Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Studio (WDBC3G0010HAL / WDBC3G0020HAL / WDBC3G0030HAL)
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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. I can't pull the drive out to wipe it without voiding the warranty and, since the drive is likely fine, I can't send it in for replacement with all the personal information on it. Catch 22.
Summary: I have two other WD My Book external drives. I purchased this one because it would connect directly to the Firewire 800 slot in my Mac. Although it is said to be pre-formatted for Mac, the one delivered to me was not. My Mac could not recognize the WD My Book Studio 800 at all. After reading more reviews and the help forum at WD's website, I ran across a reviewer who said that the drive might work if it was connected to a USB 2 port.
Summary: I work in Video so I've gone through a few drives. The My Book Studio line by WD has to be my favorite so far. They look great, although the light can get annoying in a dark room. They are quiet and fast, and everything you want from a drive. The only quirk is in the reliability. Sometimes, it just doesn't want to be recognized, like it's shy. This usually happens after heavy use for a prolonged period of time, or no use at all for a long time.
Pros: Easy To Install, Fast, Highly Compatible, Quiet
Summary: Works well, quiet and unobtrusive. The main reason I purchased it was for the firewire 800 and password protected. Firewire works fine BUT while there is software for the password , it does NOT work. "Password protection with hardware-based encryption" appears in the main page description but on installation all it says is "WD SmartWare version (v184.108.40.206) is current".. Current it may be but it don't work. Very disappointed - the HD was bought for that purpose.
Summary: I got this through the Amazon Vine programme. When it arrived there was no UK plug - only a 2 pin Euro pin. I contacted Vine, who very kindly said that, seeing as there was a problem with the product, I didn't need to review it. However, it seems that it wasn't an error - this product just comes without a UK plug. Which is very irritating. (I found an old WD hard drive and the power lead worked) That's the reason I'm giving it three stars.
Summary: At first sight the 'WD - My Book - Studio - External Hard Drive' is a nice looking piece of kit. It packs a whopping 1TB of storage space and is dead easy to set up and get cracking (Mrs Wolf is loading in the last five year's holiday snaps as I write!) Transfer speeds via the Firewire 800 and USB cables are fast. So far so good but there are buts.
Summary: Jetzt läuft die Platte. Aber es ist die zweite - Nummer 1 war nach einem Tag (und bereits einem aufgesprudelten Backup) nicht mehr zum Laufen zu bringen. Zwar wurde sie amazontypisch problemlos getauscht, jedoch bleibt das komische Gefühl, dass meine Daten Jetztzeit WD rumfliegen.
Top für Mac, Flop für Windows - insgesamt schönes Design
S.D. "http://esdeh.blogspot.de/", Amazon
8 August 2011
Summary: Ich bin auf das Modell My Book Studio von Western Digital insbesondere wegen dem Design aufmerksam geworden. Eine externe Festplatte in Buchoptik, das ist doch genau das richtige für mich als Bücherliebhaber. Leider war zu dem Zeitpunkt meiner Bestellung aber in der Produktbeschreibung noch nicht deutlich erkennbar, dass es sich hier um ein Produkt handelt, das bereits für Mac Benutzer vorbereitet ist.