WD MyBook Studio

Discussion in 'Mac Peripherals' started by Zcev5454, Feb 3, 2013.

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    Has anyone used this? How well does it work with time machine?
     
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    I used a 2GB model via FW800 for a time (I use a 2GB Time Capsule, now) and it worked fine.

    I now have two 4GB models (via FW800) as my iTunes Media library (I mirror them).
     
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    Outrigger

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    you mean TB?
     
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    CWallace

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    Yup.
     
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    I was thinking of purchasing the USB3 2TB version of the Western Digital Studio drive and wondered if anyone had any experiences to share?
     
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    I'm using two of them, one wireless via USB and one via Firewire, they work great. Nice drives, very quiet and the auto standby feature works great.
     
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    It's wireless with a USB? What's the auto standby feature?
     
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    Sorry I mean USB connected to my then AEBS which STB recently. Auto stand by powers the drive down when not in use.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Has anyone used the USB 3.0 version of this unit with the new iMac? Does it stay connected?
     
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    I bought the 2TB USB3.0 WD My Book essentials after a nice spot on ukhotdeals - I grabbed the last one in my local Tesco for £44 and its been spot on with my Mac so far.

    Has worked spot on with my rMBP for Time Machine.

    I havent tested the read write speed - but I can confirm it destroys a USB2.0 pen drive used for moving a few files over.
     
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    I've had my share of WD Studios, never had a problem with them.
     
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    Can you mirror two separate drives, I thought I had to buys raid enclosure to do this
     
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    I should have been clearer. I do not mirror the data to each drive at the same time (like RAID 1). I mirror the content from the primary drive to the backup drive using a Carbon Copy Cloner task that runs nightly.
     

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