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Western Digital now shipping external hard drive with Thunderbolt

Sections: External and Portable Storage Devices, Macintosh/Apple Hardware, Peripherals

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Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo

Western Digital is now shipping its first external hard drive with Thunderbolt technology, the My Book Thunderbolt Duo dual-drive storage system. It features double-safe data protection and flexibility, ultra-fast data transfer rates for greater work efficiency, a 4 or 6 TB capacity, customized dual-drive storage system with RAID 0, 1, and JBOD options, customer serviceable drives, and two Thunderbolt ports for daisy-chaining with other peripherals.

My Book Thunderbolt Duo is compatible with Time Machine, comes formatted with HFS + Journaled for OS X, has multi-stream workflow capability, and features a 3-year limited warranty. RAID 1 allows users to create a second copy of their content on the drive for extra protection and peace of mind. The JBOD mode enables users to assign each disk individually to a specific task, an excellent option if you run Windows via Bootcamp.

“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 Western Digital 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.”

You can purchase the My Book Thunderbolt Duo at select U.S. retailers and online at the Western Digital store starting at $599.99 for the 4TB model and $699.99 for the 6 TB model.

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