Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My book VelociRaptor Duo (WDBUWZ0020JBK)
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Western Digital My Book VelociRaptor Duo 2TB
25 January 2013
Conclusion: Building on premium external storage solutions such as the Thunderbolt Duo, Western Digital's release of the also-Thunderbolt-connected My Book VelociRaptor Duo 2TB ups the speed ante via the use of two 10K RPM drives housed inside a well-built enclosure. Able to transfer 100GB in comfortably under 10 minutes and practically as quick as having a SATA 6Gbps connection direct to the PC, the VR Duo is a premium choice for users who need capacity and speed.
Conclusion: The VelociRaptor Duo takes the some of the fright out of ultra-fast RAID storage. Video production folks will find the price worthwhile, but everybody else is better off looking at less-expensive USB alternatives.
Pros: It’s super-fast! Includes Thunderbolt cable.
Testing Thunderbolt-Enabled External Storage: Gigabyte Z77X-UP5TH meets WD Velociraptor Duo
17 October 2012
Summary: The Gigabyte Z77X-UP5TH is an impressive motherboard and overall, you aren't paying a huge premium for its onboard Thunderbolt ports. As pricing stands now, the Z77X-UD5H-WB is very similar to the UP5TH minus Thunderbolt and it's $210 versus $240 . If you're already spending over $200 on a motherboard, the extra $30 is probably worthwhile unless you're certain you won't make use of the functionality, which includes the ability to daisy chain up to 12 devices plus two...
Conclusion: If you have the need for speed, the Western Digital My Book VelociRaptor Duo is the drive you want sitting next to your MacBook, PC, or iMac with Thunderbolt.
Pros: Speedy as a SSD on read operations. Larger capacity than a SSD. Can be configured for RAID 0 or RAID 1. Faster than SSD on write operations. User serviceable. Can be daisy chained using dual Thunderbolt ports. Comes with Thunderbolt cable.
Cons: Only Thunderbolt interface. No visual capacity indicator.
Conclusion: The VelociRaptor 1TB (10,000 RPM) drives ensconced in the Western Digital My Book VelociRaptor Duo delivered performance that was comparable to (but not exactly equal to) the same type of drive set up as an internal drive. There were a couple of notable performance differences, however.
Pros: Impressive RAID 0 performance, Solid single drive performance, Ease of use, Three-year warranty
Cons: No RAID in Windows Yet, Pricey, Heat dissipation seems inadequate
Conclusion: The Thunderbolt interface can easily deal with a ton of bandwidth. Given the right storage configuration you can sustain close to 1GB/s of transfers, while driving your display, all over a single unassuming cable. The advantages of Thunderbolt over USB 3.0 really come from its ability to hit ultra high transfer speeds, as well as its ability to connect storage and display to a notebook with a single cable.
Conclusion: When you check out the spec sheet it’s clear that Western Digital was trying to assemble a speed demon with the My Book VelociRaptor Duo. The company achieved that goal and has managed to deliver the reliability of RAID by using two high-end drives.
Resimlerle Western Digital WD My Book VelociRaptor Duo
7 March 2013
Conclusion: Thunderbolt'un hayatımıza girmesi çok da yeni sayılamaz ancak ürünler, arabirimin tanıtımından oldukça uzun bir süre geçtikten sonra gelmeye başladı. İşi sıkı tutan firmalardan biri de dahili ve harici depolama çözümleri ile yakından tanıdığımız Western Digital. Firmanın My Book VelociRaptor Duo olarak adlandırdığı çözümü, adından da kolaylıkla anlaşılabileceği gibi zamanının efsanesi olan 10.000 rpm'lik hıza sahip iki adet VelociRaptor sabit diski içeriyor.
Pros: +, İdeal bir kapasite / hız çözümü, +, Güncellenebilirlik avantajı
Cons: −, Sadece Thunderbolt bağlantı destekleniyor.