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Western Digital WD MyBook Thunderbolt Dual External Hard Drive Unboxing & First Look Linus Tech Tips

November 14, 2017 Jon 17 Comments

Thunderbolt delivers performance and Western Digital (WD) delivers reliability & other more different performance. This is the perfect companion storage product for the high end photo/video editing enthusiast!

CA: http://ncix.com/search/?categoryid=0&q=thunderbolt+duo
US: http://us.ncix.com/search/?categoryid=0&q=thunderbolt+duo
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  1. gheorghexx1
    November 14, 2017 - 9:44 pm

    Can you use the second thunderbolt port to connect a momitor with the minidisplay port hdmi cable?

  2. aj bondoc
    November 14, 2017 - 10:29 pm

    let's say its 2x 8tb, can you use it on ps4 4.5 update?

  3. DJTorchMUsic
    November 14, 2017 - 11:08 pm

    Have you tried replacing the HDDs with SDDs?

  4. Roejohn Tiolengco
    November 14, 2017 - 11:19 pm

    Could I replace these WD drives with HGST ones?

  5. hidefanlovely
    November 15, 2017 - 12:09 am

    HAHA Thunderbolt! USB 3.0 and USB 4.0 haha

  6. Sam W
    November 15, 2017 - 12:35 am

    I missed these unboxing and discussions for Linux went all pro

  7. Jake Wright
    November 15, 2017 - 1:15 am

    A few comments regarding some of the things you said in the video. They use Green drives because they spin slower than a standard 7200rpm and they're therefore cooler. A normal drive might overheat when packed that close to another drive without a fan. Secondly, the drive is user serviceable to allow the drives to be replaced by new drives of EQUAL capacity. I base this on the current Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II (the older USB version of this drive). The firmware stops different sized drives working (people have managed to make it work anyway but WD claim it's not possible). Personally, I think using this drive in RAID 1 is stupid. RAID 1 gives slightly slower performance than a single drive and since it's a Caviar Green drive in the first place, single drive performance will come no where near Thunderbolt speed. USB 3 or Firewire 800 would be more than enough. Thunderbolt is only worth it with RAID 0 configurations, or maybe an SSD.

  8. Jason DiLaurentis
    November 15, 2017 - 2:05 am

     Very expensive external hard drive with 10Gbps Thunderbolt port with two WD Green. ……………… I just speechless.

  9. GnosisMan50
    November 15, 2017 - 2:34 am

    Whoa! this thing is 650 bucks! ..why even bother watching this video?

  10. The Mecca
    November 15, 2017 - 2:49 am

    can you plug in a usb. 2.0 in a 3.0 port?

  11. Ninoslav Dotlić
    November 15, 2017 - 3:48 am

    good for you, but this is not just about cpacity but rather speed (thunderbolt)

  12. gravity257
    November 15, 2017 - 4:43 am

    Headshake @ 0:59 = awesome

  13. David Boyars
    November 15, 2017 - 5:10 am

    Thunderbolt is still an emerging technology, so why would I want a product like this? This has a clear performance advantage if you are running a huge professional 5+ disk raid tower, but this is far form it with 2 low rpm drives. Why not save a bunch of money and have the much wider compatibility of a USB 3.0 RAID box? Is there something that I am missing?

  14. plotikai
    November 15, 2017 - 6:02 am

    How is double the speed minimal?

  15. fightingfalconfan
    November 15, 2017 - 6:35 am

    Thank you for your comment, I kinda already knew that; but did'nt really feel the reason to fully explain it.

  16. B**TABALLA999
    November 15, 2017 - 6:58 am

    In case you're curious, 'leet' is a derivative of eleet, an intentionally misspelled version of the word elite.

  17. Johnny Rosario
    November 15, 2017 - 7:51 am

    WHOA!!! 1337 videos!!! CONGRATS LINUS!

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