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WD4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD
 
5.0

(based on 11 reviews)

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Pros

  • Quiet (9)
  • Fast connection (8)
  • Reliable (8)
  • Durable (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (10)
    • Laptops (5)
    • Multimedia (5)
    • Large projects (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (7), Tech professional (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (6), Business (5)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (11)

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    5.0

    TimeMachine in no Time

    By Harry

    from Andrews, NC

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast Connectivity
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Multimedia

      Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

      I got this to use as a TimeMachine backup for my iMac. It works great, transfers quickly, and you don't even have to format it.

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

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      5.0

      Wonderful drive

      By Marine still

      from Paradise, Ca

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cool Running
      • Fast Connectivity
      • Quiet
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Laptops
      • Multimedia

      Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

      I am using it as a backup drive for my iMac. Not much heat and super quiet.
      Love it.

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

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      5.0

      Great hard rive for the price

      By K-Man

      from New York, NY

      About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast Connectivity
      • Quiet
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Laptops
        • Multimedia

        Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

        Hey, I have been using this hard rive as my primary drive to boot into mac os x yosemite partition and it has worked flawlessly so far. Great value. I am very pleased with it so far. Fast and so far reliable.

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

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        5.0

        Quiet and Fast

        By Buddhaauthor

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Tech Savvy, Wordy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Esthetic
        • Fast Connectivity
        • Quiet
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup

          Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

          I'm using this drive only for cloning my laptop, so I don't know how much one can push it, but it is very impressive, so far. First, it looks great alongside a Mac. Second, it is almost silent for me; it hardly even clicks when working. Third, it is blazingly fast compared with my past drives. It gets excellent reviews by folks who know how to test things, so I think it is genuinely fast even in comparison with other USB 3.0 drives. Finally, after much searching, I found that the HDD inside the enclosure is a Hitachi. See the review at TechWareLabs.com. Recent large-scale data has revealed Hitachi drives to be significantly more reliable than WD or (especially) Seagate. Put all that together with a three year warranty and this drive has a lot going for it. One tiny minus: no visual capacity indicator. For me, I don't care: my computer tells me. Oh, you have to reformat it for Windows, if you run Windows. I don't think that's a big deal; Mac folks have been doing this with external HDDs for ages. But that's another little minus for Windows users. Other than that, this drive seems just great.

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

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          5.0

          Early Impressions

          By Canbro28

          from Kentucky

          About Me Graphic designer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast Connectivity
          • Quiet
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Large Projects

            Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

            At this writing, I have only had this drive for about 1 month. So far, it seems to be a solid performer. Time will tell how reliable this drive will be. Initial set-up was as simple as attaching it to my computer and plugging in the power supply. I did purchase the Mac formatted version, so I did not need to reformat the drive for my iMac. I bought this drive based on the number of good reviews for Western Digital drives. I have used a number of other brand drives over the years with mixed results and I hate dealing with finicky or troublesome drives. My data is too important to me to risk on a poorly performing drive. I am using this drive primarily as a backup drive with Apple's Time Machine. No problems with this set-up. Again, time will tell, but so far this drive seems to be a good performer.

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

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            5.0

            What is there not to like!

            By Fat Red Biker

            from Nunavut Canada

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Quiet
            • Reliable
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Laptops
              • Large Projects
              • Multimedia

              Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

              4TB for this price with lightning shipping…absolutely brilliant… works with the mac out of the box no issues…love it!

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

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              5.0

              4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD by WD

              By FlapperJenny

              from Dallas, TX

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Fast Connectivity
              • Quiet
              • Reliable
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Laptops

                Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

                This hard drive has been a life saver for me. Loads quickly and is very easy to use and understand. I am a photograpger so I have now have 3 of these for back up. Would recommend to anyone needing a reliable backup.

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

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                5.0

                Great External HDD

                By Brian Y

                from New York, NY

                About Me Tech Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Fast Connectivity
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup

                  Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

                  I'm using this drive to replace a failing 2TB Seagate drive. I specifically bought this drive because of its aluminum case to help with cooling in the tight space where it is located.

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

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                  5.0

                  Economical, Reliable, High-Capacity Stor

                  By Conejo Mike

                  from Thousand Oaks, CA

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Quiet
                  • Reliable
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Laptops
                    • Large Projects
                    • Multimedia
                    • Travel

                    Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

                    I replaced an older 1.5TB RAID 1 drive that was failing. One disk had already failed and I was fortunate to copy the data to another drive before the entire drive failed. I decided that it is better to have two separate identical drives to store photo and video originals rather than depend on another RAID 1 drive. I chose the WD 4TB drives because of reliability, economy and pricing. Although more work is required to copy data to two separate drives, I believe the safety of the data is worth it. I have had several WD drives over the years and all have been reliable.

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

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                    5.0

                    Easy to Use

                    By DW

                    from Rhode Island

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast Connectivity
                    • Quiet
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup

                      Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

                      Pulled it out of the box, plugged it in and set it up for use right away. I also set up Encryption - very easy!

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

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                      5.0

                      Stylish big fast (for HDD) ext drive

                      By Dima

                      from Moscow, RU

                      About Me Tech Professional

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Big
                      • Durable
                      • Stylish
                      • Very Fast For Hdd

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Backup Drive

                        Comments about WD 4TB My Book Studio Desktop HDD:

                        Disk was formatted for NTFS and tested on Mac with Tuxera NTFS driver using Blackmagic Disk Speed Test.
                        Result - 130-140 MBps read/write speed.
                        Very good as I thing!
                        Best uses - additional backup solution (primary - super fast RAID5 DAS)

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

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