First and foremost, we would like to thank you for taking the time to contact us in regards to the issue with my book world edition ii white light. Our latest edition features visual, easytouse, automatic, continuous backup software and drive lock security protection. Wd smartware pro local and cloud backup software fullsystem backup password protection with hardware encryption secure your precious memories on my book desktop storage. How to download and install wd software that was on my wd.
Insert the external hard disk and check if the driver is getting install or not. Western digital my book 4 tb external hard drive black. With the power of wd backup, apple time machine compatibility and acronis true image wd edition software, youve got a complete backup routine to help recover data in the event of a computer virus, computer failure, or if. Password protection the my book drives builtin 256bit aes hardware encryption with wd security tools helps keep your content private and safe. Just pick the time and frequency to back up important files from your system. We have an unboxing video of both the wd my book and the my passport 2016. The my book studio edition iis write speeds, though, werent quite as competitive. Reply to us with the information, so that we can assist you better. I also have the western digital my book premium drive 500gb and when it was time to add more space i decided that i didnt need firewire400 and backup software. But with the new windows 10 i get a black window in the lowerright that says the drive does not work. The new my book studios feature an all metal aluminum enclosure and an increased capacity 3tb caviar green hard drive inside.
The wd elements desktop hard drive and the wd my book desktop hard drive come with various storage capacities. If you want to use it on mac os systems, you need to reformat the drive to the exfat file system. This is a partition on the my book drive that contains the software that will allow you to unlock the drive. Memeo autobackup 30day trial is an easy, onetime setup, backup. Wd 3 tb my book desktop hard drive,wdbbgb0030hbkeesn. Mac compatible, may require reformatting before use. The result is a drive that blends in perfectly with apples aluminumcased products and offers rapid transfers over firewire 800. For mac, go to the apple menu and select software update. For windows, go to the start menu and select windows update.
My book duo stopped 2,5 years after purchase to be recognized by my windows 7 pc. You can set it to run automatically to your schedule. Well, unfortunately i cant find any wd products that match that part number. The default configuration the drive is formatted is ntfs in raid 0. My book desktop storage also works great with acronis true image wd edition software to schedule complete system backups.
I dont like having preinstalled software on my drive when i didnt ask for it. I just purchased a 24 all in one desktop from dell with windows 10 for videopicture editing. Over the years i have stored photos across 5 different external drives. If you asking to completely remove the vcd, that not possible since it built into the firmware. Wd my book essential wdbacw0020hbk hard drive 2 tb usb 3. Wd smartware pro automatic backup software works quietly in the background to help protect your data using minimal pc resources. My book is a series of external hard drives produced by western digital. Its a native usb drive to windows requiring nothing else. Equipped with wd backup software for windows and apple time machine compatibility for mac, the my book desktop hard drive can back up your photos, videos, music, and documents. You can choose from a 3tb, 4tb, 6tb, 8tb, 10tb, 12tb, and a 14tb.
With western digitals sudden announcement of its brand new redesigned my book and my passport, i knew that i definitely need to take a look at it. Plus, wd has introduced a series of easytouse apps to increase the my book s. Today, we will be looking at the 8tb hard drive for each. It doesnt show in the drive list and no tricks seem to make it appear. My book offers complete backup options with wd smartware pro software for.
Answer yes, the my book includes the acronis true image wd edition software which allows you to back up your files on a system level so that if you ever need to recover your system files, you have them close at hand. This item wd 2tb my book desktop external hard drive usb 3. I tried the advice in this blog and i called western digital with no success. This wd my book hard drive is both windows and mac compatible for maximum backup versatility. If your product is not listed above, please visit the product page. Restore the software on a mybook world edition hard drive. The wd my book duo has its own companion software to configure the raid, easy backup and security tool. Password protection with builtin 256bit aes hardware encryption with wd security software, just set your own personalized password to help keep your content private and safe. Once the drive is unlocked, it will appear under hard drive devices. In addition to simplifying the backup process for both windows and mac computers, this hard drive features 256bit aes hardware encryption to ensure stored files. This is my second my book my first one is a 1 tb yes that old.
This is a singlevolume storage device that houses one 3. Few things are more upsetting than having a piece of hardware that doesnt work. Page 82 western digital, wd, the wd logo, and my book are. An ample 10tb of storage holds a huge quantity of documents, photos, videos and other data, and 256bit hardware encryption ensures security and privacy. I updated the drive firmware online and downloaded the smartware and installed this on the pc but none of the original software is on the hard disk. Wd my book essential wdbacw0020hbk hard drive 2 tb. The western digital 2tb desktop hard drive is an elegant, highcapacity storage solution for all the chapters of your digital life. Mar 07, 2014 compact and familiar design the my cloud looks very similar to previous wd home nas servers, taking the shape of a book standing on edge.
