B&H has the WD 2TB My Book Velociraptor Duo Thunderbolt Drive for $309 (was. $629) with free expedited shipping and 5% rewards.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.
B&H has the WD 6TB My Book Duo RAID drive for $279 (reg. $349).
To get the special price, you have to click the “Email me a better price” link on the B&H product page. Then, B&H will give you a link that is only good for a limited time with the discounted price.
Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
These are very fast and affordable external drives. See my recent review of the 8TB version of this 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…]
As our file sizes continue to grow, so does our need for bigger hard drives. So, here is a roundup of some of the better deals on external storage right now.
- HGST 1TB Touro Mobile Drive for $59.99
- HGST 1TB Touro S Ultra-Portable Drive for $69.99
- HGST 4TB Touro Desktop Drive for $137
- LaCie 1TB Rugged Portable Drive for $159.99
- Seagate 500GB Backup Plus Slim Drive for $49.99
- WD 1TB Elements Portable Drive for $59
- WD 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Drive for $69
- WD 2TB Elements Portable Drive for $89
- WD 2TB My Book Velociraptor Duo RAID Drive for $319
- WD 3TB Elements Desktop Drive for $98
- WD 4TB Elements Desktop Drive for $129
- WD 4TB My Passport Pro Portable RAID Drive for $329
- WD 4TB My Book Duo RAID Drive for $269
- WD 5TB Elements Desktop Drive for $179.99
- WD 6TB My Book Desktop Drive for $229.99
- WD 8TB My Book Duo RAID Drive for $329.99
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…]