Thursday, 22 March 2012 13:46

WD fills the need for speed with Thunderbolt Duo

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Thunderbolt peripherals are still thin on the ground, but WD has begun shipping the My Book Thunderbolt Duo dual external drive.

Available in 4TB and 6TB versions, the WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo is the company's first external drive with a Thunderbolt interface. Actually, make that two interfaces, as dual ports are provided to allow daisy-chaining.

WD Thunderbolt Duo

The drive can be configured as RAID 0 or RAID 1 according to user requirements, or as JBOD for those who want to allocate the individual drives to separate purposes.

"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 4TB model costs $699.99, while the 6TB is $899.99.

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Stephen Withers

Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

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