Views Read Edit View history. I do not even know it is there. It has the same basic case design as the Premium Edition drives, including the capacity gauge, except the color of the World Edition is white. First I partitioned the new My Book Studio giving 2. Also it is WD, the most reliable company for external hard drives in my opinion.

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In addition to the book-like design, the My Book Essential Edition drives have an Intelligent Power Management feature that stops the drive platters after ten minutes of inactivity, rather than the usual expedient of slowing them down. Enter the serial – WD then etudio that the drive is in warranty. The drives of the World Edition are xfs or ext3 formatted, which means that the drive can be mounted as a standard drive from within Linux if removed from the casing and stdio in a normal PC.

Be the first to review this item. It is marketed for use with Mac OS X.

Contrary to previous versions, Live has no USB ports. I took a leap of faith and decided on this one, and I am satisfied that I’ve saved some dollars. Would buy it sfudio if needed.

REVIEW: Western Digital My Book Studio 3 TB FireWire External Hard Drive

My Cloud relies on air convection for cooling, not a fan. My Book Live Duo was released in January It is dead quiet and it is unobtrusive. I was looking for a great deal on a 3TB hard drive and found that this one was going to be the most budget friendly and great for my Macbook Pro. Heat-Dissipating Aluminum Enclosure The aluminum enclosure complements your Mac 111d 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 speeds or change gears and utilize the USB 2.


For example, the user can run a different web server or bolk ftp server such as vsftpd on it, use NFS for mounting shared directories natively from Unixor install a bitTorrent client such as rTorrent. I bought this drive as a 1111d for a finicky Apple Time Capsule that was getting too full.

I truly forget that it is here.

REVIEW: Western Digital My Book Studio 3 TB FireWire 800 External Hard Drive

Premium Edition My Book drives have the same black case as Essential Edition drives; however, the light surrounding the power button is blue. The purpose of Wikipedia is to present facts, not to train.

All I had to do was connect it to the system and plug it in. Also, inside the standard blue light is another blue ring light that contains eight individual segments which indicate the remaining space on the drive. The Morse code message written into the drive case is made up of a selection of the words “personal”, “reliable”, “innovative”, “simple”, and “design”.


It sports a similar design to the previous My Book Live, but unlike that one this product has a top cover that allows for easily servicing and replacing the drives.

Install all components, some or none. Did you know that LaCie brand hard drives use WD parts?

The older [ clarification needed ] model has a white light. And for peace-of-mind, My Book features password protection and hardware-based encryption, along with a 3-year warranty.

Optional WD SmartWare software comes included with the drive as well, allowing you to install only the components you choose to add. This section is empty. I handle about hard disks here at the company and this is really just great. The Pro Edition My Books contain all of the features of the Premium Edition ones, but with added Firewire connectivity for fast data transfer.

No Longer Available Update Location close. Very smart, Date published: This article has multiple issues. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I set it up with Time Machine and it has worked flawlessly for the stuudio few weeks. I currently use it to back-up large video files.