Western Digital My Book Studio 3TB 3000GB Aluminio - Disco duro externo (3000 GB, 2.0, 7200 RPM, Aluminio)
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Descripción del producto
Adaptador de energía externo: Si
Altura: 165 mm
Ancho: 48 mm
Cables incluidos: FireWire, USB
Cantidad de puertos USB 2.0: 1
Capacidad de disco duro: 3000 GB
Color del producto: Aluminio
Conexión USB: Si
Dimensiones (Ancho x Profundidad x Altura): 48,3 x 134,6 x 165,1 mm (1.9 x 5.3 x 6.5")
FireWire 400: Si
FireWire 800: Si
Intervalo de temperatura operativa: 5 - 35 °C
Peso: 1,18 kg
Peso (imperial): 2.6
Profundidad: 135 mm
Sistema operativo MAC soportado: Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Software incluido: WD SmartWare
Unidad, tamaño de búfer: 16 MB
Velocidad de rotación de disco duro: 7200 RPM
Versión USB: 2.0
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After more than a year-and-a-half since my initial review (below), I can happily say that all is still quiet on the Western (Digital) front - which is great news - for me, at least.
The "My Book Studio 1TB" drive still earns 5-stars from me. The drive is still as dependable and quiet as when I first purchased it. In my experience, this external drive has lasted the longest, and I certainly put them (I bought a second about 9-months ago) through their paces, and have nearly maxed to capacity one of the drives and it still and has always worked like a charm.
That drive holds all of my video content, and copying to a from as well as playback has been without incident, as all drives SHOULD work. Ditto for the second drive: no incidents, no problems, no worries.
For the record, my two drives are of the Firewire variety, and each is connected separately to my desktop computer (Mac Pro/ c.2009) and not daisy-chained, as I have some concerns when it comes to daisy-chaining external hard drives - mostly with regards to upload/download speeds, and also the sensitive nature of the files that I store. My concern is likely a holdover from past bad experiences with previous drives that crashed on me, and perhaps not an issue with these drives.
And also for the record, I am going to add a third drive to my collection, that I will attach to the home network for the explicit purpose of playing media (movies, music) through my smart TV (either via Apple TV or Roku).
So from my perspective, coming up soon on two years of use, these drives are incomparable, especially as prices drop for 1TB (and higher) drives.
My background: Long time Mac user with over 20 years experience in graphic design and multimedia (so data back-up comes with the territory), though am not so tech-savvy where I have the where-with-all to buy a naked drive and install it into it's own shell.
The Quick Review: Bought it 6 months ago and so far love the drive. Smaller (physically) than I expected, which is nice if you have a crowded desktop. The drive is so quiet I literally cannot hear it even if I put my ear next to it. I cloned a re-bootable system and desktop hard drive and all files (208 GBs worth) to it to update my OS, and it did it flawlessly and fast (using FireWire). Sports a nice clean look, too. So far, so great. Time will only tell, but for now, love it and am a new fan.
The Long review: I've gone through many a peripheral hard drive over the years, and had grown to like LaCie drives for my drive of choice, but it seems as drive capacity has grown, LaCie has tended to let me down. Two consecutive 1TB LaCie drives have crashed out on me, and each within a year of purchase (last one within 4-months). Fortunately I had most of the critical data backed-up on older, 500GB LaCie drives that still work well. After this last burnout (and my resultant anger), I figured I was done with LaCie and that it was time to shop for a new large-storage drive.
My typical MO is to read as many reviews from as many different vendors and sites as I can, to try and glean as much info - usually both good and bad - about any one product. After reviewing NUMEROUS 1-3TB drives, I noticed the reviews for the Western Digital My Book Studio 1TB were mostly outstanding to good - compared to other WD drives, as well as other vendor drives. So after zeroing in on the WD My Book Series of drives, I delved further into the reviews and it seemed the 1TB outshined the others in the series, and reviews again were mostly glowing; there's ALWAYS some who have a middlin-to-bad experience, so that's why it is helpful to read as many (what we hope are) objective reviews as possible.
After all the research, the WD MyBook Studio 1TB stood out among the crowd consistently, so thought it was worth the price to give it a try. And as mentioned above, love the drive, and am a new fan. Here's hoping it stands the test of time. I'll write a follow-up review in 6-months time, good or bad, which hopefully will be helpful to someone down the line.
I bought this drive intending to partition it into two 1TB partitions- one for a bootable backup and one for a Time Machine backup. I do my bootable backups with the application SuperDuper, which is outstanding for this purpose. I have used it to create bootable backups on 3 different Maxtor external Firewire drives, and they have all flawlessly booted all my Macs. I expected no different from this new Western Digital (WD) 2TB drive. Unfortunately, the WD would not boot 2 out of my 3 Macs when connected via Firewire. It would NOT boot an Intel MacBook (Late 2007 edition) or an Intel iMac (Mid 2007 edition). It does boot our Intel iMac (Mid-2010 edition). Strangely, the WD booted all 3 Macs when connected via USB, though needless to say very slowly in all cases. If you need additional technical information, read on.
Technical Info: The following tests were done with the WD connected via Firewire. The WD is correctly formatted for booting Intel Macs with GPT GUID formatting. Note that the WD appears as a bootable drive in System Preferences->Startup Disk on all 3 of my Macs. But when attempting to boot via Firewire, I get only a grey screen on the Intel MacBook (Late 2007 edition) and the Intel iMac (Mid 2007 edition). The Intel iMac (Mid-2010 edition) boots normally. When booting with the Option Key held down, Startup Manager does NOT see the WD as a bootable drive on the Intel MacBook (Late 2007 edition) and the Intel iMac (Mid 2007 edition). It does appear as a bootable drive on the Intel iMac (Mid-2010 edition).
When connected via USB, the WD boots all three of my Macs, but very slowly compared to the internal drive.
So, bottom line is that if you need a Firewire bootable backup, be sure to test this drive right away so that you don't think you have a bootable backup when in fact you don't.
One other thing- contrary to what appears in the Amazon specs, this drive no longer ships with a Firewire 800-to-400 cable. It ships only with a Firewire 800-to-800 cable and a USB cable.
On the good side, the drive is amazingly quiet. At this point, I need to decide whether to keep the drive, knowing that I have only USB as a bootable option on 2 out my 3 Macs, or return it. But in any case, wanted to pass this on to anyone else considering this drive.