Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Hands on: Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo drives

updated 06:45 pm EST, Fri January 27, 2012

Drives demonstrated in a daisy-chained setup

Just weeks after announcing its first Thunderbolt hard drives, Western Digital appropriately brought the offerings to show off at the Macworld iWorld expo in San Francisco. Electronista took a close look at several of the company's My Book Thunderbolt Duo drives, which were daisy chained to a Thunderbolt display.

The company used four dual-disk Duos to demonstrated the speed potential when connected as a RAID array. The system consistently pushed 640 MB/s during write operations and over 750 MB/s when reading data. For users who want to use just a single drive, representatives claimed the throughput would reach approximately 250MB/s.

We welcome any new storage devices that take advantage of Thunderbolt technology, which is now standard across Apple's entire computer lineup. We are curious to know the pricing details, which WD has yet to disclose.







By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

  1. gskibum3

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Nov 2006

    +2

    Promising

    These look like really great products. Hopefully Western Digital doesn't once again get the idea to impose junkware embedded in the firmware with these drives.

  1. slamm311

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jul 2006

    0

    I Wish

    "Thunderbolt technology, which is now standard across Apple's entire computer lineup."

    I'm still waiting on it being available on the Mac Pro. I'm dying to get Thunderbolt on a Mac Pro. It's on the Mac Mini but not the Mac Pro?!?!?!?!?

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Linksys WRT1200AC Wi-Fi Router

Once upon a time, a brand-new Linksys router showed up on our doorstep. So we gathered some network-minded friends together, and hooke ...

Rapoo A300 Mini Bluetooth NFC Speaker

The Rapoo Bluetooth Mini NFC Speaker is a little metallic box about the size of a baseball. In spite of its small size, we were very p ...

Neurio Intelligent Home Monitor

The recently released Neurio Intelligent Home Monitor is a piece of hardware that, when integrated into a home's breaker box, monitors ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News