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