The WD My Book is built for massive capacity but has the sleek design that makes it attractive. Feel secure because this unit has password protection and hardware encryption that protects all files from unauthorized access or use. This is a very reliable external hard drive that is also fast because when it is connected to a USB 3.0 port it can access and save files up to 3 times faster than when using a USB 2.0 port.
This is a relatively inexpensive unit that is durable and good looking. It is fast thanks to the USB 3.0 and one point that is important to make is that it comes with long cable, which some units do not.
Not really made to be portable but is perfect for use with a stationary desktop computer. Many users have commented about the fragile exterior/connector but as long as the unit remains stationary this should not be a problem.
The Bottom Line:
The WD My Book is perfect for those who are knowledgeable about external drives to overcome the concerns about the fragile soldering around the USB 3.0 interface. The drive itself has large capacity, which makes it highly recommended to those with large files or in need of storage for extra photos, videos and document files. The cost per gig is a really good deal. This would not be the unit for a person looking for a portable external hard drive.