My Passport Studio 320GB

by Western Digital

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Pros
  • Ships formatted for Mac
  • Bus-powered
  • Capacity gauge
  • Attractive design
  • Helpful status display
  • Lightweight
  • Inexpensive
  • Bus powered
  • Sturdy design
  • Has USB 2.0 and FireWire 800 connectors
Cons
  • No software bundle
  • Proprietary FireWire cable
  • Mixed speed results
  • Turbo feature not as fast as advertised
  • No eSATA option available
  • Mediocre performance
At A Glance

Specs

Pricing

Part Number   WDBAAE6400ASL WDMT5000TN WDBK8A0010BBKNESN

Storage

Drive size   640.0  GB   1000.0  GB
Hard Drive Speed   5400.0  RPM    
Drive type   External   Portable
Drives included       1.0

Ports and Connections

Firewire   FireWire 800   FireWire 800
Available Interfaces   FireWire 800|USB 2.0   FireWire 800|USB 2.0
USB 2.0   Yes   Yes

Warranty

Warranty information   3 Years   2 Years
Warranty information   3 Years   2 Years

General Features

Form Factor   2.5-inch   2.5-inch
Bus Powered   1.0   1.0
File System(s) Supported   EXT3|FAT16|FAT32|HFS|HFS+|NTFS   FAT16|FAT32|HFS|HFS+|NTFS

Performance

Macworld Lab

USB - copy 1GB to External Drive

(CLOB) seconds

  49.0    
USB - duplicate 1GB file on external drive

(CLOB) seconds

  81.0    
USB - Low memory Photoshop test

(CLOB) seconds

  249.0    
FireWire 400 - copy 1GB to External Drive

(CLOB) seconds

  36.0    
FireWire 400 - duplicate 1GB file on external drive

(CLOB) seconds

  58.0    
FireWire 400 - Low memory Photoshop test

(CLOB) seconds

  225.0    
FireWire 800 - copy 1GB to External Drive

(CLOB) seconds

  31.0    
FireWire 800 - duplicate 1GB file on external drive

(CLOB) seconds

  39.0    
FireWire 800 - Low memory Photoshop test

(CLOB) seconds

  193.0