Portable drive recommendation.

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Daniel Hodson, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Daniel Hodson macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2009
    I recently purchased a WD 320 GB my passport studio. It arrived and I unpackaged etc.

    I then plugged it in using the FW800 port and decided I'd try and copy a large file to the drive to test speeds. Initially I tried to copy from my old WD elements drive which was running off the usb 2.0

    It copied for a long while then completely froze my laptop. This happened on several occasions during transfers. I also had the drive fall asleep and 'unsafely' remove itself without any initiation from me.

    I decided I would reformat and try again. Instead of copying from the elements drive I did it to my main drive and then to the passport drive. Once again errors occured.

    The drive came from a amazon seller and to be honest it looked used.

    Can anyone restore any faith in this drive or recommend me another with similar specs. :confused:
  2. CTechKid macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2008


    Those are the best bus powered portable drives/enclosures available IMO. :apple:

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