Excerpt: I planned to use this drive to just make my home Mac storage system big enough to hold all home videos and photos. It was great, until I realized it cannot be used as an encrypted raid 0 drive (apparently that's true of all dual drives, which I just learned). Oh well...
Summary: Great drive, huge space, and great speed! The only problem I have with it is that I get random disconnects from the hard drive. I've tried reseating the cable as suggested but still It happens. It's about once or twice a day.
Needed PC storage - Great Customer Service on Return
Marketing Diva, Amazon
20 January 2014
Summary: Our IT guy steered me to the wrong storage device... this is for MAC, not PC. My IT dude was a little embarrassed when he realized I ordered from his link for my PC storage. He did a Simpson's "Doh" when I read the package to him when it arrived. I'm sure it's a great device as the ratings are high.
Good performance, potential issues with reliability
26 September 2013
Pros: It had a good performance and matched my expectation when worked.
Cons: My working environment requires large but relatively short-lived backups. Average size of backup is 74GB and backups are performed four times a day. I used the storage in RAID1 configuration. After four months of usage I noticed that some backups fail because storage unexpectedly run out of room....
Summary: $/TB is very high in this line of drives, but what you lack in value, you'll gain in performance. It is very fast, very quiet, reliable, and looks good and can be daisy chained via Thunderbolt connectivity but sadly, it lacks USB 3.0 connectivity.
Summary: I got this for a 2013 Mac Mini I will be configuring as a file server. Before I put it in production, I am doing some significant testing. 1) Speed is pretty decent. Below readings are from a benchmark tool from Blackmagicdesign.
Bleeding Edge, Fastest HDD external to date. Raid 1, Raid 0, 2TB X 2 HDD
Darrell L., Newegg
13 January 2013
Summary: Though certainly bleeding edge, this is certainly cool, and almost counts as a backup (automatic, redundant, *-off site*). Fastest speeds on all counts. Three year warranty: better than minimum (vs 1 yr), but don’t get me started on the fake hard drive shortage, the wink and the nod between this new...
Pros: -The RAID option is awesome. 2TB redundant (Raid 1) or 4TB Speedy (Raid 0) or just 2 disks, etc. -The hard drives are easy to open and swap out if needs be. How unlike Mac -eh? But this is WD and none of that Mac stuff here. This is a HUGE plus for the enclosure. Really high end. I likes it. The ...
Cons: No USB or Mac’s beloved Firewire? You drop how-ever-much this costs and they can’t add USB or Firewire port? Unacceptable. Also it’s quite bulky, but that’s understandable. Also, no on/off switch. 2/3rds of the price of this external HDD is this fancy enclosure, it should have ALL the bells, whis...