WD 2TB My Passport Pro Portable RAID Storage Drive

WD 2TB My Passport Pro Portable RAID Storage Drive

WD 2TB My Passport Pro Portable RAID Storage Drive

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Product Highlights

  • 2TB Storage Capacity
  • Attached 14" / 35.6 cm Thunderbolt Cable
  • Thunderbolt Interface
  • Typical Data Transfer Rate: 233 MB/s
  • Max. Data Transfer Rate: 10 Gb/s
  • Formatted HFS+J for Mac
  • RAID 0 & 1 Compatible
  • Plug-and-Play Setup
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WD WDBRMP0020DBK-NESN Overview

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The 2TB My Passport Pro Portable RAID Storage Drive from Western Digital is bus powered eliminating the need for a separate power adapter, and comes with an attached 14" (35.6 cm) Thunderbolt cable. With plug and play functionality all you need to do is plug in the drive and it's good to go. Once plugged in you can begin taking advantage of typical data transfer rates of 233 MB/s and maximum data transfer rates of up to 10 Gb/s.

Along with enhanced data transfer rates, this My Passport drive features two separate drives within the anodized aluminum enclosure. These dual drives can be configured into RAID 0 for enhanced drive performance, RAID 1 to ensure the data stored on one drive is backed up on the other, or JBOD to use each drive independently.

Transfer, Back Up, Edit in Record Time
The My Passport Pro delivers both speed and portability with transfer rates as high as 233 MB/s allowing you to transfer, edit, compile and stream graphics-intensive files quickly.
No Power Adapter, No Extra Cables Required
Powered directly through the Thunderbolt port on your MacBook, My Passport Pro frees up space in your field kit by eliminating the need for an AC adapter. And with the integrated cable that is tethered to the drive, you'll never lose your Thunderbolt cable on location.
Durability for Your Workflow
The dual drives in My Passport Pro are housed within an anodized all-aluminum enclosure.
Works with Apple Time Machine
Once you've captured your images, you can transfer them and other files quickly with Apple Time Machine.
Keep Creativity Moving
Shipped in RAID 0 for maximum speed and capacity, My Passport Pro helps you edit and compile work quickly and efficiently.
Protect Data with RAID 1
Protect your work with RAID 1 mirror mode for double safe data protection. In this mode, the capacity is divided in half so that one half stores your data and the other half maintains a duplicate copy.
Fast Boot Drive
Store your system files on this drive and use it as a fast boot drive.
Plug-and-Play Setup
My Passport Pro is preformatted HFS+J, so it's ready to use with your Mac straight out of the box.
Ready When You Are
WD Diagnostics performs a S.M.A.R.T. status check on your drive in seconds so you know it's ready to go.
In the Box
WD 2TB My Passport Pro Portable RAID Storage Drive
  • Integrated Thunderbolt Cable
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    WD WDBRMP0020DBK-NESN Specs

    Capacity 2 TB
    Data Transfer Rate Typical: 233 MB/s
    Maximum: Up to 10 Gb/s
    RAID Compatibility RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD
    BUS Powered Yes
    Operating Temperature 0 to 35°C
    Non-Operating Temperature -40 to 65°C
    System Compatibility Formatted HFS+J for Mac OS, Mavericks, and Mountain Lion
    Dimensions (HxDxW) 5.65 x 1.13 x 3.48" / 143.4 x 28.7 x 88.5 mm
    Weight 1.01 lb / 0.46 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.1 x 6.0 x 3.0"

