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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:
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Western Digital My Book™ Pro Edition, 250 GB, 7200 RPM, 8 MB, 5 - 35 °C, -20 - 65 °C, 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: 56 mm, Depth: 143 mm, Height: 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 *
The maximum storage capacity of the hard disk, usually measured in bytes e.g. GB.
250 GB
Hard drive speed *
The rotational speed of a hard disk expressed in rotations per minute. The faster the better.
7200 RPM
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
8 MB
Ports & interfaces
USB connectivity *
The product has USB connector.
Yes
USB version
Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard developed in the mid-1990s that defines the interface used for connection, communication and power supply between computers and electronic devices. Every new version - for example 1.1, 2.0, 3.0 - is much faster than the previous one.
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
Indicates whether this product supports is "plug and play". Plug and play is hardware or software that, after being installed ("plugged in"), can immediately be used ("played with"), as opposed to hardware or software which requires configuration.
Yes
Power
USB powered *
The device can be powered via a USB connection.
Yes
External power adapter
Yes
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
5 - 35 °C
Operational conditions
Storage temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-20 - 65 °C
Weight & dimensions
Width
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
56 mm
Depth
The distance from the front to the back of something.
143 mm
Height
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
172 mm
Weight
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
1.2 kg
Other features
Average latency
The average duration before a device can start with a job (for example reading a file from a hard disk).
4.2 ms
Internal
The product is built in.
No
Mac compatibility
Product can be used with Apple Mac software and/or hardware.
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
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Windows 2000/XP Mac OS X 10.2.8+
I/O ports
An interface on a device to which you can connect another device.
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
expertreviews.co.uk
Updated:
2011-10-04
Large external disks are dropping in price all the time. This month we compare two 500GB models from Western Digital and CMS. Western Digitals My Book Pro is about the size of a thick book. Its silver case looks sleek but feels cheap. A gimmicky bu...
100%
pcpro.co.uk
Updated:
2011-10-04
Western Digital has made a number of improvements on the original My Book with the Pro Edition. The capacity is a huge 500GB, and you get both FireWire 400 and 800 as well as the original USB 2 interface. The inner light on the circular power button...
100%
expertreviews.co.uk
Updated:
2011-10-04
We were thoroughly impressed with Western Digitals MyBook Essential when we reviewed it. The Pro version eschews the black case for a more Mac-like silver one, adds a FireWire 400 and two FireWire 800 ports, and has one unique feature: a capacity gauge.
100%
pcadvisor.co.uk
Updated:
2011-10-04
The Western Digital My Book Pro has an unusual design, looking rather like a fat paperback book that you can sit neatly on your desk or on a shelf. Pros: High capacity and high-performance FireWire 800 interfaceCons: Slightly more expensive than USB...
Bottom line This Western Digital drive is more expensive than USB models, but you get a high-capacity, high-performance drive for the money. Cliff Joseph, Macworld Lowest online price: £N/A...
90%
expertreviews.co.uk
Updated:
2011-10-04
The My Book Pro is great for backups, but the Essential model is better value. With hard disks now as big as 500GB or even larger, storage space is no longer an issue for most people. But with all that data crammed onto a disk, the question is how do...
80%
digitalartsonline.co.uk
Updated:
2011-10-04
Even if your computer still has plenty of room left on its internal drive, maintaining an external backup is always a smart idea. If you’d rather be safe than sorry, a My Book Pro Edition USB/FireWire hard drive gives you plenty of breathing room fo...
80%
techradar.com
Updated:
2011-10-04
External hard disk storage now needs to look as good in a living room as it does under a desk. To this end, Western Digital has produced the My Book series - a range of attractive, quiet and large capacity external drives.The chassis of the My Book Pro...
Good Firewire 800, Capacity Gauge...
Bad No Ethernet...
Bottom line External hard disk storage now needs to look as good in a living room as it does under a desk. To this end, Western Digital has produced the My Book series - a range of attractive, quiet and large capacity external drives.The chassis of the My Book Pro...
80%
techradar.com
Updated:
2011-10-04
As the price of storage drops and disk capacities increase, theres no better time to invest in an external hard drive and secure a backup of all your laptop data. One of the better options is the My Book Pro Edition from Western Digital (£279 inc. VAT...
Good Half a terabyte of portable storage...
Bad 279 is a lot of money...
Bottom line As the price of storage drops and disk capacities increase, theres no better time to invest in an external hard drive and secure a backup of all your laptop data. One of the better options is the My Book Pro Edition from Western Digital (£279 inc. VAT...
80%
techradar.com
Updated:
2011-10-04
Unlike many a full-sized external hard drive, My Books cute, book-like design makes it look perfectly at home on your book shelf. The specifications, on the face of it, are quite impressive as well, with a mammoth 500GB capacity and fast 7200RPM rotat...
Good Looks great...
Bad Distinct vibration, Slow transfer speeds...
Bottom line Unlike many a full-sized external hard drive, My Books cute, book-like design makes it look perfectly at home on your book shelf. The specifications, on the face of it, are quite impressive as well, with a mammoth 500GB capacity and fast 7200RPM rotat...
50%
itreviews.com
Updated:
2011-10-04
500GB or 1TB of portable storage: With todays plethora of downloadable media, whether it be music or films, the need for large capacity drives is growing and will only get greater. Its OK having a large capacity drive in your system but...
0%
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