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WD - (3TB) My Book Studio External Hard Drive
Product Highlights
  • Formatted for Mac
  • Heat-Dissipating Aluminum Enclosure
  • 1 x USB 2.0 / 2 x FireWire-800
  • Data Transfer Up to 800Mb/s
  • Optional WD SmartWare Software
  • Password Protection & Encryption
  • Cool & Quiet Running without a Fan
  • WD GreenPower Technology
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
More Info

The WD My Book Studio External Hard Drive has 3TB of storage that works out of the box with your Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard machine. Data transfer speeds up to 800Mb/s ensure fast transfer of your information, especially when connected via the FireWire-800 port. My Book also provides a USB 2.0 port.

Built with an aluminum enclosure, the drive is designed to run cool and quiet without a fan. Optional WD SmartWare software comes included with the drive as well, allowing you to install only the components you choose to add. The drive also does its part to conserve energy with its WD GreenPower Technology, which lowers the internal drive's power consumption by up to 30%. And for peace-of-mind, My Book features password protection and hardware-based encryption, along with a 3-year warranty.

Heat-Dissipating Aluminum Enclosure
The aluminum enclosure complements your Mac computer and the book-like design allows two or more My Book drives to nestle neatly together like volumes on a shelf
Dual Interfaces
Save and access data at FireWire 800 speeds or change gears and utilize the USB 2.0 interface
Optional WD SmartWare
Visual backup software and drive management control center. Install all components, some or none. It's up to you
Formatted HFS+ Journaled
Works out of the box with your Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard system. Can easily be reformatted to work with Windows XP, Vista, or 7
Password Protection
Your data is protected from unauthorized access or theft with password protection and hardware-based encryption (requires WD SmartWare software)
Power Miser
My Book external drives are designed to save energy. WD GreenPower Technology lowers internal drive power consumption by up to 30%; a sleep mode reduces power during idle times; and a power-saving feature turns the drive on and off with your computer
Cool and Quiet
The drive is designed to run cool without a fan. Lower operating temperatures extend the life of the drive and improve data reliability, while the fan-less design reduces noise output
Capacity 3TB
Interface 2 x FireWire-800
1 x USB 2.0
FireWire-400 (using an optional cable; sold separately)
Drive Speed Not specified by manufacturer
Buffer Not specified by manufacturer
Average Seek Time Not specified by manufacturer
Sustained Data Transfer Rate Up to 800Mb/sec
System Requirements Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion
Requires reformatting for Windows XP, Vista, 7
Environmental Requirements Operating temperature: 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Storage temperature: -4 to 149°F / -20 to 65°C
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.9 x 6.5 x 5.3"/ 48 x 165 x 13 5mm
Weight 2.6 lb / 1.18 kg
WD (3TB) My Book Studio External Hard Drive
  • FireWire-800 Cable
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Quick Install Guide
  • WD SmartWare Software
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty