Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Studio II (WDH2Q20000/WDH2Q40000/WDH2Q60000)
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Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II
19 April 2014
Summary: The My Book Studio Edition II makes a decent direct-attached storage solution for those who need to extend a computer's storage space or want a large backup drive. The drive's rather buggy firmware might turn many users away, however.
Cons: The My Book Studio Edition II doesn't support USB 3.0 and internal hard drives made by other vendors. It runs hot, seems buggy at times, and doesn't come with an eSATA cable.
Conclusion: The Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II is the My Book Mirror Edition's big brother. It's the speedy one that hangs out with the creative types, especially those who use Macs.
Pros: Capacious storage. Speedy. Low power consumption. Quiet. Easy to replace internal hard drives. Capacity indicator.
Cons: A little pricey on a dollar-per-GB basis. Install disc contains crapware. Capacity indicator requires software installation. Backup is data oriented, not disaster-recovery oriented. eSATA cable not included.