Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Studio II (WDH2Q20000/WDH2Q40000/WDH2Q60000)
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Operation OK, construction looks delicate.
Tom Wayburn, Amazon
10 December 2013
Summary: Construction is a little flimsy. Be careful if you have to move it. I wonder, too, why it has to be re-booted (turned off then on) for the computer to recognize it after the comoputer has been on standby.
Summary: I have used about 12 of these, and I like them. They are easy to use and configure, but the price is still high for the 4 TB (2 x 2 TB) and the 6 TB (2 x 3 TB) versions. The price has not decreased much, if any, in the past 3 years.
Summary: Does exactly what it claims. Using it with a 6' eSATA cable on the eSATA port on the minidock on a Dell Latitude E4310. I get read and write performance about 10% faster than the OEM internal hard drive.
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....
Summary: I finally ran out of space on my Mac Mini and was looking for a place to store a few years worth of files and home movies etc. I'm running this drive mirrored for safety in that this is one of two places I keep a copy of these files. So far its a nice fast drive using Firewire 800.
Summary: Plenty of reviews, so I'll be short. Purchased the Studio II 6GB to back up a 2009 Mac running OS 10.8. I had a 1TB hard drive that recently failed (thank you Apple for the recall notice, but about 2 months too late for my particular machine).
You can use this on a Mac out of the box. No need to install the supplied software.
Adam Lawton, Amazon
5 November 2012
Summary: I just received this and these are my initial impressions based on the latest versions of OSX 10.7 and 10.8. Pros: - Works out of the box as a 6TB external drive. Cons: - Large-ish power brick.
Summary: Haven't used it for long enough to determine the reliability, but so far I've had no problems whatsoever. If the drive haven't been accessed in a while, they go to sleep. The next time the drive is accessed, it takes about 3-5 seconds to spin up.
Pros: Quiet. User-accessible hard disks. Fast over FW800. Excellent price for 6TB of space. Would buy another one if I needed more space.
Cons: On my Mac, drive can only be configured as RAID0 or RAID1 - you cannot use this as JBOD. Not sure if this is true in Win or not, as I don't have a Win machine. As mentioned elsewhere, the latch to the drive bay door is quite stiff, and you have to put a lot of pressure on the door to open it.