Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II 2 TB,External,7200 RPM (WDH2Q20000N) Hard Drive Reviews
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Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II 2 TB,External,7200 RPM (WDH2Q20000N) Hard Drive

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Great for when you need a little more space

Mar 9, 2011
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Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:Great space, stylish case, fast transfers.

Cons:It's really big!

The Bottom Line: If you want to back up all your stuff without having to resort to cumbersome burned DVDs, this external hard drive can do it perfectly.


I've had the Western Digital My Book Studio II 2 TB FireWire Hard Drive for over a year now, and, just like my three other Western Digital harddrives, it works perfectly for what I want it to do. I have a lot of media-- videos, music, backups of my oh-so-important school essays-- and I don't want to worry about running out of room to store them. Also, I need a place to backup my computer in case of mishaps! So I sprung for this 2TB model and I've been happy ever since.

Western Digital makes really excellent products. I've been using this hard drive daily for backups and accessing media, and it hasn't crapped out yet, unlike some other hard drives that give up the ghost after six months. I don't notice any lagging when playing a video or listening to music, and transfering files to and from the hard drive goes pretty quickly, too.

Originally I got it mostly because of the firewire capabilities. Firewire is a little bit faster than USB, but, really, not SO much faster that I'd worry about it any in future purchases. The USB connection is plenty fast, with most transfers (<20GB) taking less than five minutes to go through.

I've reformatted it twice now, once for Mac and once for Linux, and it works perfectly with both platforms. I don't use the backup program that it came with because I don't need it, but I fiddled around with it when I first got the hard drive and it seems decent enough.

The only complaint I have is how frickin' big this hard drive is, especially compared to the portable hard drives which seem to be getting smaller and smaller each month. This thing is a monster, about double the size of the 1TB version (which I also have), and I do wish it was a little less fat.


Recommend this product? Yes


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