WD’s latest external high speed storage device for SOHO – the WD MY Book Duo premium RAID external storage is now available. It features USB 3.0 interface providing high-speed file transfer, hardware-level RAID (mirroring) and encryption, and makes use of two NAS hard drives that are available in 4TB, 6TB, 8TB and 12TB capacities. The WD My Book Duo also comes with software that creates a secure local, cloud and system-level backups for complete data protection. Check out the rest of its features, specifications, price and where to buy below.
WD My Book Duo Features
According to said Jim Welsh, executive vice president of content solutions and worldwide sales at WD: “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,”. “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.
Complete Backup Protection
Software available on My Book Duo offers various forms of data protection with local, cloud and system-level backup through WD SmartWare Pro backup software and Acronis True Image software WD Edition. 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 to provide 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.
Hardware and Software Security
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.
The WD My Book Duo is designed with a convenient user-serviceable enclosure and a handy USB hub on the back of the device which allows for connection of mobile phones, tablets and more for charging or data transfer, or to help de-clutter the workstation area.
WD My Book Duo is Ideal for:
- High-capacity external storage and backup
- Ultra-fast, optimized data transfer speeds
- Backing up files locally or to the cloud using your Dropbox account
- System-level backup with Acronis True Image WD Edition software
- Securing your files from unauthorized access with password protection and hardware encryption
- Enhancing system performance by setting to RAID 0 to boost speed
- Protecting your data with user-selectable RAID 1 to automatically generate a duplicate copy of your data
WD My Book Duo Specifications
Interface: USB 3.0 (x3)
Drives on board: WD Red hard drives
Available capacities: 4TB, 6TB, 8TB and 12TB
Data management: RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD; independent CPU for RAID volume management
Security: Hardware RAID, Hardware Encryption, Password Protection
Compatibility: NTFS (default) + Reformat to HFS + J for Mac
Software: WD SmartWare™ Pro, Dropbox™ cloud integration, Acronis True Image Software WD Edition, WD Security™, WD Drive Utilities
Limited Warranty: 2-Year regional warranty (see support.wdc.com for terms and conditions)
Price and Availability
The WD My Book Duo is now widely available and comes with a two-year limited regional warranty. Below are their current retail prices and where you can buy one online:
UPDATE: Check out updated prices on B&H.
Note: Retail prices are subject to change and it may have gone down by the time you visited this page. Please visit the links above for the updated prices.
It is also distributed by EA Global Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. and Iontech, Inc with a recommended pricing of Php 13,990 for 4 TB, Php 16,990 for 6 TB, Php 22,990 for 8 TB and Php 31,990 for 12 TB.