WD 500GB STUDIO reviews

8 customer reviews
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Stuart, Bradford

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easy to install. Excellent capacity. Smart, compact and unobtrusive on the desk.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Durability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Jun 2008

John, Crawley

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Setup was easy. Perfect for MAC. Very fast, quiet. Looks good too
Bad points:
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Durability 10.0
Portability 7.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Oct 2009

Confirmed purchaser Average iMac user.

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Stylish and good value for money firewire very fast with iMac
Bad points:
Dosn't really like turning on and off and unplugging and flashing light when Mac is off is annoying.
Overall rating 9.0
Capacity 9.0
Durability 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Jun 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
It's a very good product but for the one main bad point i found with it.
Bad points:
This unit is not very Windows friendly at all. To use it you need a fairly technical level of knowledge about windows because the Windows XP SP3 drivers for the Firewire port in your computer will not work with this unit. For most users (not all of course) they will not be able to change this situation because of Windows File Protection preventing them from removing the Win XP SP3 sbp2port.sys from their system and replacing it with an older version. I'm amazed that WD have not released something to help Windows users with this issue - and if they have it should be more accessible or publicly visible because I didn't find it!

I spent a lot of time troubleshooting this problem and although I have found a workaround - my overall personal level satisfaction with this item is low.
Overall rating 2.0
Ease of use 1.0
Capacity 10.0
Durability 7.0
Portability 6.0
Value for money 5.0
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 13 Feb 2009

David, Sheffield

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Just got this recently and has worked straight out of the bow with no problems. Using it with my iMac for backup with Time Machine
Bad points:
Haven't found any yet, some people have said the light on the front is annoying but it doesn't bother me
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Capacity 7.0
Portability 5.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 10 Jul 2009

This WD 500GB STUDIO is reviewed on Macworld

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