Western Digital My Book Essential manual

Western Digital My Book Essential

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Brand
Western Digital
Model
My Book Essential
Product
EAN
, 2002091422004, 3610170005803, 3610170482932, 4045167012288, 7123123144628, 718037734590, 718037770543, 7180377705432, 718037771915, 7180377719156, 718037771922, 718037802701, 815358269852
Language
English
Filetype
PDF
Website
http://www.wdc.com/
MY BOOK ESSENTIAL
USER MANUALL
TABLE OF CONTENTS – iv
5 Locking and Unlocking the Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Password Protecting the Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Unlocking the Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Unlocking the Drive with the WD SmartWare Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Unlocking the Drive Without the WD SmartWare Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Changing Your Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Turning Off the Drive Lock Feature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
6 Managing and Customizing Your Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Using the WD SmartWare Icon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Opening the WD SmartWare Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Checking Drive Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Monitoring Icon Alerts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Safely Disconnecting the Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Using the WD SmartWare Icon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Using the Drive Power Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Customizing Your Software Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Specifying a Different Retrieve Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Setting the Preferences Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Customizing Your Drive Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Registering the Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Setting the Drive Sleep Timer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Erasing the Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Enabling the Backup and Retrieve Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Uninstalling the WD SmartWare Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Uninstalling on Windows XP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Uninstalling on Windows Vista or Windows 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Restoring the WD SmartWare Software and Disk Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
7 Checking Drive Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
8 Using the Drive with a Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Reformatting the Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Restoring the WD SmartWare Software and Disk Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Connecting the Drive and Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Enhancing Performance with WD +TURBO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Installing the WD SmartWare Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
The WD SmartWare Home Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Using the WD SmartWare Icon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Opening the WD SmartWare Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Checking Drive Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Safely Dismounting the Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Using the WD SmartWare Icon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Using the My Book Icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Using the Drive Power Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

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Product specifications

Other features
Internal   no
Mac compatibility   yes
USB required yes
Dimensions (WxDxH)   54 x 137 x 166 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity   1
Quick start guide   yes
Hard drive
HDD speed   7200
HDD capacity   500 GB
Storage drive buffer size 8
Type   HDD
Features
Product colour   Black
Weight & dimensions
Weight   1150
Depth   137 mm
Height   166 mm
Width   54 mm
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)   5 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T)   20 - 65
Ports & interfaces
Maximum data transfer rate   480 Mbit/s
USB connector USB
USB version   2.0
Packaging data
User guide yes