Western Digital My Book for Mac Review

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External desktop HDD. From Western Digital. For Mac. 3TB. That pretty much says it all.

Seriously. What else can you say about an external HDD with loads of storage from one of the most well known and trusted brands in the industry?

WD My Book for Mac 3TB unbox-GeekEye

Package contents: the WD My Book for Mac external HDD, AC adapter, two plugs you can switch with the three prong plug, USB 3.0 cable, warranty and documentation

Simply hook this baby up to your system and to some power, and you’re good to go! Just click and drag items to this My Book to begin saving to this 3TB external HDD. It’s that easy to install and use.

And if your set-up comes with the latest USB tech – which, unfortunately, mine doesn’t – fasten you’re seat belts ‘cause it’s going to be a fast ride with this bad boy, ‘cause this My Book, like any modern external storage device nowadays, supports USB 3.0 connectivity as well.

WD My Book for Mac USB 3.0-GeekEye

USB 3.0 connectivity for blazing fast data transfers. It’s USB 2.0 compatible as well.

And since this particular model comes with 3TBs of storage, I think it’s safe to say you won’t be running out of space for all your stuff with this one anytime soon.

WD My Book for Mac vents-GeekEye

Vents galore for – well – ventilation

And yes, if the obvious still needs to be said, this one’s Time Machine compatible too.

WD My Book for Mac shiny-GeekEye

It can also double as a mirror thanks to its shiny polished finish

But with so many other options out right now, why go with Western Digital?

Well, for me, it’s because of my previous experience with Western Digital’s My Book line. We bought one back in 2009 – a 750GB My Book Home Edition – and believe it or not, it’s still ticking to this very day.

WD My Book for Mac vs My Book Home Edition-GeekEye

Head-to-head: 3TB My Book for Mac (taller) vs 750GB My Book Home Edition

Yes, capacity does matter, but durability is just as essential, if not even more important.

WD My Book for Mac vs My Book Home Edition (top)-GeekEye

Head-to-head: 3TB My Book for Mac (thinner) vs 750GB My Book Home Edition

WD My Book for Mac vs My Book Home Edition (back)-GeekEye

Head-to-head: 3TB My Book for Mac (less ports, no power button) vs 750GB My Book Home Edition

After all, what’s the use of buying an external storage device for all your precious documents and media files if it really can’t stand the test of time, right?

Of course, you’re experience with Western Digital could totally be different with mine. Maybe I was just lucky with mine. Maybe.

But I’m sure Western Digital wouldn’t be where they are now – one of the top storage solutions providers in the world – if their products weren’t good. So no, I’m not chucking this one to luck that easily.

How much?

SRP of the WD My Book for Mac is Php7,590. Yeah, it’s a tad bit expensive but remember, this here’s a 3TB drive.

Note: This doesn’t come with Thunderbolt connectivity. If that’s what you’re after, you should go for the WD My Thunderbolt Duo. 

Likes:

  • Easy to install and use
  • Subtle yet stylish design

Wish list:

  • Thunderbolt connectivity (‘coz not everyone needs a dual drive My Book)

Dislikes:

  • Polished finish (‘coz not everyone is a fan of shiny gizmos)

 

 

 

 

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