High Speed, Low Drag: WD MyBook VelociRaptor Duo Thunderbolt Drive Review

WD Velociraptor Duo

The Western Digital VelociRaptor Duo Thunderbolt drive is a power-user’s dream external drive kitted out with two 10,000RPM VelociRaptor drives. Inside the box, WD includes a Thunderbolt cable (a $50 accessory), which was missing from the original WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo.

The drive has two Thunderbolt ports, which allows you to daisy chain it with other My Book Thunderbolt Duo or VelociRaptor Duo drives. Additionally, you can add a displayport monitor at the end of the chain. [Read more...]

Final Day to Enter the Swag Bag Giveaway

Photography Bay Swag Bag

This will be the last reminder to enter the Swag Bag Giveaway before we announce a winner to this bag packed with photo gear.

Your opportunity to enter will end tonight at midnight. Check out the giveaway rules here.

What’s in the Swag Bag? Check out the list below: [Read more...]

Last Chance to Enter the Swag Bag Giveaway

Swag Bag

There are just a few days left to get in on the Swag Bag Giveaway. Check out all the gear that we’re giving away and the giveaway rules here.

Thank You Swag Bag Sponsors!

Thanks again to all the sponsors of this awesome Swag Bag, which include:

Vanguard | B&H Photo | Western Digital | Lensbaby | Wiley

Without awesome sponsors like these, the Swag Bag giveaways just couldn’t happen.

Don’t Miss Out: Swag Bag Giveaway Reminder

We’ve got about 10 days left to get in on the Swag Bag Giveaway. Check out all the gear that we’re giving away and the giveaway rules here.

Thank You Swag Bag Sponsors!

Thanks again to all the sponsors of this awesome Swag Bag, which include:

Vanguard | B&H Photo | Western Digital | Lensbaby | Wiley

Without awesome sponsors like these, the Swag Bag giveaways just couldn’t happen.

Swag Bag Giveaway Reminder

Swag Bag Giveaway

There are still a couple of weeks left to get in on the Swag Bag Giveaway. Check out all the gear that we’re giving away and the giveaway rules here.

Thank You Swag Bag Sponsors!

Thanks again to all the sponsors of this awesome Swag Bag, which include:

Vanguard | B&H Photo | Western Digital | Lensbaby | Wiley

Without awesome sponsors like these, the Swag Bag giveaways just couldn’t happen.

WD Unveils My Book Studio with USB 3.0 and 4TB Capacity

WD USB 3 My Book Studio

Western Digital is adding to its My Book Studio line with a new 4TB drive that features a USB 3 interface.  The new unit retains the single drive form factor in 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB flavors.

The new USB 3 drives are Mac formatted out of the box for compatibility with the newest Macs that now offer USB 3 (of course, they are also backward compatible with USB 2.0).  Accordingly, the new drives are compatible with Apple Time Machine and they offer 256-bit hardware-based encryption for added security against unauthorized access to the drive and its contents.

Pricewise, the My Book Studio 1TB is $159.99; the 2TB is $189.99; the 3TB is $239.99; and the 4TB is $299.99.  The new drives are already available on Western Digital’s website and I expect them to show up soon at B&H Photo.