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WD 2TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD

B&H # WEWDBHML0020 MFR # WDBHML0020HAL-NESN
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Product Highlights
  • 2TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 Interface
  • Up to 5Gb/s Data Transfer Rate
  • Pre-Formatted Mac OS X 10.6.5 or Later
  • Requires Reformatting for Windows OS
  • Password Protection
  • WD Drive Utilities

The 2TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD from Western Digital is a uniquely designed desktop hard drive with an all metal enclosure and USB 3.0 connectivity. This drive comes formatted HFS+ Journaled making it fully compatible with Apple Time Machine and systems running Mac OS X 10.6.5 or later, and can easily be reformatted to work on Windows operating systems. Once configured, you can begin transferring data at speeds up to 5Gb/s when using the USB 3.0 port and speeds up to 480Mb/s when connecting USB 2.0 compatible devices. You can also protect your stored data with password protection and hardware based encryption ensuring your data remains safe and secure.

Heat-Dissipating Aluminum Enclosure
Encased in a streamlined aluminum enclosure that remains cool to the touch, this drive complements your Mac or PC while taking up minimal space on your desk.
Ultra-Fast Transfer Rates
Save and access data at top speeds with the high-performance, USB 3.0 connectivity. Transfer a full length HD movie in under five minutes.
Performance may vary based on user's hardware and system configuration.
High-Capacity Storage
With a storage capacity of 2TB, there's plenty of room for a variety of files including HD video, movies, photos, music and much more.
Formatted HFS+ Journaled
Works out of the box, with your Mac OS X 10.6.5 or later system. Can easily be reformatted to work with Windows operating systems.
Password Protection
WD Security gives you peace of mind knowing that your data is protected from unauthorized access with password protection and hardware-based encryption.
WD Drive Utilities
Register your drive, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities.
Capacity 2 TB
Interface USB 3.0
USB 2.0
Data Transfer Rate Up to 5 Gb/s in USB 3.0 mode
Up to 480 Mb/s in USB 2.0 mode
Compliance RoHS
Power Specifications AC Input: 100 to 240 V
AC Input Frequency: 47 to 63 Hz
Temperature Operating: 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Non-operating: -4 to 149°F / -20 to 65°C
System Compatibility Mac OS X 10.6.5 or later
Requires reformatting for Windows operating systems
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.9 x 6.5 x 5.3" / 48 x 165 x 135 mm
Weight 2.49 lb / 1.13 kg
WD 2TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • WD Security
  • WD Drive Utilities
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    WD2TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD
     
    4.6

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (11)
    • Easy to use (11)
    • Large capacity / good size (10)
    • Attractive (9)
    • Quiet (9)

    Cons

    • No power switch (3)

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (12)
    • Additional storage (9)
    • Photo storage (8)
    • Video (5)
    • File transfer (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (7), Casual user (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (8), Business (6)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (13)

    Reviewed by 14 customers

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    5.0

    2TB Desktop HDD by WD

    By Steph

    from Minnesota

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to use
    • High Capacity

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Photo Storage

      Comments about WD 2TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

      Just got mine in the mail last week and love it already! Easy setup, lots of space for my photography, can't say I have found anything that has discouraged me!

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      5.0

      Works seamlessly with Apple

      By DC

      from Fairhope, AL

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to use
      • High Capacity
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • File Transfer
        • Photo Storage

        Comments about WD 2TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

        I purchased this My Book Studio to attach to the newest version of Apple's Airport Extreme and to function as a TimeCapsule backup for two iMacs and two MacBook Pros. It installed flawlessly and was immediately recognized by all units and has been backing up our computers daily for the past month.B&H always have competitive pricing and top shelf service. Could not be happier. Recommend both B&H and WD My Book Studio.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        Excellent Backup Storage For Mac

        By WD Fan

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • High Capacity
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • No Power Switch

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • Photo Storage
        • Video

        Comments about WD 2TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

        I use two of these at radom times to backup my Mac. Keep one in a safe location so I will always have access to my data. Easy to set and and operates by itself.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        4.0

        Dependable and long-lasting

        By Jake Manley

        from Nashville, TN.

