Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My book VelociRaptor Duo (WDBUWZ0020JBK)
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well-balanced between speed and capacity
23 June 2014
Summary: I bought this recently and one drive was failed yesterday.....(no more spinning sound) I took this as my bad luck and I am looking forward to putting it back to five stars later on after the replacement. So far so good after the replacement and I'm satisfied with the service.
Summary: The Western Digital My Book VelociRaptor Duo is a great drive at a pretty steep price. You really need to know your needs before dropping this many clams on a hard drive, though. It is designed for the video or photographic professional who need the speed for editing HD video. If you are looking for a device to backup your personal documents, photos and videos, there are probably lots of 2TB USB 3.0 devices that are going to be fast enough for you and much more cost...
Summary: I am not taking price into account for this review: as it is electronics, it should drop immensely, soon. All the hard drive basics are good. It has fast, reliable drives and a fast, soon to be standard connection. Interestingly, the drives are actually a size somewhere between 2.5" and 3.5" - I'm guessing the size WD uses for their portable external hard drives - and mounted to a 3.5" chassis/heat sink, with the SATA connection bridged to said chassis.
Summary: The big draw of this is obviously Thunderbolt and the Velociraptor drives. And yes, both are fast, but WD makes another Thuderbolt product that costs 2/3 of what this system does, and has 3 times the storage. I have it also, and I can say that for large files this device can has come 45% faster, though that's not always the case, and the speed difference almost disappears with small files.
The fastest in the WD line as well as the priciest
27 September 2012
Summary: The advantage of Thunderbolt attached drives is speed comparable to having the drives connected directly. In this product the drives are two 10,000 RPM Velociraptors, some of the fastest non-SSD hard drives you can find. The tradeoff is that they are not cheap, lack the larger capacity of slower drives and are a bit noisier. Like the other My Book models, there is quite a bit of heat generated, but its less of a concern here ate least with regard to the drives.
Summary: Wow, I was expecint this to be fast but yikes!. Am using this primarily for my extensive Itunes library alongside my Mac Mini (late 2012) is pretty much instantaneous for read & writing files while playing either music or videos. near silent operation, only noises are rare and barely audible squeaks as the disc arm moves about accessing & writing at once. This is Ideal for those with large Itune libraries and not a lot of patience for them.
Summary: Ce boîtier utilise l'interface Thunderbolt et il faut bien dire que c'est une tuerie. Dommage cette interface est très peu répandue dans le monde du PC et reste donc réservée aux heureux possesseur de MAC dernière génération, Une fois de plus la marque à la pomme montre son savoir faire et son avance technologique. Je ne suis pas certain que l'usb3 puisse rivalisé avec cette interface Thunderbolt.
Summary: Ce produit est vendu comme compatible seulement mac par Western Digital. En fait, il est parfaitement compatible PC à la condition d'avoir une connectique Thunderbolt (ce qui n'est pas extrêmement courant à l'heure actuelle). Il faudra juste reformater l'unité de sauvegarde dans un format lisible par son système (dans mon cas du NTFS pour être lisible sous windows et Linux) J'ai testé les deux disques durs en RAID0 sous Gentoo Linux.