Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo (WDBUPB0040JSL / WDBUPB0060JSL / WDBUSK0040JSL / WDBUSK0060JSL / WDBUSK0080JSL)
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Lots of storage and FAST!!!
NewYorker, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
Excerpt: I purchased the WD 8TB Thunderbolt to store high resolution images and backup my computer for my photography business. I work with 25MB images and when I need to save 800 images for one job the drive is fast to complete the task. Since it has 2 seperate 4TB drives, I use one to backup with the Apple Time Machine software. The other 4TB drive is to store my clients work. When one of the two hard drives gets full I can easily replace the drive with a fresh 4TB drive.
Summary: This My Book external drive has a Thunderbolt connection, so it's mostly for Macs and a couple of PCs made by Lenovo that sport the Thunderbolt port. I use it with my MacBook Pro. Thunderbolt plus the fast drives in this product is just incredibly high-performance. I can back up the 300GB on my MBP in 20 or so minutes, vs. estimated 7-8 hours over USB 2.0! It seems even faster than USB 3 SuperSpeed. The drive came as a RAID 0 "striped" setup, for speed.
Summary: Bought this a few years back after a handful of failures with my 4TB Seagate drives. Wasn't a big fan of Western Digital for a few years do to subpar products but I have to say they have changed my mind with this drive. I purchased the 8tb version with the thunderbolt connection. Its been flawless since the start, quiet as can be, and the software that comes with it for the MAC works perfectly and updates regularly.