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WD 2TB My Book VelociRaptor Duo Thunderbolt Desktop Hard Drive

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Product Highlights
  • 2TB Capacity External Desktop Hard Drive
  • 10,000 rpm Drive Speed
  • Dual Thunderbolt Ports
  • 10Gbps Max Data Transfer Rate
  • RAID 0, 1, JBOD Capability
  • Formatted HFS+ Journaled for Mac OS X
  • Thunderbolt Cable Included
  • Run Windows OS with exFAT

The WD 2TB My Book VelociRaptor Duo Thunderbolt Desktop Hard Drive features a 2TB capacity, two 10,000 rpm drives and dual Thunderbolt ports for added speed when transferring data. It also features RAID capability, a user-serviceable and replaceable hard drive and the ability to daisy-chain multiple devices.

The Thunderbolt speeds of 10Gbps and the 10,000 rpm of the drives combine for data transfer rates that equal transfer of a full-length Blu-Ray movie in just over 60 seconds, 500 photos in 30 seconds and 2,000 MP3 files in 10 seconds. Data transfer rates will vary according to user hardware and software configurations.

You can also daisy-chain up to six other Thunderbolt devices, and since the VelociRaptor has two Thunderbolt ports it does not need to reside at the end of the chain. You can hook up a display and another Thunderbolt-enabled device to monitor drive efficiency. Thankfully, this comes with a Thunderbolt cable.

The unit comes with WD Drive Utilities software so that you can run diagnostics, manage the RAID modes or register your device. The drive also comes preformatted as Mac OS X HFS+ journaled, but compatibility may vary depending on the user's hardware configuration and operating system. When setting the RAID modes, you can format the disks as HFS+ Journaled, or exFAT, which is ideal when running Windows OS on a Mac.

VelociRaptor Speed
With the speed of two 10,000 rpm WD VelociRaptor drives inside united with the speed of Thunderbolt technology your data will transfer quickly.
User-Configurable for Speed and Data
Customize this dual-drive storage system to your needs - RAID 0 for speed, RAID 1 for data protection or JBOD to use the drives individually. Choose RAID 0 (striping) for the performance you need when designing or editing graphic-intensive media files. When the drive is set to RAID 1 (mirroring) it provides double-safe data protection by automatically generating a duplicate copy of your data. Set the drive to JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks) to use as two individual drives and select between HFS+Journaled or exFAT per disk.
Move Data Quickly
The Thunderbolt connector provides two channels of up to 10Gb/s transfer rate in both directions, allowing data to travel both ways without compromising bandwidth. This means video files are imported faster and visual effects are rendered quickly.
User-Serviceable
Simply open the case and exchange an existing drive. If you fill up a drive, you can simply remove it and replace it with a fresh drive and begin saving even more of your work.
WD Drive Utilities
Register your drive, run diagnostics, manage RAID or JBOD modes and more using WD Drive Utilities.
Daisy-Chain for More Capacity and Speed
The dual Thunderbolt ports allow you to daisy-chain more drives for more speed and higher capacity. Connect a Thunderbolt display and other Thunderbolt-enabled peripherals to achieve maximum efficiency and productivity. Because the unit contains two Thunderbolt units, it does not have to be at the end of the chain of peripherals.
Performance
Capacity 2TB
Interface Thunderbolt x2
Drive Speed 10000 rpm
Buffer Not specified by manufacturer
Average Seek Time Not specified by manufacturer
Sustained Data Transfer Rate Thunderbolt: 10Gbps (max)
RAID RAID 0, 1, JBOD
Preconfigured to RAID 0
System Requirements Computer with Thunderbolt connector
Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher
General
Mounting Desktop, external
Power Requirements AC Input: 100 - 240V, 47 - 63 Hz
Environmental Requirements Operating temperature: 41 - 95°F / 5 - 35°C
Non-op. temperature: -4 - 149°F / -20 - 65°C
Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.50 x 6.20 x 3.90" / 165 x 157 x 99.00 mm
Weight 4.18 lbs / 1.90 kg
WD 2TB My Book VelociRaptor Duo Thunderbolt Desktop Hard Drive
  • Thunderbolt Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Quick Install Guide
  • 3 - Year Limited Warranty
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    WD2TB My Book VelociRaptor Duo Thunderbolt Desktop Hard Drive
     
    4.8

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (9)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Fast (7)
    • Highly compatible (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sensitive materials (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (8)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (7), Personal (4)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (11)

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      4.0

      Holy speed!!

