Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo (WDBUPB0040JSL / WDBUPB0060JSL / WDBUSK0040JSL / WDBUSK0060JSL / WDBUSK0080JSL)
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Did not work on my Mac
Hople, B&H Photo
23 October 2015
Excerpt: The computer could not find it at all. Tried a return and new device -- same problem. B&H refunded with no problem as they are so good about, but this may not work with your Mac. Manufacturer couldn't tell me why.
Summary: I purchased the drive to work my iMac. It was very easy to connect the drive. The drive is configured for RAID 0 by default. The instructions for changing to the RAID 1 configuration were very easy.
Summary: Drive seemed to work over USB. ESATA was dead. I called WD and they offered to replace the drive but I did not want the hassle if they are shipping defective enclosures. I returned it to Amazon for a refund and will look elsewhere.
Summary: In the first week after buying when used in mirrored mode with a new Mac Book Pro (Retina) it had 2 rebuilds. Each took 18 hours for a 500GB data set. I just got a full replacement. Copied the data over it took only 2 hours (great speed of TB cable). 1 day later degradation and rebuild again!!!
Summary: Didnt work the day i got it, called up, complained had to talk to about 5 different people, eventually managed to get details of where to return it to, had to pay $50 for shipping, then received the exact item the same as before with the same problem as when i first got it.
Summary: The drive itself is really quiet. The setup is simple and fast. I use this drive as a backup drive with my MacBook Pro using TimeMachine. I therefore configured the drive for RAID 1 mode, mirroring of data (disks).
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.
Don't let WD fleece you, their own G-RAID 8TB Thunderbolt is a better drive at the same price!!!
10 September 2012
Summary: You can currently get the G-RAID 8TB Thunderbolt w/7200rpm drives for $1 less, $789.99. The G-RAID is the high performance line. The WD My Book Thunderbolt uses (2) Hitachi 4TB 5400rpm drives. The G-Tech 8TB Thunderbolt RAID uses (2) Hitachi 4TB 7200rpm drives.
Summary: The 1 star only applies to the fact that it did not meet my needs and I did not feel informed. I like Western Digital. I thought I had researched this product and understood the compatibility. The Apple genius' even agreed... Thunderbolt is not recognized by a non-thunderbolt machine.