New WD My Passport Studio 500GB

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by brentsg, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. brentsg macrumors 68030

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    I just picked up one of these drives, as I already own the My Passport Essential 500GB unit. It's such a nice little portable drive that I had to buy the Firewire 800 version for my Mac.

    Much to my surprise, the Studio is significantly larger than the Essential version. In fact the thickness is about 20% greater, and the other two dimensions are slightly larger as well.

    It's not a huge deal, but I was quite surprised. Anyone know why it's larger? Is it just to make room for the firewire components?
     
  2. drumfrog14 Guest

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    Just picked one up myself. I'm guessing it's thick because it may have another plate... some of the smaller drives can get by with 1-2, while the 500 GB might have 3.

    Another concern of mine: does your slide-cover (w/ LEDs) stay in place? Mine is easily pwned by gravity and its own super slick surface. Slides around like crazy. Anyone else have this problem? :confused:
     
  3. tibi08 macrumors 6502a

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    Agree it's a shame about the thickness. Nice to see them supporting FW though.
     
  4. brentsg thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It's not that. The USB only versions of the same drive are much thinner, but they are also 500GB.
     
  5. kneep macrumors newbie

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    Got mine today and have the same problem with the cover slider...it will not stay in its position left or right :( Someone has an solution for this problem?
     

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