      By Ben Revzin Photography

      from San Jose, CA

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Manage
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fast
      • Highly Compatible

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Sensitive Materials

        Comments about WD 2TB My Book VelociRaptor Duo Thunderbolt Desktop Hard Drive:

        I bought this setup to backup my top portrait and event photos. I especially liked that you can swap the drives so once you fill them up you can still you this same docking system. The setup was really quick and I changed it from striped raid mode to mirroring mode, when in stripe raid the speed is crazy fast. I'm talking over 360MBPS! Once I put it in mirror mode I got about 150MBPS through a disk speed test. So far so good and the transfer speeds through thunderbolt with LightRoom 5 are working great.

        I was not expecting it to be so loud but with a top speed of 10,000rpm I can understand where all the nose comes from.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        High Speed Drive Suitable for Editing

        By Ryan the Motion Graphics Designer

        from Norwalk, CT

        About Me Power user

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast
        • Highly Compatible

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Media Editing

          Comments about WD 2TB My Book VelociRaptor Duo Thunderbolt Desktop Hard Drive:

          I did a lot of research on external drives/RAID arrays with USB 3.0 and/or Thunderbolt and found this drive to be the fastest desktop option available aside from a RAID setup using SSDs and USB 3.0. The real speed comes from this drive's RAID 0 / Striped out-of-the-box formatting combined with the transfer speed of Thunderbolt connection. The only downside to this setup is that if just one of the two drives in this setup goes down, then you will lose all of your data. Since I use cloud services for both personal and business data, my fail-safe solution was to house my cloud service folder directories on the Velociraptor. This means if for some reason one of the drives becomes corrupted, I would be able to restore everything from the cloud once I replaced the bad drive. I ran a read/write disk speed test on the drive and both read and write speeds averaged just around 360Mb/Sec (356.6 Write & 376.0 Read). This makes the drive suitable to work with live footage up to 10 bit 4:4:4 2K quality. Additionally the drive sleeps and wakes in sync with my iMac, so I don't worry too much about its life-span being driven down by unnecessary up-time. Overall I'm very pleased with my purchase.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          Excellent media drive.

          By KOZ

          from Los Angeles, CA

          Comments about WD 2TB My Book VelociRaptor Duo Thunderbolt Desktop Hard Drive:

          This drive is quiet and fast. An excellent choice for audio, video, graphics, or photography.

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          4.0

          Very Fast External Drive

          By metamorphis8

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Very Fast

          Cons

          • Limited Controls

          Best Uses

            Comments about WD 2TB My Book VelociRaptor Duo Thunderbolt Desktop Hard Drive:

            I have only owned the drive for a couple of weeks as of this writing, so I cannot speak to the long term reliability of a spinning disk system. However, it is by far the fastest external drive that I have used. It reads and writes at approximately 350 mbs which is faster than external ssds. I run it on a 2011 Macbook Pro.I use it to load various audio plug-ins, and for this it works very well. The only thing an audio user might want to remember is that it can emit a high pitched whine as it spins up, and if you are recording live, and into a sensitive microphone, it might pick up the noise.A few gripes: there is no on/off switch, so one has to manually dismount the unit, but even when done, it mounts itself. Over the long term, this might decrease the drives' lives. There are also no other ports than thunderbolt 1, so it won't work with anything but a thunderbolt equipped computer. FInally, even when the mac is asleep, the drive spins up for its own unknown reasons. I am not using it as a time machine backup, so it is not clear why this is so.For the price-I bought it on a discount-it seems well worth it so far, given the reasonable capacity and the excellent speed. Time will tell.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Speed

