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8.3 out of 10

Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo (WDBUPB0040JSL / WDBUPB0060JSL / WDBUSK0040JSL / WDBUSK0060JSL / WDBUSK0080JSL)

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo (WDBUPB0040JSL / WDBUPB0060JSL / WDBUSK0040JSL / WDBUSK0060JSL / WDBUSK0080JSL)

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Overall 2
2.0

Returned item - not creditef

Thomas Kennedy, Amazon
8 November 2013
  • Summary: I returned this hard drive because I could not I use it because it is a Mac only drive and never received credit for the return
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Overall 1
1.0

"Design fail."

wwohl602, CNET
23 October 2013
  • Pros: Looks pretty
  • Cons: Cost. You gain nothing over a USB 3.0 version of this at 4 times the price because it has thunderbolt
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Overall 2
2.0

I hated it

Robert Knobf, Amazon
17 August 2013
  • Summary: Got one. it didn't work. Sent it back. Got another. It didn't work either. I guess you have to work some kind of magic.I wanted a good high capacity back up that i could plug in and use. This is not it. I wish I could rate it lower than one.
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Overall 2
2.0

Sad

VASC, Amazon
27 May 2013
  • 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. Your old trusted MacPro (without thunderbolt and running Mountain Lion or the 10.6 listed as compatible on the drive's box) will not recognize thunderbolt.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't let WD fleece you, their own G-RAID 8TB Thunderbolt is a better drive at the same price!!!

Wrathwilde, Amazon
14 March 2013
  • 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. Why anyone would willingly pay more for less is beyond be.
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Overall 2
2.0

High Speed - not even close!!

armchairted, Amazon
10 October 2012
  • Summary: I purchased this thunderbolt hard drive as I have nearly 3TB of data split up over 4 separate drives. The setting I used was RAID0 for maximum storage and speed. I purchased the correct thunderbolt cable direct from apple (at £40!!). I have an iMac 27" with 16GB RAM and intel i7, 3.4 GHz processor. After unpacking I set up data from my first drive (574GB), which was very simple - hence the 1star, hit the copy button and was presented with a time for transfer of 4hrs!!!
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Overall 2
2.0

Laut

Frank Thissen, Amazon
9 May 2014
  • Summary: Die Kiste ist laut, obwohl sie keinen Lüfter hat. Nach ein paar Minuten drehen die beiden Festplatten auf und irgendwas klappert. Sehr merkwürdig.
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Overall 2
2.0

Undurchdachter Billigschrott

Beta Tester, Amazon
21 August 2012
  • Summary: Kurz und knapp. - Die Festplatten werden brennend heiss trotz 5400udm - Die Kühlung des Gehäuses hätte VIEL besser gelöst werden können (billiges Plastik leitet nunmal nicht) - Standby der Festplatten funktioniert nur wenn man das Macbook runterfährt. Im Standby oder selbst wenn man sie auswirft rattern sie weiter. - Kein Ausschaltknopf - Die neuen Versionen kommen wohl doch mit mini Lüfter, denn meiner klingt wie ein Fön Undurchdachtes Produkt.
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Overall 2
2.0

kein Ruhezustand mit Mac OS, 15 Watt im "Ruhezustand"

waldläufer, Amazon
31 July 2012
  • Summary: Wie in der ersten Rezension bereits angegeben, funktioniert der Ruhezustand mit meinem Mac Rechner (OS Mountain Lion) nicht. Wird die Platte über das System ausgeworfen, drehen sich die Einzelplatten weiter und die Platte verbraucht 20 Watt. Selbst nach dem vollständigen Runterfahren des Rechners geht zwar die Laufwerkslampe aus, die Platten drehen sich jedoch weiter, es wird weiterhin Wärme erzeugt und das Gerät verbraucht 15 Watt. Das ist kein Ruhezustand.
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