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Western Digital upgrades dual-FireWire My Passport Studio to 2TB: $299

WD is upgrading its My Passport Studio drives to 2TB, though the drive's reliance on FireWire 800 makes the move a bit mistimed.
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Written by Ricardo Bilton on

Last month, Western Digital bumped the capacity of its USB 3.0-packing My Passport up to 2TB, making the portable drives the first of their kind to see the upgrade.

Now, WD is doing the same thing for its My Passport Studio drive. Aimed at Mac users, the Studio substitutes USB 3.0 ports for a pair of FireWire 800 ports and a USB 2.0 input.

Of course, the big question is, why bother? After all, FireWire 800 is largely being replaced in Macs by Thunderbolt, making the I/O less and less significant by the day. Barring that reality, for those who own and regularly use their Mac's FireWire ports, the latest My Passport is a solid - albeit pricy - option.
Available now, the My Passport Studio sells for $299.

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