Western Digital My Book 3.0 USB3

  • Western Digital My Book 3.0 USB3
87
Based on 15 scores, 29 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    9
  • Good:
    3
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • USB 3.0 connectivity.
  • Great performance.
  • USB PCIE card included.

Cons:

  • No backup software included.
  • Short warranty.

Expert reviews and ratings

By ThinkComputers on 100

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...

By PC Authority on 83

Just as fast as its smaller brother, and much better value...

By ConsumerSearch on -

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 -

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 -

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 100

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.
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By PC Authority on -

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 -

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 90

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...

By cnet on 74

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...

By DigitalVersus on 80

Integrated Software The Western Digital My Book 3.0 comes with WD SmartWare integrated software. This package allows you to check that your external hard drive is in working order and synchronise your files. Although the software’s great looking...

By TechTree on 70

The WD My Book 3.0 1 TB proves that USB 3.0 is the best thing that has happened to external storage drives in a very long time. The fast performance did blow us away. The transfer speeds are as good as a SATA hard drive connected internally or an...

By Notebook Review on -

The Super-Speed USB 3.0 interface on the Western Digital MyBook 3.0 proved to be much faster than its predecessor. It offered speeds nearly four times faster than USB 2.0, but still fell short compared to the drives native SATA 3.0 Gbps connection. It...

By Tom's Guide on -

The MyBook 3.0 is a perfect addition to any computer, as long as you don’t mind the lack of backup software. The included PCIe USB 3.0 card is a very welcome bonus, and the transfer speeds are...

By Maximum PC on 90

We wouldn’t normally test two products from the same lineup in two consecutive issues of the magazine. But when Western Digital’s My Book 3.0 showed up just days after the March issue went to print (it's on newsstands now!), we knew we...

By Good Gear Guide on 90

If you’re after speed, the My Book 3.0 external hard drive will certainly deliver. However, you’ll pay a premium for the USB 3.0 interface, and there’s no backup software or eInk display for labelling....

By PC Pro on 67

Fast and slick, but the price is too high - for now, at least...

International Review By PC-Welt.de on -

Das Test-Modell der Western Digital MyBook 3.0 1 TB bringt praktischerweise gleich eine USB-3.0-Controllerkarte mit. Die 1x-PCI-Express-Karte besitzt zwei USB-3.0-Buchsen, die Treiber für den Host-Controllerchip sind auf der beiliegenden CD...

International Review By Tom's Hardware on -

Die ersten externen USB 3.0-Laufwerke zielen darauf ab, den USB 2.0-Flaschenhals loszuwerden: A-Data, Buffalo und WD kämpfen um die beste Performance. USB 3.0 ist noch nicht die neue Standard-Schnittstelle für den Anschluss externer Geräte, was...

International Review By Présence PC on -

Si le MyBook fait une meilleure impression au niveau matériel que la DriveStation, il en est tout autrement du point de vue logiciel. Les programmes fournis pas WD sont… inexistants. Il y a bien un CD dans la boite, mais celui-ci ne renferme que...