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WD 4TB My Book Mac Studio

Mfr#:

WDH2Q40000E

Quicklinx: 62KLWS00
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WD 4TB My Book Mac Studio
Discontinued

Description

Quad interface, RAID-enabled, about 30% less power consumption, formatted for Mac. The My Book Studio Edition II treads lightly on the earth and carries big performance for creative professionals.

Highlights of the WD 4TB My Book Mac Studio

  • The speed you need
  • Cooler, quieter, eco-friendlier
  • Formatted for Mac
  • Quad interface
  • User serviceable
  • Automatic backup software
  • Capacity gage
  • Intelligent drive management features

Specifications

Summary

Product Description
WD My Book Studio Edition II WDH2Q40000 - hard drive array
Device Type
Hard drive array
Total Array Capacity
4 TB
Interface
FireWire 800, USB 2.0, SATA 3Gb/s, FireWire 400
Installed Devices / Modules Qty
2 (installed) / 2 (max)
Localisation
Middle East, Africa, Europe
Storage Controller
RAID - RAID 0, 1
Hard Drive
2 x 2 TB standard
OS Required
Microsoft Windows Vista / 2000 / XP, Apple MacOS X 10.4.10 or later, Apple MacOS X 10.5.2 or later
Power
AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Microsoft Certification
Compatible with Windows 7
Dimensions (WxDxH)
9.8 cm x 15.4 cm x 16.6 cm
Weight
2.6 kg
Manufacturer Warranty
5 years warranty


Detail

General

Device Type
Hard drive array
Localisation
Middle East, Africa, Europe

Chassis

Installed Devices / Modules Qty
2
Supported Devices / Modules Qty
2

Storage

Total Array Capacity
4 TB
HDD Array External Interface
FireWire 800, USB 2.0, SATA 3Gb/s, FireWire 400

Storage Controller

Type
RAID
Supported Devices
Hard drive
RAID Level
RAID 0, RAID 1

Hard Drive

Type
Standard - internal
Capacity
2 x 2 TB

Expansion / Connectivity

Interfaces
2 x FireWire 800 - 9 pin FireWire 800 , 1 x USB 2.0 - mini-USB Type B , 1 x eSATA 3Gb/s - 7 pin external Serial ATA

System Requirements

OS Required
Microsoft Windows Vista / 2000 / XP, Apple MacOS X 10.4.10 or later, Apple MacOS X 10.5.2 or later

Miscellaneous

Cables Included
1 x IEEE 1394b cable , 1 x USB cable
Software Included
Drivers & Utilities
Compatible with Windows 7
"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Compliant Standards
RoHS

Power

Voltage Required
AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Dimensions & Weight

Width
9.8 cm
Depth
15.4 cm
Height
16.6 cm
Weight
2.6 kg

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
5 years warranty
Service & Support Details
Limited warranty - 5 years

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
5 °C
Max Operating Temperature
35 °C

Customer reviews

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WD 4TB My Book Mac Studio
4.0 2
£294.25
WD 4TB My Book Mac Studio
Western Digital 4TB My Book Mac Studio = Great
Reviewed by . Review Posted 05/03/2011
5 5

Dabs are great to deal with, fast delivery and trouble free ordering, definitely bookmark this site, Ive already recommended it to several friends. The Western Digital 4TB My Book Mac Studio Edition II, what a device, it's a beast, 4TB of Storage out of the Box, ready to plug in and go (provided your using a Mac), Ive got it connected to a Mac Pro via Firewire 800, for RAW file and aperture library storage, I installed the WD raid manager software to configure it as a 2TB raid 1 mirrored set up, but word of warning, Uninstall the software after changing your raid, It's as buggy as hell on Mac's, but so far, the device is great, i'm very happy with it, so quiet running I hardly notice it's there, and the best part is the 5 year warranty, so ive got 5 years peace of mind that my data is nice and safe, well worth every penny.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 4*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Decent drive but awful experience
Reviewed by . Review Posted 10/10/2012
2 5

I went through two weeks of torture because this drive was released to market without RAID software which was Mountain Lion compatible.
Freezes, crashes galore and two weeks of editing hell. I limped through by extracting the drive unit which the WD software reported as faulty. Finally WD caught up, released ML-compatible RAID software and the drive now seems fine. Sadly too late in my case.

  • Overall 2*
  • Ease of use 3*
  • Value for money 3*
 

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