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.
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
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
Excerpt: Until recently the highest storage capacity that we’d seen in a portable hard disk was Seagate’s 1.5TB GoFlex drive. However, Western Digital has upped the ante even further with its new My Passport Studio, which weighs in with a full 2TB of portable storage.
2TB portable drive with both Firewire 800 and USB 2.0 interfaces
Excerpt: Mac users rejoice: Western Digital has finally upgraded its My Passport external hard drive range with a FireWire 800 interface. This means the Western Digital My Passport Studio 500GB enjoys faster transfers, though the considerably thicker enclosure is a slight trade-off for hipsters.
Western Digital My Passport Studio hard drive review
11 June 2008
Excerpt: The Western Digital My Passport Studio hard drive packs up to 320GB of storage into a device no bigger than a Moleskine notebook, but has Western Digital had to cut too many corners to get it to this size? We start saving files to find out. Small, compact and silver the My Passport Studio is a simple affair. Geared specifically for the Mac market, the unit comes HFS+ Journal formatted for Mac OS 10.4.11 users and above although it can be reformatted for PC use.
Pros: Small, compact, big storage
Cons: Status lights are pretty pointless, plastic case means not that durable
Summary: O FireWire não está morto! Principalmente no mercado Apple em que a falta de ligações USB 3.0 e a demora na adopção da nova norma Thunderbolt faz com que ainda vão aparecendo dispositivos de armazenagem que usam esta interface. Como é o caso do disco externo My Passport Studio da Western Digital.