My Book Thunderbolt Duo from Western Digital
Western Digital has come up with the My Book Thunderbolt Duo which is a dual-drive storage system, where it will offer supremely fast read and write times, targeting those who are in the creative industry, as well as consumers who are in a “need it now” mentality. This is the first external hard drive that the company will be shipping with Thunderbolt technology, and the My Book Thunderbolt Duo dual-drive storage system is said to offer both 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 choice between 4TB or 6TB of storage space, customized 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.
It basically offers a spanking new method of hooking up just about any high-speed storage devices to any desktop or notebook computer via a Thunderbolt port, and with Thunderbolt, the port basically lives up to its own name, delivering unmatched speed for multitasking activities such as, editing video/music, 3D rendering, and completing other high definition graphics-intensive projects. It can be configured as either RAID 0 or RAID 1, and as mentioned earlier, will come in both 4TB and 6TB capacities.
According to Jody Bradshaw, general manager of WD consumer storage solutions “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. 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 who need to write, store, protect and edit high-definition and graphic intensive projects.”
If you are interested, the My Book Thunderbolt Duo will retail for $599.99 for the 4TB model, while 6TB of storage space will set you back by $699.99.