San Jose, CA—To help consumers preserve their ever-growing digital world, Western Digital’s WD brand is expanding its My Book desktop storage lineup. The company released its highest-capacity consumer drive ever: the 22TB My Book desktop hard drive.
“Consumers continue generating data at a rapid pace. In 2022 alone, the average household worldwide generated more than 20TB of data. We expect this number to continue to rise as people continue to consume and create more data,” said John Rydning, research vice president, Global DataSphere at International Data Corporation (IDC), a global market intelligence firm.
“While many people rely on the cloud, we know consumers are looking for local storage at their fingertips to help them preserve and readily control their growing amount of personal and business data.”
Whether it’s priceless photos and videos or a backup of their most important work files and applications, the WD brand seeks to offer people solutions that keep up with their evolving data storage needs.
“With multiple devices used in our everyday life, we have the ability to instantly create, consume and generate massive amounts of content,” said Susan Park, vice president, Product Management, Western Digital. “Our goal is to help people easily and reliably store it all.”
WD 22TB My Book Desktop Drives
The 22-terabyte My Book drive offers users the ability to back up and preserve thousands of photos, videos, documents and other files. And they can do so from a variety of storage devices, including portable SSDs and HDDs, memory cards as well as USB flash drives. Consequently, consumers can consolidate their files into one organized and easy-to-access location.
In addition, for those looking for even more storage capabilities, the My Book Duo is now available in a 44TB capacity. It comprises RAID-optimized Western Digital drives that perform at maximum speed and capacity right out of the box.
Moreover, consumers can reconfigure My Book Duo to RAID-1 for redundancy (data mirroring) or use it as two independent drives (JBOD) with the included software.
The WD 22TB My Book desktop drive has a suggested retail price of $599.99. The 44TB My Book Duo retails for $1,499.99.