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Great configuration options.
Solution benefits from Thunderbolt throughput.
Over 250MB/s write from a single Duo.
Two Thunderbolt ports.
RAID 0, 1, and JBOD support.
User-replaceable drive mecahisms
Great alternative to USB- or FireWire-based external drives.
Thunderbolt solutions carry a price premium.
No USB 2.0 compatibility interface (only interfaces through Thunderbolt).
Isn't the most consistent performer
Does not include a Thunderbolt cable.
By StorageReview on March 14, 2013
The 8TB WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo offers users the ability to have first-class storage capacity with proven HDDs in a reasonably good-looking enclosure. The enclosure isn't the most high-end we've seen, but is quite capable and has a...
By itreviews.com on November 21, 2012
The Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo is one of the largest capacity external drives for Mac...
By PCAdvisor on July 26, 2012
It doesn’t have the premium build quality of the counterpart Thunderbolt RAID drive from WD’s newly acquired sub-brand Hitachi, and its eco drives make it a touch slower, but it runs quieter and costs around £100 less for the same capacity.
By RegHardware on June 26, 2012
It's very fast, and if you edit large media files then Thunderbolt storage must be on your shopping list, given that it leaves the CPU unflustered. Yet in more typical real-world scenarios – with smaller individual files sizes – it's...
By TechRadar on May 21, 2012
The My Book Thunderbolt Duo is Western Digital's first desktop drive to use an ultra-fast Thunderbolt interface. In fact, it has two such ports, so the drive and an external display can be connected to a Mac with just one by daisy-chaining the...
By Expert Reviews on May 05, 2012
Fast when writing small files, but large file performance is disappointing - still the quickest Mac external storage we've seen...
By Macworld Australia on April 27, 2012
The My Book Thunderbolt Duo isn’t the most consistent performer, but its flexibility (two Thunderbolt ports; RAID 0, 1 and JBOD support; user-replaceable drive mechanisms) make it an attractive option for users with Thunderbolt-enabled Macs....
By IT PRO on April 26, 2012
Thunderbolt devices promise much with theoretical bandwidth on offer. Western Digital’s MyBook Thunderbolt Duo offers a pair of these ports alongside 4TB of space. However, the use of Caviar Green hard disks, the restriction to selected Apple...
By Macworld on April 24, 2012
Western Digital’s My Book Thunderbolt Duo is about as big as WD’s My Book Studio II, and the two drives have similar cases, The obvious difference are the different activity indicator lights on the front of each drive. The other major...
By cnet on March 23, 2012
The WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo makes a very good external storage device for Thunderbolt-enabled Macs thanks to its comparative affordability, ease of use, and decent...
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