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7.5 out of 10

Western Digital My Book Studio (WDBC3G0010HAL / WDBC3G0020HAL / WDBC3G0030HAL)

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Overall 8
8.0

anyone confirm speed?

B. S., Newegg
17 August 2013
  • Pros: Looks good on paper
  • Cons: Appears to have dropped Firewire, but so did Apple
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Overall 8
8.0

intended for Mac use

Eric R., Newegg
11 December 2012
  • Pros: The drive is designed for use with Mac. It's formatted for Mac (HFS+J). Very fast with USB3 (145 MB/s read/write).
  • Cons: No windows software included (but can be downloaded from wd.com). Instructions for reformatting drive for windows are on a PDF on the Mac-formatted drive. And even then, the instructions say to go to wd.com and read knowledge base article 3865, which is the Microsoft instructions for using Disk Manager in Windows. Also, there is no firewire connection or cable as shown in the Newegg pictures. It's strictly USB only.
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Overall 8
8.0

Western Digital My Book 1tb External Hard Drive

Frank G., Newegg
28 November 2012
  • Pros: Aluminum Case looks really nice and should allow the internal drive to run cooler. Drive is fairly quick reading and writing transfered some jpg. files and some mp3's to it from an internal drive about 6gb of music took about 2.0-2.5 minutes, jpg files took about 1.0 -1.5 minutes to transfer about 3gb of them. External drive to External drive one USB 3.0 and the other USB 2.0 took about 1.5-2.0 times as long as did the internal to external drive this would be a normal...
  • Cons: This drive came to me formatted for use in a Mac and so it had to be reformatted and installed into my Windows 7 PC, not much trouble for me but to a new user it could be a nightmare for them!!So I deducted an egg for this .
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Overall 8
8.0

It works

Jack L., Newegg
28 October 2012
  • Pros: Great look with my mac. the minimalistic design and matching aluminum looks nice. I bought this to back up my mac after i had to replacd my hard drive because it was one in the seagate hard drive replacement program
  • Cons: need to also plug into wall other than firewire port
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice!

DJ MegaFlow, J&R
24 March 2010
  • Summary: Very nice hard drive. Fast transfer rate using firewire 800. I'm using this drive primarily to back up all my music files. The only thing that I did not like is that the ports in the rear do not line up perfectly with the outer case which had me thinking that I was going to have trouble connecting the firewire cables and power adapter. Other than that, I would have given this product 5 stars.
  • Pros: Easy To Install, Fast, Highly Compatible, Quiet
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Overall 8
8.0

Simple to set up and use.

Neal the Mac Answer Guy, J&R
14 February 2010
  • Summary: I purchased this product to use as a Time Machine backup for my iMac. It was simple to setup and easy to configure. So far it's working flawlessly, but as with any hard drive the real test of reliability will be told 2+ years from now. Having the capacity displayed on the outside of the drive, along with a configurable name makes it easy to glance at the drive and know what you're using it for (with the name) and how much space is left. It's a nice touch.
  • Pros: Quiet
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Overall 8
8.0

WOW, this is fast

DanS., B&H Photo
3 March 2009
  • Summary: This drive is fast! I'm not positive, but it may be faster than my internal hard drive! Easy to use, and an AWESOME price make this drive amazing. On top of that, I can daisy-chain them and that makes them easy to use. I use mine for multiple backup because the price is so good. I just hope they are reliable.
  • Pros: Easy To Install, Fast, Highly Compatible, Quiet
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Compliment to a Mac Pro

Todd, B&H Photo
26 February 2009
  • Summary: I purchased this as an external backup of files that reside on my Mac Pro and it was very easy to set up, its fast and the finish of the drive compliments the aluminum finish on a Mac Pro wonderfully.
  • Pros: Easy To Install, Fast, Quiet
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice external

Lowhook, B&H Photo
26 February 2009
  • Summary: I thought the instructions for formatting for mac and pc were difficult, so i have to call support to help me with that. It has froze up several times on me .I'm not sure if it has something to do with hooking it up to 2 imac at the same time .1 firewire 800 the other firewire 400.I'll find out when i get support today .
  • Pros: Fast
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Overall 8
8.0

extremely fast downloads, and easy setup

MUstudent, B&H Photo
19 January 2009
  • Summary: Very reliable and its extremely faster with the firewire over the old 2.0 usb and being formatted for mac makes set up a breeze, it also is large enough to do what you need no matter what your intentions are for it.
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Setup, Easy to use, Fast, High Capacity, Reliable
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