Oct 03, 20 the wd my book gets a more modern design, updated software suite for pc and a usb 3. Should i check for a firmware update before i do anything anyway, and where would i find it. Essential edition my book drives are almost entirely black, with the exception of a single blue light, used to. Je kunt natuurlijk ook wachten op een nieuwe firmware van wd met daarin. Western digital my passport free software downloads and. The wd my book gets a more modern design, updated software suite for pc and a usb 3. My book desktop storage comes equipped with wd backup software and time. Equipped with wd backup software for windows and apple time machine compatibility for mac, the my book desktop hard drive can back up your photos, videos, music and documents. In addition, the pro edition my books replace the western digital backup software found on the premium editions with. One installation of the wd smartware software supports up to three backup drives that are configured with wd smartware software.
Is it better setting it up on a win 7 or win 8 machine 3. The my book desktop storage drive comes equipped with wd backup software for windows and apple time machine compatibility to help make sure your photos, videos, music and documents dont get lost. After contacting wd support several solutions were proposed changing cables, power source, reformating disks etc, none of which worked but resulted only in time consuming work for me. Probably because of the lack of firewire port, the essential is slightly smaller in volume. Plus, wd has introduced a series of easytouse apps to increase the my books. The software is decent, and has a rather small footprint. Before updating to the latest firmware, it is recommended that youve installed the latest updates and service pack on your computer. Purchased two wd my book 6tb drives for consolidation and backup of photos.
It comes with some western digital software that you can use, or ignore. I bought a 4tb my book live duo a few days ago, and want to set it up but none of my computers have cd drives, and i was wondering. My book essential edition user manual about your wd drive 4 software in addition to the drivers and utilities, this wd product is shipped with free trial software which can be installe d from the wd installer scr een that displays at the end of the hardware installation. Tips for getting started with the wd my book backup drive. My book western digital opslaan western digital store. Wd my book 2tb shows up in device manager but doesnt open im a mac girl so forgive me if this is a dumb question. Accidentally erased the software from mybook wd community.
The compact design offers up to 14tb capacity, making wd elements desktop storage the ideal solution for easy, addon storage of all your important photos, music, videos and files. We would like to show you a description here but the site wont allow us. Whether the hard drive died or you hacked it and made a mistake or you just want to restore the drive, this guide should turn your expensive paperweight back into a f. Below is a link with a list of all the available downloads for this specific unit, on the list you will be able to find the. Even though they look like the same drive physically, the essential drive looks cheaper. New my book live duo how to setup without cd wd community. We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. Converted to ntfs file system and loaded the device with data.
Het grote wd my book live topic opslagtechnologie got. If you lose the password, even wd wont be able to help you regain access to the drive. User manual restoring the wd smartware software and disk image in addition to deleting all of the data on your my book drive, erasing or reformatting the drive also removes the wd smartware software and all of the support files, utilities, online help and user manual files. The wd software installs the proper driver for your drive. This summer wd revamped their my book studio line of desktop external hard drives. Wd my book 2tb shows up in device manager but doesnt open. Wd my book home edition 1 tb bought from costco last week.
Ill be examining the design, software, look and noise. Western digital, wd, the wd logo, my book, wd backup, and wd security are. It would be nice if i can remove this smartware from my drive. I only have one cd disk drive and its empty so dont understand why it shows that. This, without access to the wd external drive, is impossible. Western digital my book essential gb external 7200rpm. The new metal body is a huge step up in terms of looks and durability compared to older plastic models, although it does add some heft if you plan on traveling around with it. Then i attempted a firmware update, which failed, and my desktop computer no longer recognized the drive. Windows 10 wd mybook not recognized anywhere on my dell. Your debian mirror might not be completely in sync yet, try another one. Western digital my book essential free downloads and. The wd smartware software automatically and continuously backs up all of the files on your computer to your my book drivemusic, movies, photos, documents, email, and other files.
Sep 22, 2011 the western digital my book studio offers a nice blend of storage and style with its 3tb caviar green inside a brushed metal enclosure. Thank you for contacting western digital customer support my name is cedrik and i am one of the wd support agents. Western digital my book studio edition ii macworld. Wd quality inside and out we understand the importance of your data. Dont let the 2 year warranty that comes with this prodcut make you feel completely protected. Your drive is now ready to use as an external storage device. I have noticed ever since i first installed the drive that in my drives list there is a cd drive f.
Aug 16, 2015 this is what wd has to say about this problem. We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage. Open this drive by double clicking on it and then double click wd drive unlock. I purchased this after getting into digital photography and, unfortunately, after losing a lot of data on a portable hd which i dropped. Wd quality inside and out my book external drives are the worlds best selling drives. At near 150mbs throughput the drive is well suited for typical desktop drive duty like backup, media file storage and the like. Improve pc performance when your internal hard drive is almost full your pc slows down. There are other reasons you might want to dismount a vcd. The wd my book duo comes in many sizes, from 4tb up to 16tb. How do i remove this smartware software from my drive. Your files are automatically and continuously backed up by visual, easytouse software, and drive lock security protection keeps them right where they should be safe. My book premium storage complete backup and security. Put your digital life on the sleek, high capacity my book essential external hard drive.1481 311 100 1270 329 1352 824 963 1303 486 1025 1105 1424 1294 1291 205 33 23 1450 696 1216 33 291 1305 1096 653 494 543 715 638 1141 1014 1233 474 99 308 212