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WD 2TB My Passport Studio Portable HDD for Mac

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Product Highlights
  • 2TB Capacity
  • 2 x FireWire 800 Ports
  • 1 x USB 2.0 Port
  • Pre-Formatted HFS+ Journaled
  • Windows Compatible Following Reformat

The 2TB My Passport Studio Portable HDD for Mac from WD is perfect for storing and taking with you a variety of files including HD videos, movies, photos, documents, music and more as it comes with a large 2TB storage capacity. Transferring your data to and from this drive is easy as it comes equipped with two FireWire 800 ports, designed for daisy chaining to other compatible devices, and one USB 2.0 port. Out of the box, this drive is formatted HFS+ Journaled making it compatible with Mac OS X Lion and Mountain Lion. While this drive comes preformatted for Mac, a simple reformat is all that is needed to utilize this drive with a Windows based PC.

Two FireWire 800 Ports
The two integrated FireWire 800 ports support enhanced data transfer rates allowing you to quickly save and access all of your stored data. Use one of the FireWire ports to daisy chain an additional external drive or other peripheral to your Mac. This drive also offers a USB 2.0 interface for added connectivity.
Premium Aluminum Enclosure
The durable, anodized aluminum enclosure resists scratching and fingerprints.
WD Security
WD Security allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to protect your files from unauthorized use or access.
WD Drive Utilities
Register your drive, set drive security, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities.
Formatted for Mac
This drive comes HFS+ Journaled so it works right out of the box with Mac computers. You can also reformat this drive for use with Windows computers.
Compatible with Apple Time Machine
Back up your files with Apple Time Machine.
No Power Adapter Required
The drive is powered through the FireWire or USB port, so there's no need to carry a separate power adapter.
Capacity 2TB
Data Transfer Rate FireWire 800: Up to 800MB/s (max)
USB 2.0: Up to 480MB/s (max)
Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Non-Operating Temperature -4 to 149°F / -20 to 65°C
System Compatibility Formatted HFS+ Journaled
Mac OS X Lion or Mountain Lion
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.3 x 1.0 x 5.0" / 84 x 24 x 126 mm
Weight 0.80 lb / 0.37 kg
WD 2TB My Passport Studio Portable HDD for Mac
  • USB Cable
  • FireWire 800 Cable
  • Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    WD2TB My Passport Studio Portable HDD for Mac
     
    4.8

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (12)
    • Attractive (11)
    • Easy to use (11)
    • Portable (10)
    • Quiet (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional storage (10)
      • Photo storage (8)
      • Back-up (7)
      • Video (7)
      • File transfer (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (12)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (10), Personal (4)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (13)

      Reviewed by 15 customers

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      5.0

      Great Hard Drive

      By VideoGuy

      from La Plata, MD

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Video

        Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Studio Portable HDD for Mac:

        This hard drive works great for audio and video production. Great portability too!

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

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        5.0

        Fantastic editing drive

        By mrgoodflix

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Studio Portable HDD for Mac:

            At 5400 rpm, it doesn't seem like the handiest drive for video editing - but I've cut two films on these drives, and they are wonderful (the drives - and the films). Solid build and good outputs, easily portable for working on trains and planes.

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

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            5.0

            Much needed product

            By Ryan Video Guy

            from New York

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Compact
            • Easy to use
            • High Capacity

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup

              Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Studio Portable HDD for Mac:

              Very useful to back up projects.

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

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              4.0

              Bought It Before It Disappears ...

              By Kirk

              from Harrisburg, PA

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Compact
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy to use
              • Portable
              • Quiet

              Cons

              • High cost
              • Shoirt Supplied Cable

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Photo Storage
              • Video

              Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Studio Portable HDD for Mac:

              Would give it five stars, except for the high cost.

              Firewire is tech that will soon be gone, but I still have several computers and Dorobos (NAS) that still depend on Firewire and can't afford to upgrade for some time.

              This drive is being used as the main repository for my Final Cut Pro X projects and then I have it dasiy chained to a couple of Drobos.

              So if you are still going to using Firewire for some time to come this could be one of your last chances to pick up a nice portable drive ... even if you, like me, will have to pay more, I'm sure this drive will be out of production soon.

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

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              4.0

              Just what I needed

              By ERphotogATL

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Photo Storage

                Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Studio Portable HDD for Mac:

                I needed a external that was powered by the firewire output and at least 2TB. Pretty fast but uses up computer battery faster. But just what I needed to store photos when I am on location. I can also daisy chain another for a 4TB storage.

