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Western Digital 2TB My Book Studio Edition II Hard Drive with Quad Interface { WDH2Q20000N }

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Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
Fast, Green and Mac Ready. 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.

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.

Fast, Green and Mac Ready

Features:

  • The speed you need
    Lightning-fast FireWire 800 combined with RAID 0 (Striped) yields the speed you need for smooth video editing, rendering complex 3D objects or special effects and saving huge blocks of data in record time.
  • Cooler, quieter, eco friendlier
    Designed to use only WD's GreenPower drives, this system uses about 30% less energy than standard systems and runs quietly because it doesn't need a fan.
    ( Based on comparison between a 1 TB dual-drive system using 7200 RPM drives and a 1 TB dual-drive system using WD's GreenPower drives.)
  • Formatted for Mac
    Works with Apple's Time Machine. Includes software and instructions for reformatting to Windows.
  • Quad interface
    Power your creativity with connections for ultra-fast eSATA and FireWire 800. For flexibility and convenience, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 are also included.
  • User serviceable
    Want to upgrade a drive? Simply open the case and replace the existing drive ? no screwdriver needed.
  • Automatic backup software
    Back up important projects to multiple destinations including file servers, portable drives and My Book. Set it and forget it; every time you save a change it's automatically backed up.
  • Capacity gauge
    See at a glance how much space is available on your storage system.
  • Intelligent drive management features 
    Automatic power-up, Safe Shutdown, and LED status and activity lights make this storage system especially easy to use. (Works with USB and FireWire connections only.)
  • 5-year limited warranty

Ideal for:

  • Smooth video editing, rendering complex 3D objects or special effects and saving huge blocks of data in record time.
  • System Requirements
  • Available USB port, FireWire 800 or 400 port, eSATA port or eSATA adapter card
  • Mac OS X 10.4.10+, 10.5.2+
  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Specifications:

Serial Transfer Rate: FireWire 800
Serial Bus Transfer Rate: (1394b) 800 Mbits/s (Max)
eSATA: Serial Bus Transfer Rate (eSATA) 3 Gb/s (Max)
FireWire 400: Serial Bus Transfer Rate (1394a) 400 Mbits/s (Max)
USB 2.0: Serial Bus Transfer Rate (USB 2.0) 480 Mbits/s (Max)
Capacity: 2 TB
Interface:
 Quad Interface

Physical Dimensions

  • Height 6.54" (Max)
  • Length 6.06" (Max)
  • Width 3.87" (Max)
  • Weight 5.2LBs

Temperature (English): 

  • Operating 41? F to 95? F
  • Non-operating -4? F to 149? F

Temperature (Metric)

  • Operating 5? C to 35? C
  • Non-operating -20? C to 65? C

Electrical Specifications

  • Power Dissipation
  • AC Input Voltage 100-240 VAC
  • AC Input Frequency 47-63 Hz

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Western Digital 2TB My Book Studio Edition II Hard Drive with Quad Interface { WDH2Q20000N }

