which is ready to take backup of ur files,it tells %age of drive which is full,its temperature,etc"



" It comes bundled with useful security and backup software from WD"



"The drive has USB 3.0 and also has a Kensington Lock :) and comes with WD software which is good if you use a Microsoft Operating system"



" has some built in supporting apps like lock etc"



" It comes bundled with useful security and backup software from WD"



" The 'Register' option in the software does not work (Not a problem with product but the software online support may be down), so you can login to WD India website and manually register your Product (After creating a Login)"



These are the sentences extracted from user reviews talking about warranty aspect. Click on review lines to read full reviews.

" and if u register your product online they do take the warranty from the date of manufacturing and if u attach the copy of bill of purchase then from that day and the warranty is online warranty so give u relief that you don't have to run to the dealer for the product warranty in case any problems occurs"



" I'm my opinion, the warranty period shows the confidence of a maker on their products based on several tests which they do before releasing"



" My AC adapted stopped working withing a month so I raised a complain for replacement under warranty"



"Beware about the warranty"



"In the description, it shows that it has only 2 years limited warranty"



" Hope Flipkart will update it and won't confuse customers who might give this product a second preference just because of that limited warranty(as I myself checked it in other websites, where it was metioned correctly)"



Brand WD
Model My Book Essential
Type Desktop External Hard Drive
Part Number WDBACW0020HBK
OS Supported Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X v10.4, v10.5, v10.6
Connectivity USB 3.0
Form Factor Desktop
Transfer Speed 5 Gb/s (USB 3.0), 480 Mb/s (USB 2.0)
Color Black
Features > WD Quality Assurance > Can be used with USB v2.0 and USB v3.0 > Visual display of backup as it happens > WD SmartWare ensures automatic backup on Save.
Weight 1180 g
Dimensions 48 x 165 x 135 mm
Capacity 2 TB
Size 3.5 inch
Warranty Summary 3 years
Product Id SHD47786

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