WD 6TB My Book Duo RAID Drive for $279 – Deal Alert

WD 8TB My Book Duo External RAID Stor

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.

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…]