I have a Mac OS X Version 10.5.8, Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. Is this external hard drive compatible?

  • Asked by Joanne S from Wilmington
  • Jan 21, 2013
WD My Book Studio USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

WD My Book Studio USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

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    Only if you have a USB3 port on your laptop will you gain the top speed this unit offers, You can use it with USB2 of course, but you would be paying a very high price for a relatively slow rate of transfer. If you have a Thunderbolt port you may be able to buy a Thunderbolt to USB3 adapter, but then this drive should be at the end of any daisy chain of actual Thunderbolt devices (up to 5 including this product) so you don't create a bottleneck with this slower device. Hope this helps.

    • Answered by Gary B from Tucson
    • Jan 28, 2013