WD unveils double-drive storage solution
Dubai, June 30, 2014
WD, a Western Digital company and world leader in storage solutions, has introduced a desktop storage solution featuring two drives, hardware-level RAID and USB 3.0.
Available in 4 TB , 6 TB and 8 TB capacities, My Book Duo also comes with free software that creates secure local, cloud and system-level backups for complete data protection and delivers massive capacity and file transfer speeds not available on single-drive solutions, a statement said.
“From creative pros and expert consumers to everyday content creators – people with large amounts of data will find My Book Duo the fast and reliable way to offload content from their computers, organize it in a single location and protect it with backups, passwords and encryption,” said Jim Welsh, executive vice president of Content Solutions and Worldwide Sales at WD.
“My Book Duo offers super-fast transfer speeds, massive capacity and integrated WD Red drives to provide the ultimate desktop storage solution for all your digital libraries.”
My Book Duo’s dual-drive design offers superior performance with USB 3.0 connection to enable transfer speeds up to 290 MB/s. Optimized for small RAID environments, the integrated WD Red hard drives with true hardware RAID increase performance and reduce data bottlenecks.
Preconfigured in RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) 0 for maximum performance and capacity, My Book Duo offers users the flexibility to take advantage of mirror mode (RAID 1) for ultimate data protection or use JBOD configuration to use the drives individually.
In mirror mode (RAID 1) the drives continuously maintains a second copy of all digital files for real-time data backup. One drive is used to store the user’s data while the second drive is used for a duplicate copy. In the unlikely event that one drive fails, all of the user’s data is still available from the other drive.
My Book Duo offers total data protection with local, cloud and system-level backup available through WD Smartware Pro backup software and Acronis true Image software. The automatic and continuous settings within WD Smartware Pro make file and folder backups quick and easy.
My Book Duo offers multiple data protection and access benefits to Dropbox account users. Dropbox data can be securely backed up to the local hard drive and integrated cloud backup to Dropbox accounts with WD Smartware Pro provides safe, offsite storage of critical files – creating an extra layer of protection. Additionally, with My Book Duo, users can then access information saved in the cloud with Dropbox Web access.
In addition to the performance benefits of hardware RAID, My Book Duo is engineered with optimum security in mind. My Book Duo has 256-bit AES hardware encryption and password protection to provide ultimate hardware and software security.
Available at select US retailers and online at wdstore.com, My Book Duo comes with a two-year limited worldwide warranty. Pricing for My Book Duo is $279.99 for 4 TB, $349.99 for 6 TB, and $449.99 for 8 TB. – TradeArabia News Service