Summary: The display on the front is useless for NTFS formatted drive Formatting the drive was a major pain in windows XP. The provided documentation was USELESS. I had to access the website to get it working and even than it was pretty unclear.
Summary: Don't waste your money. Quit working a few months in, Time Machine stopped backing up to it, reformatted it, but could never get it right. Technical service at WD refused to help, Apple wanted more $ to help.
Summary: One has to wonder about the quality control at Western Digital. I purchased a brand new My Passport Studio 1 Tb. and hooked it up to my brand new MacBook Pro with Lion system software. Installed the WD Drive Utilities and the WD Security add ons that came loaded on the drive.
Summary: After 2 years, the product froze when connected to my MacBook. I tried to plug into my PC, but machine would not read either. Compared to the ClickFree drive I also use which is so simple to engage back up, this one never worked as well. Buy the ClickFree instead, you won't be sorry.
Andrew Polaine "interaction and service desig..., Amazon
17 August 2011
Summary: I've had one of these drives for about 18 months and bought it for a back-up drive for my Macbook Pro - it recently flaked out. The USB and FireWire interfaces that WD use seem to be particularly prone to fail on the Mac and reading the forums of the back-up utility, SuperDuper, the FireWire fails...
Summary: Had lots of problems with this product that I bought to work with my new Mac Laptop. And afterwards checked Apple.com and saw it had all negative reviews, and then store employees also told me that it wasn't the best. There is no instruction booklet in case you're the type that wants it.
Summary: I have a WD My Passport Studio 500GB P/N WD5000MT-00 2009A - Version V8.17. It has FW800 and USB 2 ports in a silver case and sliding access door. I purchased the drive to hold various backup images (like OS X 10.6.x Snow Leopard and 10.5 Leopard) -- and, to smooth my transition to 10.7 Lion.
Summary: The hard drive was essentially dead on arrival. Both of my Mac OS X computers would repeatedly fail to read and write to the hard drive. Using Disk Utility, I attempted to verify the disk, but the system reported back as the disk being fine.