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June 15, 2016

2TB My Passport Pro Portable External Hard Drive – Thunderbolt – WDBRMP0020DBK-NESN


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WDBRMP0020DBK-NESN Passport was priced lower this month than last one
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WDBRMP0020DBK-NESN review and price:


WD 2TB My features:

  • Up to 233 MB/s data transfer rates
  • Durable aluminum enclosure
  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Integrated Thunderbolt cable
  • Massive capacity – 2 TB or 4 TB
  • User-selectable RAID 0/1 or JBOD
  • No AC adapter required
  • Dual-drive RAID storage
Other Info for this deal:

Warranty: standard manufacturer’s warranty
S&H: Free shipping if ordered online
WD 2TB’s dimensions and weight: check our reviews
Coupon: n/a


General WD WDBRMP0020DBK-NESN description
Western Digital My Passport Pro WDBRMP0020DBK-NESN DAS Array – 2 TB Installed HDD Capacity WDBRMP0020DBK-NESN Hard Drive Arrays$.

Recent reviews:

POSITIVE:1. The drives works very fast in RAID 0 (Striped) configuration. As indicated by my Blackmagic it is over double the speed of my WD My Passport super (USB3 connection on a MacBookPro). 2. The fan does not come on frequently. 3. Price per GB is excellent in comparison to Sold State DrivesNEGATIVE:1. The fan in the unit is very deafening. It sounds like cheap hairdryer. Deafening enough for people in a coffee shop to start looking around to find the supply of the sound. 2. The fan looks to come on for no reason whatsoever. (i. E. No file transfers occurring and it starts.. Not quite sure why)3. The disk has failed after 3 days.. Running the “Disk Utility” from my Mac I see that disk 2 has “failed”. Generally back up your data.. I have not lost anything but I could be mad if I had. I’ll be to get a substitute. Hopefully it will not have the same issue, however looking online there seem to be some number of people who have experienced a failure of one of the disks. CONCLUSION:continue with caution.. NOTE: 10-Sep-2014I posted a near same review on the Apple Store web site.. That review and some number of other negative reviews now seem to be deleted. I asked written to Apple and they haven’t replied. You may be able to draw your conclusion on the Apple Store’s actions as I’ll only state fact as any more comment could possibly be construed as libel.



This drive has great build quality, compact design, and seamless operation. While the niche Western Digital is trying to hit can be small — users that want either RAID 1 (mirroring) or RAID 0 (striping) it succeeds in satisfying that niche with aplomb. I’m especially impressed by the build quality of the case — it’s aluminum on all sides with a plastic top and has the heft and sturdiness of a desktop drive. This is considerably more hefty than the Seagate Backup Fast drive. The only downside is the Thunderbolt cable isn’t removable, as I can see that being the failure point in the drive.



The WD My Passport Pro 2TB is really a well built part of kit. It is quite heavy, although. The 2TB model weighs in on my scale at a hair over 1lb. Out of the box, plugged into my 2012 iMac (running Mavericks), the drive was picked up instantly, running by default in RAID 0 configuration (HFS, journaled). This is the least safe technique of data preservation, however surely the fastest available for this device. Much like the Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo for desktops, this device is using software for its RAID. There are positives and negatives for hardware andsoftware RAID implementations, and I will not delve into this too much here. Apple’s basic RAID software included in OS X is not exactly stellar, although. (I favor using SoftRAID, which – while costly – is just a smart part of software for OS X). A couple of minor issues:1. ) If you break the Thunderbolt cable, the whole device is useless, as the cable is integrated. Be cautious to tuck the cable away into its holder when you are done. 2. ) there is a small fan in this enclosure, and I hope it is a long-lasting one, as – again – I do not see how you could replace it. 3. ) If you run a RAID 1 mirror array, if one drive fails you can not simply replace it as you may be able to on the Western Digital dual-drive desktop 3. 5″ RAID enclosures. You will have to copy the data off, send the drive in,, then wait for a substitute. Not exactly ideal.. I tried to see if I could open it up, however removing the four available screws – the enclosure did not want to come separately. 4. ) it is not a cheap setup. Particularly since it is not using a hardware RAID implementation, I am surprised it costs so much. 5. ) there is a small fan in this unit.




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LaCie Rugged Mini USB 3.0 7200RPM 500 GB External Hard Drive 301556

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(Old Model) WD My Passport for Mac 2TB Portable External Hard Drive (WDBZYL0020BSL-NESN)

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  • Password protection and hardware encryption
  • 3 years limited warranty
  • The Passport for Mac is HFS+ journaled so it works right out of the box with your Mac computer, but it can be reformatted for Windows. It is also compatible with Apple Time Machine backup software.

SySTOR 1:55 High Speed Duplicator for External USB Hard Drive & USB Flash Memory Card (SYS55EXH)

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Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB Portable Hard Drive, Black (HDTC810XK3A1)

  • Access and share content from any device anywhere via the internet. Using the free download of PogoPlug PC software easily upload and download content from any device. Canvio Connect II is pocket-sized and easy to carry.
  • Backup and restore just files and folders or a full system backup for disk recovery. Cloud-enabled backup option available. Backups can be scheduled to run automatically. Secure backed up content with password-protected data encryption.
  • Easy to set up and use with a simple and intuitive user interface. One USB connection for set up and power. Equipped with broad compatibility to store and access files from PC and Mac without reformatting. Includes Toshiba 2-Year Limited Warranty

CalDigit AV Pro 5TB Professional External Hard Drive USB 3.0 and FW 800 (AV-Pro-U3-5TB-US)

  • Dual Fire wire 800 – Daisy chain multiple units from a single Fire wire 800 port
  • Robust Construction – Die-cast Aluminum Body
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  • UASP ready USB 3.0 – Efficient, fast transfer speeds up to 430MB/s
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WD My Passport Slim 2TB Portable Metal External Hard Drive USB 3.0 with Auto Backup

  • Thin, metal enclosure with high capacity
  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity
  • WD SmartWare Pro automatic and cloud backup
  • Free Windows 8 app
  • Works great with Windows 8
  • Password protection and hardware encryption


My Passport technical ratings and MSRP
  • Integrated Thunderbolt cable
  • Up to 233 MB/s data transfer rates
  • 3-year limited warranty
  • No AC adapter required
  • Durable aluminum enclosure
  • Massive capacity – 2 TB or 4 TB
  • User-selectable RAID 0/1 or JBOD
  • Dual-drive RAID storage



What people considered before buying WDBRMP0020DBKNESN:
  1. Navitech Black EVA Shock Proof Hard Case for External Portable Hard Drives Including WD 2TB Passport Pro Portable T/Bolt / WD 500GB My Passport AV-TV Ext Hard Disk Drive
  2. WD 2TB Silver My Passport for Mac Portable External Hard Drive – USB 3.0 – WDBZYL0020BSL-NESN
  3. co2CREA(TM) Anti-Shock Silver Aluminium Carry Travel Protecitve Storage Case Bag For 2.5″ Inch Western Digital WD My Passport Ultra / Slim/ Elements Essential / Anniversary Edition /For Mac/ Transcend Military drop standards/ StoreJet / Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB 2TB Portable External Hard Drive HDD USB 3.0
  4. SanDisk Extreme PRO SDSDXPA-064G-X46 SDXC Flash Memory Card with up to 95MB/s
  5. Cosmos Pack of 2 Microfiber LCD Screen Protector Cloth Cover for New Apple Macbook Pro Retina 15.4″ inch screen A1398 (Black)
  6. Transcend USB 3.0 Super Speed Multi-Card Reader for SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS/CF Cards (TS-RDF8K)

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