            By tepozjon

            from Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Manage
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast
            • Highly Compatible

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • High Volume
              • High Volume Storage
              • Home
              • Sensitive Materials
              • Small Networks

              Comments about WD 2TB My Book VelociRaptor Duo Thunderbolt Desktop Hard Drive:

              I felt lucky to find a Thunderbolt drive at such a great price. This drive makes use of the Thunderbolt connection on my Macbook Pro and allows me to use it for photo storage. It is as fast as the internal drive so it expands the system with no loss in speed. Highly recommended if you have that Thunderbolt connection unused. The drive comes with a cable and is formatted for a Mac. Easy setup.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Extremely fast and very quiet external s

              By POM

              from Jersey City, NJ

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Manage
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast
              • Highly Compatible

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sensitive Materials

                Comments about WD 2TB My Book VelociRaptor Duo Thunderbolt Desktop Hard Drive:

                This Hard Drive is perfect for people who edit a lot of HD video. I use this when editing footage in Avid Media Composer and FCPX. Highly recommended for anyone with Thunderbolt connectivity with the Mac Pro.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                Extremely fast and very quiet external storage in the WD

                By Pom

                from Jersey City, NJ

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Manage
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Fast
                • Highly Compatible

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about WD 2TB My Book VelociRaptor Duo Thunderbolt Desktop Hard Drive:

                    This Hard Drive is perfect for people who edit a lot of HD video. I use this when editing footage in Avid Media Composer and FCPX. Highly recommended for anyone with Thunderbolt connectivity with the Mac Pro.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    Great drive for speedy performance

                    By Ski

                    from Texas

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Fast
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • High Volume
                      • Sensitive Materials

                      Comments about WD 2TB My Book VelociRaptor Duo Thunderbolt Desktop Hard Drive:

                      I bought this to replace a LaCie 2Big drive that failed and took my most important files with it.

                      Granted I have completely reworked my back-up system, but I prefer the speed of this drive, the quiet operation and the confidence knowing the folks who attempted the repair on the Seagate drives in the LaCie said they have far more love for WD vs. Seagate.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      The perfect fit

                      By Tekmerion

                      from Mount Juliet, TN

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Manage
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Fast

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Media Drive

                        Comments about WD 2TB My Book VelociRaptor Duo Thunderbolt Desktop Hard Drive:

                        This bad boy is my media drive. I was hard-pressed to find a better solution. If you want speed, space, and affordability then this is the perfect drive. I use it with my 2013 MacPro, and together they are crazy fast. I also like the fact that I can replace the drives when they're filled up.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        I would buy this product again and agai

                        By LouMac

                        from Toronto, Canada

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

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                          Cons

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                              Comments about WD 2TB My Book VelociRaptor Duo Thunderbolt Desktop Hard Drive:

                              Great product, excellent service on delivery, great great price.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              5.0

                              Fast and Easy

                              By Hugh

                              from Ipswich, MA

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Easy to use
                              • High Capacity

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Photo Storage
                                • Video

                                Comments about WD 2TB My Book VelociRaptor Duo Thunderbolt Desktop Hard Drive:

                                Moved iPhoto library off the Mac to the Velociraptor Duo. Instantly unburdened my main hard drive and maintained speed. Chose for Thunderbolt connection and fast enough but not as expensive as SSD

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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                                5.0

                                Very fast, works great

                                By Md DDS

                                from Olney MD

                                About Me Power user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Easy to use
                                • High Capacity
                                • Portable
                                • Quiet

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Additional Storage
                                  • Backup
                                  • File Transfer
                                  • Photo Storage
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about WD 2TB My Book VelociRaptor Duo Thunderbolt Desktop Hard Drive:

                                  I use this for all my itunes media. Music, Movies and other files. It is seamless and works very quickly.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • Mac

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