    WD WDBRMP0020DBK-NESN Reviews

    2TB My Passport Pro Portable RAID Storage Drive is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 29.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Set up for RAID 1... after figuring out how My intent with this drive is to store my photo library, with a RAID 1 mirrored back-up. Seemed simple enough to do with the drive's settings, but not so. Kept getting a message stating, for the most part, that this could not be done. Did some online research that just pointed to me calling WD for tech support. Tried dumping everything from the drive (really just the included electronic version of a user-guide), and trying again. Bingo! Set up to be two separate drives, with the B drive being a mirror copy of the A drive. Perfect. The Thunderbolt connection is speedy and it's awfully nice not to need any other connection for power. Simple, clean... and FAST. Love it.
    Date published: 2017-02-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good choice for a portable external Mac drive I use a Mac laptop as my principal computer and there is not enough space internally for all of my data.I have been concerned that the disk would crash while traveling where my AirPort backup is not available - more likely with a mobile disk. Using this as a Raid 10 (duplicate disks) reduces the chance of problems but reduces capacity to 1 TB. Since this is a thunderbolt interface, it is not as versatile as a USB device. That would have been my preference. I would have liked a capacity of 2 TB RAID 10 better but this is sufficient for now. The case is bulkier than the single 2 TB disk it replaced (twice as thick) but it seems sturdy and well designed.
    Date published: 2016-10-29
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not that reliable Although well designed and very fast via the Thunderbolt cable, the first one encountered a RAID error after two days of use. Returned it to B&H and got a new one. Six months later and that one also encountered a RAID failure. I was using RAID-0 for speed, so no ability to recover the data. Will be returning it to WD later in the week. So be careful if you intend storing important data - go for RAID-1 or higher. Doubt I will be using it for anything important, two failures are a bit too much!
    Date published: 2015-03-18
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed in Speed For a RAID device that operates via Thunderbolt interface, I expected this little device to transfer data faster than a standard, single 7200 RPM hard drive connected over USB 3.0. But, it's really no faster, even at RAID 0. About 159MB/sec read and write. Speed aside, the drive works fine and seems well constructed. But, why not just buy a regular 2TB external drive and save some money?
    Date published: 2014-08-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I've been using a USB 2.0 device plugged into the limited number of USB ports on the iMac... it's been OK... I'm going through one of those paranoia stages and spotted this drive that will back itself up with RAID and connects via Thunderbolt... seemed like a great solution... I'm THRILLED with it! Seems a little strange that something so simple can make me so happy and confident but this device is fantastic! I push it pretty hard so the cooling fan does come on when I'm really on it hard... it is saving all my working files AND backing itself up at the same time... double the work really... but the fan runs for a bit and then it's back to quiet. VERY VERY happy with this device!
    Date published: 2014-07-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Great Great Portable Thunderbolt Raid Purchase this drive to use as RAID1 for backing up shoot footage on set and as RAID0 as a portable editing drive with a MacBook Pro Retina. Bus powered and fast, this let me cut and mix a project in an airport waiting for a flight for a tight delivery to client. Fast, dependable, bus powered and the attached Thunderbolt cable is a huge plus. This is two, separate 1T drives so it is true RAID1 mirroring.
    Date published: 2015-11-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from High Speeds & Portable I havn't had much experience with this drive yet (or many others), but I have used it a little for editing video, and it's speeds are fantastic. If you use it with RAID 0, it's plenty fast for basic video editing. It's really nice that it's so portable, feels and looks really sleek and tough, has a cord attached that tucks into the side of the HD. The one thing that I don't like so much about it is that with the raid 0, I'm compromising security for performance, but that's a given with any raid 0 hard drive. It's RAID 1 really isn't any use to me.
    Date published: 2015-10-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great RAID portable drive First bus powered dual drive enclosure that needs a power supply. Speed is comparable to SSD and easy to use.
    Date published: 2014-04-23
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    question

    What is the rpm of this drive?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The drive speed is not advertised but it is not a 7200RPM drive model.
    Answered by: Dana G.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    Has anyone ever editing footage directly on the disk? I'm wondering how well it does.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    I've edited multiple videos off of this drive and it works like a pro. It's great for on the fly editing and backing up projects. I plan on buying another one soon. The only complaint I have is that the built in thunderbolt cord is a bit hard to wrap back in but that's not a deal breaker.
    Answered by: Ashley G.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    In RAID1 if one of the drives should fail how does one get the failed drive replaced and rebuilt-resync'd with the good drive?
    Asked by: Christopher T.
    unless you can break open the enclosure and put in a 2.5 drive then you are dead in the water, thats why I use two separate portable drives and do this same thing - apple walks you thru creating a raid one with ease. and replaces the bad drive with ease. this would be amazing set up if it allowed you to open door swap the drives for just this reason youre asking.
    Answered by: shane w.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    can you use it for video editing with final cut pro x?
    Asked by: Dennis W.
    Yes the Drive can be formatted to either Mac OS or Exfat (windows or OSX). It's amply fast in Raid 0 configuration for video editing.
    Answered by: Benjamin E.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    So this cannot be used with a PC?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    IF you use an asus laptop, they often come with a thunderbolt drive and with the knowhow you can format the drives to raid from windows.
    Answered by: shane w.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    Is it compatible with iOS Sierra?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, I use it on a new MBP 15 on Sierra 10.12.4 and it works great. I'm getting a little more than 200MB/sec as measured by Black Magic Disk Speed Test. Remember you will need a Thunderbolt 3/USB-C to Thunderbolt 2 adapter if you want to use it on the new Mac Book Pro Laptops.
    Answered by: CURTIS C.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    So is this two 1- tb drives making them claim its 2tb? but once you mirror raid its then just 1tb space? OR is it 2x 2tb drives making the mirror raid an actual 2tb? I usually raid two separate 2tb WD drives , but this would be nice all packed into one
    Asked by: shane
    Marketing will always go for the largest size to market. This is two 1TB drives. There is another model that uses two 2TB drives, but that costs more.
    Answered by: Ken C.
    Date published: 2018-08-25
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