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6.7 out of 10

Western Digital My Book Studio II (WDH2Q20000/WDH2Q40000/WDH2Q60000)

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Overall 10
10

Works nice

breck Larson, Amazon
6 December 2013
  • Summary: Bought this a couple of years ago and still working great. I do a lot of video editing, and this has been a great drive with plenty of space for larger HD files.
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Overall 2
2.0

The most frustrating drive I have ever used.

Scott Chestnut, Amazon
4 November 2013
  • Summary: This is okay for back up but it's the most frustrating drive I've ever used. Impossible to use for editing. It goes to sleep after a short amount of time - a function which you can't turn off - and as a result whenever the drive is accessed for anything, even when polled by the system, everything stops as it spins up which takes several seconds. When this happens over and over during the day, it's very maddening.
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Overall 10
10

It works great!

Raymond J. Castagnaro "The Colonel", Amazon
29 October 2013
  • Summary: this was a great item at a great price. I back up my entire system, including all external drives, via Mac Time Machine, onto this massive 6TB storage device. It works great!
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Overall 10
10

works with windows!

Eric Tatara, Amazon
12 August 2013
  • Summary: I have this 6TB beast running in RAID 1 connected to Windows 7. Setup was very easy and performance using eSATA is pretty decent.
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Overall 4
4.0

Very poor service from Western Digital, unless you contact the service manager

DanFried2, Amazon
25 July 2013
  • Summary: I purchased the My Book Studio 6TB drive about 18 months ago. Last month it failed. I'm not faulting WD for that - anybody can make a product that occasionally fails. The true test of the quality of a vendor is what they do to help the customer when that happens. WD has failed that test miserably. When the drive failed, I contacted Western Digital and filled out the RMA information on their web site and was issued a RMA number.
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Overall 10
10

Great for home use

Brian Fitzpatrick, Amazon
9 June 2013
  • Summary: I bought this as I rapidly filled up my 2 TB WD hard drive when decided to burn all of my DVD's so I can watch them on my Apple TV. The hard drive is a simple plug and play device. Additionally, the previoulsy mentioned 2 TB hard drive daisy chains into the back of this one. I keep my iTunes Library on the 2 TB and the movie/TV show library and home movie library on the 6 TB.
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Overall 10
10

WD My Studio II

SERGEY KRAVCHENKO, Amazon
2 May 2013
  • Summary: I bought this HD as I have 21.5 inch iMac with USB2/FireWire interface. This HD does its job perfectly, not loud, nice looking. I would recommend to buy it if you need something big (6 TB) and you have only USB2/FireWire Interfaces. S.K.
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Overall 8
8.0

I hate buying external drives

Shaun, Amazon
20 April 2013
  • Summary: If I can figure out why sometimes it shuts down or unmounts from the desktop, I'll up the rating, but in the end, I'm more interested in it actually not failing in the first 18 months. Then I'll feel like I got my $$ worth. Tired of buying new external storage devices.
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Overall 8
8.0

For sooth, a RAID 1 device for under $400 and 3TB of reliable storage? Speak not of false things!

S. Meghji "Sultan's just this guy, you know?", Amazon
7 March 2013
  • Summary: I had planned on writing something much more Shakespearian in style (hence the title), but I 1. haven't had enough coffee this morning to write something good 2. frankly, I don't think I could write something good 3. I'm feeling rather meta today so.... I needed a near line storage solution, resilient in the RAID 1 manner to attach to a mid 2010 mac mini media server. While the house is not only mac hardware, most media is.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent warranty

Philippe C., Newegg
11 February 2013
  • Summary: Too bad they cancelled the upgrade program in Canada.
  • Pros: I am using one of those on a mac mini in a RAID 1 configuration (mirror) for over two years.
  • Cons: I only had to pay to ship the failed drive back. The experience would have been 5-star if they had included pre-paid shipping, but that's a very small gripe.
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