Western Digital MyBook Studio

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by klymr, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. klymr macrumors 65816

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    So, now that WD is kinda phasing out the "classic" MyBooks, they have introduced the "new" ones (which I like the looks of more). Has anyone seen the MyBook Studio edition? It comes with quad interface; USB 2.0, Firewire 400 & 800, and eSATA. It comes formatted for Mac. Kinda a slick little piece of equipment.

    Anyway, I am in the market for an external drive, and unfortunately I didn't get to Best Buy on time to buy a 1TB triple interface MyBook for $250. I really like the new 1TB Studio edition, and I've found it online for $379 with free shipping. The great thing is, it is not one of those fat ones. They must have a 1TB drive in the case and not two 500GB drives. I might have to give this drive a go.
     
  2. ivi7 macrumors 6502a

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    I really wanted to buy the WD studio but its priced so high I think I ll just wait to see if it gets cheaper.
    But the HD is really sweet
     
  3. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    I saw the new ones today. Due to pricing, I went with the 500 triple interface, as there were no more Tb ones left and the 750 clearance had no fw 800.
     
  4. klymr thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I know what you mean on the price. I need a drive for work, sorta. I need it to store stuff on so I can clean off my MBP hard drive so I can use that space for Windows (sorry to say). I also hope to start doing more editing with Final Cut, so the firewire 800 is a great option for now, and it's "future proof" so to speak with the eSATA. I guess I'll see if I can save a few extra pennies for a month or so. $379 for 1TB isn't so bad.
     
  5. klymr thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The only drive they had at my Best Buy with Firewire 800 was the 1TB drive they sold for $250. I wish they weren't all sold out. Oh well.
     
  6. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Well the only reason for Apple to ever include eSATA is to drop FW800. And I don't really see that happening.
     
  7. zioxide macrumors 603

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    They could get rid of the firewire 400 port and replace it with eSata, so you have a FW800 port and a esata port. FW800 is backwards compatible to 400 if you get a 9-6 or 9-4pin cable.
     

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