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Satisfying your storage hunger

WD My Book 4TB

by Mikee Ocampo Falcis

We can’t seem to get enough memory for our devices, storing huge amounts of data – which are mostly movies, music, and a possible myriad of selfie photos totaling at least 5GB alone. Not to mention some of the latest video games coming from the shelves require massive storage. We’ve checked out WD’s My Book 4TB and we found it a terrific choice for slightly above average casual data collectors.

First off, this version of My Book sports a gigantic 4TB. That’s about a hundred or so HD movie files (give or take), a few dozen to thousands of games (depending on what kind of games you’re into) and millions of music and other data. We really think it’s impossible to fill this up in a year or two, depending on your compulsive downloading power.

It’s compatible from Windows XP to Windows 8 and OS X devices. You’ll need to reformat it to work on Mac devices though, which is really very easy and quick.

The device’s aesthetics are nothing out of the ordinary, but it’s innards packs very good muscle. It doesn’t have a fan, and instead has vents for cooling. This is a big plus because it makes the external hard drive run smoothly without making a noise. From our experience, its heating seems pretty normal and should go on for a very long time.

The front of the device has a small light indicator that lets you know when data is being stored in it. At the back there is a USB 3.0 port and a Kensington lock for added security. Performance-wise, we were highly impressed because of the USB 3.0 data transfers are blazing fast, sending large GB data to the external hard drive in mere seconds. Larger collective data, like the entire season of your favorite show, like Game of Thrones, non-HD format, but totals around 7GB, only took a few minutes to transfer, and we seriously love that speed.

Other features are the same as previous My Book models. Quick backup and tools like the WD Smartware to keep your data secured. It’s price is also quite affordable, with a price tag meant for 2TB storage, you’re basically getting a buy-one-take-one deal.

If you’re looking for a drive that could store up large quantities of data that are more than enough to fill up eight casual PCs, then this is probably something you’d like to see for yourself. It has simple designs, and high performance, and for us, this is a thumbs up buy.