Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo (WDBUPB0040JSL / WDBUPB0060JSL / WDBUSK0040JSL / WDBUSK0060JSL / WDBUSK0080JSL)
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Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo
13 August 2012
Excerpt: The Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo ($849.99 list) is one of the largest capacity drives you can buy. Dual 4TB drives together in a RAID 0 array means that you can hold up to 8TB on one logical volume. While this technically means you can store files larger than 4TB (like raw video or a massive database), it also means you can store a mind-boggling large number of smaller files (say every photo a professional photographer has taken since 1997, in native RAW...
Pros: Large capacity. User serviceable. Can be daisy chained using dual Thunderbolt ports. Comes with Thunderbolt cable (at 8TB capacity). Can be set up for RAID 1 for data redundancy.
Cons: Only Thunderbolt interface. No visual capacity indicator.
Conclusion: Essentially what we have here is an external drive which allows you to seamlessly work on your Mac with heavy workloads and use the My Book Thunderbolt Duo as a backup device and a primary drive to work on without any lag or slowdown in work. So we have speed, now we just need to have prices brought down as Thunderbolt drives are still a tad bit expensive compared to USB 3.0 drives.
Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo Review: It's A Giant Gorilla
5 July 2012
Excerpt: Western Digital’s inevitable Thunderbolt offering is missing solid state guts — and that hurts it a lot. But what it lacks in speed it makes up for in capacity. It’s an enormous vault with more space than most humans will ever need.
Conclusion: The My Book Thunderbolt Duo isn’t the most consistent performer, but its flexibility (two Thunderbolt ports; RAID 0, 1 and JBOD support; user-replaceable drive mechanisms) make it an attractive option for users with Thunderbolt-enabled Macs.