Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo (WDBUPB0040JSL / WDBUPB0060JSL / WDBUSK0040JSL / WDBUSK0060JSL / WDBUSK0080JSL)
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A Problem From Day One
1 week ago
Summary: The internal drive of the My Book was defective and was unable to download it's own software to my computer and causing a problem with the computer sleep/wake mode not allowing the monitor to come on when the computer was turned on. It inactivated the mouse and the keyboard as well. I Called WD customer service and received no solution. The person I spoke to wasn't aware of the software update.
Summary: Love this external drive. Replaced my frustrating slow and clunky Drobo with this HD set up in RAID and couldn't be happier. Excellent speed, virtually silent fan and aesthetically pleasing to the eye, all in a relatively compact form.
Summary: Just purchased, wanted to relay that I am getting 271 MB/S write speed and 283 MB/S read speed in RAID 0 configuration (non-mirror setup for maximum capacity and performance) and 137 MB/S write speed and 137 MB/S read speed in RAID 1 configuration (mirror setup for duplication and protection). I will update this review in several months with a follow up on reliability and performance.
With the Thunderbolt connection this unit works as fast as ...
Roper Davis, Amazon
10 December 2014
Summary: With the Thunderbolt connection this unit works as fast as the internal drive. I moved all my movies and photos to this device. Forget USB and Firewire connections. I use them as well but they don't hold a candle to Thunderbolt.
Summary: I've had this for nearly a year now. It's so fast as to be almost instantaneous, so quiet you forget it's there. For several months, I had what seemed a problem with it: my Macbook would report that my disc was "not ejected properly," then mount it again immediately. I called Western Digital; its customer service department offered to send me a new drive so that I could transfer my data from the old one, and to cover postage for the old one's return.
Excerpt: The enormous amount of storage (8 TB) is by itself a major reason to own this attractive desktop box, but the speed at which that data can be accessed is extraordinary. I'm in the process of editing and compiling over 50 years of family movies and video; thanks to this new duo by WD, with both Raid 0 and Raid 1 capabilities, I have the speed I need for the most demanding editing tasks, as well as secure storage.