Western Digital My Book Essential

Model
1TB

Key Specs

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
1 TB
Drive type
Platter
USB
yes
FireWire / 1394
no

General

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
1 TB
Drive type
Platter
Drive form factor
3.5 inches

Other features

Activity / status indicator
yes
Shortcut / backup button
no
Capacity gauge
no
Fingerprint reader
no
Portable applications
no
Ruggedized
no
Security lock slot
yes

Connections

USB
yes (3.0)
Thunderbolt
no
eSATA
no
FireWire / 1394
no
WiFi
no
Dockable
no

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
no

Power

Power source
Bus-powered
Model
1.5TB

Key Specs

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
1.5 TB
Drive type
Platter
USB
yes
FireWire / 1394
no

General

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
1.5 TB
Drive type
Platter
Drive form factor
3.5 inches

Other features

Activity / status indicator
yes
Shortcut / backup button
no
Capacity gauge
no
Fingerprint reader
no
Portable applications
no
Ruggedized
no
Security lock slot
yes

Connections

USB
yes (3.0)
Thunderbolt
no
eSATA
no
FireWire / 1394
no
WiFi
no
Dockable
no

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
no

Power

Power source
Bus-powered
Model
2 TB

Key Specs

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
2 TB
Drive type
Platter
USB
yes
FireWire / 1394
no

General

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
2 TB
Drive type
Platter
Drive form factor
3.5 inches

Other features

Activity / status indicator
yes
Shortcut / backup button
no
Capacity gauge
no
Fingerprint reader
no
Portable applications
no
Ruggedized
no
Security lock slot
yes

Connections

USB
yes (3.0)
Thunderbolt
no
eSATA
no
FireWire / 1394
no
WiFi
no
Dockable
no

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
no

Power

Power source
Bus-powered
Model
3 TB

Key Specs

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
3 TB
Drive type
Platter
USB
yes
FireWire / 1394
no

General

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
3 TB
Drive type
Platter
Drive form factor
3.5 inches

Other features

Activity / status indicator
yes
Shortcut / backup button
no
Capacity gauge
no
Fingerprint reader
no
Portable applications
no
Ruggedized
no
Security lock slot
yes

Connections

USB
yes (3.0)
Thunderbolt
no
eSATA
no
FireWire / 1394
no
WiFi
no
Dockable
no

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
no

Power

Power source
Bus-powered
Model
4TB

Key Specs

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
3 TB
Drive type
Platter
USB
yes
FireWire / 1394
no

General

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
3 TB
Drive type
Platter
Drive form factor
3.5 inches

Other features

Activity / status indicator
yes
Shortcut / backup button
no
Capacity gauge
no
Fingerprint reader
no
Portable applications
no
Ruggedized
no
Security lock slot
yes

Connections

USB
yes (3.0)
Thunderbolt
no
eSATA
no
FireWire / 1394
no
WiFi
no
Dockable
no

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
no

Power

Power source
Bus-powered