Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Mirror Edition (WDH2U series)
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Western Digital My Book Mirror Edition
18 December 2009
Conclusion: The Western Digital My Book Mirror Edition has two 1TB drives, configured in a RAID 1 array, which gives you 1TB of "protected" storage. Everything you save is copied twice, so if one drive goes down, your backup is backed up.
Pros: Capacious storage. Protected storage. Low power consumption. Quiet. Easy to replace internal hard drives.
Cons: A little pricey on a dollar-per-GB basis. Install disc contains crapware. Capacity indicator requires software installation. Backup is data-oriented, not disaster-recovery-oriented. Additional, faster interfaces (eSATA, FireWire 800) would be nice.
Excerpt: As one of the biggest names in the storage industry, Western Digital doesn't need much of an introduction. Founded in 1970, the company got its start by manufacturing calculator chips. As time went on, Western Digital expanded into the PC market, adding floppy and hard disc controllers to its product lineup. It wasn't until 1988 that it introduced its "Centaur" series of hard drives.
Excerpt: As our world moves further into the Digital Age and more people, many of whom have little experience with computers, allow technology like digital photos and digital music into their lives, the need for low cost, high volume storage has grown. For many users, opening up their Dell or Gateway beige box is a not an enjoyable experience and some users wouldn't even consider it an option.
Summary: The Western Digital My Book Mirror Edition is a compelling external storage drive solid for content hoarders. The drive will find a home with users who are more concerned with safeguarding data than lightning-fast transfer speeds, as the RAID configuration provides the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re capable of retrieving data even if your notebook and one of the 500GB HDDs malfunction.
Pros: File mirroring, Data encryption, Stylish design,
Cons: Relatively slow read and write speed, Bulky, Lacks FireWire,
Summary: Sometimes you just can't protect valuable files enough. Whether you use the primary drive of the Western Digital My Book Mirror Edition (and rely on RAID 1 to make a second copy on the hidden secondary drive) or use the included backup software to make an additional copy of files on your system's built-in hard drive (using RAID 0) or two copies (with RAID 1 enabled), the quiet, fast and easy-to-set-up Western Digital My Book Mirror Edition gives you the best and simplest...
Pros: Easy to use, fast, quiet, useful included software for both OS X and Windows computers
Excerpt: There's no such thing as too much protection for your valuable files. Although external hard drives can provide backup copies of files on your hard drive, what if you use external drives for primary storage? Sure, you can use yet another external backup drive, but a better solution might be a RAID array with two drives. Western Digital offers such a system with its new My Book Mirror Edition.
Conclusion: Данные программы HD Tune практически совпадают с уже полученными, т.к. здесь средняя скорость составляет 25.3 MB/s. Время доступа не превышает 13.6 мс, что можно считать приемлемым результатом. Говоря о времени доступа в режиме random, можно констатировать факт, что оно увеличивается до 43 мс. Опять же не в лучшую сторону играет работа конвертера SATA-USB. Файловый бенчмарк показывает вполне стандартный результат.