Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Studio LX (WDBACH0010HAL / WDBACH0020HAL / WDBACH0030HAL)
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WD My Book Studio 1TB Firewire/USB.
David L. Ransen, Amazon
21 May 2013
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.
Requires firmware update to work properly with Macs
R. Weller, Amazon
30 April 2012
Summary: I bought this drive for its Firewire 800 capability, and it does seem fast enough. However, the drive includes a bundle of pre-loaded backup software ("Smartware") that most Mac users will not want.
Summary: I bought one of these to use as a Time Machine backup for a couple of macs, and thought I'd add some more detailed instructions on how to deal with the issue of the display showing "PICTURES 2010" or whatever.
Summary: 1TB, Very Industrial Looking,Strong, but works fine. Power Supply Plug meaning it hogs an outlet space or strip space. Firewire 800 - great. Let you know in 5 years if its great...a good drive should last that long for sure nowday. For this mfgr, my odds have been 50:50.
Summary: I had some reservations about buying this after all the reviews of early failures of this drive. I took the plunge and so far, so good. I've had it for a little less than a month. I use one partition for Time Machine, one for a clone, and a third for extra video storage.
Great for time machine and extra storage on Mac (PC too)
B. Clark "G35", Amazon
16 September 2011
Summary: I bought 2 of these, 1 to use as a time machine backup and 1 to use as external storage (also to be backed up). They worked great for a while and then one died on my one morning. No reason why really, it was just dead. I RMA'd it to Western Digital and I had a brand new one within the week.
Summary: I opted to encrypt my hard drive which took 2 full days to complete, it would work in the background while I use my iMac so if I had to guess how many hours it actually took I would say somewhere between 8 and 10 hours to encrypt it.