Western Digital My Book Velociraptor Duo Thunderbolt WDBUWZ

  • Western Digital My Book Velociraptor Duo Thunderbolt WDBUWZ
80
Based on 13 scores, 25 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    7
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Superfast local storage, SSDlike performance in sequential tests, Multiple RAID configs, Plug and play
  • It’s super-fast! Includes Thunderbolt cable.
  • 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:

  • Feels very expensive; should be below £500, Could have done with USB 3.0, Can become noisy
  • It’s 860 bucks! No USB connection.

Expert reviews and ratings

By tbreak.ae on 81

Moving to solid state drives is becoming increasingly common amongst laptops- especially Macs. Apple has moved their entire MacBook Air lineup to SSDs and the new Retina based MacBook Pro laptops also only come with Sold State Drives. While SSDs are...

By Audioholics on -

When WD proposed sending us their new My Book VelociRaptor Duo...Well, I first asked how it differed from their Thunderbolt Duo. The answer was that it actually has a pair of 10,000 RPM Velociraptor drives which deliver 2TB of storage in a RAID 0 or 1...

By Macworld Australia on 90

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...

By Photography Bay on -

The Western Digital VelociRaptor Duo Thunderbolt drive is a power-user’s dream external drive kitted out with two 10,000RPM VelociRaptor drives. Inside the box, WD includes a Thunderbolt cable (a $50 accessory), which was missing from the original WD...

By HEXUS.net on 60

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...

By Mac|Life on 80

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. Product My Book VelociRaptor Duo...

By TechRadar on 90

It's been over nine months since Apple introduced Thunderbolt, and the port has gradually been rolled out across the range. However, Thunderbolt peripherals, including drives, remain relatively rare. With the My Book VelociRaptor Duo, Western Digital has...

By StorageReview on -

The WD My Book Velociraptor Duo demonstrates that high performance hard drives combined with Thunderbolt means impressive performance. When in RAID0, we saw speeds of 373MB/s read and 364MB/s write. Even better then when you start connecting multiple...

By Macworld UK on 80

It’s a bit on the pricey side, but Western Digital’s new VelociRaptor Duo goes all out to provide top-of-the-range performance and features for professional Mac users. The VelociRaptor Duo is a dual-drive RAID storage system designed for use with the...

By PC Mag on 80

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...

By uk.hardware.info on -

The Western Digital My Book VelociRaptor Duo shows what's possible when you combine Thunderbolt with a traditional hard drive, you get an external hard drive with extremely high transfer rates. It's technically possible to daisychain several of them to...

By cnet on 80

The My Book VelociRaptor Duo is one of the best storage devices thanks to its balanced combination of excellent performance, practical design, and relatively friendly...

By AnandTech on -

With Thunderbolt ports available on both Macs and PCs, as well as Thunderbolt controller costs dropping thanks to the introduction of Intel's Cactus Ridge, the Thunderbolt storage space is alive and well with tons of competition. The market is full...

By techcrunch.com on -

Western Digital finally has released a new Thunderbolt external hard drive to justify the existence of the Thunderbolt port on your laptop. The My Book VelociRaptor Duo is a desktop external hard drive, which uses two 3.5-inch 1 TB VelociRaptor hard...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 80

The My Book Thunderbolt Duo is a ‘dual-drive storage system’ from Western Digital aimed squarely at Mac users with Thunderbolt-equipped devices. The drive comes pre-formatted with Mac’s HFS+ file system, and it includes Mac OS X Raid configuration...

International Review By scroll.com.tr on -

Western Digital harici diskinde SSD performansı sunuyor. Bu ilginç ürün test merkezimizin konuğu oldu ve tepeden tırnağa kadar inceledik.Depolama çözümleri ile yakından tanıdığımız Western Digital, My Book VelociRaptor Duo modeliyle karşımızda. My Book...

International Review By scroll.com.tr on -

Video review: Yüksek hızlarda veri aktarıp yazabilen harici depolama alanı olan Western Digital My Book VelociRaptor Duo'yu sizler için test ettik ve inceledik. Üzerinde sadece Thunderbolt girişi bulunan ürünün detaylı incelemesini videomuzdan...

International Review By Macworld France on 80

Le My Book Velociraptor apporte de la nouveauté sur le segment des produits Thunderbolt. Western Digital a tout simplement associé deux Velociraptor 1 To, le disque dur le plus performant du marché, pour obtenir des performances de premier ordre tout en...

International Review By chip.com.tr on 96

WD My Book VelociRaptor Duo, başarılı bir ürün. Thunderbolt destekleyen sistemler için, yüksek kapasite de isteniyorsa benzersiz bir ürün olduğu söylenebilir. İçerdiği diskler oldukça hızlı ve RAID 0 kurulumunda etkileyici bir performans açığa...

International Review By pcproffesionale.it on 70

La nuova connessione ad alta velocità propria dei sistemi Apple (ma in arrivo anche su qualche scheda madre per Pc Windows) ha portato a un rinnovo quasi totale delle periferiche ad alte prestazioni dedicate ai professionisti operanti con sistemi...