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Set Up
        • High Capacity
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • Video

          Comments about WD 2TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

          I have never had any problems with hard drives like this Western Digital HD. My experience has been that these things outlast even the external hard drives that have more of a "pro" reputation.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          4.0

          So Far So Good

          By Ramblin Man

          from Charleston, SC

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • High Capacity
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • File Transfer
            • Photo Storage
            • Video

            Comments about WD 2TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

            I'm using it with Time Machine for backup. It seem to be working fine, This is replacing a WD 500 GB that I have had for a few years and still backs up daily. The only negative is it was not easy to get the USB 3 cable plugged into it. The outer case and the drive seemed to be a little misaligned, but that may just be a issue with this one. I did finally get it plugged in and all is well.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Another great WD HD for my collection

            By HelicopterFrank

            from Milford,CT

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Compact
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use
            • Good Bh Tech Support
            • Good Bh Tec Support
            • Good Wd Tech Support
            • High Capacity
            • Portable
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • Photo Storage
              • Video

              Comments about WD 2TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

              The feature I looked for in this HD was the same one I have in my previous WD drives and that is simplicity. All you do is plug it in to your household power and connect to the computer via a USB port and you are ready to backup files. Apple's Time Machine programs does the rest.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Reliable disks for backup

              By don

              from san jose, CA

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy to use
              • High Capacity

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup

                Comments about WD 2TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

                I have about 6 of these that I use for backups and they have been very reliable. Would buy one again.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                Nice Hard Drive

                By Uncle Donald

                from St. Joseph, MO

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy to use
                • High Capacity
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Backup
                  • Photo Storage

                  Comments about WD 2TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

                  Works as good as it looks. Using to archive photo files

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  4.0

                  Great value for money

                  By Arkesh

                  from Los Angeles

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy to use

                  Cons

                  • No Power Switch

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Backup

                  Comments about WD 2TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

                  I primarily needed a 'safe' drive for backup. Given the metal casing this met the safety requirement. And then I have always trusted WD's disk's capabilities. Don't have a reason to complain with this drive.

                  Off the topic of this drive, a firewire port would be a great addition to this drive. And probnably, a power switch.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  4.0

                  So far, so good

                  By Rocky

                  from nyc

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • High Capacity
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup

                    Comments about WD 2TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

                    Set-up is easy...any issues handled/assisted by WD tech-support. In minutes you can be hooked-up and running Time-Machine. Unit is silent and good looking, especially with Mac. It's new so I would not expect problems, yet. So far, so good.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    4.0

                    My Book Studio External Hard drive

                    By Captain Video

                    from Smithtown, NY

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to use
                    • High Capacity
                    • Portable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Additional Storage
                      • Backup
                      • File Transfer
                      • Photo Storage
                      • Video

                      Comments about WD 2TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

                      Was looking for a "firewire" drive because I wanted maximum transfer speed of video data I want to store for later editing. Unfortuantely, WD no longer makes a firewire drive and has replaced it with this USB 3.0 version.
                      Performance of this unit has been just fine.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      4.0

                      Works exactly as expected

                      By Arget Andlat

                      from Pennsylvania

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Easy to use
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                      • No Power Switch

                      Best Uses

                      • Additional Storage
                      • Backup
                      • Photo Storage

                      Comments about WD 2TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

                      I mainly use Windows and I didn't pay attention enough to notice that this was formatted to mac OS, but once I reformatted it to work on windows it worked just as it should.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      GREAT...

                      By Geani66

                      from Laval,Qc

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Manage
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Fast
                      • Highly Compatible

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • High Volume
                        • Home

                        Comments about WD 2TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

                        No issues with Mavericks...
                        This is very important,sleep issues with other brands.
                        Pretty fast.....I use usb 2.0 on my IMac.
                        Nice look and it is very quiet....I have to put my ear on it .
                        LIKE IT!!!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        Super Drive

                        By Punkyclown

                        from San Marcos, Ca.

                        About Me Tech Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Quiet
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Multimedia

                          Comments about WD 2TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

                          I have 500 movies and 1000 TV shows I'm keeping on this drive. Just started using the drive but I think the digital play back is superior to my old Book drives.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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