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WD My Book Essential 8.89 cm (3.5) 2 TB External Hard Disk

  • - 3 years WD India Warranty and Free Transit Insurance
  • - Capacity-2TB
  • - External Power Required: Yes
  • - Connectivity: USB 3.0
  • - Compatible with Windows 8
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WD My Book Essential 8.89 cm (3.5) 2 TB External Hard Disk
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  • 3 years WD India Warranty and Free Transit Insurance
  • Capacity-2TB
  • External Power Required: Yes
  • Connectivity: USB 3.0
  • Compatible with Windows 8
  • Model No: WDBACW0020HBK
  • SUPC: 1194047


Brand Western Digital
Colour Black
Capacity 2 TB
Interface USB 3.0
Type External Power Source
OS Supported Formatted NTFS, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS X 10.6.5 or later (requires reformatting)
Additional Features
Other Features Ultra-fast transfer rates, Automatic backup software, System-level backup, Local and cloud backup, Universal connectivity, Massive capacity, Secure your files
W x D x H 49 x 139 x 171 mm
Weight 890 grams
In the box
Box Contents Main Unit, USB Cable, Power Adapter, User Manual
Other Box Contents WD SmartWare software (pre-loaded)
Warranty Period 3 year
Period 3 years WD India Warranty and Free Transit Insurance


The WD My Book Essential hard drive is one of the best solutions for your data backup and storage concerns. The WD hard drive gives you super-fast data transfer speeds and large data storage capability. My Book Essential hard disk also comes with a bunch of software which helps in increasing the overall performance.


Known for its quality and reliability, WD My Book Essential hard drive is designed ergonomically, while at the same time not making any sacrifices in the quality of design. This hard disk nestles neatly along with the rest of your computer peripherals on the desk. The WD hard drive has a polished finish with rounded front edge. The white LED light above the WD logo indicates power and data transfer activities.

Performance and Requirements

WD hard drive has data storage capacity up to 2 TB. You can store all your digital assets in the drive without having to worry about running out of data storage capacity. With this capacity, you can store more than 3000 albums (in MP3 format), or 600 movies, or 40,000 photographs or any combination of such files.

The WD hard disk drive features universal compatibility. It supports USB 3.0 and is USB 2.0 connectivity providing you data transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps. You can now transfer a 2 hour HD movie in about 3 minutes instead of 13 minutes. Backward compatible with USB 2.0, the WD drive gives you the advantage of connecting to various devices which have either one of the two USB connections.

Special features

The WD My Book Essential hard disk drive comes loaded with safety and security features for the protection of all your data. The SmartWare software gives you the ability to take instant backups of all your important files and folders. The backup feature, once activated, automatically keeps updating the backed-up files and folders on a regular basis without you having to do it repeatedly. The WD SmartWare software comes with a unique visual interface which lets you see the WD drives connected to your computer and provides visual display of your backup as it happens. The SmartWare software allows you retrieve lost files which have a backup.

In order to keep all your files and folders secure the WD drive allows you protect your data with password protection and data encryption feature. You can feel at ease knowing that your data is always protected from unauthorised access.


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Verified Buyer
Jan 09, 2013
Large capacity! sleek! vented! great!

Very useful with its large capacity! It's sleek and the vents running along the top and back give a reassuring feeling that the harddisk inside won't burn up with longtime use. It has a usb 3.0 port and the cable that comes with it is usb 3.0 to usb 2.0, so it isn't an issue using it with older laptops and PCs. I use it both with a windows and a mac system and it works great. It can either stand upright and take up very little room on your desk or lie on its side. There is a power button on the back which doesn't really seem to do much since it starts working as soon as you plug in the power adaptor and the usb into any system, and stops when you eject it. its a slight con, but not really because it doesn't get in the way.

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Verified Buyer
Jul 13, 2013
A good backup solution

Software given with harddisk is not that useful and flexible but there are many other software's available so not a big issues.

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Verified Buyer
Jul 26, 2013
Satisfied with the price and the product

Happy with the deal. Looking to purchase more. Copying speed is quite good just like others. Average Speed on USB 2.0 port: 28 MB/s (Write) Average speed on USB 2.0 port: 46 MB/s (Read) I don't have an USB 3.0 port to check the speed. Hope it to perform good on 3.0 port also.

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Verified Buyer
Dec 28, 2012

great product and great service by snapdeal

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Phanindra the Geek
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Mar 20, 2014
Good Deal

I wanted to use it for photo and video backup . will be connected to TV

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Verified Buyer
Jul 17, 2013
Nice HDD

Nice HDD,Compact and Fast.... Provides Password Protection too..

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Verified Buyer
Jun 15, 2013
grt product at grt price..

a little slow on USB 2.0, hope it will work better on USB 3.0

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Sam Kath
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Dec 26, 2012

Ok...average.,,,,,price is on the higher side.,should be lower,priced.,

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Sanjay Beedi
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Jan 11, 2014
Looks, performs well but little heavy

Thanks. Nice product

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Verified Buyer
Jun 29, 2013

Good Prduct

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Sep 20, 2014
awasome product

Gud product and a great price we got it

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Aug 23, 2014
good product

good product at this price..........

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Jul 08, 2014
Good storage.......divice.....

Good divice with fare price............wd...

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Jul 04, 2014
Best Product.............

Best HDD For Back Up purpose......

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