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5 out of 5 stars   I would purchase another one!
By Chewelah3 on May 03, 2012
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Review submitted for Western Digital 2TB My Book Studio Edition II Hard Drive with Quad Interface { WDH2Q20000N } (WDH2Q20000N)
Pros: High Capacity, Easy to use, Attractive Design, Quiet, Portable, Easy To Set Up
Cons:
Other Comments: I use for my photo libraries and Time machine backups!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   ALL THAT WAS EXPECTED!
By David the Dad on November 08, 2011
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Pros: Easy To Set Up, Attractive Design, Easy to use, Quiet, High Capacity, No fear of loss files, Storing large files
Cons:
Other Comments: For the money, I could not find anything better to store my most important media files.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Perfect backup for my imac 1 Tera drive
By Karaoke King on August 10, 2011
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Pros: Easy To Set Up, Attractive Design, Easy to use, Quiet, High Capacity
Cons:
Other Comments: Perfect external drive for time machine on Mac OS X.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   WD makes fantastic drives
By Arylaina on June 03, 2011
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Review submitted for Western Digital 2TB My Book Studio Edition II Hard Drive with Quad Interface { WDH2Q20000N } (WDH2Q20000N)
Pros: High Capacity, Easy To Set Up, Easy to use, Fast, Quiet
Cons: Heavy bulky
Other Comments: This is the 2nd WD My Book Studio hard drive I've purchased. They are very reliable. I never have any problems storing or accessing files, and I don't have to format it to work with my Mac. As a video editor, I work with enormous HD files that I sometimes need to keep around for months, and this is the best way to keep things uncluttered. And when I fill up this one (total of 4TB now), I will buy more!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   great drive, bit of a hassle with a pc
By j on May 08, 2011
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Review submitted for Western Digital 2TB My Book Studio Edition II Hard Drive with Quad Interface { WDH2Q20000N } (WDH2Q20000N)
Pros: High Capacity, Attractive Design, Easy to use, Quiet, Compact
Cons:
Other Comments: Pc setup was a drag. Getting the pc partition setup was weird, after that though, NTFS formatting is a breeze. Aside from that the drive is awesome.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Best bang for the buck on a 2T Raid 1
By Stratospheric on April 16, 2011
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Review submitted for Western Digital 2TB My Book Studio Edition II Hard Drive with Quad Interface { WDH2Q20000N } (WDH2Q20000N)
Pros: Attractive Design, Monitoring App for Mac, Price, Quiet, High Capacity, Easy to use, Easy To Set Up, Raid 1
Cons: Flimsy case
Other Comments: I've partitioned this drive to use as a filesharing drive, an OS9 backup drive, a Timemachine drive, as well as an NTSF drive Now I don't have all these seperate drives humming about, AND I have the security of knowing raid one is mirroring my data, Sweet.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Excellent data storage & streaming solut
By D9 on March 26, 2011
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Review submitted for Western Digital 2TB My Book Studio Edition II Hard Drive with Quad Interface { WDH2Q20000N } (WDH2Q20000N)
Pros: Easy to use, Quiet, Attractive Design, Easy To Set Up, Incredibly quiet, High Capacity
Cons: Rigid RAID settings
Other Comments: I use this setup as my primary video/audio library for iTunes. It is incredibly quiet, and rarely makes itself known except for the "Cyclops" moving light indicator. I chose this also because of the FireWire interface which has proven to be more than capable for streaming movies; but more reliable than USB 2. No complaints other than to say I'd like to see more options in the RAID settings, but that's minor. Of course, I've only had the unit for 3 months. So only time will tell on the reliability. But for now, I highly recommend it for big storage needs and/or streaming data.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   MAX STORAGE
By stucole on March 02, 2011
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Pros: Easy To Set Up, Quiet, Easy to use
Cons:
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5 out of 5 stars   Great product. [...]
By Mitchell on February 21, 2011
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Pros: Easy To Set Up, Attractive Design, Compact, Easy to use, Quiet, High Capacity
Cons:
Other Comments: Great for storing video and photos. Expands very easily. Great product for both Mac and pc users.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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1 out of 5 stars   Western Digital Products - 50-50 chance
By Care & Computers by Clause on January 13, 2011
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Review submitted for Western Digital 2TB My Book Studio Edition II Hard Drive with Quad Interface { WDH2Q20000N } (WDH2Q20000N)
Pros: Quiet, Compact, Attractive Design, High Capacity
Cons: Slow, Unreliable, Difficult To Use
Other Comments: Why sell/send a drive formatted for Apple with 4% of the market share? Why sell/send a drive that cannot be reformatted for PC with WD's Device Manager? Why sell/send a CD-ROm utilities that is inaccessible? Why sell/send a drive that requires one of the hard drives to be removed to "break the Mac RAID"? Why sell/send a drive whose drives are so tight in the case that the finger-pull strap breaks trying to get a drive out to bread the RAID? Why sell/send a drive that inexplicably stops allowing data to be written to it?
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4 out of 5 stars   So far all is smooth
