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WD My Book Studio Edition II 4TB – Hard Disk Replacement : Video

March 25, 2014 Jon 15 Comments

A quick overview of the Western Digital Studio Edition II 4TB external hard disk drive, including a demo on how to open the drive for hard disk upgrade/repla…

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  1. BizAndProductReviews
    March 25, 2014 - 1:04 am

    I can’t get any WD icon to show up for my 2TB United States version of
    this product. I bought this used, but my PC does say that it is
    functioning. I downloaded the software for the product from WD but the WD
    software is not able to see this hardware? Do you have any ideas?
    Thankyou in advance. By the way, the US version of this is way more
    difficult to remove the hardrives.

  2. Afshin Jafari
    March 25, 2014 - 1:30 am

    Hi, I have a 2TB (2x1TB). last night it suddenly started to blink while it
    was working fine. now I can copy some files but in %90 of files it freezes
    and not copying. the hards are not raid, can I remove one disk from the box
    and attach directly to a PC?

  3. Sally Hampton
    March 25, 2014 - 1:37 am

    I have the 2 TB version (two 1 TB discs) and one of the discs has just
    failed. Rather than replace the one failed disc, is it possible to get two
    2TB discs to upgrade? And do you know where I would be able to buy?

  4. M. Hammoud
    March 25, 2014 - 1:51 am

    Thank you Sir.

  5. Richard Myers
    March 25, 2014 - 2:10 am

  6. iftibashir
    March 25, 2014 - 3:02 am

    You may find that you need to trim away some of the plastic around the SATA
    connector (on the cable itself) so that the SATA connector can go into the
    MyBook case further and make contact. After this it should work fine. Not
    sure why WD have made their eSATA port so deep into the case so that most
    standard cables can hardly reach it to make a good connection!

  7. hossein kh
    March 25, 2014 - 3:31 am

    TNX for video….Just a question, Is it possible that turn RAID option off
    and use each drive separately??!

  8. schillyschote85
    March 25, 2014 - 4:28 am

    “designed for mac but can be used for windows!” omg really???

  9. MyDreemyn
    March 25, 2014 - 4:47 am

    Thanks a lot for these explanations!

  10. xrayRAYMOND
    March 25, 2014 - 5:32 am

    can i put two 3Tb WD HDD ?

  11. Александр Беляев
    March 25, 2014 - 6:29 am

    have this disk (2TB version). It is a H**L to connect this to eSata –
    mission is impossible

  12. iftibashir
    March 25, 2014 - 6:46 am

    You need a standard eSATA to eSATA cable. For power you will use the
    standard power cable for the external HDD that you use at the moment. You
    do not need extra power from your computer. Simply set up as normal but
    rather then the USB cable, use a eSATA cable.

  13. iftibashir
    March 25, 2014 - 6:55 am

    @wizardkelly09 – Yes it works with Windows 7, and I do not think it will
    work with one drive that differs from the other as you would need 2 of the
    same size drives to set up a RAID array.

  14. wizardkelly09
    March 25, 2014 - 7:24 am

    just a very noob question…what would happen if I replace one drive with a
    capacity less than the former? would the drive/software alert me with an
    error? oh and does the software bundled with the product work with
    Windows7? I’m really thinking about getting this product. I’ll be waiting
    for your response, thanks!

  15. rydmerlin
    March 25, 2014 - 7:43 am

    Can you daisy chain FW800 with this? Those are two FW800 ports correct? I
    don’t want it to act as a FW400 device as the whole chain will be FW800.

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