Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Studio LX (WDBACH0010HAL / WDBACH0020HAL / WDBACH0030HAL)
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The Skeptic, Amazon
30 October 2013
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: New development since I wrote review. There's a power on/off button on the back, which is always handy. But it's only handy when it works. I barely got it turned back on and doubt I'll be trying that again! I've a case in at Western Digital asking about the problem.
Summary: I bought this drive as a backup storage device to back up the servers in my office. The speed is wonderful, and the drive makes no noise. My only complaint is that the power button does not work, and I have to unplug the device to turn it off.
Summary: I bought this to store video I edit on my mac w/ iMovie. Setup was really easy. Plug it in, turn it on, and the Mac recognized it. Pretty simple. I was able to start using it immediately. However, there was a virtual disk that showed up with what looked like some install drivers.
Summary: So far, the drive has been working very well, as far as I can tell, but if you are using a Mac,DON'T install the software, just use Time Machine. The WD software kept putting the drive to sleep whenever my Mac Mini went to sleep, and required a manual wake-up each time.
Product's Firewire Does NOT Connect to Computer's Firewire
John Brockmann, Amazon
20 April 2012
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.
Summary: I general really like this drive. I have one LX model and one non-LX model. For those that don't know the difference, the LX is all aluminum. The non-LX is almost identical, but has aluminum only on the sides and front. The top, back, and bottom are plastic.
Summary: I'd already asked for an RMA number to send this baby back after not being able to keep it running. I'd moved the plug to a power strip from the UPS, a suggestion I found NOT in the instructions, but on a customer forum at the manufacturers website.
Pros: looks nice. Hardware has a good reputation among more experienced users.
Cons: Lousy software interferes with installation and use. DO NOT follow the manufacturers instructions and you'll have better luck using this for Time Machine IMHO.