Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Studio LX (WDBACH0010HAL / WDBACH0020HAL / WDBACH0030HAL)
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Product's Firewire Does NOT Connect to Computer's Firewire
John Brockmann, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: VERY disappointed to discover that the Firewire 6-pin female connections (there are even two of them) on the back of the product would NOT link up with Firewire 6-pin female connections on my computer--using, of course a male-ended 6-pin cable. I specifically bought this product to have the fast Firewire connection. So my only work-around was to use a USB 2.0 connection to the nearly undetectable mini-usb connection at the bottom of the product.
Summary: I added two more 3T drives. The LCD window on this is stupid and DOES NOT WORK OR DO ANYTHING OF VALUE. I wish my drive name appeared so that when lined up I know which drive has "what data". They knew it was dumb too - because the new versions (my 3T versions) have no LCD. All have performed well. I use them mostly for video storage and editing and speed is faster than my 2TB internal.
Summary: great for deep storing, or backing up of files. good price. not the fastest drive and it takes a few seconds for the unit to be recognized on my mac pro tower. recommended for anyone wanting to back up a lot of files.
Summary: The order was fulfilled by 'The-Edeals' and arrived damaged out of the box. It appears the unit was dropped or thrown, and the internal chassis was shifted from the external shell. The power button was depressed and stuck under the case, and remaining ports were not aligned with the openings. Luckily, I was able to return the item, and have it shipped the same day for the return. I received my refund quickly, and very happy with the return process.
Summary: Works well, though not as fast as I expected in 2013. Also, who wants a new drive with the old USB 2.0 spec? If I wanted USB 2.0, I would have bought a used or refurbished drive.The display is unreadable. It might be useful if it could be seen from a distance greater than 6 inches.
Summary: This is a great external backup drive that automatically updates. Just leave it connected to your computer and your data is safely stored without you having to think about manually backing up. Extremely satisfied with this inexpensive purchase.
Summary: (I only gave it one star because I had to) It melted down less than a year into owning it. THANK GOODNESS I was able to recover my files before it quit completely. I tried to get the seller to take it back but never heard a thing from THE PRICE PROS. Don't waste your time. If there's any indication to it's worthlessness, I bought for $150 and Amazon is offering me to "TRADE IT IN" for a measly .50 cents.
Summary: I don't know much about computers but a friend of mine does. He recommended this device as an external hard drive to back up my computer whenever I have problems and need to reboot without losing any files. It is just what the doctor ordered!
Summary: The best part about this disc drive is that it was so easy to install. It was literally plug and play. I'm using a Mac Pro and I didn't even need to launch Time Machine. As soon as I plugged it in, it set itself up! I had experienced some reliability problems with another manufacturer's 1 TB drive and I had to replace it.