See any errors on this page? In other projects Wikimedia Commons. I found the software that comes preloaded on it unnecessary and useless, so I formatted the drive to Mac OS Extended Journaled using the Disk Utility application first thing. The drives of the World Edition are xfs or ext3 formatted, which means that the drive can be mounted as a standard drive from within Linux if removed from the casing and installed in a normal PC. I would recommend this drive highly. I haven’t needed to retrieve files yet but it appears that retrieval would be straigtforward.
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I wanted to use only Time Machine. Heat-Dissipating Aluminum Enclosure The aluminum enclosure complements your Mac computer and the book-like design allows two or more My Book drives to nestle neatly together like volumes on a shelf Dual Interfaces Save and access data at 1111d speeds or change gears and utilize the USB 2.
Wound up partitioning the drive and erasing everything that came on drive I wish I didn’t have to do this, but it was the only way I could be sure that WD Smartware was gook still running in background. It has the same Morse code ventilation as the other editions. It sports a similar design to the previous My Book Live, but unlike that one this product has a top cover that allows for easily servicing and replacing the drives.
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This article’s use of external links may not follow Wikipedia’s policies or guidelines. As such, it runs very quietly [ clarification needed ] [ opinion ] and the only bbook you hear [ opinion ] [ original research? I like everything about this drive except it cannot be used as a boot drive. This article relies too much on references to primary sources.
See any errors on this page? This article contains content that is written like an advertisement. Please help improve this article mmy by rewriting the how-to content or by moving it to WikiversityWikibooks or Wikivoyage. The LED gauge has a design fault on these disks. Other than the book-like appearance of the drive’s case, My Bok drives originally featured vent holes on the top of the drives which spelled out a message in Morse code.
Connection was a breeze. I partitioned this HDD into two 1TB partitions – one for offsite time machine backups others 111v on time capsule at home.
Premium Edition My Book drives mmy the same black case as Essential Edition drives; however, the light surrounding the power button is blue. It also has one Gigabit ethernet and one USB connection. Contrary to previous versions, Live has no USB ports. The other partition is for my media.
Hard disk drives Linux-based devices. Would have given this product 5 stars except I had to dig through Western Digital’s website and search discussion forums on how to turn off the WD Smartware program.
For the money it is a no brainer.
Built with an aluminum enclosure, the drive is designed to run cool and quiet without a fan. In addition to the book-like design, the My Book Essential Edition drives have an Intelligent Power Management feature that stops the drive platters after ten minutes of inactivity, rather than the usual expedient of slowing them down. As I’d prefer not to keep my fairly large photo, video, and lossless music collection on the Mh where it couldn’t fit anywaysI decided to purchase this HDD.
When placing this tag, consider associating this request with a WikiProject. Can easily be reformatted to work with Windows XP, Vista, or 7 Password Protection Your data is protected from unauthorized access or theft with password protection and hardware-based encryption requires WD SmartWare software Power Miser My Book external bookk are designed to save energy.
My Book is a series of external hard drives produced by Western Digital.
Essential Edition My Book drives are almost entirely 111x, with the exception of a single blue light, used to indicate power and activity, or a circular green light that is located on the front of the drive.
Optional WD SmartWare software comes included with the drive as well, allowing you to install only the components you choose to add.
This page was last edited on 20 Octoberat The older [ clarification needed ] model has a white light. This was very disappointing and I almost returned the unit.