Western Digital My Book Essential manual

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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

Brand Western Digital
Model My Book Essential
Product External Hard Drive
EAN 2002091422004, 3610170005803, 3610170482932, 4045167012288, 7123123144628, 718037734590, 718037770543, 7180377705432, 718037771915, 7180377719156, 718037771922, 718037802701, 815358269852
Language English
Productgroup External Hard Drives
Filetype PDF
Other features
Internal
Mac compatibility
USB required
Dimensions (WxDxH) 54 x 137 x 166mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity 1
Quick start guide
Hard drive
HDD speed 7200
HDD capacity 500GB
Storage drive buffer size 8
Type HDD
Features
Product colour Black
Weight & dimensions
Weight 1150
Depth 137mm
Height 166mm
Width 54mm
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T) 5 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T) 20 - 65
Ports & interfaces
Maximum data transfer rate 480Mbit/s
USB connector USB
USB version 2.0
Packaging data
User guide