Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport Studio (WDMT series/ WDBALG series/ WDBK8A series/ WDBS8P series)
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Easy Setup Backup for Mac BUT Speed is SLOW?
Dennis "BigD", Amazon
14 June 2013
Summary: Easy Setup Firewire 800 and USB 2 (Only) Bus powered. I do not know if this is a defective drive compared to my two year old LaCie 500GB 7200 RPM Drive. Back Up speed seems to take for a full MBP backup a 2hrs+ :( LaCie was much less time for a FULL backup.
Were it not for the bad cable issues, it'd be 5 stars
Amazon Customer "babybrownbooks", Amazon
12 April 2013
Summary: I have this and so far, so good, except for a couple of small things that somehow can make a big difference. It seems petty to complain about cables, when 3rd party cables exist, but they don't really - at least not exact replacement ones for this specific unit.
Summary: I purchased this drive as an external storage option for my MacBook Air, it didn't have as much space as I would have liked so I decided to store my music collection, some documents and pictures on an external hard drive.
Summary: As reported in other reviews, I've experienced a besetting problem with WD's proprietary cables- specifically at the connection point. I've owned 3 different WD MPS models in the past 3+ years, and the current model appears to come with the same problem as the first one I bought: the cable...
Summary: Works great as far as a drive. However when using the 800 cable, the slightest touch will disconnect the drive. The drive. This has resulted in corruption of files, and file systems. Have 2 of these and this one may just have a crappy cable, or it can just be a touchy drive.
Summary: This drive works flawlessly on firewire (at least for me so far), but I wanted to use it to share data with a PC and a mac. The major problem is that the USB connector on the drive is not the standard mini-usb, meaning that only the cable which came with the drive will fit.
Summary: Thanx for prompt delivery. Love the product. Just question the 'wrap' it was shipped in. There was no box... [?] The hard drive appears to have been pre-used. I did receive peripheral wiring sealed, to imply 'new'...
Summary: I have the WDBAAE64000ASL My Passport Studio drive, connected to a 2007 MacBook Pro. I am having regular freezes when using the firewire 800 connection. Every 60 seconds the computer freezes for a moment, then jumps to catch up. If I am typing, one of the keys will be repeated several times.
Summary: I am having major issues with mine when connected through the firewire 800 connection under os x. Passport studio 640 crashes, freezes, hugely undermines performance. If you are going to use firewire under os x 10.6, then read up on the freezing issue. Major problem.
Summary: My nature of business requires me to constantly back up the files because I am answerable to my clients if there is any loss of data. So I was looking for a very reliable hard drive. Bought the Western Digital My Passport Studio after much research as it had the USB 2, and Firewire 400/800.