WD My Book for Mac External Desktop Hard Drive USB 3.0, 2TB

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Formatted for Mac, the elegant, external My Book 2TB hard drive now features a smart, visual backup solution that protects your data automatically.

In a small, sleek, streamlined design, the 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. And as it’s formatted for Mac and compatible with Apple Time Machine, this drive is plug-and-play ready for Mac computer users.

The My Book for Mac also boasts WD SmartWare - a control centre 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 centre

The My Book for Mac also features a drive lock. This gives peace of mind knowing that your data is protected from unauthorized access or theft with password protection and military-grade 256-bit hardware-based encryption. You’ll also appreciate the illuminated capacity gauge. This lets you see at a glance how much space is available on your drive.

And let’s not forget this baby’s energy efficient, thanks to WD GreenPower Technology which lowers internal drive power consumption by up to 30%, a sleep mode that reduces power during idle times, and a power-saving feature turns the drive on and off with your computer. USB 2.0 compatible.

Formatted HFS+ Journaled for Mac OS X Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion. Requires reformatting for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.

Compatible with
Mac. Requires reformatting for PC
USB 3.0
H165 x W135 x D48 mm
Eligible for International Delivery
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  • Click & collect

    Click & collect from John Lewis and Waitrose shops tomorrow from 2pm
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  • Collect+

    Collect + from a local shop from Saturday, postcode exclusions apply
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  • UK delivery

    Standard delivery within 5 working days
    Named or Saturday UK delivery
    Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am
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  • International delivery not available


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by No problem with Yosemite Glad to report that I have had no problem getting my new My Book for Mac recognised on Yosemite. WD had assured me there should be no compatibility problem. This makes the My Book for Mac a very good buy. I am using Yosemite version 10.10 4, My Book for Mac version WDBYCC0020HBK and the latest version of the My Book software. 23 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Back up drive for i-Mac Connected to my i-Mac and used time machine to back up my hard drive. Worked straight out of the box. No set up problems. It just works. 14 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to set up Purchased as drive for Time Machine (Mac OSX) - very easy to set up and now working silently in the background. 09 June 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not with Yosemite operating system Be very careful. This product does not work with Apple's Yosemite operating system. I wasted 12 twelve hours trying to make it work then telephoned WD's technical support who said that most people have the same problem which is caused by the Yosemite o/s. They claimed that Apple know this and are seeking a solution. Am returning product to JL with this information. 07 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful device for backups and file storage First class box of tricks. Comes with external PSU and a USB lead. No hassle, plug and play. Sitting nicely on the shelf next to my iMac and working fine. Mac supplied backup software just does 'what it says on the tin' and is very fast. Easy to create added partitions for normal storage, too. 26 August 2014
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