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WD2TB My Passport Studio Portable HDD for Mac
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

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Pros

  • Compact (10)
  • Attractive (9)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Portable (8)
  • Quiet (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Additional storage (9)
    • Photo storage (8)
    • Back-up (7)
    • Video (6)
    • File transfer (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (11)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (8), Personal (4)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (11)

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    5.0

    Much needed product

    By Ryan Video Guy

    from New York

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    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

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      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

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        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

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        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

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              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

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              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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