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Old 05-29-2007, 03:38 PM
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WD My Book OK?

hi i know what the recommended FW HDs are but I was wondering if the WD My Book is OK to use as my back up drive...they have that at costco.

any users using this and having problems with it?

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Old 05-29-2007, 03:58 PM
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Yep, we've had good reports from people with the MyBook Pros.
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Old 05-29-2007, 04:12 PM
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thanks, dave!

an additional question please...

i just got the apple exreme base station and intend to connect the external hd to it so i can access it wirelessly...however, for the first full back up, do you recommend that i do direct connection to the hd? will incremental back ups be a problem done wirelessly?
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Old 05-29-2007, 04:40 PM
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Yes. Please see "Backing up over a network" in the User's Guide and the "Airport Disks" post at the Shirt Pocket Watch as well...
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Old 05-30-2007, 02:10 PM
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Yep, we've had good reports from people with the MyBook Pros.
dave,

i specifically have the MyBook Premium Edition with dual interface (usb and firewire) NOT the MyBook Pro Edition..

do you know if the MyBook Premium Edition works as well and also do you know off hand if it's bootable?

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Old 05-30-2007, 02:14 PM
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I don't know, but perhaps someone else will chime in.
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:06 AM
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No problem!

Hello iGroove,

I have the 300GB MyBook Premium and it works just fine. I've booted from it via firewire as well.
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Old 06-12-2007, 02:42 PM
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dave,

i specifically have the MyBook Premium Edition with dual interface (usb and firewire) NOT the MyBook Pro Edition..

do you know if the MyBook Premium Edition works as well and also do you know off hand if it's bootable?

thanks.
I have two of those 500GB Costco specials (dang, they're $169 now) and use the FW400 connections on both. On a long backup e.g. a full clone the drive gets pretty hot but it doesn't seem to mind. They're really nice drives and yes they are bootable assuming you've made a good clone.

One suggestion I have is to NOT install any of the software that comes with those drives e.g. the driver for the blue lights on the front, and their crappy backup app (you already have SD the LED driver is buggy and makes the lights so bright that they're really distracting (mine are next to my display). The pie wedges don't work without the driver but big deal; you still get the spinny lights on disk access.
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Old 06-15-2007, 05:05 PM
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thanks all for the information...i'll prolly go ahead and get the 500 GB WD MyBook Premium Edition...by the way, they went down to $149.99 now at Costco!
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