Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport Studio (WDMT series/ WDBALG series/ WDBK8A series/ WDBS8P series)
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From the Lab Western Digital My Passport Studio
25 May 2010
Excerpt: (1 items) Some developers refresh their product lines infrequently, only changing their formula when they’re able to dramatically improve performance or offer new features. In contrast, others release new editions of their line seemingly every year, continually evolving their line as a car company would.
Western Digital My Passport Studio Portable Hard Drive Review
30 October 2009
Excerpt: There are many choices you can make in choosing portable back up that is right for you. Companies have been adding more bells and whistles to their basic drives to entice buyers into sticking to their product. The big names such as Seagate and Western Digital added lines with interchangeable docks and different software for data management.
From the Lab Review: Western Digital My Passport Studio 500GB
11 December 2008
Excerpt: (1 items) On paper, the My Passport Studio 500GB has a lot going for it. It’s compact, offers three different connection types, has a healthy amount of storage space, and comes with a five-year warranty. On top of it all, the My Passport Studio features what the company calls "Turbo" capabilities that is supposed to boost data transfer speeds.
Pros: Inexpensive, Bus powered
Cons: Turbo feature not as fast as advertised, No eSATA option available
Western Digital My Passport Studio 320GB Portable Hard Drive Review
30 November 2008
Excerpt: Less isn’t more when it comes to computers. More, in fact, is actually more. More RAM, more speed, more display real estate and more hard drive space. You can never really have too much of any of these things.
Excerpt: (1 items) Western Digital’s My Passport Studio is a portable hard drive that’s bus powered—it doesn’t include a power adapter. The drive ships in a Mac-friendly format, and works with Leopard’s built-in disk back up utility, Time Machine . The drive uses either a USB or FireWire 400 port on your Mac.
Pros: Ships formatted for Mac, Bus-powered, Capacity gauge, Attractive design
Cons: No software bundle, Proprietary FireWire cable
Western Digital My Passport Studio hard drive review
11 June 2008
Conclusion: The best gadgets we play with at Pocket-lint are always the ones that don’t make a meal out of the task at hand, and that can certainly be said for the Western Digital My Passport Studio hard drive. The size of the drive and lack of a need for a power adapter means this really is a very portable option indeed. Perfect for Time Machine backups on the move or just saving files if you’re looking for storage for your Mac.
Pros: Small, compact, big storage
Cons: Status lights are pretty pointless, plastic case means not that durable