Pros

  • Great USB 3.0 performance
  • Stylish, well ventilated enclosure
  • Bundled with USB 3.0 PCI card

Cons

  • Doesn't include WD's SmartWare software

At A Glance

WD's drive offers superb USB 3.0 performance and stylish design, but it doesn't come with any software niceties.

Manufacturer’s Description

The elegant My Book 3.0 features SuperSpeed USB 3.0 with unmatched speed of up to 10x USB 2.0 for the fastest transfer speed available. Resource intensive video editing, animation, graphic design, and large media files can be saved so quickly that you no longer have to wait for the technology to keep up with your ideas.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.westerndigital.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number WDBABP0010HCHNESN
Storage
Drive size 1000.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Drive type External
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces USB 2.0
USB 2.0 Yes
Included Software
Included Software Driver Utilities CD
General Features
File System(s) Supported NTFS
Hardware
Installation Kit Hardware USB 3.0 cable, AC adapter, USB 3.0 HBA adapter

Performance

PC World Test Center
Interface tested USB 3.0
External Performance, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
Copy Files Read, 3.68 GB 39.1   seconds
Copy Files & Folders Write, 3.68 GB 55.3   seconds
Copy Large File Read, 3.68 GB 28.3   seconds
Copy Large File Write, 3.68 GB 37.0   seconds
Install OpenOffice.org 3.1 33.7   seconds
Uninstall OpenOffice.org 3.1 47.2   seconds
Malware Scan 315.5   seconds
Drive Power, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
Copy Files & Folders Read, 3.68 GB 10.1   watts
Copy Files & Folders Write, 3.68 GB 9.9   watts
Copy Large File Read, 3.68 GB 10.3   watts
Copy Large File Write, 3.68 GB 10.2   watts
Install OpenOffice.org 3.1 8.9   watts
Uninstall OpenOffice.org 3.1 8.6   watts
Malware Scan 8.4   watts
Drive Idle State 9.4   watts
Drive Sleep State 2.0   watts
Drive Working State 8.9   watts