These Thunderbolt Duo drives can be configured in RAID 1 but the big payoff is RAID 0, which provides speeds up to 300MB/s. You can also read my first impressions of the WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo drives with real world speed tests.
It is a USB 3.0 interface and comes pre-formatted in NTFS for Windows. However, I use it in a Mac environment and it was very simple to reformat it for Mac OS X. [Read more…]
Western Digital has announced the My Passport Pro, a new RAID 0 portable hard drive packing two 2.5″ drives inside. The drive is bus-powered over the Thunderbolt connection and delivers impressive speeds up to 233MB/s.
The My Passport Pro is available in 2TB and 4TB sizes – with dual 1TB or 2TB drives inside, respectively. The 2TB drive retails for $299.99 and the 4TB drive retails for $429.99. Check them out here at B&H Photo.
The G-Technology G-Dock ev is a new hard drive dock that is something we could really only dream about (if that) before the arrival of Thunderbolt. The G-Dock features two drive bays that accepts G-Technology G-Drive ev and G-Drive ev PLUS that, once inserted, mount on your system over the G-Dock’s Thunderbolt connection.
The novel feature of the G-Dock is that the G-Drives can be ejected and taken with you for use on the go via a USB 3.0 connection on the “portable” G-Drive ev units. However, the G-Drives connect into the dock via a SATA connection instead of the USB 3.0 used for when the drive is portable. A very slick set-up indeed. [Read more…]