WD Ships My Book Thunderbolt Duo Dual-Drive Storage System for Pros &...

WD Ships My Book Thunderbolt Duo Dual-Drive Storage System for Pros & Consumers


Irvine, CA—Western Digital’s first external hard drive with Thunderbolt technology, the My Book Thunderbolt Duo dual-drive storage system, is designed to provide professionals and Mac enthusiasts with six primary areas of performance: double-safe data protection and flexibility; ultra-fast data transfer rates; a 4TB/6TB capacity; customized dual-drive storage 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.

Thunderbolt technology was developed to bring a new way to connect high-speed storage devices to desktop or notebook computers with a Thunderbolt port while delivering speed for multitasking activities such as editing video/music, 3D rendering, and completing other high-definition graphics-intensive projects.

“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 who need to write, store, protect and edit high-definition and graphic intensive projects.”

My Book Thunderbolt Duo is marketed as an all-in-one external drive for creative professionals, enthusiasts and consumers who own vast amounts of digital content including photos, videos and music. The drive serves as a safe and reliable way to backup content stored on a computer while providing a fast way to get information to and from the WD drive. In addition, its RAID 1 support allows users to create a second copy of their digital content on the drive for double-safe protection. The drive also supports a JBOD mode (allocate each disk individually to a specific task) option for users running Windows OS on a Mac.

Additional features include out-of-the-box compatibility with Mac OS Time Machine and formatting for HFS + Journaled for Mac, capability for multi-stream workflows, and a three-year limited warranty.

WD’s My Book Thunderbolt Duo carries MSRPS of $599.99 for the 4TB unit and $699.99 for the 6TB. wdc.com