Western Digital MyBook External Hard Drive


Whether you are on the go or you just need some added storage, this drive is a pretty cool little number. The MyBook drive comes with 500GB of storage. The device features a dual interface – Firewire 400 and also USB 2.0. It also sports the Western Digital backup software. To be honest, most bundled backup software simply sucks. The WD backup software is actually intuitive and easy to use. Once you’re done picking out all the things you want to back up, you can schedule that task to run at set intervals. Ahhh, automatic backups. It’s not an off-site backup, but it’s better than nothing.

Here’s the spec rundown:

Product Features

  • Easy to set up, easy to use — Installation is a snap because you don’t really “install” this drive, you just plug it in and it’s ready to use. There is no CD to install; the included software loads from the drive the first time you plug it in.
  • Dual interface — For all-out, high-speed performance, FireWire 400 is the interface of choice. For convenience and compatibility among multiple computers, USB 2.0 is the way to go. How do you choose? With this drive, you don’t have to choose — you get both interfaces on the same drive.
  • WD Backupâ„¢ software — We’ve provided software that makes backing up your data as easy as possible. With a few simples steps you can back up all your data files or just save your picture and music files. You can also set scheduled backups, so you don’t have to think about it again.
  • Capacity gauge — See at a glance how much space is available on your drive.
  • Intelligent drive management features — The My Book drive turns itself on and off with your computer and Safe Shutdownâ„¢ prevents the drive from being powered down until all your data has been written.
  • Smart design — The elegant case, iconic of a book, takes up less space on your desk, stacks horizontally, and allows two or more drives to nestle neatly together like volumes on a shelf.
  • High quality hard drive — Inside the case is an exceptionally fast, ultra-quiet, cool-running hard drive from Western Digital.
  • Free Googleâ„¢ software — Search your drive, manage your photos, and simplify Web searches with included Google software. Note: Google software is compatible with Windows 2000 and XP only.

Ideal For

  • High-speed backup of important documents and images
  • Extra storage for your computer
  • Automatic backups of your existing hard drive
  • Archiving the music stored on your MP3 player
  • Adding plenty of space for digital video capture and editing
  • Saving and organizing your digital photo collection

System Requirements

  • Available USB Port
  • Windows® 2000/XP/Vistaâ„¢ or,
  • Mac® OS X 10.3 or later

Package Includes

  • USB 2.0/FireWire external hard drive
  • USB cable
  • FireWire cable
  • AC adapter with power cord
  • Quick Install Guide