to “1″ I get half of the total capacity for extra protection.
All in all I’m very satisfied with its performance, however the one thing I hate about WD is the firmware won’t let you upgrade or replace the hard drive in case bigger capacity drives becomes available. I tried upgrading my current MyBook 2tb, by replacing the two 1tb drives with two 1.5tb generic viagra online and two 2tb drives, none of them works. The firmware limits the capacity of each drives giving me just 2tb of total space. I know there’s a work around for this, but I won’t go with a solution that not supported by the manufacturer. Now that the 2tb is almost full, I have no choice but to upgrade. Either, I buy the new super fast MyBook Thunderbold Duo or the older non Thunderbolt version. Since, I already pre-ordered the new Retina Macbook Pro that comes with USB 3, I need something that works with thunderbolt and superspeed USB.
I personally think the Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo needs USB 3, here’s why:
- Cross Platform Use – Macs are not fail proof, couple of years back, my iMac failed. I have no choice but to use a PC, it’s a good thing that my MyBook II supports USB 2, eSATA and Firewire, give me lots of interface option.
- NAS – With huge 3tb to 6tb, it’s not fair to constrain it to desktop use. It would be nice if you can use the MyBook as a newtork attached storage, you can only do this via USB unless Apple release a Thundebolt Airport Extreme which is unlikely.
- To justify the steep price. Right now, the price of the WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo here in the Philippines is Php 26,000, and Php Php 30,390 for the 4tb and 6tb respectively. Given the premium price, Western Digital should at least add USB 3 for versatility.
For those reason alone, I guess I need to keep my old TB My Book Studio II until Western Digital release a Thunderbolt Duo with USB 3 or until Apple release a Thunderbolt to USB 3 adapter.
Check out WD MyBook Thunderbolt Duo on its Official Website.
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