Pros

  • Triple interface drive
  • Triple interface drive

Cons

  • Fair performance

At A Glance

This triple-interface drive looks pretty, but its peformance was lackluster.

Manufacturer’s Description

WD's My Book Pro Edition external hard drive with triple interface combines three leading external hard drive interfaces (FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0) on one drive for maximum performance and universal connectivity. Designed to work on both Macintosh computers and PCs, this drive includes powerful EMC Retrospect Express backup and recovery software, a unique Capacity Gauge LED, and capacities up to 500 GB.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.westerndigital.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number WDG1T5000N
Inventory Number 25817
Storage
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Firewire FireWire 800
Available Interfaces
  • FireWire 800
  • USB 2.0
USB 2.0 Yes
Included Software
Included Software EMC Retrospect Express
General
Buffer Size 16.0 MB
Hardware
Installation Kit Hardware
  • USB cable
  • FireWire 800 cable
  • FireWire 400 cable
  • power adapter

Performance

PC World Test Center
Interface tested FireWire 800
Performance
Primary Volume - Virus Scan 126.43
External Read - Files and Folders 77.37
External Read - Large File 52.24
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 96.96
External Write - Files and Folders 172.62
External Write - Large File 56.19
Test Version 2.0