WD now shipping My Book Thunderbolt Duo
Andy Ruffell / 5 years ago
Western Digital has announced the shipping of its first external storage system sporting the Thunderbolt technology: My Book Thunderbolt Duo.
Thanks to the Thunderbolt connection, a new way of connecting storage devices to desktops and notebooks alike arises featuring unmatched speeds for multitasking activities, video and photo editing in high resolution.
The new My Book Thunderbolt Duo provides professionals and Mac enthusiasts with five primary areas of performance, double-safe data protection and flexibility: ultra-fast data transfer rates for greater work efficiency; a 4 TB/6 TB large-capacity; customised dual-drive storage system with RAID 0, 1 and JBOD options; customer serviceable drives; and dual Thunderbolt ports for daisy-chaining multiple My Book Thunderbolt Duo devices or other peripherals.
“The My Book Thunderbolt Duo offers large storage capacities for creative professionals and enthusiasts who produce, edit, or need quick access to large files, including HD video,” said Jody Bradshaw, general manager of WD consumer storage solutions. “Its dual Thunderbolt ports provide amazing creative flexibility while allowing daisy-chaining of up to six My Book Thunderbolt Duo drives or other high performance peripherals for fast and efficient workflow. The combination of storage, backup, security, flexibility and speed makes the My Book Thunderbolt Duo the ideal choice for creative professionals that need to write, store, protect and edit high-definition and graphic intensive projects.”
The various specifications of the My Book Thunderbolt Duo makes it an ideal all-in-one external drive for anyone from creative professionals to consumers with a large digital library. The drive can be used as a simple external storage, or even as a backup, with RAID 1 functionality offering even further protection. The support for a JBOD mode (allocate each disk individually to a specific task) also makes it an excellent option for users running Windows OS on a Mac.
Additional features found on the product include out-of-the-box compatibility with Mac OS Time Machine and formatting for HFS + Journaled for Mac as well as capability for multi-stream workflows.
The My Book Thunderbolt Duo comes with 3-year limited warranty and is available now from select retailers and online at the WD Store starting at MSRP €599.00 (4 TB) and €699.00(6 TB).
For more information, please refer to the official product page.
Source: Press Release