Bleeding Edge, Fastest HDD external to date. Raid 1, Raid 0, 2TB X 2 HDD
Pros: -The RAID option is awesome. 2TB redundant (Raid 1) or 4TB Speedy (Raid 0) or just 2 disks, etc.
Cons: No USB or Mac’s beloved Firewire? You drop how-ever-much this costs and they can’t add USB or Firewire port? Unacceptable. Also it’s quite bulky, but that’s understandable. Also, no on/off switch. 2/3rds of the price of this external HDD is this fancy enclosure, it should have ALL the bells, whistles and connectivity. At time of this writing you are paying $200 more for this Thunderbird over USB/1394, why not include their connectivity?
Other Thoughts: Though certainly bleeding edge, this is certainly cool, and almost counts as a backup (automatic, redundant, *-off site*). Fastest speeds on all counts. Three year warranty: better than minimum (vs 1 yr), but don’t get me started on the fake hard drive shortage, the wink and the nod between this new duopoly of Seagate and WD colluding to keep prices high and warranties short. This drive should be half price at time of this writing. <Sigh> Topic for another day and a topic for the US Department of Justice for price fixing one day soon, mark my words. Anyways, hope this helps you decide if this HDD will work for you.
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KILLER Price, KILLER Drive!
Pros: It’s pretty good in size. Much bigger and heavier than I expected.
Cons: The Western Digital “My Book Thunderbolt Duo” 4TB is a little slower than other Thunderbolt storage devices on the market. Assumably why it is a lot more affordable compared to other available Thunderbolt devices out there.
Other Thoughts: I tested the drive on a 2011 MacBook Pro running OS X v10.7 (a.k.a. Lion) with a 256GB SSD, 6 Gb/s HDD.
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Wow! My best backup disk
Pros: Silent round, it doesn't hear and produces not too much heat. Configure in RAID 1, it is still fast and can write and read at the same time without loss of speed for backup! I now have a backup of my digital archives as safe that I have ever had and I have access to the files as if they were in my internal drive, wow!
Cons: Thunderbolt Cable not included!
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“-The RAID option is awesome. 2TB redundant (Raid 1) or 4TB Speedy (Raid 0) or just 2 disks, etc.— Darrellx 1/13/2013
“It’s pretty good in size. Much bigger and heavier than I expected.— Majestic One 11/15/2012
Surprisingly generates very little heat dissipation.