WD My Book Studio Edition II for Mac WDH2Q20000N Hard Drive Array - WDH2Q20000N

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Overall Satisfaction
4.8
Value
4.1
Ease of Use
4.3
Performance

While in some ways, I think the WD MyBook Pro II is a better built unit than the Studio II version, it is certainly a good value and reliable storage unit. All cables are included, which gives you a great interface with compatible sockets on your computer. My backup's covered about 1.8 TB, so I transferred it in chunks that would not overwhelm my single core CPU, or the hard drive. It is fairly well ventilated. But, it was still a help to have a fan and an open window next to the unit for a little extra cooling. The smaller case sized 2TB brands have a problem with over heating, in my experience. Would definitely recommend the WD MyBook Pro II, or WD MyBook Studio II version for occasional storage use, and not as a full time dedicated storage solution.

-Bob quote

SInce receiving it, it has worked well and has transferred data quite rapidly. But, I decided to move the unit from the location that I had put it. I followed the instructions verbatim to shut down the unit and when I plugged the unit back into the computer and the same power source, the unit was dead. It did not want to turn back on even when pressing the power button or restarting the computer. I tested all possible options (direct power from the wall, different power cable from a different WD unit, etc.) with no results. The only way I was capable to get the unit to start back up was to go to a different computer and plug it in. After that, it's been working like normal. But, I'm apprehensive about using it since I'm afraid to cut the power to it. It's a great unit with awesome capacity, but I don't feel as confident with it as I do with the other units that I have.

-Carlos quote

Bought this to back up my WD MyBook Pro II externa

by Bob on 6/21/2009

While in some ways, I think the WD MyBook Pro II is a better built unit than the Studio II version, it is certainly a good value and reliable storage unit. All cables are included, which gives you a great interface with compatible sockets on your computer. My backup's covered about 1.8 TB, so I transferred it in chunks that would not overwhelm my single core CPU, or the hard drive. It is fairly well ventilated. But, it was still a help to have a fan and an open window next to the unit for a little extra cooling. The smaller case sized 2TB brands have a problem with over heating, in my experience. Would definitely recommend the WD MyBook Pro II, or WD MyBook Studio II version for occasional storage use, and not as a full time dedicated storage solution. Read More

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Great but already had an issue....

by Carlos on 10/31/2010

SInce receiving it, it has worked well and has transferred data quite rapidly. But, I decided to move the unit from the location that I had put it. I followed the instructions verbatim to shut down the unit and when I plugged the unit back into the computer and the same power source, the unit was dead. It did not want to turn back on even when pressing the power button or restarting the computer. I tested all possible options (direct power from the wall, different power cable from a different WD unit, etc.) with no results. The only way I was capable to get the unit to start back up was to go to a different computer and plug it in. After that, it's been working like normal. But, I'm apprehensive about using it since I'm afraid to cut the power to it. It's a great unit with awesome capacity, but I don't feel as confident with it as I do with the other units that I have. Read More

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Product Overview

WD’s My Book® Studio Edition™ II dual-drive, quad-interface external storage system for Mac offers optimum performance for creative professionals. Lightning-fast FireWire 800 or eSATA interfaces combined with RAID 0 (striping) yields the speed you need for fast, smooth video and audio editing, rendering complex 3D objects or special effects, and saving huge blocks of data in record time. Set the system to RAID 1 (mirroring) for the peace of mind in knowing that if one drive in this two-drive system ever fails, the system continues to run and your data is safe. Includes automatic data backup software, user-serviceability, a 5-year limited warranty, and works with Apple’s Time Machine.

Ideal for:

  • Organize and archive vast photo and artwork libraries
  • Edit and exchange massive audio and video projects
  • Gain peace of mind with this true data guardian
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer Western Digital
    Mfg Part# WDH2Q20000N
    SKU 207687210
    UPC 718037728858
    UPC 14 00718037728858
    Links
    Product Guide Click Here for the Western Digital Store
    Features
    Performance for creative professionals
    Formatted for Mac
    RAID 1/0
    Quad interface
    User serviceable
    Works with Apple’s Time Machine
    5-year limited warranty
    Tech Specs
    Performance Specifications
    Serial Bus Transfer Rate (FireWire 800): 800 Mbits/s (Max)
    Serial Bus Transfer Rate (eSATA): 3 Gb/s (Max)
    Serial Bus Transfer Rate (FireWire 400): 400 Mbits/s (Max)
    Serial Bus Transfer Rate (USB 2.0): 480 Mbits/s (Max)
    Physical Specifications
    Capacity: 2 TB
    Interface: Quad Interface
    Physical Dimensions
    Height: 6.54 Inches (Max)
    Length: 6.06 Inches (Max)
    Width: 3.87 Inches (Max)
    Weight: 5.2 Pounds
    Environmental Specifications
    Operating: 41° F to 95° F
    Non-operating: -4° F to 149° F
    Electrical Specifications
    AC Input Voltage: 100-240 VAC
    AC Input Frequency: 47-63 Hz
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