WD 2TB My Passport Pro Thunderbolt Dual-Drive RAID Storage

WD 2TB My Passport Pro Thunderbolt Dual-Drive RAID Storage

$299.95

2.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 4 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    Offering a uniquely integrated Thunderbolt cable, the WD My Passport Pro portable RAID storage is an excellent choice for creative professionals in the field. It incorporates high-capacity dual drives and achieves speeds as fast as 233 MB/s* to help you meet critical deadlines for complex projects such as HD video. My Passport Pro also gives you user-selectable RAID and the durability of a compact all-aluminum 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
    • Up to 233 MB/s data transfer rates*
    • Dual-drive RAID storage
    • Three-year limited warranty
    • No AC adapter required
    • User-selectable RAID 0/1 or JBOD
    • Durable aluminum enclosure
    • Choice of 2TB or 4TB capacity depending on model
  • Did you notice?

    For your convenience, the Thunderbolt cable is built into the unit.
  • Apple Recommends For

    High-capacity, high-performance RAID storage that can go wherever you and your Mac go.
  • What's in the Box?

    • WD My Passport Pro Thunderbolt Dual-Drive RAID Storage
    • Integrated Thunderbolt cable
    • Quick install guide
  • Tech Specs

    • Other Features: RAID support, Time Machine compatible
    • Connections: Thunderbolt
    • Height: 1.74 in./4.42 cm
    • Width: 3.48 in./8.85 cm
    • Weight: 1.59 lb./0.72 kg
    • Length: 5.64 in./14.43 cm
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: WDBRMP0020DBK-NEAP
    • UPC or EAN No.: 718037822280

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
    • Warranty: Three-year limited

    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 (2.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Really loved this drive, but...

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I really, really wanted to love this drive. RAID 0 speed (230+ MB/s), and bus powered thunderbolt. So portable. But....

    Apr. 21 I really, really wanted to love this drive. RAID 0 speed (230+ MB/s), and bus powered thunderbolt. So portable. But....

    Apr. 21: Connected drive, not using it, within minutes receive the "don't eject drives without dismounting" error.

    Reconnected, no problem. Within another several minutes, same thing. Could not reconnect/mount this time. Looked at WD Drive Config utility, and says that the drive 2 stripe failed. Had passed all diagnostic tests before.

    Erased both drives with Mac's disk utility, and used the WD Drive Config utility to setup as RAID 0 again.

    Apr. 23: Worked for a few hours in FCP

    Apr. 24: Opened notebook to find drive had dismounted from stripe failure again. Created RMA with Western Digital.

    Western Digital says I'll get a replacement drive within 3-5 business days.

    Apr. 29 Received new drive, same problem.

    Apr. 30 Tried unchecking the "put hard disks to sleep when possible" during battery and AC power use. Also ran a permissions repair on the OS drive (per Level 2 recommendation) Didn't fix anything.

    Man it's a fast drive though. A joy to use when it works and isn't destroying your data. No other bus powered Thunderbolt RAID drive out there.

    May 1: Instead of using WD's drive utility, I'm trying setting up the RAID 0 using the OS X Disk Utility. I set it up with a 128k block size for video editing (vs. default 32k). We'll see how this goes.

    Hoping WD comes through on this one. Not sure if Apple's going to do anything, but you'd think they'd have this basic stuff sorted out by now.

    • Written by from El Cajon

    32 of 41 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Really loved this drive, but...
  • UNRELIABLE: Two RAID stripe failures in less than 2 weeks

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    SUMMARY: Unreliable
    This drive is extremely fast compared to the WD My Passport USB3 drives and relatively cheap per MB (compared SUMMARY: Unreliable
    This drive is extremely fast compared to the WD My Passport USB3 drives and relatively cheap per MB (compared to SSD Thunderbolt drives). However, don't waste your time... I have had two drives in two weeks and both have now failed.

    POSITIVE: Speed
    This drive is approx. 2x the speed of my WD My Passport USB3 drive according to Blackmagic's Disk Speed Test software.

    NEGATIVE: Unreliable
    My first drive failed after 3 days with a "RAID_STRIPE_SET_FAILED" error with a prompt to "Launch WD Drive Utilities". The WD Drive Utility concludes that "The RAID stripe has failed. Contact Western Digital for repair or replacement." I launched Disk Utility on the MacBook which also states "FAILED" next to one of the drives.

    My replacement drive has now failed after 7 days with the identical issue. Note that both drives were used 'Out of the box' (i.e. the default configuration as RAID 0). I did not try to change RAID configuration or do anything else apart from transfer files to and from my Macbook and run the Blackmagic Speed Test on my first copy of the drive..

    Will be returning to the Apple Store as the product is clearly "not fit for purpose".

    • Written by from LONDON

    15 of 20 people found this useful

    Was this useful? UNRELIABLE: Two RAID stripe failures in less than 2 weeks
  • Works perfectly

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Using this drive as a backup drive on the go in RAID 1.
    Have not experienced any of the problems mentioned here below.

    Mine wo Using this drive as a backup drive on the go in RAID 1.
    Have not experienced any of the problems mentioned here below.

    Mine works flawlessly and I am perfectly happy.

    • Written by from Dedemsvaart

    8 of 8 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Works perfectly
  • RAID failed after a couple of months.

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought two of these drives for backup purposes. The RAID on drive 2 failed after 3 months. I was not using this drive as a porta I bought two of these drives for backup purposes. The RAID on drive 2 failed after 3 months. I was not using this drive as a portable device. It sat unmoving on my desk. This is now the second WD RAID drive which has failed on me in less than a year. When it worked, it was fast and the idea is great. However, how valuable is a drive you cant trust / rely on? Based upon my experience, I will not use WD products in the future.

    • Written by from fresno
    Was this useful? RAID failed after a couple of months.
  • Works perfectly

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Using this drive as a backup drive on the go in RAID 1.
    Have not experienced any of the problems mentioned here below.

    Mine wo Using this drive as a backup drive on the go in RAID 1.
    Have not experienced any of the problems mentioned here below.

    Mine works flawlessly and I am perfectly happy.

    • Written by from Dedemsvaart

    8 of 8 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Works perfectly
  • UNRELIABLE: Two RAID stripe failures in less than 2 weeks

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    SUMMARY: Unreliable
    This drive is extremely fast compared to the WD My Passport USB3 drives and relatively cheap per MB (compared SUMMARY: Unreliable
    This drive is extremely fast compared to the WD My Passport USB3 drives and relatively cheap per MB (compared to SSD Thunderbolt drives). However, don't waste your time... I have had two drives in two weeks and both have now failed.

    POSITIVE: Speed
    This drive is approx. 2x the speed of my WD My Passport USB3 drive according to Blackmagic's Disk Speed Test software.

    NEGATIVE: Unreliable
    My first drive failed after 3 days with a "RAID_STRIPE_SET_FAILED" error with a prompt to "Launch WD Drive Utilities". The WD Drive Utility concludes that "The RAID stripe has failed. Contact Western Digital for repair or replacement." I launched Disk Utility on the MacBook which also states "FAILED" next to one of the drives.

    My replacement drive has now failed after 7 days with the identical issue. Note that both drives were used 'Out of the box' (i.e. the default configuration as RAID 0). I did not try to change RAID configuration or do anything else apart from transfer files to and from my Macbook and run the Blackmagic Speed Test on my first copy of the drive..

    Will be returning to the Apple Store as the product is clearly "not fit for purpose".

    • Written by from LONDON

    15 of 20 people found this useful

    Was this useful? UNRELIABLE: Two RAID stripe failures in less than 2 weeks

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