WD and Toshiba Portable Hard Drive Sale

Toshiba Canvio Connect II

B&H has deals a few different WD and Toshiba portable drives as part of its Back-to-School deals right now. Check them out via the links below.

 

HGST is Probably the Best Internal Hard Drive You Can Buy

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Online backup service Backblaze continues to post an enormous amount of data concerning its experience with over 40,000 hard drives from all the major manufacturers. This data is unique in that it demonstrates the real world failure rates from hard drives that are being pushed on a daily basis. That’s something I can’t do in a review of a single hard drive. [Read more…]

WD 2TB My Book VelociRaptor Duo Thunderbolt Drive for $339 – Deal Alert

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B&H has the WD 2TB My Book VelociRaptor Duo Thunderbolt RAID 0 hard drive for $339 (reg. $669) through May 30, 2015. The VelociRaptor Duo delivers impressive speeds up to 400MB/s when in RAID 0 thanks to the 10,000RPM drives inside. I averaged around 350MB/s when using the drive in my tests. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

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…]

Best Hard Drive – 2015 Edition

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Backblaze just posted its data on failure rates of hard drives that it uses in its data center. At the end of 2014, it had 41,213 drives active for storing all of the data in its unlimited backup service.

It uses a variety of hard drive capacities across HGST (formerly Hitachi), Seagate and Western Digital. There is everything from 1.5TB to 6TB drives in operation. [Read more…]