WD 8TB My Book Duo External RAID Drive for $379 – Deal Alert

WD 8TB My Book Duo External RAID Stor

B&H has the WD 8TB My Book Duo external RAID hard drive for $379 (reg. $449). It uses USB 3.0 for RAID 0 data transfer rates up to 290MB/s, which is just as good as the Thunderbolt version of this drive delivers. It comes pre-formatted NTFS for Windows; however, it can easily be reformatted for Mac users as well. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Crucial SSD Upgrade Made My Old MacBook Pro Better than New

Crucial SSD MacBook Pro Swap

I had an aging MacBook Pro. It’s a 2011 model, which I believe is the first model with Thunderbolt. And while the Thunderbolt connectivity has been great, the internal 5400RPM hard drive has gotten slower and slower over the years.

After hearing plenty of reports on the benefits of upgrading to an internal SSD drive in these MacBook models, I finally bit the (surprising affordable) bullet and picked up a Crucial 512GB SSD for a little over $200. [Read more...]