WD My Book 8TB 3.5" USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (WDBBGB0080HBK-NESN)

  • Model #: WDBBGB0080HBK-NESN
  • Web Code: 10482140
Sold and shipped by: Best Buy
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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 colossal 8TB 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 colossal 8TB 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
    8 TB
  • Drive Type
    External Desktop Hard Drive
  • Diskless or Populated
  • Interface
    USB 3.0; USB 2.0
  • Drive Size
    3.5 Inches
  • 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
    1.34 kg
  • What's in the Box
  • Warranty Parts
    2 Year(s)



Customer Reviews

4.6 / 5
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137 Reviews

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  • from Toronto, ON

No complaints; did the job nicely

Got it on sale, delivery was prompt and it worked perfectly right out of the box.

  • from Windsor, ON

Like A Champ

Purchased this back a few weeks when it was on sale. Had to purchase online as there were none in the local store. Shipped to me in just a couple of days which was awesome. I have had a few My Books over the years, and this one setup as quick and easily as any of the others. One thing you REALLY want to turn off is the "Sleep Timer" setting by using the "WD Drive Utilities application". Very annoying when you go to use the drive and it takes a good 10 to 20 seconds for it to wake up and start responding.

  • from Port Colborne

This one is defective

It took 2 and a half days to do the first back up and then wouldn't back up anymore after that. Tech support had me try several things to get it to work, lost the first backup. Tried again the second time, after being told that it should only take 2.5 to 3 hours, after an hour and only 100GB backed up (5%) I cancelled the backup and was told to return it to the store for a replacement.

  • from Kanata, ON

Product good; problems with ordering and delivery

I bought this drive to back up many movies I have burned to DVDs over the years. So far it has performed well, as expected. My problems started with placing the order. First, I could not use Paypal to pay for the order. Customer Service said there must be some problem with my ID or address though I have previously paid for several orders before with BestBuy using PayPal. So Customer Service let me use my credit card instead. Shortly afterwards, I got an email that the credit card purchase did not go through. Again, Customer Service said the problem may have been a difference in ID or address between BestBuy and the credit card, though I have also used my credit card without problem in the past. Finally, the order did not arrive on the day that the tracking information said the order had been delivered, leaving me to wonder if the order had been delivered to the wrong address in our community mail box; not unheard of with Canada Post. The order did arrive two days later and I was advised post facto that the delivery date had been changed, but I was not so informed at the time. I have sent feedback to BestBuy about my experience. I have shopped regularly at BestBuy online. This is the first time I've had these kind of problems, but if they happen again I'll be shopping elsewhere. By the way, Customer Service was always courteous and helpful so the problem does not lie there.

  • from Winnipeg, MB

Does the Job

First purchase of WD drive with new design. Pros - looks great, tons of storage. Helium drive fully enclosed so dust is now a non-issue except for cleaning of outer case. I've always trusted WD drives Cons - adapter prongs now face vertical instead of horizontal so be prepared to hunt down new power bar if you accumulate hard drives as you require more space (unless you have swivel heads). Packaging went from beautiful dark blue to hideous white and green with a pointless wrap-a-round cardboard sleeve that just adds another layer to go through. Also, no light on front to indicate when drive is active. I've bought several WD drives through the years and was happy with the adapter until now. Why would anyone change the direction of the prongs in such a way that it requires a power bar with outlets shifted 90 degrees from the norm? Prior to this I was thrilled as the adapters got narrower and narrower so that it was easy to plant them side by side on the power bar. Again, why the change?

  • from Charlottetown, PE

WD My Book 8TB 2.5 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

I bought the first one Jan 2017, it goes very well. I backup all the files from my old computer to it. Last month I bought another one to back up all the video files from my old external HDD which is a big cabinet with 4 units of 3.5" HDD inside. WD My Book is a very compact unit much smaller than my old one, very easy to move around, the motor noise is not notable. The price is the cheapest in the market for such 8TB capacity and size. Some users may find it noisy( vibration hum noise) if they put it not in right position, the noise is gone when it sits on its rubber foot, or put it on top of a book. The only drawback is the writing speed, it is about 20MB/s - 23MB/s. It will take a few days to complete backup of 7TB files. I would recommend it to anyone who does not need high writing speed.

  • from North Bay, ON

Fonctionne très bien

Très satisfait du disque dur externe que j'ai reçu. Merci.

  • from Ocean Falls

Good buy

Already have a WD My book 3TB which has worked like a charm. Had another brand but its OS was pits. This 8TB great buy, works great. But lost nearly 1TB for some reason with the way they set up the drive to work. Other than that, good reliable drive.

  • from Edmonton, AB

Archive Drive

Excellent archive drive. Works well. Only quibble is that there is no drive light to indicate that is on and files are transferring.

  • from Mississauga, ON

Dead On The First Day

Got home plugged it in made a very wired sound and died. Returned it next day for a refund.

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