Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Studio (WDBC3G0010HAL / WDBC3G0020HAL / WDBC3G0030HAL)
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peter c., Newegg
8 April 2014
Summary: I ordered this drive because it has firewire connections which I need for a video project next week using a mac. the model that arrived did not have firewire ports and instead had usb 3. If they were out of stock or this was a newer model I should have been informed before shipping.
Summary: I've spent over 35 hours last week trying to figure out how to use this drive as a Boot Drive for my iMac (7,1). I searched the internet and applied the 'solutions' I found. I've reset the SMC and the PRAM many times along with reinstalling Snow Leopard and using different cables.
Summary: I bought this product to backup my computer because I was going to take it in to apple and I was pretty sure they would need to replace the HDD. Well I ended up getting really busy and never got my computer in.
Summary: This drive worked fine at first, but the 2nd or 3rd time I tried to set it up there was a spark when plugging it in. I've tried plugging it in before plugging it into the wall, and it occasionally still makes a small sparking sound, often visible.
Summary: Arrived today and worked fine in my Macbook Pro, I copied over a 2gb movie to the drive without a problem. Moved the drive across the room to my Mac Mini and the drive did not power on, moved it back to my Macbook Pro and it still won't turn on. What a piece of junk.
Summary: Very nice looking hard drive, unfortunately within 6 months it up the ghost. I was mainly using it for pictures and home movies during a move. I started getting error messages regarding my iphoto library being unstable and within the span of a couple of days, despite madly trying to back up my...
Summary: This product has been a pain in my neck since about the one month mark. I use this to store files and it will constantly "fall asleep" and not be accessible. For some reason it will show up in my disk utility on my mac however will not "mount" and despite having power to it this unit is basically a...
Summary: I too got a bad unit. It worked for about 3 weeks and then was totally dead. Not even a light to show there was power. It just disappeared from my Mac Finder and Time Capsule was not backing things up.
Summary: I really wanted to like the WD "My Book Studio" 3TB drive. It's in a handsome metal case, it has both Firewire and USB ports, it's fast and it's very quiet. In fact, however, I ended up returning the drive to Amazon after a week or so.