Western Digital My Passport Studio 2011 USB2/FireWire WDBALG / WDBK8A

  • Western Digital My Passport Studio 2011 USB2/FireWire WDBALG / WDBK8A
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  • Handsome, compact chassis.
  • Enormous 2 TB capacity.
  • Mac formatted.


  • Does not support USB 3,0 or Thunderbolt.
  • Comes with shorter warranty than some competing products.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Photography Bay on

The latest bus-powered compact drives are available in capacities up to 2TB. If there’s one thing that photo and video shooters can’t get enough of, it’s storage space for the growing file sizes we’re dealing with.The new...

By Macworld UK on 80

Until recently the highest storage capacity that we’d seen in a portable hard disk was Seagate’s 1.5TB GoFlex drive. However, Western Digital has upped the ante even further with its new My Passport Studio, which weighs in with a full 2TB of...

By PC Mag on 80

It doesn't reinvent the wheel, but the WD My Passport Studio (2TB) gives users what they want—enormous capacity and fast performance, all in an attractive package that shares the MacBook aesthetic. ...

By StorageReview on

When we looked at the lower-capacity My Passport Studio last year, we loved the redesign, which included a super durable machined alloy body and attractive two-tone finish. The latest version bumps the capacity offering up to 2TB, adding only a few...

By Techworld on

The My Passport Studio looks good and is overall a decent drive. But it lags in the speed department and has a security app that doesn't disappear without...

By Macworld on

Western Digital’s latest My Passport Studio has a solid build and multiple connections, but slow transfer speeds and a preinstalled security app hamstring an otherwise decent drive. Complete Coverage Review: My Passport Studio 1TB Ratings Pricing...

By Macworld Australia on 90

This is a robust device that performs well and is designed for Mac users. It comes in 500GB and 1TB capacities.Related Tags: external drive, macworld, macworld australia, My Passport Studio, western digital Be Sociable, Share! Print this article...

By PC Mag on 80

The Western Digital My Passport Studio (1TB) is a capacious and speedy external hard drive for those who need quick, home studio?quality storage in a portable package, but don't want to wait for Thunderbolt drives to become affordable....

By PC Advisor on 90

We’re almost inclined to excuse the 2011 WD My Passport Studio’s continuing omission of Thunderbolt. This sturdy example of high-tech engineering may stretch the pocket in more way than one, but it’s worth every pound and gramme of it....

By StorageReview on

Western Digital has done a great job giving the My Passport Studio a makeover, while upping the capacity to 1TB. The drive looks very nice and even with a Scorpio Blue inside, it still delivers respectable 83.2MB/s reads and 73.4MB/s writes over...

By cnet on 76

Mac users who need a fast portable hard drive will find it in the new My Passport Studio. Windows users should look elsewhere for a better...

International Review By eReviews on 90

Western Digital My Passport Studio er uden tvivl et lækkert produkt, som vil tiltale mange Mac brugere, da den passer perfekt i designet sammen med både MacBook Pro, Air og iMac’s. Det er ikke markedets mest kompakt eksterne harddisk,...

International Review By Hard-H2O on

Seguramente nos encontramos entre una de las unidades de almacenamiento externas más cuidadas en cuanto a diseño, fabricación y software de gestión; su peso lo corrobora, una contundente y robusta carcasa de metal que protegerá...