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WD2TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (13)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Large capacity / good size (11)
  • Attractive (9)
  • Quiet (9)

Cons

  • No power switch (3)

Best Uses

  • Back-up (14)
  • Additional storage (10)
  • Photo storage (9)
  • Video (6)
  • File transfer (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (9), Casual user (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (8), Personal (8)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (14)

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5.0

The go-to

By Movie Molly

from Memphis, TN

About Me Power user

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy to use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Video

    Comments about WD 2TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

    I use these drives to back up and even run video projects from. I've had five of these and I will buy another for my next project so that might be the best review you can give.

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

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    5.0

    Very happy with purchase!

    By Phoenix

    from Sedona, AZ

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional Storage
      • Backup
      • Photo Storage

      Comments about WD 2TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

      We purchased this HD to replace a Lacie HD that has been failing for awhile. This product is easy to use and so far we have had no problems at all. Very happy with our choice.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      4.0

      Decent Hard Drive

      By Ben

      from Petchel

      Comments about WD 2TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

      I use this on my Imac. Uploading raw photos and files isn't incredibly fast but I use as a commuter hard drive to bring files home with me and handles the abuse of transportation.

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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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