WD Easystore External USB 3.0 12TB Hard Drive – Black

(9 customer reviews)


Digital Storage Capacity 12000 GB
Hard Disk Interface USB 2.0/3.0
Connectivity Technology USB
Brand Western Digital
Hard Disk Form Factor 3.5 Inches
Hard Disk Description Desktop
Compatible Devices Desktop
Color Black
Hard Disk Size 12 TB
Specific Uses For Product backup, storage

  • 12TB storage capacity Provides ample space for storing documents, photos, music and more.
  • USB 3.0 interface Offers an easy-to-use connection to devices. Backward compatible with USB 2.0 for simple connection to your computer.
  • Data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps with USB 3.0 Enable a rapid response when updating files.
  • Automatic backup options Allow you to use compatible software to back up your files to the server.
  • Compatible with Mac and PC For flexible installation options.



Get more out of WD Discovery Included WD Discovery software makes it easy to back up your photos, videos and documents to the easystore desktop drive. WD Discovery software can also be used to manage your drive settings like reformatting, LED control and more. Easy-to-use auto backup software easystore desktop storage comes equipped with WD Backup software. Simply download WD Backup software, plug in your drive and set your hourly, daily or monthly schedule. Time Machine compatibility with Mac. Universal connectivity With this drive, you get connectivity with USB 3.0 devices as well as backward compatibility with USB 2.0 devices. Built with WD reliability WD quality inside and out. For years, millions of people worldwide have trusted their data to WD hard drives. We are successful because we understand the importance of your data and are driven to help preserve your memories.

Additional information

Weight 2.77 kg
Dimensions 5.5 × 1.9 × 6.7 cm
Hard Drive

12 TB Desktop


Western Digital


WD Easystore

Hardware Platform

PC Mac

Item Weight

2.77 pounds

Product Dimensions

5.5 x 1.9 x 6.7 inches

Item Dimensions LxWxH

5.5 x 1.9 x 6.7 inches



Hard Drive Interface

USB 2.03.0


1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.



Date First Available

October 2 2019




WD, Western Digital

9 reviews for WD Easystore External USB 3.0 12TB Hard Drive – Black

  1. Guy

    Nice DriveI gave this drive 5 stars because it works great. It’s fast and easy to use. However, I was a little disappointed because this is supposed to be a 12TB drive and there was only 10.9TB available on it. I was so surprised that I looked at the box to be sure that they sent the right one. I understand that some of the drive software may use up some of the space for operating reasons, but a loss of 1.1TB seems excessive to me. So, this is more like an 11TB drive and not a 12TB drive. That being said, the drive works great and it does what I need it to do. Also, I think the price is fair for an 11TB drive. I just wish they would advertise it for the space that it actually has. I always prefer honesty.

  2. M. Anderson

    If it was any slower it would be a turtleI am a professional photographer and use external drives to back up my WD Network server. Until now I have been using multiple 8 and/or 10 WD Mybook drives which are great but not big enough. This drive provided good storage but if it were any slower it would be a turtle. What usually takes a day or so to back up is taking a week of continues operation. Seems to be at least 5 times slower.

  3. James

    TLDR Buy it, shuck it, use it internally or with a sabrent sata dock. Thank me later.WD seems to habitually make very weak usb cables for these drives. They aren’t meant to be moved or used in any way that might strain the cord. Light strain mind you, because I don’t yank my cords or treat them badly. The thing is, the faulty cord will short out, disconnecting the drive while its still plugged in. This isn’t something you want happening regularly, and I already have a 3tb WD green that corrupted, because of the same weak cord they insist on using. I bought that 3tb back in 2014. I got this 12tb this year, and it has the same issue. So to ensure my drive remains usable, I shucked it. Which means I removed it from the case. It now rests in a sabrent dock, and the cord that came with that is definitely not as flimsy as wd’s. The performance of the drive itself is phenomenal. But WD has got to do better with their cords.

  4. Amazon Customer

    ESTAFADOcompre un disco duro de 12 Teras cuando en realidad es un disco de 500 gigas

  5. Amazon Customer

    You can not stack these drives, but you could stand several next to each other.This review is about the SINGLE DRIVE 8TB version of the WD MyBook. Green & white cardboard box, black plastic drive case. No Encryption. Go ahead & buy it, it is ok. :-)SPEED: The drive is faster than I expected. It took about 1 day to copy 5.14 TB to it via USB 3. Those were mostly music files 3MB to 60mb plus some videos. I did not time it or watch it closely. You can easily play movies or music from this drive without skipping.HEAT: the drive did NOT get hot. Not even very warm while chugging away for almost a whole day relentlessly copying over 5 TB of data. The drive has vents on the 2 ends. You are supposed to put the vent side up, so the heat can exit. That means the drive will be standing on end, which is probably not how you were going to place it. There are rubber feet on the other end. I suspect that the people who said this drive runs hot did not stand the drive up as intended.

  6. Ed Hart

    Watch the size that is reported by your systemI bought the 12 TB size. Says 12 TB on box, but formatted it’s only 10.95 TB useable. Which seems to me to only be an 11 TB drive within the enclosure. That’s enough for my use, I just feel it should have said 11 TB instead of 12… I haven’t looked at how it’s partitioned in disk management yet, but I don’t know why an entire TB would be invisible to my system.

  7. Foster VS

    Great Unit!I removed the white label 12GB drive from this unit and installed it into my PC. Talk about cheap storage! I didn’t do the “pin 3 mod”, I just used a “molex to sata power” adapter, so no mod required!

  8. cyberbee17

    WD Easystore External USB 3.0 12TB Hard Drive – BlackSo far so good. A bit slow for nowadays thought the capacity is the contemporary one. It’s not the 7200 rpm certainly. Forget it. It’s the 5700 rpm one(still not the fastest experienced in this class writing speed).If it’s still up and works in a decade or two, and is still compatible with your computer and OS so you can plug and play, it’s the main thing these ones are produced for at all. If it’s not, it’d be another fall in the design engineering and/or QA/QC

  9. Amazon Rocks

    Reliable 12TB WD External Hard Drivethis drive is very quiet and works well transfering large volume files at fast speeds…Western Digital Quality…a good choice for large archives… arrived fast …works nicely with Windows 10 … Worth buying !!

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