Fast, Green and Mac® Ready

Quad interface, RAID-enabled, about 30% less power consumption, formatted for Mac. The My Book Studio Edition II treads lightly on the earth and carries big performance for creative professionals.

Product Features

  • The speed you need – Lightning-fast FireWire® 800 combined with RAID 0 (Striped) yields the speed you need for smooth video editing, rendering complex 3D objects or special effects and saving huge blocks of data in record time.
  • Cooler, quieter, eco-friendlier – Designed to use only drives with WD GreenPower Technology, this system uses about 30% less energy than standard systems and runs quietly because it doesn’t need a fan.
  • (* Based on comparison between a 1 TB dual-drive system using 7200 RPM drives and a 1 TB dual-drive system using drives with WD GreenPower Technology)

  • Formatted for Mac® – Compatible with Apple’s Time Machine™. Includes software and instructions for reformatting to Windows®.
  • Quad interface – Power your creativity with connections for ultra-fast eSATA and FireWire 800. For flexibility and convenience, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 are also included.
  • User serviceable – Want to upgrade a drive? Simply open the case and replace the existing drive – no screwdriver needed.
  • Automatic backup software – Back up important projects to multiple destinations including file servers, portable drives and My Book. Set it and forget it; every time you save a change it’s automatically backed up.
  • Capacity gauge – See at a glance how much space is available on your storage system.
  • Intelligent drive management features – Automatic power-up, Safe Shutdown, and LED status and activity lights make this storage system especially easy to use. (Works with USB and FireWire connections only.)

NOTE: RAID 0 (striped) accesses the full capacity of the drives. RAID 1 (mirrored) accesses half of the total capacity for data protection.

Ideal for

Smooth video editing, rendering complex 3D objects or special effects and saving huge blocks of data in record time.

System Requirements

  • Available USB port, FireWire 800 or 400 port, eSATA port or eSATA adapter card
  • Mac OS X 10.4.10+, 10.5.2+
  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

Note: The 4 TB version works with Windows® Vista and Windows 7 only. Windows 2000/XP do not support hard drives with capacities above 2 TB.

Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration and operating system.

Package Includes

  • Dual-drive storage system
  • FireWire 800 cable
  • FireWire 800 to 400 cable
  • USB cable
  • AC adapter
  • Software CD
  • Quick Install Guide

Performance Specifications

Serial Transfer Rate

FireWire 800

  • Serial Bus Transfer Rate (1394b): 800 Mb/s (Max)


  • Serial Bus Transfer Rate (eSATA): 3 Gb/s (Max)

FireWire 400

  • Serial Bus Transfer Rate (1394a): 400 Mb/s (Max)

USB 2.0

  • Serial Bus Transfer Rate (USB 2.0): 480 Mb/s (Max)

Physical Specifications

  • Capacity: 1 TB
  • Interface: Quad Interface

Physical Dimensions


  • Height: 6.54 Inches
  • Length: 6.06 Inches
  • Width: 3.87 Inches
  • Weight: 5.2 Pounds


  • Height: 166 mm
  • Length: 154 mm
  • Width: 98.0 mm
  • Weight: 2.63 kg

Environmental Specifications

Temperature (English)

  • Operating: 41° F to 95° F
  • Non-operating: -4° F to 149° F

Temperature (Metric)

  • Operating: 5° C to 35° C
  • Non-operating: -20° C to 65° C

Electrical Specifications

Current Requirements

  • AC Input Voltage: 100-240 VAC
  • AC Input Frequency: 47-63 Hz


  • 5 year company provided

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Manufacturer: Western Digital SKU: WDH2Q10000 Category: