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WD My Book Studio 3TB External Desktop Hard Drive with Metal Enclosure

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  • Pure performance for Mac with firewire 800
  • Cool-to-the-touch aluminium enclosure complements your Mac
  • Compatible with Apple Time Machine
  • Password protection with hardware-based encryption
  • WD Smartware for automatic, continuous backup software
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Technical Details
Brand nameWestern Digital
Item Weight1.18 Kg
Product Dimensions13.5 x 4.8 x 16.5 cm
Item model numberWDBC3G0030HAL-EESN
SeriesWDBC3G0030HAL MY BOOK Studio LX
Form Factor3.5
Hard Drive Size3 TB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
Additional Information
Customer Reviews 4.0 out of 5 stars 119 customer reviews
Best Sellers Rank 71,138 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.7 Kg
Date First Available13 July 2011
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Product Description

My Book Studio Desktop Hard Drive: fast and secure all-metal Mac-ready storage

The My Book Studio desktop hard drive features blazing-fast USB 2.0 performance, massive capacity, and a premium aluminium enclosure that perfectly complements your Mac. It is compatible with Apple Time Machine, and offers password protection and hardware encryption to keep your data private. This drive is ideal for videographers, photographers, and other graphics professionals.

Ultra-fast USB 2.0 performance

With the fast connectivity of SuperSpeed USB 2.0, this drive lets you access and save files in record time. Reduce transfer time by up to three times when compared to USB 2.0 transfer rates.

Ultra-fast USB 3.0 performance
All-metal; Mac-ready

The premium aluminium enclosure complements your Mac and remains cool to the touch. It's formatted to work with your Mac right out of the box and is ideal for demanding graphics professionals.

All-metal; Mac-ready
Password protection secures your drive

Use WD Security to set your password protection and hardware encryption, which allow you to protect the files stored on your drive from unauthorised use or access.

Password protection secures your drive
My Book Studio
Smart display

Create your own personalised drive label to remind you of what's stored on each drive. You can even view the label when the drive is unplugged. The display also includes available capacity and security status.

Pure performance

Save and access data at top speeds with the high-performance FireWire 800 interface. Also includes USB 2.0 interface for maximum flexibility.

Designed for Mac

Formatted for Mac and compatible with Apple Time Machine, this drive is plug-and-play ready for Mac computer users.

Drive lock

Gain peace of mind knowing that your data is protected from unauthorised access or theft with password protection and 256-bit hardware-based encryption.

Small, sleek, streamlined

This drive's book-like shape takes up minimal space on your desk and allows two or more My Book drives to nestle neatly together like volumes on a shelf.

Power miser

My Book external drives are designed to save energy. WD GreenPower technology lowers internal drive power consumption by up to 30%, a sleep mode reduces power during idle times, and a power-saving feature turns the drive on and off with your computer.

WD SmartWare

WD SmartWare is a control centre for your drive that gives you the power to:

  • Protect your data automatically: Relax, your data is secure. Automatic, continuous backup will instantly make a second copy whenever you add or change a file.
  • See your backup as it happens: Seeing is believing. Visual backup displays your content in categories and shows the progress of your backup.
  • Bring back lost files effortlessly: Retrieve your valuable data to its original location whether you've lost all your data or just overwritten an important file.
  • Take control: Customise your backup, set drive security, run diagnostics, manage the power settings, and more from the WD SmartWare control centre.
Features at a glance:
  • Automatic, continuous backup
  • WD SmartWare software
  • Customisable e-label
  • Turbo FireWire 800 interface
  • Password protection and hardware-based encryption
My Book Studio box
Ideal for:
  • Identifying what's on your drive even when it's unplugged – perfect for archiving
  • Protecting your data with automatic, continous backup
  • Retrieving lost data effortlessly
  • Securing private or sensitive data
  • Using with Mac and Apple Time Machine
  • Storing and editing videos and photos

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Compatible with Time Machine
Password protection
and hardware encryption
All-metal enclosure
Portable form factor
Thunderbolt cable
RAID 0/1 0/1

Box Contains

1 x Hard drive
1 x USB cable
1 x AC adapter
1 x WD Security software
1 x WD Drive Utilities software
1 x Quick install guide

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