Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book (WDBAAJ0010HSL / WDBAAJ0015HSL / WDBAAJ0020HSL)
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Sturdy & Reliable
L. Mitchell, Amazon
6 March 2014
Summary: I have been buying this brand of external drive for my macs for years. I have one that is 250 gig that is several years old and I've dropped it a few times. Still works great. I've never had one die (I know, "knock on wood").
Summary: I have dozens of TB of hard drives and Western Digital are my favorite, as none of them have ever died on me. This particular one is superb. I have several computers that have been accessing it constantly, reading and writing on it now for a few years and it just keeps plugging away. It is my main drive for recording and playing back television using EyeTV on a Mac, sort of like a DVR. This thing just keeps on plugging away.
Summary: At the time I bought this, I needed something with FireWire 800 to use Time Machine on a Macintosh. It's always been a bit of a premium for FireWire 800. But I trust the Western Digital name to store my data after 20 years in I.T. I will pay for peace of mind and known reliability and performance.
The star rating on this drive is sadly, deceiving!!!
22 November 2011
Summary: I own an older mac OSX 10.4 and about to get a new MBP. I have owned this "WD My book Studio Drive" with the "SmartWare" on it for a year now and it has worked perfectly . Since my OSX doesn't have time machine and I really haven't gotten into automatic backups yet, so I never used this software. Yes it mounts and takes up one icon space on my desktop. Buhu!!
Summary: This is truly plug and play. It works seamlessly with my Mac and it's easy to retrieve information if I need to. When I can, I'll get another and cycle them every two weeks--one on the computer, one in the safe deposit box. Thank you, Western Digital!