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

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                5.0

                Need For Speed!!!!

                By Brad E.

                from Valparaiso, IN

                Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Studio Portable HDD for Mac:

                It might be a little thicker then other hard drives, but it has FireWire and that's what is a plus!

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                5.0

                Perfect portable solution

                By Joe

                from Staten Island, NY

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy to use
                • Portable
                • Quiet

                Cons

                • Now Everybody Wants One

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup
                • File Transfer

                Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Studio Portable HDD for Mac:

                Simple set up. Reliable backup device.

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

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                5.0

                Great HD - PRO level

                By Z

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • High Capacity
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Studio Portable HDD for Mac:

                  This a is my 2nd Passport Studio HD. They are fast, stable with a plenty of space - perfect for backup and travel. Good stuff, pro level, perfect for serious business. Highly recommended.

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

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                  5.0

                  My goto travel backup

                  By JHornby

                  from Raleigh, NC

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • travel

                      Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Studio Portable HDD for Mac:

                      This is my 2nd 2TB studio. Use them to backup content from my MacPros 3 HDs so that I have access to everything while I travel with my 2011 MacBook Pro.

                      They look good. Small form factor. Perform great and are bus powered. Perfect for traveling.

                      I particulalry like that they have FW800 - my 2010 MacPro doesn't have thunderbolt and I can't seem to find a reliable USB3 card. So FW800 is the fastest conection I can get.

                      Most manufacturers are focusing on USB3 for portables - so if you have an older MacPro, I'd highly recommend you snap up one or two of these drives before they stop producing them.

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

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                      5.0

                      2TB Passport

                      By Robert

                      from Albuquerque New Mexico

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Zero

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Studio Portable HDD for Mac:

                      The speed is amazing for downloading and so easy to use. Its and amazing product.

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

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                      4.0

                      great price

                      By dado

                      from manhattan

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Video

                        Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Studio Portable HDD for Mac:

                        i bought this hard drive to give footage to my clients and it is light, sleek and my clients loved it.

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

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                        5.0

                        Great product

                        By Photographer

                        from Philadelphia, PA

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to use
                        • High Capacity
                        • Portable
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photo Storage

                          Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Studio Portable HDD for Mac:

                          This is the 3rd external drive that I've gotten. It convenient because I'm always on the go and can use it anywhere without having to plug it into an outlet. I use it for professional photography, stores a lot of photos.

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

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                          5.0

                          Performs exactly as expected

                          By Horsesavvy

                          from Bridgewater, NH

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Not Solid State Drive
                          • No Wireless Option

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Studio Portable HDD for Mac:

                          I purchased this 2TB HD to use as a TimeMachine back up for my MacBook Pro. I partitioned the disk so 1.5TB is allocated to Time Machine. The remaining .5 TB is for File storage and transport. The set up was flawless and works great with Mavericks. I needed a portable Time Machine option as I travel and I am only occasionally near my Time Capsule for back up purposes.

                          If there are any cons, it would be that the HD is not wireless. The HD is powered via the USB or FireWire, so being wireless would be a challenge and probably sacrifice some of its portability. I have a Wireless GoFlex HD that I use to stream video to my iPad. Its interface is not intuitive or easy to use. I would also like to see a 2TB+ in a solid state drive in the future.

                          Pros: Great ease of use. Fast transfer speeds and options.

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

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                          5.0

                          very useful, light & practical

                          By camearacafe

                          from williamsburg, va.

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Easy to use
                          • Easy Way To Expand Memory
                          • Portable
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                          • Need A Rubber Protection

                          Best Uses

                          • Additional Storage
                          • Backup
                          • Expand Your Hd Capacity
                          • File Transfer
                          • Photo Storage
                          • Video

                          Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Studio Portable HDD for Mac:

                          Used as an extension of the computer Hard-Drive. Practical and easy transport. It need maybe a kind of rubber ring to protect it from falls.

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

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                          5.0

                          2TB My Passport Studio Portable HDD

                          By Santaman

                          from St. Louis, Mo.

                          About Me Casual user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Additional Storage
                            • Backup
                            • Photo Storage

                            Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Studio Portable HDD for Mac:

                            Easy setup and heavy duty construction. Very nice backup device for MAC

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

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