My book

Hi I have a my book model# wd5000h1cs-00  I want to format it and install it on my newer pc. what do I need to do and can I get a download to install it

thank you

Hi there and welcome to the WD community.

You can format the drive by following the steps on this link:

You may use the my book to copy your files manually, just as you would with any USB memory. For help on some of the basic uses, please follow the links below.

“How to move or copy files from one hard drive to another in Windows”:

“How to copy or move files or folders to a different hard drive on a Mac”:

can I use my book to download a back up  and use it it if my computer hard drive now quits working I know my book is a very old one !!! or would  or should buy a new one that is updated

Hi there,

You mean taking the drive out and using it as an internal drive? Or trying to use the actual external drive to boot up the Operating system from there?