WD My Book 4TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (WDBBGB0040HBK-NESN)

  • Model #: WDBBGB0040HBK-NESN
  • Web Code: 10482142
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Sale Ends: October 19, 2017
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Trust the WD My Book desktop external hard drive is like a digital Fort Knox for your treasured data. Boasting a 4TB capacity, this desktop drive transfers files at lightning-fast USB 3.0 speeds and offers an optional password as added security, ensuring your files are safe. It works out of the box with your Windows and Mac devices.

More Information

  • Formatted exFAT for out-of-the-box compatibility with Windows and Mac operating systems (Windows 10, 8, or 7; Mac OS X El Capitan, Yosemite, or Mavericks)
  • Desktop storage device boasts a hefty 4TB capacity, making it a perfect solution for storing all of your multimedia files and important documents
  • WD Backup software lets you schedule automatic backups, so you've got peace of mind knowing you have a duplicate copy of your most important files
  • Compatible with Apple Time Machine, allowing you to schedule regular backups of your files
  • Optional password can be set up to activate a 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption, adding an extra layer of security for your private files and personal data
  • Transfer files at blazing-fast USB 3.0 speeds, up to 5Gb/s, so you spend less time waiting and more time getting stuff done
  • Also compatible with USB 2.0 that offers up to 480Mb/s

What's in the Box?

  • Desktop Hard Drive
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • AC adapter
  • WD Backup WD Security
  • WD Drive Utilities Software
  • Quick Install Guide

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 2 Year(s)

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  • Portable/ Desktop
  • Capacity
    4 TB
  • Drive Type
    External Desktop Hard Drive
  • Diskless or Populated
  • Interface
    USB 3.0; USB 2.0
  • Internal or External
  • Wireless
  • PC/Mac Compatibility
  • Software Included
    WD Back Up; WD Security; W Drive Utilities Software
  • Maximum Data Transfer Rate
    5000 MB/s
  • System Requirements
    Formatted exFAT for out-of-the-box compatability with Windows and Mac; Operating system Windows 10; Windows 8; Windows 7; Mac OS X El Capitan; Yosemite or Mavericks; May require reformatting for other operating systems
  • Dimension
  • Dimensions (cm)
    13.93 (W) x 17.06 (H) x 4.9 (D) cm
  • Dimensions (in)
    5.48 (W) x 6.72 (H) x 1.93 (D) in
  • Product Weight
    1.00 kg
  • What's in the Box
  • Warranty Parts
    2 Year(s)



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  • from Halifax, NS

Review - WD My Book 4TB 2.5 USB 3.0 External HD

The drive works great, once I transferred my back up from my older drive I hooked it up to my laptop and it began the to use my last back up that I transferred to the WD 4T. Laying on the floor, not standing makes for one heck of a stable drive, no chance of falling over. It is easy to store this drive not far from the laptop and just attach the long transfer cable and back up. No more having the small BU drive with it's short cable sitting on top of my computer while I am trying to work on it. I found the cable (about 5 feet) thinner than my 10 foot cable, so I use the thicker cable, other than that it works well. All the instructions are on YouTube as to formatting HS+ and transfering your old back up. I really please with this setup and I desperatyely needed more than 2 terabytes because I surpassed that and the price was great, so I purchased it and again, very pleased. Alan

  • from Lethbridge, AB

Works Fine

Plug it in and go. Partitioned into 2 drives in hopes of being able to access it directly from Windows XP. No Luck, just keep this in mind if you are a dinosaur and hoping to use it with XP. Works fine with Win 7 and 10, and is accessible to XP through the network, but the USB 3 capability is no advantage via the network. I have several smaller versions of MyBook, they work fine.

  • from Toronto, ON

For USB 3.0 only

Should have notification on packaging to ensure users use USB 3.0 connection. Took me a while to figure out that the system freezing problem was caused by plugging the unit into a USB 2.0 connection. Otherwise, works great.

  • from Ottawa, ON


The full name of this product, as per BestBuy's page, is "WD My Book 4TB 2.5 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (WDBBGB0040HBK-NESN) " Exactly what does the "2.5" refer to? Clearly, these aren't 2.5-inch drives (the preferred format for laptops and SSDs), but regular 3.5-inch. The same goes for the 6TB and 8TB models. Not that it matters at all, unless physical desk real-estate is at a premium and you need a pile of these sitting next to each other, or someone intended to take one out of its enclosure and put in a laptop.

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