Western Digital 500GB My Book Essential USB 2.0 External Hard Drive

SKU: mybook500
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The world's best-selling external hard drive now features a new, smart, visual backup solution that protects your data automatically.
Smaller, sleeker, more streamlined design - WD has made these award winning drives even smaller, sleeker, and more elegant. As always, this book like shape takes up less space on your desk and allows two or more My Book drives to nestle neatly together like volumes on a shelf.
Product Description


WD SmartWare - A control center 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 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 - Customize your backup, set drive security, run diagnostics, manage the power settings, and more from the WD SmartWare control center.

Drive lock - Gain peace of mind knowing that your data is protected from unauthorized access or theft with password protection and military grade 256bit hardware based encryption.
Illuminated capacity gauge - See at a glance how much space is available on your drive.
USB 2.0 interface - A simple connection that offers convenience and compatibility among multiple computers.
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.
Planet friendly - We designed a small box to minimize waste and used recycled material. We encourage you to recycle it.
Ready to plug-and-play with Windows PCs - if you're a Mac user, check out our Mac version of this product.
Ideal For

  • Protecting your data with automatic, continuous backup
  • Retrieving lost data effortlessly
  • Adding extra storage space for photos, videos and music
  • Securing private or sensitive data

In The Box
External hard drive
WD SmartWare software
USB cable
AC adapter
Quick Install Guide
2 year limited warranty

Additional Information

Additional Information

Colour Black
ConditionBrand New
EAN 0718037120928
Hard Drive500GB
Product nameWestern Digital 500GB My Book Essential USB 2.0 External Hard Drive
Product codemybook500
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Good price, well packaged + fast delivery Review by dclark500 (Posted on 05/03/2011)
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