Western Digital My Passport Studio 1TB
Posted 16 March 2012 - 03:57 AM
Posted 16 March 2012 - 04:27 AM
I have this very same drive and indeed it works great. I immediately reformatted it and thus got rid of all WD stuff. I use the Vault encryption coming with Lion and it works great. So the short answer to your question is, yes, you can get rid of the WD stuff.
Posted 16 March 2012 - 04:52 AM
Posted 16 March 2012 - 11:30 PM
You state that it either asks you for a password when it's connected or you can use the utility to remove the password. Did you run the tests using the password with the security in place or did you remove the password?
If you used it with the password in place, then it was most likely encrypting the data, which would explain the slow transfer speed. If you disabled the password, then yes, the drive itself performed poorly.
Please explain your testing methodology as it can affect the outcome greatly.
Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:49 AM
does anybody know if it is possible to use "Western Digital My Passport Studio 1tb"that is Firewire 800 with my Mac tha has a Firewire 400 port? If it's possible what kind of cable or adaptor do I need ?
thank you very much
Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:36 AM
...what about speed, will it be firewire 400 or less?