- 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
Good value 05/28/2013
This review is from: WD My Book Studio 2TB Desktop External Hard Drive
- Build quality
- Asthetically pleasing
- Capacity for the money
- Power consumption
- Cables included
- Firewire 800 capable
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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