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WD2TB My Passport Studio Portable HDD for Mac
 
4.8

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (12)
  • Attractive (11)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Portable (10)
  • Quiet (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Additional storage (10)
  • Photo storage (8)
  • Back-up (7)
  • Video (7)
  • File transfer (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (12)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (10), Personal (4)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (13)

Reviewed by 15 customers

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5.0

Great Hard Drive

By VideoGuy

from La Plata, MD

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
    • Video

    Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Studio Portable HDD for Mac:

    This hard drive works great for audio and video production. Great portability too!

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac
     
    5.0

    Fantastic editing drive

    By mrgoodflix

    from Brooklyn, NY

    About Me Casual user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about WD 2TB My Passport Studio Portable HDD for Mac:

        At 5400 rpm, it doesn't seem like the handiest drive for video editing - but I've cut two films on these drives, and they are wonderful (the drives - and the films). Solid build and good outputs, easily portable for working on trains and planes.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac
         
        5.0

        Much needed product

        By Ryan Video Guy

        from New York

        About Me Power user

        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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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
           
          4.0

          Just what I needed

          By ERphotogATL

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Power user

          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
             
            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!

             
            5.0

            Perfect portable solution

            By Joe

            from Staten Island, NY

            About Me Power user

            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
             
            5.0

            Great HD - PRO level

            By Z

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Power user

            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
               
              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
                   
                  5.0

                  2TB Passport

                  By Robert

                  from Albuquerque New Mexico

                  About Me Power user

                  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
                   
                  4.0

                  great price

                  By dado

                  from manhattan

                  About Me Power user

                  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
                     
                    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
                       
                      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
                       
                      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
                       
                      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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