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June 15, 2016

4TB My Book Studio Desktop External Hard Drive – USB 3.0 – WDBHML0040HAL-NESN

How WD WDBHML0040HAL-NESN price changed over last several months:
Shows how WDBHML0040HAL-NESN Book MSRP changed this month
4TB WDBHML0040HAL-NESN comparison with other similar products:
I read a lot of reviews before I purchased WD 4TB


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WDBHML0040HAL-NESN review and price:

WD 4TB My features:

  • All metal enclosure
  • Ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity
  • Password protection with hardware-based encryption
  • Compatible with Apple Time Machine
Other Info for this deal:

Warranty: standard manufacturer’s warranty
S&H: Free shipping if ordered online
WD 4TB’s dimensions and weight: check our reviews
Coupon: n/a

Recent reviews:

As a writer, I generally have some books and magazine articles in different phases of preparation. Those pending publications represent years and years of future earning, so I can not pay for to lose those files. While the MAC variant of My Book Studio is costly than the plastic-cased My Book of the same capacity, its aluminum case dissipates heat more proficiently, and keeping the drive cooler should improve the dependability and lifespan of the drive. Moreover, the aluminum-cased drive has a longer warranty. Some bucks extra is not much to pay for better security. I use one drive for Time Machine backups, and extra drives for manual backups using PROSOFT Data Backup software, rotating these extra drives on a schedule so that a recent backup is in a bank vault, another backup is in a fireproof vault at home, and a 3rd is in my office. I also back up to a cloud service. When a decade’s worth of pending earning is on my computer, not to talk about a treasure trove of family photos, a secure and redundant backup system is essential. The BIG TRUTH here is that anything worth backing up is worth backing up at least twice. I have learned this the hard way. Moreover, those backups should be made on the highest quality drives one can find. That is the My Book Studio for MAC. If you use a PC rather than MAC, it is easy to reformat this drive for your PC.

I know lots of people These days are creating their own drives using a bare HD and purchasing a case, however after checking prices, it was really more cost-efficient for me to go with this HD external drive. 4TB for just over $200? You really can not beat that. It could’ve cost me $190 to purchase a WD Red 4TB drive,, then another $50 for a decent looking Macally case. This drive is fast and pretty calm. The only minor annoyance is the LED on the front of the case. It could be nice if there was an choice to turn it off when the drive is in sleep mode. At night, when the drive is in sleep mode, the light is like a beacon, and is just way too bright.

This issue was commented on by others. The drive enters an energy saving sleep mode and unmounts from the computer, prompting an error from OSX about the have to properly eject a disk 1st before unmounting. Unfortunately, I did not see those reviews till after I started using this drive with my new 2013 model year Mac running Maveriks. From what I have read online, there is seemingly no clear understanding why it occurs, less a dependable solution.

Compare WD 4TB with similar products:

BUFFALO DriveStation USB 3.0 4 TB External Hard Drive (HD-LC4.0U3)

  • Back up your files on your Windows PC with Buffalo Backup Utility
  • USB 3.0 support with USB 2.0 backward compatibility
  • Boost PC performance and enhance your digital life with Buffalo Tools
  • Use with your PC or Mac computer for file storage and backup
  • Plug-and-play connectivity provides easy setup and use
  • Unique design reduces noise for quiet operation
  • Stand upright or lay flat for easy placement and efficient use of space
  • Eco-friendly operation shuts the hard drive down when the connected computer is turned off

WD 2TB My Passport Pro Portable External Hard Drive – Thunderbolt – WDBRMP0020DBK-NESN

  • Massive capacity – 2 TB or 4 TB
  • Integrated Thunderbolt cable
  • User-selectable RAID 0/1 or JBOD
  • Up to 233 MB/s data transfer rates
  • Dual-drive RAID storage
  • No AC adapter required
  • Durable aluminum enclosure
  • 3-year limited warranty

LaCie d2 4TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive 9000443

  • Aluminum anybody for long-term durability
  • USB 3.0 for universal compatibility
  • Innovative design for reduced noise and vibration
  • Professional speeds of up to 200 MB/s (actual may vary depending upon operating environment)

WD 12TB My Book Duo Desktop RAID External Hard Drive – USB 3.0 – WDBLWE0120JCH-NESN

  • Fast and reliable hardware encryption with password protection
  • Expand capacity and organize your workspace with two high-speed USB 3.0 ports
  • Complete backup solutions to secure your data from loss
  • Dual-drive performance with up fast data transfers
  • Massive capacity to hold all your large media files
  • Configure, manage and diagnose your drive with WD Drive Utilities
  • Multiple data management options

WD 8TB My Book Thunderbolt Duo Desktop RAID External Hard Drive – Thunderbolt – WDBUTV0080JSL-NESN

  • Two Thunderbolt ports deliver the speed and flexibility needed for high-speed multi-tasking
  • Revolutionary data transfer speeds from Thunderbolt technology
  • User serviceable so you can replace or upgrade a drive without any tools
  • User-selectable RAID 0/1 for speed or data protection
  • Daisy chain multiple drives for enhanced workflow efficiency

Buffalo DriveStation Axis Velocity USB 3.0 4 TB High Speed 7200 RPM External Hard Drive (HD-LX4.0TU3)

  • Horizontal and Vertical form factor
  • Buffalo Tools
  • Attractive design
  • 7200 RPM Hard Drive
  • USB 3.0
  • Hardware Encryption

WD 2TB Black My Passport Ultra Portable External Hard Drive – USB 3.0 – WDBBKD0020BBK-NESN

  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Automatic local and cloud backup
  • USB 3.0 connectivity
  • Optional 256-bit AES hardware encryption
  • Stylish design with a range of exciting colors
  • Formatted for Windows, reformatting required for Mac
  • Secure portable storage with up to 3TB capacity

My Book technical ratings and MSRP
  • Compatible with Apple Time Machine
  • Password protection with hardware-based encryption
  • All metal enclosure
  • Ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity

What people considered before buying WDBHML0040HALNESN:
  1. USB Hub, Anker USB 3.0 4-Port Portable Aluminum Hub with 2-Foot USB 3.0 Cable (Silver)
  2. Sabrent Premium 4 Port Silver Aluminum USB 3.0 Hub (30″ cable) for iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, or any PC [Silver] (HB-MAC3)
  3. WD 4TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive – USB 3.0 – WDBFJK0040HBK-NESN
  4. WD 2TB Silver My Passport for Mac Portable External Hard Drive – USB 3.0 – WDBZYL0020BSL-NESN
  5. WD 4TB My Book for Mac Desktop External Hard Drive – USB 3.0 – WDBYCC0040HBK-NESN
  6. WD 3TB My Book for Mac Desktop External Hard Drive – USB 3.0 – WDBYCC0030HBK-NESN


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