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WD My Book Studio 3TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive (WDBC3G0030HAL-NESN)


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The Western Digital My Book Studio External Hard Drive has 3TB of storage that works out of the box with your Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard machine.
  • MacMall Part #: 8855469 
  • Manufacturer Part #: WDBC3G0030HAL-NESN 
  • UPC: 829160307282 
  • Platform: Universal 

My Book Studio
Precision metal design. Pure performance.

This drive has everything you need and nothing you don't. It's formatted for Mac with a premium aluminum enclosure and delivers blisteringly fast performance while staying cool to the touch. The fast FireWire 800 interface makes backups fast. This high-performance drive is compatible with Apple Time Machine and is ideal for videographers, photographers, and other creative professionals.


Sleek aluminum enclosure complements your Mac.
The premium, aluminum enclosure matches your Mac and remains cool to the touch even as the drive delivers blisteringly fast performance.

Premium performance.
Save and access data at top speeds with the lightning fast FireWire 800 interface. Also features USB 2.0 for maximum flexibility.

Designed for the Mac professional.
Formatted for Mac, this drive is plug-and-play ready for Mac computer users. It's ideal for videographers, photographers, video editors and other graphic professionals.

Heat-dissipating, cool-to-the-touch aluminum enclosure
Heat-dissipating, cool-to-the-touch aluminum enclosure. The premium aluminum enclosure perfectly complements your Mac computer and the sleek, book-like design allows two or more My Book drives to nestle neatly together like volumes on a shelf.

Premium performance
Save and access data at top speeds with the dual high-performance FireWire 800 interface. USB 2.0 interface for maximum flexibility.

Optional WD Smartware backup software
Visual backup software and drive management control center. Install all components, some or none. It's up to you.

  • See your backup as it happens - Seeing is believing. Visual backup displays your content in categories and show the progress of your backup.
  • Protect your data automatically - Relax, your data is secure. Automatic, continuous backup will instantly make a second copy whenever you add or change a file.
  • Bring back lost files effortlessly - Retrieve your valuable data to its original location whether you've lost all your data or just overwritten an important file.
  • Take control - Customize your backup, set drive security, run diagnostics, manage the power settings, and more from the WD SmartWare control center.



Formatted HFS+ Journaled
Works out of the box with your Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard system. Can easily be reformatted to work with Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7.

Password protection
Gain peace of mind knowing that your data is protected from unauthorized access or theft with password protection and -bit hardware-based encryption. (Requires WD SmartWare software)

Power miser
My Book external drives are designed to save energy. WD GreenPower Technology lowers internal drive power consumption by up to 30%, a sleep mode reduces power during idle times, and a power-saving feature turns the drive on and off with your computer.

Runs cool
The drive is designed to run cool without a fan. Lower operating temperatures extend the life of the drive and improve data reliability, while the fan-less design reduces noise output.
WD My Book Studio Box

Ideal for

  • Storing and accessing files in blazing-fast speed
  • Matching the look of your Mac computer
  • Using with Mac and Apple Time Machine
  • Retrieving lost data effortlessly
  • Securing private or sensitive data
  • Protecting your data with WD SmartWare automatic, continuous backup software
  • Storing and editing videos and photos

Technical Specs

Device Type Hard drive - external ( desktop )
Capacity 3 TB
Interface FireWire 800 / FireWire / USB 2.0
Features Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), password authentication
Width 1.9 in
Depth 5.3 in
Height 6.5 in
Weight 2.6 lbs
Interface Transfer Rate 800Mbps(FireWire800)/400Mbps(FireWire)/480Mbps(Hi-Sp.USB)
Expansion & Connectivity
Interfaces 2 x FireWire 800 - 9 pin FireWire 800 ¦ 1 x USB 2.0 - mini-USB Type B
Power Source Included AC adapter
Power Device Power adapter
Voltage Required AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Software & System Requirements
Software Included Smartware
OS Required Apple MacOS X 10.6, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7, Apple MacOS X 10.5
Cables Included 1 x IEEE 1394b cable - FireWire 800 (9-to-9 pin) - external ¦ 1 x IEEE 1394 cable - FireWire 400 (9-to-6 pin) - external ¦ 1 x USB cable - external
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
Localization Canada, Latin America, United States
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support 3 years warranty
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 3 years
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature 41 °F
Max Operating Temperature 95 °F
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WD My Book Studio 3TB External Drive, 2012-10-12
By john i 
needed a drive big enough to handle my ever expanding media content collection... this drive fit the bill for volume, price, speed, connectivity options, & relative ruggedness... this unit is one of six WD external drives i have attached to three different mac systems, and while no drive is completely fail proof, my experience is that WD drives have failed me later rather than sooner... highly recommended & would buy again...
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