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Expert reviews of Western Digital My Book Studio Edition eSATA/USB2/FireWire WDH1Q
Review score distribution (out of 20 reviews)
  • 90-100:
    5
  • 75-89:
    5
  • 65-74:
    5
  • 0-64:
    0
  • Unrated:
    5
82
out of 100
  • Fair price, Speedy, Looks good, Quiet, Huge capacity, Plenty of options
  • Poor software, Quite expensive
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Testseek.co.uk has collected 20 expert reviews for Western Digital My Book Studio Edition eSATA/USB2/FireWire WDH1Q and the average expert rating is 82 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.co.uk to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
Source
Excerpt
Award
Score
2008-03-17
Bottomline:  The delivers very good performance and is a good value compared with other drives with the same 1TB capacity. In addition to the 1TB version we looked at, the My Book Studio Edition is also offered in 320GB, 500GB, and 750GB capacities. Jeffy Milstead...
Score
70%


2008-02-06
Good:  Fair price, Speedy, Looks good, Quiet
Bad:  Poor software,
Bottomline:  Western Digitals My Book range is dominating the external storage market and its easy to see why. Theyre good-looking drives with huge capacities, reliable hardware and come at a great price.Surprisingly, WDs latest addition to the range is somewha...
Score
70%


2007-11-26
Good:  Huge capacity, plenty of options
Bad:  Quite expensive
Bottomline:  It’s got plenty of storage and works with a host of platforms, making this a near-perfect peripheral
Score
80%


2009-06-08
Good:  Quad interface. Speedy. Mac-formatted. Lots of storage space in a physically small package.
Bad:  Windows compatibility requires reformat. No Windows utilities. No eSATA cable included.
Bottomline:  For the Mac user who requires copious storage but not the mirroring capability of the Studio II, the Western Digital My Book Studio (2TB) makes a good Time Machine or working storage drive....
Score
70%


2008-04-24
Good:  Triple ports; factory-formatted for Mac; backup software; includes security cable port.
Bad:  Capacity gauge doesn’t work with eSATA.
Bottomline:  The combination of features, compact design, good performance, and price make My Book Studio Edition (1TB) worth a look if you’re thinking of adding more external storage to your Mac.
Score
90%


2008-01-24
Good:  Smaller than previous My Book models. Connectivity choices. Decent speed.
Bad:  eSATA card not included.
Bottomline:  Whether it’s for storing files or for use with Leopard’s Time Machine, the My Book Studio is a good choice. ...
Score
80%


2007-12-18
Excerpt:  The Mybook Studio Edition hard drive is smaller than previous models in the range, yet it has a larger capacity and the bonus of four interfaces. Weighing just 1.17kg, it’s also easier to carry around. It also comes with a power button ­ something...
Score
100%


2007-11-22
Good:  Its a terabyte of storage in an external enclosure, designed and formatted for Mac OS X.
Bad:  Its not redundant storage; FireWire 400 connection requires included FireWire 800-400 adapter cable.
Bottomline:  The popularity of Apples Macintosh line of computers has been on the rise, particularly when it comes to laptops. Its difficult to turn around in an airport or coffee shop without noticing an ubiquitous Macbook or Macbook Pro. The problem, of course,...
Score
-


2008-05-09
Excerpt:  A solid, assured drive with plenty of interfaces and enough style to justify the price. The MyBook Studio Edition is designed principally with the Mac market in mind, as evidenced by its silver design and the Mac-focused instructions that accompany it....
Score
83%


2008-01-02
Good:  Has eSATA, USB 2.0, FireWire 400 and FireWire 800 interface connections; if using USB or FireWire, the drive switches off automatically when the computer is shut down
Bad:  An eSATA cable is not supplied, the backup software is only a trial version, the drives enclosure is made out of plastic The Final Word This drive is primarily aimed at Mac users, but it can be adapted to work on PCs. Its a capacious and fairly incon...
Bottomline:  This drive is primarily aimed at Mac users, but it can be adapted to work on PCs. Its a capacious and fairly inconspicuous drive, but we do wish it was supplied with a full version of its backup software, instead of a trial, and that WD would include ...
Score
65%


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