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WD4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD
 
4.9

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quiet (30)
  • Easy to set up (25)
  • Easy to use (25)
  • Large capacity / good size (24)
  • Attractive (22)

Cons

  • No power switch (5)

Best Uses

  • Back-up (30)
  • Additional storage (18)
  • Photo storage (16)
  • Video (10)
  • File transfer (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (21), Casual user (7), Tech savvy (7), Tech professional (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (22), Business (16)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (37)

Reviewed by 39 customers

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5.0

Excelent, I am very happy with it.

By Iwviana

from Ecuador

About Me Power user

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Photo Storage

    Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

    This product is too useful for my job, thank you.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

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    5.0

    Quiet Makes Perfect

    By Caregiver

    from Brampton, On, Canada

    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
      • Backup
      • File Transfer
      • Photo Storage
      • Video

      Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

      This drive is like a good stage manager; always behind the scenes making sure the show goes on while running smoothly seamlessly, without a glitch. Did I mention quietly? All and all their are no surprises. It does and looks as expected. Pricing for size is very good. The show must go on and it does - thanks My Book by WD.

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

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      5.0

      Large capacity & easy to use

      By Jimmy

      from greater Seattle

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • 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 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

      use it to store all my photos & videos

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

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      5.0

      Beautifully designed Hard Drive

      By Jim the engineer

      from Bronx

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy to use

      Cons

      • No Power Switch

      Best Uses

      • Additional Storage
      • Video

      Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

      Quite and fit well on the desk with my IMac.

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

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      5.0

      Love my new drive!

      By SKWP

      from Yonkers, NY

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Photo Storage

        Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

        I purchased the 4TB drive to backup my MacBook Pro. The drive looks great, is quiet and USB 3.0 makes backups quick. I was thinking of getting the plastic version but decided to go with the aluminum casing instead. I'm glad I did because it feels very sturdy. In my opinion you're better off spending the extra +/- $20. I'm very happy with my purchase so far.

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

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        5.0

        This is my 6th WD HDD

        By Olav6

        from New England

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • High Capacity
        • Quiet
        • Very Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

          I have 6 WD drives, all of which are running just fine. Four of them are in my server. I use them to back up (and triple back up) high density photographs. They are far better than my Seagate drives, which are reliable in only one way -- they fail after a year or two of service. I have yet to have a WD drive fail, some of which are 5 years old.

          This particular drive was pre-formatted for a Mac, so setup was quick and easy. It is quiet, puts off very little heat, and provides rapid access to files.

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

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          5.0

          So Far, So Good

          By Brian

          from Jacksonville, FL

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup

            Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

            Beautiful design. Fairly quiet. Using it for TimeMachine backup drive. The knock on these hard drive is their potential for short lifespan. Thus, its hard to give a fair rating this early. Good first impression, though.

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

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            5.0

            Great HDD, great enclosure, great warranty.

            By sportmode

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage

              Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

              It's a great external hard drive in a stylish enclosure. It says it's for Mac, but I bought it for my Windows system because it's a step above the standard My Book series.

              *Windows users will have to reformat the drive to exFAT or NTFS, but this isn't a con. It could be seen as a bit of a hassle if you're itching to move around some data after ripping open the box, but it's not WD's fault and the process is easy.

              The warranty, which is longer for the sleeker, metal-enclosed 'studio' models, is also a plus.

              For power users who might be interested: USB 3.0 write speeds average around 100-105MBps (not Mbps) for large-size 1080p movie files in Windows.

              In conclusion, it does everything I need it to. Stores my files with a bit of added peace of mind in the form of quality materials and a powerhouse warranty.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              Never let me down

              By lgraves

              from Florence, MA

              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
                • Backup
                • File Transfer
                • Photo Storage
                • Video

                Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

                I use these exclusively for 10 years. Never let me down.

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

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                4.0

                No power button

                By John

                from Palm Bay Fl.

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • High Capacity
                • Quiet

                Cons

                • No Power Switch

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup
                • Photo Storage

                Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

                I have four WD external drive for backing up my photography. I recently had one fail that was four years old. One thing that WD has done is to eliminate the power button on the back. I am sure it was to save cost but it was a nice feature to have to completely power off after ejecting the drive.

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

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                5.0

                great product

                By Tania Calderon

                from Columbus GA

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Photo Storage

                  Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

                  This is my second MY BOOK and I love it.

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

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                  5.0

                  Looks great with my iMac

                  By mjesposi

                  from Batavia, IL

                  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
                    • Photo Storage
                    • Video

                    Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

                    Fast, quiet and the metal case matches perfectly sitting next to my iMac. Great prices as usual at B&H and would definitely recommend buying this model.

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

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                    5.0

                    Great for data storage.

                    By Nature photographer

                    from Belchertown, Ma.

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • No Power Switch

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

                    I use this for storae=ge of large photo files. I use this external hard drive to prevent clogging up my laptop's memory.

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

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                    5.0

                    Great storage!

                    By Ralph

                    from Boston, MA

                    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
                      • Backup
                      • Photo Storage

                      Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

                      Fast and quiet.

                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      BEST MY BOOK STUDIO HDD

                      By R.K.Raju

                      from New York, USA

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact

                      Cons

                      • No Power Switch

                      Best Uses

                      • Video

                      Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

                      Best hard disk 4tb my book studio desktop hdd by wd

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

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                      4.0

                      Great product and price

                      By chrisb

                      from cleveland oh

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage
                        • Backup

                        Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

                        Great product, using one for my photo library and the other as the back up. Plug in and use.

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

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                        5.0

                        Excellent product

                        By archlarch

                        from Howard County, MD

                        About Me Casual user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photo Storage

                          Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

                          Easy to set up and fast access. I use it to store my RAW files.

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

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                          5.0

                          WD IS THE BEST

                          By Thorcat

                          from NY NY

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Additional Storage
                            • File Transfer

                            Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

                            This is the sixth WD back up drive I have and by far the best

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

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                            5.0

                            very good HD that work seamlessly with Mac

                            By Dr Steven

                            from Austin, TX

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Additional Storage
                              • Backup

                              Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

                              I use this drive as one of 2 for Time Machine backups. One is connected to my iMac for a few weeks, then it goes in a fireproof vault and the drive in the vault comes out and is connected to the iMac, after a few weeks, the drives are swapped again.
                              Both drives are WD My Book Studio and both work perfectly.

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

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                              5.0

                              In love !!!!!

                              By Lenka

                              from New York

                              About Me Power user

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Additional Storage
                                • Backup
                                • File Transfer
                                • Photo Storage

                                Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

                                Easy setup work perfectly with OS X Yosemite USB 3 ...Great replacement for Lacie (i did not have good experience with USB 3 Lacie - very unstable on my Mac PRO - constant conflict and problems - disk failure , unable to work properly on USB 3 , unmonting constantly :( ..etc..nightmare and headache )
                                So far i am very very happy with this ones ...getting another 2 !!!!

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

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