WD 8TB My Book Duo USB 3.0 Hard Drive Review

WD 8TB My Book Duo External RAID Stor

The WD 8TB My Book Duo external hard drive is one of the bigger dual drives in the My Book line (but there’s also a 12TB version). It can be configured in RAID 0, 1 or as a JBOD drive.

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 Launches My Passport Pro Portable Thunderbolt RAID Drives

mypassport-pro

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.

G-Technology G-Dock ev and G-Drive ev Review

G-Tech G-Dock ev

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…]

G-Tech G-RAID w/ Thunderbolt and G-Connect Wireless Storage

G-Tech G-RAID Thunderbolt

G-Tech was on-hand at CES 2012 showing off a couple of recent products from its line of performance storage products.

The G-RAID with Thunderbolt comes in 4TB, 6TB and 8TB capacities priced at $799, $999 and $1199, respectively.  It packs to 3.5″ drives at 7200RPM each as single 2TB, 3TB or 4TB drives. [Read more…]