On top of that you will find a little metal piece which seems to be for grounding the assembly. Just wiggle it around a bit and you can remove it carefully. Western Digital is famous for the fact, however, not to let drives from other manufacturers work in their enclosures. Jan 9, 1: I had to resort to recording an entire session to the internal drive, which I hate using for this. During our storage benchmarking tests, the enclosed WD Caviar Green performed well using FireWire as a connection. In this case it is even necessary as it is a nice aluminum enclosure with Firewire that is not on sale anymore.

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You will destroy the warranty sticker — welcome to the dark side!

WD GB My Book Premium Edition FireWire/USB WDG1CN

Thunderbolt 3 to Mini-DisplayPort Adapter: Feb 20, 6: But, the Firewire drive took forever to go into record. Spotify has twice as many paid users as Apple Music.

Update Firewiee Zip Code. The case is held together by friction and four small Phillips head screws, which when removed allow the two case halves to slip apart. Note that the recent firmware upgrades for the MyBook Studio sorted out the nybook where they would hang using eSATA if they had been idle for ten minutes or so, and they now work perfectly Together with a pair of pliers we could separate the two pieces.


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Pros Attractive design, customisable myboom display, useful software. Thanks for the headsup Fjrewire is designed primarily for Mac users, although it can be used on Windows platforms after a reformat. Chris Wimlett Chris Wimlett. Considering the My Book Studio just emerged on the market, it has a reasonable price — and you definitely get what you pay for.

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DIY: Replace hard drive in My Book Studio Firewire enclosure

Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. Both are only hold together by friction.

That’s definitely not an Apple or Leopard problem. When I power down and remove the drobo, the problem stops.

We also tried a bigger capacity, and the 4 TB drive worked well. While it voids the warranty, the My Book Studio can be taken apart with some careful attention to detail. Check our Recommendation Pages!


The fist thing to do is to remove the little plastic light guide. If I connect the external HD via firewire or usb2 the soundcard works perfectly WindowsXP, Vista. That piece helps the light going from the LED on the circuit board to frewire front of the enclosure. There may be some catches, though: Oct 6, 8: Can you please tell me your exact model Machine ID in system profiler?

Western Digital My Book Studio external hard drive (2TB)

As it is firewkre aluminum though, this friction is very high. I will never buy one of their interfaces again. Remove the drive with the attached controller board. We just used a litte socket wrench the ones you get with your Ikea furniture and used is as a hook. You can think of it as being the index to the book of your digital life.

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