WD 4TB My Passport Pro Thunderbolt Dual-Drive RAID Storage

WD 4TB My Passport Pro Thunderbolt Dual-Drive RAID Storage

A$599.95

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 6 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    With an integrated Thunderbolt cable providing both power and performance, My Passport Pro portable RAID storage is ideal for creative professionals in the field. This high-performance digital storage device boasts fast speeds, user-selectable RAID and a compact all-aluminium enclosure.

    About Thunderbolt

    Thunderbolt is a revolutionary I/O technology that supports high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices via one simple port and a cable that carries both DisplayPort and PCI Express data. And it’s standard on every Mac.

    PCI Express is the technology that links all the high-performance components in a Mac. And it’s built into Thunderbolt, which means you can get PCI Express speed outside the box.

    Thunderbolt gives you up to 10 Gbps in both directions, allowing for super-fast data transfer between peripherals. You also have enough bandwidth to daisy-chain multiple high-speed devices without using a hub or switch.

    Thunderbolt also provides double the power of USB 3.0, delivering 10 watts to peripherals for improved performance on the go.

  • Highlights

    • Integrated Thunderbolt cable
    • Dual-drive RAID storage
    • User-selectable RAID 0/1 or JBOD
    • No AC adaptor required
    • Durable aluminium enclosure
  • Did you notice?

    The device's small and lightweight design makes it easily portable - perfect for creative professionals working in the field.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Anyone looking for a high-performance, portable storage device.
  • What's in the Box?

    • WD My Passport Pro hard drive
    • Integrated Thunderbolt cable
    • Quick install guide
  • Tech Specs

    • Other Features: RAID support, Time Machine compatible
    • Connections: Thunderbolt
    • Height: 2.9 cm/1.14 in.
    • Width: 8.9 cm/3.5 in.
    • Weight: 460 g
    • Length: 14.4 cm/5.7 in.
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: WDBRNB0040DBK-NEAP
    • UPC or EAN No.: 718037822303

    Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products

    • Note: Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.

    Manufacturer Note

    • *Up to 233 MB/s speeds are possible on the 2 TB model and up to 230 MB/s on the 4TB model. Performance may vary based on hardware and system configuration.

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Excellent portable RAID

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    The 4TB My Passport Pro is a boon for anyone that needs maximum performance on the go. It is easily the fastest portable drive I o The 4TB My Passport Pro is a boon for anyone that needs maximum performance on the go. It is easily the fastest portable drive I own and I've gone through quite a bit. It also outperformed the OWC FireWire 800 RAID desktop drive that I was previously using with Final Cut Pro X. I do have concerns about durability. This thing is heavy so it will jostle around in your bag or backpack. I've lost the WD emblem since it is stuck on with an adhesive instead of screen printed like the rest of the markings. One of the rubber feet also fell off making the drive unstable on a flat surface but luckily I found that in my bag and reapplied it. Great drive and I'd highly recommend it if you need portable performance.

    • Written by from San Diego

    23 of 25 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Excellent portable RAID
  • Great idea, drive failed in a week, but data was safe.

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    After only one week of use, one of the internal drives has failed on the 4TB model - I have it set up in RAID 1 to mirror all data After only one week of use, one of the internal drives has failed on the 4TB model - I have it set up in RAID 1 to mirror all data.

    The good news is that all my data is safely now onto another drive, but what a disappointment for it to so quickly fall over.

    I was excited about this product, and it still seems the best portable backup option for my situation, shooting ProRes video in an environment without AC power.

    This has been in a snugly packed rucksack along with cameras and lenses, so I haven't dropped or thrown it down. Maybe it's less 'rugged' than some of the other drives on the market?

    I have a second drive (still sealed) which I'll continue to test and hope that this was a one-off.

    My advice: I wouldn't set this thing up to be striped (RAID 0), it would worry me a great deal.

    • Written by from Peckham

    8 of 9 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great idea, drive failed in a week, but data was safe.
  • Excellent all-in-one solution

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    The review stating "it doesn't work with mac systems" is nonsense - ignore it - and ideally remove it from the app store.

    It wo The review stating "it doesn't work with mac systems" is nonsense - ignore it - and ideally remove it from the app store.

    It works well - as RAID or as a simple drive.


    The included thunderbolt cable makes for fast transfer speeds - but as others have noted - the drive is slower than the seagate alternative once data is onboard.

    The included cable is a double edged sword. Awesome to have it included as part of the drive (built in) - but disaster if it fractures so probably not great as a primary drive. They should have included the ability to remove the cable if needed.

    Very happy with it so far.

    • Written by from Surry Hills

    3 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Excellent all-in-one solution
  • Excellent drive. We have 7 in my house.

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I've taken these things all over the world. They get knocked around in my bag and then brought out and dumped to in the harshest o I've taken these things all over the world. They get knocked around in my bag and then brought out and dumped to in the harshest of environments and not one has ever failed. And they're fast as all get out. OK, yeah, I wish Apple wouldn't have insisted to WD (and Lacie) that they use an attached thunderbolt cable. One sheath on a cable end got a little loose. No biggie though, i just pushed it back on. I did notice that a couple of them have fans that are louder than the other and that's a tiny bit annoying, but that's it. If you're working on the road as a filmmaker, photographer or artist, this is your drive. You can dump to it quickly and you can use it to edit from. Oh yeah, it's also bus-powered. Something that took Lacie forever to notice and develop. I use these things on airplanes all the time.

    Excellent drive.

    • Written by from San Francisco
    Was this useful? Excellent drive. We have 7 in my house.
  • Not Quite There

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought this so I could work with my video projects on Final Cut Pro X between my home and work office, and to edit while on loca I bought this so I could work with my video projects on Final Cut Pro X between my home and work office, and to edit while on location at events for clients. It's fine for making videos under 4 minutes in length, but beyond that, when working with titles or generators, or when working with multiple transitions, the drive's performance drags and drops, and FCP crashes or hangs—not quite the thing you'd want to have happen as you try to finish your project while under deadline.

    I'd suggest examining your needs before buying this. I haven't quite found an alternative, though.

    • Written by from Bakersfield
    Was this useful? Not Quite There
  • Great idea, drive failed in a week, but data was safe.

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    After only one week of use, one of the internal drives has failed on the 4TB model - I have it set up in RAID 1 to mirror all data After only one week of use, one of the internal drives has failed on the 4TB model - I have it set up in RAID 1 to mirror all data.

    The good news is that all my data is safely now onto another drive, but what a disappointment for it to so quickly fall over.

    I was excited about this product, and it still seems the best portable backup option for my situation, shooting ProRes video in an environment without AC power.

    This has been in a snugly packed rucksack along with cameras and lenses, so I haven't dropped or thrown it down. Maybe it's less 'rugged' than some of the other drives on the market?

    I have a second drive (still sealed) which I'll continue to test and hope that this was a one-off.

    My advice: I wouldn't set this thing up to be striped (RAID 0), it would worry me a great deal.

    • Written by from Peckham

    8 of 9 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great idea, drive failed in a week, but data was safe.

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