Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo WDBUP / WDBUT

  • Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo WDBUP / WDBUT
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Based on 21 scores, 30 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    8
  • Bad:
    6

Pros:

  • Great configuration options.
  • Solution benefits from Thunderbolt throughput.
  • Over 250MB/s write from a single Duo.

Cons:

  • Thunderbolt solutions carry a price premium.
  • No USB 2.0 compatibility interface (only interfaces through Thunderbolt).

Expert reviews and ratings

By TweakTown on 90

There is certainly no doubt that Western Digital offers some of the most unique and highest performing external storage solutions on the market. A number of years back, Western Digital launched on of my favourite products, the My Book....

By StorageReview on

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 user-friendly...

By itreviews.com on 60

The Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo is one of the largest capacity external drives for Mac...

By OCWorkBench on

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By bit.com.au on 50

Thunderbolt is fascinating from a technological perspective but faces several uphill challenges to widespread adoption, ones that are highlighted by WD's first drive to use the connection technology. The first is price - not only does the native...

By tbreak.ae on 80

Essentially what we have here is an external drive which allows you to seamlessly work on your Mac with heavy workloads and use the My Book Thunderbolt Duo as a backup device and a primary drive to work on without any lag or slowdown in work. So we...

By PCAdvisor on 80

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 theregister.co.uk on 80

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 fair to say that...

By TechRadar on 60

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 display...

By TechRadar AU on 60

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 display...

By Expert Reviews on 60

Fast when writing small files, but large file performance is disappointing - still the quickest Mac external storage we've seen...

By Macworld Australia on 70

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. Related...

By IT PRO on 50

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 machines...

By Macworld on 70

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 70

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...

International Review By upweek.ru on

Внешние хранилища данных – спасение коллекционеров электронного контента. В основном народ сейчас подписывает разные бумажки, протестующие против закрытия неугодных правительству ресурсов, и попутно забивает терабайтные винты фильмами (пока не началось...

International Review By technopat.net on 74

Tabii bu aslında benim her zaman altını çizdiğim bir konu, hem ihtiyacınıza, hem de kesenize uygun teknolojiyi aramak. Bu durum özellikle Thunderbolt Duo gibi hayli pahalı ürünler söz konusu olduğunda daha da önem kazanıyor. Sonuçta nedir bu cihazın...

International Review By hitech.vesti.ru on

Высокоскоростной интерфейс Thunderbolt, который Apple первой встроила в ноутбук MacBook Pro два года назад, можно все чаще увидеть в продуктах других производителей. Список периферии, поддерживающей придуманный Intel "молниеносный" порт, пополняется с...

International Review By chip.co.id on

Jakarta, Setelah WDC My Book VelociRaptor Duo, kini giliran WDC My Book Thunderbolt Duo yang mampir ke CHIP Test Center. Dengan desain yang sangat mirip, WDC My Book Thunderbolt Duo juga hadir dengan konektivitas Thunderbolt.Hard disk...

International Review By chip.com.tr on 92

Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo, günümüzde harici disk teknolojisinin geldiği en son nokta. Zamanı geldiğinde SSD'lerin de kullanılabilmesi mümkün. Hem Microsoft Windows, hem de Apple Mac OS platformlarında kullanıma uygun.AlternatifThunderbolt...