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High-speed performance with up to 350MB/s data transfer rate
Thunderbolt 2 or USB 3.0 connectivity
Two 20 Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 ports for high-speed workflow
Two easy-access USB 3.0 device ports on the front of the enclosure
Features RAID-optimized 7200-RPM WD Black drives
Customizable hardware RAID 0/1 or JBOD
Pre-formatted for Mac OS X in RAID 0 mode (Reformatting required for Windows). Apple Time Machine compatible
My Book Pro is WD's fastest direct attached storage device for the creative professional. With up to 12TB of storage and 435 MB/s transfer rates, large files can be backed up, transferred and edited directly from the device faster than ever. My Book Pro combines the power of dual 20-Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 ports, USB 3.0 compatibility, the peace-of-mind of hardware RAID and the speed of two 7200 RPM WD Black drives all to accelerate the workflow of creative professionals. Plus, it has convenient front-access USB ports to charge and sync smartphones, tablets or cameras.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I took a chance on another Western Digital Storage device, having owned several Raid-Capable MyBook duos and such, and I deeply regret it. They were always hit or miss, of 4 previous purchases only 1 still works, all the others have had hardware failures. I really like/recommend WD hard drives when an SSD won't work. The 12 TB Pro I have is configured Raid 1, and works very poorly with my iMac 27" Retina. There appears to be no way to prevent the "Disk Improperly Ejected" messages no matter what your sleep setting is on the Pro enclosure (OFF) or whether you use Thunderbolt or USB. I bought this for the speed of the Thunderbolt connection and while it was very fast - no problems there- you cannot configure the drive without using the USB port only - an inconvenience but no deal-killer. The problem is the constantly ejecting disk on Thunderbolt, which also causes data problems. I have used a smaller Raid-1 enclosure from MacSales without issue but needed more space,...
Happy so far. After a lot of research, I narrowed it down to either this drive or a G-Raid. Ended up choosing WD because the fan was significantly quieter and had the ability to replace drives (which only the more expensive G-Raids offer). However, WD speeds are slightly under the G-Raid.
UPDATE: I'm now noticing the same issue another user reported with the drive easily disconnecting if you wiggle the thunderbolt cable at all. What's strange is it only seems to happen when I have another hard drive connected via the USB ports on the front. Either way, it does not make me feel secure about my storage on this drive.
UPDATE 2: Ok, the connected USB drive had nothing to do with it, I was able to duplicate the issue with only the WD drive connected via thunderbolt. Furthermore, I tested multiple thunderbolt cables to rule that out, problem still exists.
FINAL VERDICT: Do not buy. The thunderbolt connection is very poor and if the cable is moved at all, the...
Just arrived today after express shipping and ordering Wednesday. On hold with customer service after drive 2 failed on first use. Dead on arrival. Bad news because needed this for a project. Hoping there will be a resolution soon. Will keep updating.
Preliminary diagnosis: Poor construction of drive 2 casing/connection, or poor assembly, or poor construction of the WD Black HD itself (seems like board is separating on back connector which is preventing connection, or a combo of those three.
My biggest concern: If QC would have plugged this unit into the wall this would have not shipped.
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