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Western Digital My Book Studio LX (WDBACH0010HAL / WDBACH0020HAL / WDBACH0030HAL)

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Overall 8
8.0

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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Super fast, but the software is iffty.

pastoreric, Amazon
7 May 2013
  • Summary: The Drive itself is great but the WD software that i baked into it doesn't really work. I still can't change the customizable label on the front or display current drive capacity.
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Overall 8
8.0

So Good So Far

Mr. GG, Amazon
2 March 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

External drive

Mark J. Davis "Mookie D", Amazon
31 October 2011
  • Summary: Impressive construction and versatile use, I will make good use of this product and would recommend this to anyone in need of an external drive.
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Overall 8
8.0

What I needed, but could be better

A. Galdi, Amazon
24 October 2011
  • Summary: I was in need of a large backup drive that could hold my 700+GB of Movies, my 500GB of TimeMachine backups, and still have space for more of both, so 3TB was definitely the way to go. This drive was replacing a WD MyBook that I'd had before, and while I liked it and it'd been reliable for a good 4 years, I had had issues with TimeMachine and the drive's power management that would freeze up my computer so I was a bit hesitant.
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Overall 8
8.0

No problems, so far...

NB, Amazon
21 September 2011
  • 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. I used Ralfalfa's instructions to change the digital label and then get rid of all WD software, as I feel Apple's built in software is far superior to any third party offering.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for time machine and extra storage on Mac (PC too)

B. Clark "G35", Amazon
15 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. So far (that was about 4 months ago) I haven't had a problem with either one. They look great and are quiet. They seem to run a little hot but it isn't too bad.
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Overall 8
8.0

Temperamental

Glenn Weber, Amazon
13 August 2011
  • 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. I never understood how a hard drive can be placed inside a PC and would have cooling fans everywhere some blowing directly onto the hard drive to keep it cool, now you take the exact same hard drive the manufacture encase it in tight fitting...
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Overall 8
8.0

changing the display / software

Ralfalfa, Amazon
29 July 2011
  • 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. You probably don't want to use the WD software, but it's fairly easy to install and uninstall and while installed you can change the display. .
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Overall 8
8.0

Works well so far, with minor quirks

Craig, Amazon
12 June 2011
  • Summary: I have had the 3TB version of this drive for a week, and it is working fine so far (with a couple of quirks, which I'll get to). I used OSX Disk Utility to partition it into two partitions, one for Time Machine to use, and one for me to use for general storage. It is very quiet (no fan and you can barely hear it working), no heat that I can detect, and looks nice sitting on the desktop. The front light is subtle and unobtrusive. The metal case seems fairly solid.
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