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8.2 out of 10

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

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Overall 8
8.0

Been going strong since 2011

Bryan "West coast Producer/Director in TV/Film, I love new tech almost as much as love good tech!", Amazon
1 week ago
  • Summary: Great drive, been running like a champ since 2011, I'm a professional video editor and have put this drive through it's paces over the years! When I first bought the drive it was my first thunderbolt external, I did almost everything from it opting to edit directly off the drive rather the use the internal of the 2011 imac I was using at the time thanks to Thunderbolt's data streaming design. Even in JOB mode, the drive was fast enough to work in a 1080p workflow.
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Overall 8
8.0

works so far

swice, B&H Photo
1 week ago
  • Excerpt: im recording/mixing audio onto it. didnt partition it at all. seems to be performing just fine. i made sure that discs go to sleep when possible in my sys prefs. thats all i have for now.
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Overall 8
8.0

does what it says

tallflier, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: It arrived. It was easy to set up. It's quiet. It's fast.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast
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Overall 8
8.0

Glad I bought it 3 weeks ago!!!

Dana C., Newegg
5 January 2015
  • Summary: great product so far, I use it for my iTunes library, wish I'd bought 2 when it was $549!!!
  • Pros: massive storage, lightning fast, quiet
  • Cons: none except the the $350 price increase!!! I mean really???
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Overall 8
8.0

Great with Apple computers

Designer, B&H Photo
2 December 2014
  • Excerpt: * Easy to use with Mac computers. * Consistent good products by WD. This is the 5th one for me. * Good tech support from WD.
  • Pros: Easy To Manage, Easy To Set Up, Fast, Highly Compatible
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Overall 8
8.0

Warning: Not Hardware RAID

Seth LaForge, Amazon
27 October 2014
  • Summary: I just connected this drive to my Mac Pro, and it works as advertised. It's also quiet, and drive access for replacement is pretty straightforward. However, I was surprised to discover that it uses Apple's software RAID for mirroring, rather than implementing hardware RAID directly. Why should you care? Because Apple's software RAID isn't very good, in my experience. In particular, when it discovers a read error on a drive, it considers that entire drive to be failed.
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Overall 8
8.0

8TB capacity is fantastic, 1 flaw

tonyinthecity, B&H Photo
28 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this drive as a Time Machine backup for my 27" iMac. The Thunderbolt interface is a necessity for me for speedy backups, and the 8TB capacity is fantastic. What this drive does not have, and I've seen this before on many drives, is a power button. The only way for the drive to boot up is to plug a Thunderbolt cable into it. This is somewhat annoying. A small power button on the front of the drive really would have been a nice touch.
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Manage, Easy To Set Up, Fast, Highly Compatible
  • Cons: No Power Button
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Overall 8
8.0

easy to set up with my imac

deafbuzz "cuong nguyen", Amazon
22 September 2014
  • Summary: easy to set up with my imac. nice speed and back up. little big. would like it to be smaller than this size. no issue so far.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great product but drive failed!

Pilot, B&H Photo
8 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Bought for a 2012 I7 iMac. Was tired off buying USB 3 hubs that didn't work with various drives. Construction typical WD - plastic but strong. Feels Solid. Thunderbolt expensive but speed and daisy chaining great not to mention leaves USB ports open for other devices. Drive A failed in the first 4 days. Program warned and now I need to replace drive. No longer being in the US I wasn't sure about replacement warranty but phoned local WD dealer.
  • Pros: Fast Connectivity, Quiet
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Overall 8
8.0

Great when it wakes up

Tripleplay, Amazon
10 March 2014
  • Summary: To save power the drive goes into an energy saver mode. I would have liked an option to define the energy saver levels and have one option that wakes the drive up when I begin to use my Mac. As it is, when I do make a call to the drive I need to wait for it to rev up. Once it is active the speed is by far the best of any external drives I have used.
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