By Storage steve on November 02, 2010
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Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To Set Up, Easy to use, High Capacity
Cons:
Other Comments: So far everything seams to be working great. I've only had it for a few weeks. But easy to set up and use.
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4 out of 5 stars   Great, but has some flaws...
By Carlos on November 01, 2010
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Review submitted for Western Digital 2TB My Book Studio Edition II Hard Drive with Quad Interface { WDH2Q20000N } (WDH2Q20000N)
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To Set Up, High Capacity, Easy to use, Quiet
Cons: Unreliable
Other Comments: I bought this as a replacement for my maxed out hard drive that I stored photos, videos, and my Time Machine Backups (which are HUGE files). After about two weeks of solid and FAST use, I decided to move it's location. I followed the shutdown instructions as stated, but when I went to plug it back in, it did not want to fire up. I tried the power switch, changing the power supply, using a wall outlet with no response. It was only until I was capable of trying on a different computer that it started back up. Since then, it has worked flawlessly although I'm not really confident that it won't happen again. I would recommend this unit, but just be cautious with it as it can be finicky.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Cost Vs TB's - Easy Raid 1 Setup
By Edward on August 16, 2010
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Review submitted for Western Digital 2TB My Book Studio Edition II Hard Drive with Quad Interface { WDH2Q20000N } (WDH2Q20000N)
Pros: High Capacity, Attractive Design, Easy To Set Up
Cons: Flimsy case
Other Comments: When I unpacked the drive, I was surprised at how flimsy the case appeared. Let's hope I don't need the five year warranty. But, the unit was easy to set up as Raid 1, after a firmware install and WD software download. Lots of storage for the price. High quality cables that lock with a slight click.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great Raid for the money
By Ric on August 08, 2010
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Pros: Easy to use, Quiet, High Capacity, Compact
Cons:
Other Comments: This is a great device and was easy to setup. I recommend it highly. I bought two and have had no problems.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Excellent with plenty of options.
By AVSMITH on August 06, 2010
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Review submitted for Western Digital 2TB My Book Studio Edition II Hard Drive with Quad Interface { WDH2Q20000N } (WDH2Q20000N)
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy to use, High Capacity, Quiet
Cons:
Other Comments: Great external drive for backup or local storage. Plenty of fast connection options. Very flexible. Raid setup is easy. Great for Mac or Windows.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Perfect companion for my MacBook Pro
By NomadelMundo on August 06, 2010
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Review submitted for Western Digital 2TB My Book Studio Edition II Hard Drive with Quad Interface { WDH2Q20000N } (WDH2Q20000N)
Pros: Quiet, Easy to use, Portable, Easy To Set Up, High Capacity, Attractive Design
Cons:
Other Comments: Since my early generation MacBook Pro only has 150 GB, this Firewire 800 / eSATA ready 2TB hard-drive not only looks sharp like part of the Mac family but works at a great speed and super quiet
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Excellent item, User friendly
By GregInAZ on July 22, 2010
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Pros: Quiet, Compact, Easy To Set Up, Attractive Design, High Capacity, Easy to use
Cons:
Other Comments: I use it along with a Media player and it holds all my Videos and pictures and workes great. Automatically turns on and off with the media player.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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3 out of 5 stars   Challenging
By Boston Geek on June 24, 2010
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Review submitted for Western Digital 2TB My Book Studio Edition II Hard Drive with Quad Interface { WDH2Q20000N } (WDH2Q20000N)
Pros: Quiet, High Capacity, Attractive Design
Cons: Difficult To Use, Difficult To Setup
Other Comments: NO where in the instructions did state that the drive needs to be formatted for windows. The box states its compatible with Windows 7. Out of frustation after spending hours trying to install the drive, I called WD to find out that the drive must be formatted for windows. Frustrating.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Has a lot of firewire and esata options
By drumrjg on June 16, 2010
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Review submitted for Western Digital 2TB My Book Studio Edition II Hard Drive with Quad Interface { WDH2Q20000N } (WDH2Q20000N)
Pros: High Capacity, Quiet
Cons: Unreliable
Other Comments: Not sure that the case is solid. I may need to return it. I used it in my office and then had trouble with it at my client's office. It would not boot.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   External Storage works great
By bj on June 09, 2010
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Review submitted for Western Digital 2TB My Book Studio Edition II Hard Drive with Quad Interface { WDH2Q20000N } (WDH2Q20000N)
Pros: Easy to use, Portable, Quiet, High Capacity, It works like a charm, ESATA interface is fast, Attractive Design, Easy To Set Up
Cons: No eSATA Cable Included
Other Comments: It has all the interfaces and I especially wanted the eSATA interface because it is very fast.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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