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WD My Book Studio 2TB Desktop External Hard Drive

  • Premium performance for Mac with ultra-fast USB 3.0
  • Protecting your data with Apple Time Machine
  • Matching the look of your Mac computer
  • 3-year limited warranty worldwide

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Learn more about the Western Digital WDBC3G0020HAL-NESN


My Book Studio



Physical Spec

Form Factor


USB 2.0 / Firewire800


Dimensions: 6.5" x 5.3" x 1.9"
Weigth: 2.6 lbs.

Heat-dissipating, cool-to-the-touch aluminum enclosure

Premium performance

Sleek aluminum enclosure complements your Mac.

Designed for the Mac professional.

Password protection

Power miser

Cool and quiet

Optional WD SmartWare

Formatted HFS+ Journaled
- Works out of the box with your Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard system. Can easily be reformatted to work with Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7.
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years
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  • Jason P.
  • 12/30/2015 10:37:49 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far, so good!

Pros: A beefy 2tb at a good price. I use it mostly for backup but I keep/watch movies from it too. It has performed well for over 2 years now.

Cons: I can't remember if this had pre-installed software but if so I wiped it and use it as a basic disk.

Other Thoughts: This is a decent brand and it looks great on my desk. The high-quality aluminum enclosure perfectly matches my iMac.

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  • B. S.
  • 8/17/2013 11:25:52 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsanyone confirm speed?

Pros: Looks good on paper

Cons: Appears to have dropped Firewire, but so did Apple

Other Thoughts: newegg schizophrenic on their listing of this item: details section says USB2.0, features section says USB3.0. WD store site said USB3.0. My guess: WD upgraded device to keep current with the interface, newegg a little behind in their documentation. But, would have to buy it thinking it's got USB3.0 and find it doesn't, then be unable to return it because newegg had it listed in one place as USB2.0, another place as USB3.0. Expect more from newegg.

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  • Edward C.
  • 5/28/2013 7:30:47 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGood value

Pros: - Build quality
- Asthetically pleasing
- Capacity for the money
- Power consumption
- Cables included
- Firewire 800 capable

Cons: - None

Other Thoughts: I'm usually a LaCie guy for storage, but this item is really good for the money, and the performance is there. The biggest myth out there is that you need Thunderbolt to have fast read-write speeds; but if you're not moving data between SSDs, you're not going to even remotely approach Thunderbolt's 10Gb/s speeds. Firewire 800 and Thunderbolt will both get you about 80MB/s of real-world read-write speed when you have 7200 RPM disks in your laptop and in your external drive. The potential read-write speeds that the bus can handle won't matter if you have two hard disks spinning as fast as they can.

That being said, this product is every bit as good as any other external drive that doesn't have an SSD. For the money, it can't be beat.

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  • Jack L.
  • 10/28/2012 5:58:57 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsIt works

Pros: Great look with my mac. the minimalistic design and matching aluminum looks nice. I bought this to back up my mac after i had to replacd my hard drive because it was one in the seagate hard drive replacement program

Cons: need to also plug into wall other than firewire port

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