Western Digital 2TB My Passport Studio Discussion
Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:24 PM
Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:26 PM
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:37 PM
Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:12 PM
No USB 3? That's not very smart of WD. USB2 is 10 + year old technology. Does it really cost that much more to have a USB3 IC in it?
The USB 3.0 interface is on the My Passport drive...we recently reviewed it. Are you suggesting a unified line of portables that has USB 3.0 and FireWire 800?
Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:08 PM
Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:33 PM
It seems WD has some kind of mind block when it comes to Apple-oriented hardware: no usb ports at all, just thunderbolt on the duo studio, and now this...
No I'm saying they should stop putting USB2 controller chips in their enclosures, it's not a smart move. It's time to move on and unless price is a reason, there is no reason to stick to that old bus revision, it will only hurt sales. If their drive has USB it should be USB3 or nothing.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:40 PM
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