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Old 07-21-2007, 05:58 AM
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Western Digital HD

Hello good folks,

Just got rid of my USB-HD, and
bought a Western Digital HD 500 GB Firewire
(at a better price than a Maxtor OneTouch).

Western Digital write for this HD:
Sys requirements: Moc OS 10.3 or later

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Now coming home and checking in the Users' Guide it says like:
"We have tested LaCie etc ... and they all work well with the Mac," with Western Digital not mentioned,
although on this forum, i later found sth on Western Digital...
(but where is the forum's search box?).

My question:
Should i return the Western Digital HD
and get a Maxtor OneTouch f ex
or can i expect the Western Digital HD (Firewire) works as it should?

bw, Omar K Neusser

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Old 07-21-2007, 07:17 AM
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Which WD drive is this, Omar?
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Old 07-21-2007, 08:20 AM
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well. now i see it's the WD "My Book" Premium Edition,
which i saw a thread about here somewhere.

This drive also has a power adapter.


I can still give it back as it is unopened! :-)

bw, Omar K Neusser

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Old 07-21-2007, 08:23 AM
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Yes, other users have had good luck with this drive, although I haven't bought one to test here (I barely have enough room in the office for the Macs and hard drives I've got now).

I believe two users here have indicated that the drive had problems with partitioning and sleep. That's not something I've seen with other drives, and don't quite understand how it could happen, but it's been reported. Others, though, haven't indicated any difficulty... and the users who were having problems might also have similar issues with other drives.

The most important thing is to properly partition the drive, even into one partition, with Disk Utility. Make sure you click the "Options" button in Disk Utility's "Partition" tab and choose the proper partition scheme for your Mac!
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Old 07-21-2007, 08:53 AM
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Yes, other users have had good luck with this drive...
Thanks Dave, I'll go ahead now and
drop a line ( a comment) here or so later, ...

bw, Omar K Neusser
(maybe you should open a retail store or so for used macs ? just a thought)
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Old 07-21-2007, 02:29 PM
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I'll go ahead now and
drop a line ( a comment) here...
Success!
Just booted alright from the SD-clone,
on a Western Digital HD 500 GB Firewire.

So it works.

But now i don't want to save any files or anything on the clone,
so i'll restart,

well - best wishes,
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Old 09-17-2007, 05:44 PM
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Yes, other users have had good luck with this drive, although I haven't bought one to test here (I barely have enough room in the office for the Macs and hard drives I've got now).

I believe two users here have indicated that the drive had problems with partitioning and sleep. That's not something I've seen with other drives, and don't quite understand how it could happen, but it's been reported. Others, though, haven't indicated any difficulty... and the users who were having problems might also have similar issues with other drives.

The most important thing is to properly partition the drive, even into one partition, with Disk Utility. Make sure you click the "Options" button in Disk Utility's "Partition" tab and choose the proper partition scheme for your Mac!
Excuse me for stepping in here, it might be incorrect to do so. I am absolutely new here. I downloaded SD an hour ago and was immediately aware that I might have ordered the wrong HD, not yet delivered, maybe it will arrive tomorrow. It is not an "My Book Premium Edition" as your answer above relates to, but an "My Book Pro Edition" WDG1T5000 500 GB a FW 800/400 HD. I cannot find any information about Oxford chipset and number. Any chanche of saying whether it will work or I should return it without opening the box? My Mac is a Alu-book G4 1,25 Ghz, OS X 10.4.10.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-17-2007, 07:10 PM
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I wouldn't get this drive with a Power PC Mac, Steno.
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