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June 15, 2016

4TB My Passport Pro Portable External Hard Drive – Thunderbolt – WDBRNB0040DBK-NESN

How WD WDBRNB0040DBK-NESN price changed over last several months:
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4TB WDBRNB0040DBK-NESN comparison with other similar products:
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You don't have to pay much for 4TB Portable I had been looking at My Pro for years and it was available These guys have Passport My to get rid of today Nice image showing WDBRNB0040DBK-NESN Pro


WDBRNB0040DBK-NESN review and price:

WD 4TB My features:

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

Warranty: standard manufacturer’s warranty
S&H: Free shipping if ordered online
WD 4TB’s dimensions and weight: check our reviews
Coupon: n/a

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.

Compare WD 4TB with similar products:

G-Technology G-SPEED STUDIO with Thunderbolt Hardware RAID 4-Bay Storage Solution 12TB (Thunderbolt-2, Windows Format) (0G04419)

  • Formatted for Windows 8.1, 8 and 7.
  • 660MB/s sustained transfer rates
  • 12TB Capacity. Thunderbolt 2 technology with dual Thunderbolt ports
  • Enterprise-class hard drives
  • 3-year limited warranty

Promise Pegasus2 R8 24TB (8 x 3TB SATA) RAID System with Thunderbolt 2

  • Dual Thunderbolt ports for daisy chaining
  • Supports streaming of 4K video
  • Mac and Windows compatible
  • Supports maximum throughput allowed by Thunderbolt 2 interface
  • Hot-swappable drive bays for effortless drive access and serviceability

Western Digital My Passport Ultra WDBMWV0020BTT-NESN 2TB USB 3.0 Titanium Hard Drive

  • Password protection and hardware encryption
  • Automatic and cloud backup
  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Works great with Windows 8
  • USB 3.0 connectivity

Silicon Power 2TB Rugged Armor A30 Shockproof Standard 2.5-Inch USB 3.0 Military Grade Portable External Hard Drive,Black (SP020TBPHDA30S3K)

  • Shockproof – Drop protection meets US Military (MIL-STD-810G) Standards
  • Works with PCs and Macs – Share data and files between different platforms
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 – High transferring rate up to 5Gb/sec
  • Wrap-around Cable System – Brilliant USB 3.0 cable Storage Design
  • Recuva File Recovery – Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery

LaCie Porsche Design P’9233 8TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive for Mac 9000604

  • Software suite includes Public/Private to protect against loss, theft or unauthorized access
  • Time Machine compatible
  • Built for Mac with the same aluminum design as Mac products
  • Ultra-Fast USB 3.0 performance with transfer speeds faster than with USB 2.0 (USB 2.0 backwards compatible)

Wd My Book Thunderbolt Duo 12TB Dual Drive High-speed Storage with Raid (Black Edition) for Mac Pro

  • 10Gbps Max Data Transfer Rate
  • 12TB
  • Thunderbolt cable included
  • Revolutionary Thunderbolt technology
  • User-selectable RAID 0/1 JBOD

ioSafe Solo G3 3 TB 3.5" External Hard Drive – 1 Pack – Gray SK3TB

  • Drive Type: External
  • Platform Supported: Mac, PC
  • Storage Capacity: 3 TB
  • Host Interface: USB 3.0
  • Form Factor: Desktop

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

What people considered before buying WDBRNB0040DBKNESN:
  1. Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter
  2. Seagate Backup Plus Fast 4TB Portable External Hard Drive with 200GB of Cloud Storage & Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0 (STDA4000100)
  3. WD 2TB Silver My Passport for Mac Portable External Hard Drive – USB 3.0 – WDBZYL0020BSL-NESN
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Sabrent Premium 4-Port Aluminum USB 3.0 Hub For iMac Slim Unibody (HB-IMCU)


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