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.
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.
Review: My Book VelociRaptor Duo pricey but fast and feature-rich
25 September 2012
Conclusion: If you have the need for a high performance drive, and are willing to drop $900 on 2TB, then the My Book VelociRaptor Duo is a great choice. In our tests, this drive more than exceeded our expectations, posting faster transfer speeds than most drives we’ve seen. Its myriad of other features made it incredibly easy to set up and use, and with two 10,000-rpm drive mechanisms and two Thunderbolt ports, this drive is the stuff media professionals dreams are made of.
Pros: Very fast transfer speeds, Two Thunderbolt ports, Time Machine compatible out of the box, Configurable as RAID 0/1/JBOD, Easy-to-use bundled software, User-serviceable drives, Thunderbolt cable included
Excerpt: The VelociRaptor Duo takes Western Digital's WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo and gives it a significant performance boost by replacing WD's Green drive mechanisms with its VelociRaptor mechanisms. With these 10,000-rpm drives inside--to go along with the 10 Gbps Thunderbolt connectivity--the VelociRaptor Duo is intended to rival the performance of solid state drives, and in our tests, it proved to be more than a worthy competitor. See all: desktop hard drive reviews .
TEST: Western Digital Velociraptor Duo: Rask Thunderbolt-disk
5 December 2012
Excerpt: De raskeste eksterne lagringsmediene man kan få med Thunderbolt-grensesnittet, er basert på SSD. En løsning med én enkelt SSD kan gi lese og skrivehastigheter på opptil rundt 500 megabyte per sekund. I noen løsninger benyttes to SSD-er i RAID, hvilket kan gi opp i mot en fordobling av ytelsen. I tillegg er aksesstiden på SSD-er bare en liten brøkdel i forhold til harddisker.
Pros: Lav aksesstid og jevnt over svært god ytelse.
Cons: Høy pris. Ikke USB 3.0 i tillegg. Litt krevende installasjon under Windows.