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Western Digital My Book™ Pro Edition 250GB external hard drive

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My Book™ Pro Edition
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WDG1T2500E
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Stand-alone magnetic disk, optical disc or solid state drive that plugs into the computer typically via USB, although eSATA and FireWire are also used. Used for storing and retrieving digital information.
external hard drives
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Long product name Western Digital My Book™ Pro Edition 250GB external hard drive :
The short editorial description of Western Digital My Book™ Pro Edition 250GB external hard drive

My Book™ Pro Edition 250 GB, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0
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Western Digital My Book™ Pro Edition 250GB external hard drive:
The official marketing text of Western Digital My Book™ Pro Edition 250GB external hard drive as supplied by the manufacturer
WD’s My Book™ Pro Edition external hard drive with triple interface combines three leading external hard drive interfaces (FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0) on one drive for maximum performance and universal connectivity. Designed to work on both Macintosh® computers and PCs, this drive includes powerful EMC Retrospect Express backup and recovery software, a unique Capacity Gauge LED, and capacities up to 500 GB.

Product Features

- Triple interface — FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0
- EMC Retrospect Express — Powerful backup software that includes full system backup and recovery, easy scheduling, and encryption.
- Capacity gauge — See at a glance how much space is available on your drive.
- Intelligent drive management features — Automatic power-up, Safe Shutdown™, and LED activity lights make this drive especially easy to use.
- Smart design — The compact elegant case, iconic of a book, takes up less space on your desk, stacks horizontally, and allows two or more drives to nestle neatly together like volumes on a shelf.
- High quality hard drive — Inside the case is an exceptionally fast (7200 RPM spin speed), ultra quiet, cool-running hard drive from WD...of course!
- One-year warranty in the U.S., two-year warranty in Europe

Ideal For

- High-speed backup of important documents and images
- Extra storage for your computer
- Automatic backups of your existing hard drive
- Archiving the music stored on your MP3 player
- Adding plenty of space for digital video capture and editing
- Saving and organizing your digital photo collection
Short summary description Western Digital My Book™ Pro Edition 250GB external hard drive:
This short summary of the Western Digital My Book™ Pro Edition 250GB external hard drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Western Digital My Book™ Pro Edition, 250 GB, 7200 RPM, 8 MB, 5 - 35 °C, -20 - 65 °C, 2.2" (56 mm)
Long summary description Western Digital My Book™ Pro Edition 250GB external hard drive :

Western Digital My Book™ Pro Edition. Hard drive capacity: 250 GB, Hard drive speed: 7200 RPM, Drive device, buffer size: 8 MB. Width: 2.2" (56 mm), Depth: 5.63" (143 mm), Height: 6.77" (172 mm). Average latency: 4.2 ms, Power requirements: 100-240 VAC, 47-63 Hz, Read seek: 8.9 ms

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Hard drive
Hard drive capacity *
250 GB
Hard drive speed *
7200 RPM
Drive device, buffer size
8 MB
Ports & interfaces
USB connectivity *
Yes
USB version
2.0
FireWire 400
FireWire-interface with a data transmission speed of 400 Mbit/s (50MB/s). FireWire is a serial computer bus technology designed as replacement of SCSI and is based on the IEEE 1394 and 1394b standards.
Yes
FireWire 800
Yes
Performance
Plug and Play
Yes
Power
USB powered *
Yes
External power adapter
Yes
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
5 - 35 °C
Operational conditions
Storage temperature (T-T)
-20 - 65 °C
Weight & dimensions
Width
2.2" (56 mm)
Depth
5.63" (143 mm)
Height
6.77" (172 mm)
Weight
2.65 lbs (1.2 kg)
Other features
Average latency
4.2 ms
Internal
No
Mac compatibility
Yes
Power requirements
100-240 VAC, 47-63 Hz
Read seek
8.9 ms
Track to track seek time (read/write)
2 ms
Compatible operating systems
Windows 2000/XP Mac OS X 10.2.8+
I/O ports
USB 2.0 FireWire 400 FireWire 800
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2011-10-04
Testseek has collected 16 expert reviews for Western Digital My Book™ Pro Edition and the average expert rating is 85 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
85%
Source Review comments Score
urban75.org
Updated:
2011-10-04
We loved the My Book so much we went out and bought the thing - so now we wont have any excuses to not back up our data.Its a shame that theres no networking option, but with an online price hovering around the £180, the My Book drive still represen...
100%
macworld.com
Updated:
2011-10-04
SummaryPros: Fast; integrated USB, FireWire 400 and 800 ports; long cables; bundled back-up software; visual capacity indicator; power button; can boot OS X via FireWire. Cons: None significant. OS Compatibility: 10.2 (Jaguar), 10.3 (Panther), 10.4 (Ti...
Good Fast; integrated USB, FireWire 400 and 800 ports; long cables; bundled back-up software; visual capacity indicator; power button; can boot OS X via FireWire.
Bad None significant.
Bottom line Desktop Mac users looking for a spacious and speedy extra 500GB of storage should consider the Western Digital My Book Pro Edition 500GB. The My Book is luggable, though its desktop form factor makes it more suited to sitting on a shelf rather than tak...
90%
pcmag.com
Updated:
2011-10-04
Not quite as large as the 1-terabyte behemoths roaming the hard-drive pride lands, the Western Digital MyBook Pro ($330 direct) comes with a still-way-roomy 500 gigabytes (half terabyte) of storage. This is enough for hundreds of hours of DVD-quality...
Good Comes with all necessary cables, including FireWire 800. Handy front-mounted capacity display. Triple Interface: USB, FW400, and FW800. Retrospect Express software has more features than simple "1-click" types of backup software. Three-year warranty.
Bad Capacity display requires driver.
Bottom line The Western Digital MyBook Pro is an external hard drive for the serious multimedia user. It comes with three ways to plug a half terabyte of drive space into your PC or Mac...
80%
maclife.com
Updated:
2011-10-04
Yes, thats Morse code - but a decoder card is not included. Western Digitals My Book Pro is an external hard drive - and nope, thats not a misprint. The company, known for its internal hard drive mechanisms, also makes drives in external enclosur...
Good At-a-glance capacity indicator. Triple interface.
Bad Bundled Retrospect software lacks interface elegance.
Bottom line Where else can you find a case that uses a marketing message in Morse code for its cooling vents? The My Book Pro is a great external hard drive...
80%
xbitlabs.com
Updated:
2011-10-04
Western Digital’s external hard disk drives aren’t frequent guests in our labs, so this is a special occasion for two reasons at once. First, we’ve got a new drive from WD which is called MyBook Pro Edition. And second, this hard disk dr...
Bottom line This review has shown that any jewel needs a proper setting. However fast a modern external hard disk drive may be, its speed is going to be limited by the widespread interfaces USB 2.0 and FireWire 400. Our tests of the Western Digital WDG1T5000N prov...
0%
tomshardware.com
Updated:
2011-10-04
Who said storage cant be sexy? Western Digital has stepped up with an external storage device shaped like a book - as in the kind you read.
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