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.
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.
Excerpt: Thunderbolt er teknologi, der på papiret skulle være hurtigere en USB 3.0. Fordelen er, at du kan seriekoble flere diske, og nogle skærme med Thunderbolt tillader, at du tilslutter harddisken direkte. Det er værd at nævne, at så overfører Thunderbolt også videosignalet på samme tid!