Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Studio (WDBC3G0010HAL / WDBC3G0020HAL / WDBC3G0030HAL)
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Drive Died After 7 Mos.
9 February 2014
Summary: Bought this to use as a Time Machine backup and it did a good job for a short period. Yesterday it would not power up even though power supply tested OK. If it weren't under warranty I'd open it up and install the drive into another housing (in my experience it's typically the enclosure electronics...
Summary: Thought the overwhelming positive reviews would outweigh the negs, but alas I've fallen victim to the overpriced paperweight syndrome. Just stopped working before the holidays, thought it might be the plug, but the plug works fine. New plugs do nothing to power up unit.
Firewire dies and drive is not recognized unless power cycled
25 November 2012
Summary: I use this with an iMAC desktop (late 2007 edition) and am not happy with this drive. It looks great and is quiet but the firewire connection stopped working after a month.I switched to the USB connection. In addition, this is not a bootable drive. The WD website says it is, but it is not.
Elegant and fast while it worked. Dead after 3 months, salvageable though.
My Pen Name Here, Amazon
30 March 2012
Summary: I have been using this as a Time Machine drive and it has worked very well for about 3 months. It's dead now but I have reason to believe that it is not the hard drive inside that went bad but rather the controller.
Pros: When it works it's fine. I am running a Mac Pro and need the 2TB storage for back-up with Time Machine. It works fine for this purpose but frequently falls asleep and I will notice the computer has not been backed up for days or weeks. After I reboot the drive everything is fine for some random p...
Cons: Falls asleep. If and when the fan comes on (as during a reboot) it is loud.
Summary: Using USB, this seems to work fine and does what it claims. However the FireWire 800/400 connection to a PC is the pits. Windows would not boot with the FireWire connected. Connecting the device after Windows is up will work every other time, but Windows still will not boot with it connected.
Western Digital 750 GB My Book Studio Edition USB 2.0 Esata FW400 FW800
30 April 2009
Summary: Good price, decent looking, but loud. Unit sometimes requires plugging/unplugging power to get it to boot. Also, sometimes it will not show up on the desktop... this happens randomly. ...am probably going to return it.
Summary: Imo, this is NOT a ROBUST and (at times) is a FLAKY product. I have had CONSIDERABLE difficulties (with my own boxes & with others trying to connect their boxes) in getting it 'seen' by the other boxes -- even on on-site networks -- and ESPECIALLY over the Internet.
Ivan Bradley "Using Mrs's credit card again...", Amazon
4 March 2014
Summary: THIS is the third Studio edition I've bought, all in constant use, Fast, and no issues running Truecrpt partitons. They are also nearly silent, unlike the other HDD I run around the network The real annoyance, and the only reason I've marked the stars sown to two, is that so far I have had to...
Summary: I don't suppose there is really anything in it in terms of reliability from the major brands although I imagine everyone has their own experience from which to draw conclusions. Mine is that I have several external drives (I am an inveterate backer-upper) and this is by far the most expensive one I...