USB 3.0 connectivity.
USB PCIE card included.
Fast with either USB 3.0 or USB 2.0.
Runs cool and Quiet.
Highperformance 7200RPM drive hidden inside.
No backup software included.
Not for Macs.
Doesn't let users upgrade the hard drive.
USB 3.0 performed slower than native SATA.
No encryption software.
By ThinkComputers on March 21, 2011
It is great to see Western Digital upgrade their My Book drives to support the new and super-fast USB 3.0 connectivity. If you look at the previous page you can see the difference between USB 2.0 and USB 3.0. This increase in speed means...100
By PC Authority on December 10, 2010
Just as fast as its smaller brother, and much better value...83
By ConsumerSearch on November 01, 2010
Among the new crop of USB 3.0 external hard drives, top experts like the Western Digital My Book 3.0 the best. Unlike some cheaper drives, it takes full advantage of USB 3.0's faster speed, reading and writing as quickly as an internal hard drive in...-
By Tom's Hardware UK on July 22, 2010
The first USB 3.0-based external hard drives aim at eliminating the USB 2.0 bottleneck (that hovered around 30 MB/s) with enough bandwidth to outperform the fastest mechanical disks. A-Data, Buffalo, and WD do battle for maximum performance. USB 3.0...-
By Tom's Hardware on July 22, 2010
The three drives we're looking at represent some of the first USB 3.0 products. There will be many more in the following months, flooding the market with drives all claiming to be fastest. Our three products deliver great performance compared to USB...-
By Expert Reviews on June 22, 2010
Western Digital's USB3 2TB My Book hard disk doesn't come with any bundled software, but its huge capacity and good performance make it an excellent buy if speed is what you need.
By PC Authority on April 23, 2010
The best part of the WD drive is that you can buy it with a USB 3.0 add-on card for $280, or without for $250. Either one works out to be a decent price for a 1TB drive with superfast transfer...-
By ComputerPowerUser on April 09, 2010
Still, if you don’t care about bundled software and just want wicked fast external speeds without the limited availability and extra power cord of eSATA, the My Book 3.0...-
By RegHardware on March 31, 2010
If eSata is not for you, or you are one of the few already equipped with a USB 3.0 capable computer and don’t feel like waiting for all the other USB 3.0 products announced at CES, then go and pick up the My Book 3.0, as there’s not much else out...90
By cnet on March 22, 2010
Western Digital's My Book 3.0 is a great external-storage addition for desktop computer users. However, notebook users have better choices. Read full review See all...74