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Western Digital Gives Mac Users the First 2 TB Portable Hard Drive

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Western Digital today introduced the first 2 TB capacity portable drive dedicated for Mac customers, My Passport Studio. This new standard in high storage capacity, along with Apple Time Machine compatibility for quick and easy automatic backup of Mac hard drives, allows Mac users to use one drive for the protection and transport of virtually all their digital content, everywhere they go.

The new My Passport Studio portable drive maintains its elegant and protective all-metal casing to complement the MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, providing the beautiful aesthetic that Mac users expect while increasing storage capacity to 2 TB, enough space for approximately 400,000 photos, 240 hours of video or 500,000 songs.

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The funny thing is that people will buy it. The reason that LaCie is still even in business is because of this principle. Put "apple" or "mac" on something and it's a license to massively overprice it.
 
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The funny thing is that people will buy it. The reason that LaCie is still even in business is because of this principle. Put "apple" or "mac" on something and it's a license to massively overprice it.
Pretty much, it's a license to put a $50 + premium on a product.
 
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USB 2.0?! Seriously?
How about Thunderbolt or USB3 along with Firewire 800?

As for the previous posters' Mac comments, generally a 'Mac' flavor drive comes with Firewire, hence the price premium.;)

These Lacies are pretty decent for Mac users, despite the 5400 speed. Much better than USB 2.0:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0058BDFZ8/?tag=tec06d-20
 
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I think they mean they're giving them a preformatted drive, which, anyone with less than 5 screws loose could do themselves and use it on any machine...

Marketing is lying. Screw marketing.
 
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It'll take forever to transfer 2TB via usb 2.0 - over 12 hours probably!
 
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It'll take forever to transfer 2TB via usb 2.0 - over 12 hours probably!
I think I agree with you, manufacturers who make a killing by promising large capacity storage on the go but fizzle out once speed freak buyers are not satisfied. But look on the bright side now you have a roomier drive. :) Anybody here who is into software license management?