Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Passport Studio (WDMT series/ WDBALG series/ WDBK8A series/ WDBS8P series)
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J. Benvignati, Amazon
17 May 2012
Summary: I love the idea of the passport studio. It's small in size but packs a wallop as far as space...but that's where it ends for me. I have an iMac and although it says in some areas that it's set up for Mac's, other spots say for Mac Books...I just figured it would work for both. It may, it's just that I'm getting no luck setting it up with my iMac. I planned on using it as a backup to my backup.
Pros: seems to be very strong and fast. In comparaison with a USB 2 drive it is really fast.
Cons: I bought one in Europe at the price of 110 euros (the 500GB) then I received by email a coupon from WD (I bought it directly on their website) offering me 20%, so because I have a second Mac, I wanted to buy a second drive, however in the meantime they in
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. This multiple interface option turned out to be the deciding factor in purchasing this drive.
Summary: I bought this drive to be an away-from-home backup of my MacBook Pro. After receiving it, I created two partitions - the first was a bootable clone of my Mac's internal drive (to be used in case of a failure of the Mac drive) and the second for immediate backup of documents, photos, data from the Mac and a G-Drive mini. The Passport Studio boots just fine from its USB connection.
Summary: My replacement works out of the box. The first unit bombed after about 20 minutes of operation. I am a little nervous to make this brand a priority investment. I will use it as a secondary back up until I get the confidence.
Pros: Easy To Setup, Easy to use, High Capacity, Portable
Summary: Als Festplatte tut sie ihren Dienst, da kann ich weder Positives noch Negatives sagen. Aber wirklich schlecht ist die LED, die, sobald der MAC an ist, ständig blinkt. Die LED ist sehr hell, viel zu hell. Tagsüber ist das kein Problem, aber abends/nachts stört das sehr. Dabei kommt es natürlich darauf an, wo der MAC steht. Ich habe meinen im Wohnzimmer. Abends beim Fernsehen oder beim Candle-Light-Dinner geht das ständige Geblinke sehr auf die Nerven.
Summary: Ojo tienen un problema estos discos duros de Western Digital, vienen formateados para MAC, La forma más fácil de utilizarlos en Windows es formatearlos mediante la aplicación siguiente que se descarga desde la página DE WD (Using WD Quick Formatter to format external drives (Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP) -> [...] El problema es que se pierde la utilidad que incorporaban estos discos duros para gestionar los de forma Friendly User.