WD My Book Essential 3.5 Inch USB 3.0 External Hard Drive - 2TB


Write a review

R 1,789

eB17 890

Discovery Miles  17 890

Shipped in 3 to 4 working days

When do I get it?

Prepaid codes are delivered to you via email as soon as payment has been approved.

When do I get it?

Once payment has been approved, purchased eBooks are added to your Digital Library, ready for you to download.

When do I get it?

Gift vouchers are delivered via email to the recipient as soon as payment has been approved.

Of course you want to know — When do I get it?

We strive at all times to get it to you on time but here are some indications:

If we say In Stock, we dispatch within the time frame of the shipping plan you selected.

If we say In Stock (You can also collect in cpt), the stock is available from our Cape Town warehouse and you can collect on the same working day if your payment has been authorised and you collect before 5pm.

If we say dispatched between X and Y days then it takes X to Y days to receive from a supplier and it will then be with you within the time frame of the shipping plan you selected.

If we say Pre-order it means that your item will be dispatched to you on the day it's released and arrive with the time span of the shipping plan you chose.

And then there's the Weekend. In order to receive goods on the weekend, select our weekend delivery option when checking out.

If this is all too confusing, call us on 087 362 8000 or send an e-mail to info@takealot.com. One of our friendly employees will get back to you pronto.

Eligible for Cash on Delivery. Learn more

What does this mean?

You can pay for this item with cash when your driver delivers your goods.

How does it work?

Select Cash On Delivery (COD) as your payment option when you checkout. Have the exact amount of cash ready for our friendly delivery driver when he arrives.

Is COD available on every order?

No. We don’t offer COD for:

  • Digital products (e.g. eBooks, gift vouchers or airtime)
  • Customised products (e.g. a sports shirt printed with a personalised name)
  • Orders totalling R5,000 or more
  • Orders being collected from our warehouse
  • Delivery addresses falling outside of our Mr D. Courier area

  • If your order is eligible for COD, it will be displayed as a payment option for you at checkout.

    Free delivery available | 

    Free Exchanges & Returns for 30 days. Learn more

    Free Exchanges & Returns for 30 Days


    If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, simply return the items to us in their original condition and packaging within 30 days of receipt and we will issue a credit which can be used to place a new order.

    Exchanges (Fashion, sportswear and shoes only)

    Wrong size? Don't quite like the colour? You can exchange your purchased item for a different size and/or colour up to 30 days from the day you received it, completely free of charge.

    The item must be unworn and unused (other than trials) with the original tags still attached. Packaging should be returned in an undamaged condition with the item

    When does this policy not apply?

    If the item is:
    • older than 30 days
    • opened, unsealed, used or missing any accessories
    • a digital product such as an eBook, electronic voucher, gaming code or other digital download;
    • an audio or video recording or computer software that has been unsealed;
    • a newspaper, periodical or magazine;
    • a foodstuff, beverage, or other product intended for everyday consumption;
    • a nursing or maternity product that has been unsealed, including (but not limited to) breast pumps, bottles, formula, maternity underwear, nappies and wipes;
    • a beauty product or fragrance which has been used; or
    • a product which has been personalised for you or made to your specifications.

    Find out more about Exchanges & Returns

    My Book desktop storage delivers optimized USB 3.0 data transfer rates and a complete backup solution to protect your precious memories and critical system files. Password protection with hardware encryption secures your private files.


    Up to 3x faster transfer rates – My Book desktop storage is optimized for the fastest possible data transfer rates. Connect this drive to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port to access and save files up to 3x faster than USB 2.0.

    Universal connectivity – With this drive you get compatibility with the latest USB 3.0 devices and backward compatibility with USB 2.0 devices as well.

    Local and cloud backup – WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software lets you choose when and where you back up your files.  

    Choose scheduled backup to back up your files on the schedule that fits your needs. 

    Choose automatic, continuous backup to back up files as they are added or changed and saved. 


    Transferring fles with blazing-fast USB 3.0 transfer rates

    Backing up your files to the local drive with WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software 

    Backing up your files to your Dropbox™ folder

    Protecting your system-level files with Acronis® True Image WD Edition backup software 

    Using with WD’s free Windows 8 app to quickly discover your media files

    Connecting your USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices 

    Securing your data with password protection and hardware encryption 

    Adding extra storage for your videos, music, photos and files

    Box Content:

    Desktop hard drive

    USB cable

    AC adapter

    WD SmartWare Pro software

    Quick Install Guide


    Formatted NTFS for Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

    Requires reformatting for Mac OS X

    2-year limited warranty

    Limited (24 months)
    WD My Book Essential 3.5 Inch USB 3.0 External Hard Drive - 2TB
    South Africa
    Western Digital
    Storage Capacity
    2 TB
    Hard Drive Connectivities
    Western Digital
    Bundle deals expire when stock runs out. T&Cs apply

    Mark, South Africa. 27 March 2014

    Very good value for money. Does what one would expect.

    Jonathan, South Africa. 11 June 2014

    Bought two and was very pleased with the product and shipping time. Drive is fast and had very nice sleek design.

    Nicholas, South Africa. 13 March 2015

    Really is to set up just plug n play, really happy the useful software it came with.

    R 1,789

    Shop by Department