WD My Book Pro External Storage with Thunderbolt 2 Now Available, See Features, Specs and Price

The WD My Book Pro is the company’s latest and fastest external storage solution, featuring Thunderbolt 2 connectivity, combined with two 7200 RPM WD Black hard drives and capacity of up to 12TB, making it a great storage solution for professional content creators and pro-consumers. Thanks to the latest WD Black 6TB capacity, the new WD My Book Pro can achieve up to 418MBps / 435MBps of read/write speeds and up to 12TB of capacity in RAID 0 mode. Check out the rest of its features, specifications, price and availability below.

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WD My Book Pro Features

WD®, a Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) company, introduced the WD My Book® Pro storage device, providing professionals and enthusiasts who must efficiently manage large amounts of digital content with up to 435 MB/s transfer rates on WD’s fastest external storage solution yet. With capacity options including 6 TB, 8 TB, 10 TB and 12 TB , the power of two 7200 RPM WD drives with Intel’s Thunderbolt™ 2 technology and a hot-swappable hardware RAID controller, the WD My Book Pro device enables creative professionals and enthusiasts alike to focus on what they love doing by significantly cutting the time to transfer large videos, photos and audio files.

WD My Book Pro External Storage

According to Sven Rathjen, vice president of marketing for WD’s Content Solutions business: “The My Book Pro device has been designed from the ground up for the creative professional workflow. We’ve been able to take the newest, highest capacity 6 TB 7200 RPM drives on the market and marry them with leading technologies to deliver a product you can leverage from the moment you connect it.” “It really is designed to perform under the most demanding environments.”

Designed for professional content creators who need performance and capacity, WD My Book Pro storage combines the power of dual 20 Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 ports, USB 3.0 compatibility, the peace-of-mind of hardware RAID and the speed of two 7200 RPM WD drives to accelerate creative workflows. With the convenience of two front-access USB ports and the ability to daisy chain up to six Thunderbolt devices, users are able to charge and sync smartphones, tablets or cameras while simultaneously connecting 4K monitors or additional storage devices.

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At any point in time, one’s data could be at risk if not protected. Whether it’s a lost notebook or destructive virus, it’s critical to keep data safe and maintain a backup of important documents and valued content. With three customizable configuration options [RAID 0 (default), RAID 1 and JBOD] offered by the WD My Book Pro device for keeping content protected, data bottlenecks are reduced and throughput is improved with no impact to your computer’s CPU performance.

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WD My Book Pro Specifications

Dimensions:
Length: 8.51 in (216.10 mm)
Width: 4.28 in (108.60 mm)
Height: 5.82 in (147.80 mm)
Weight: .55 lb (0.25 kg)

Configuration:
Customizable disk management: RAID 0, 1; JBOD

Capacity and Model:
6TB WDBDTB0060JSL
8TB WDBDTB0080JSL
10TB WDBDTB0100JSL
12TB WDBDTB0120JSL

Compatibility:
Thunderbolt 2: Mac OS X 10.8.5 or later, Windows 8.1 64-bit or later
USB 3.0: Mac OS X 10.7 or newer, Windows 7 or later
Formatted HFS+ journaled for Mac OS X
Requires reformatting for Windows operating systems
Backward compatible with first-generation Thunderbolt systems

Package Includes:
Dual-drive Thunderbolt™ RAID storage system
Thunderbolt 2 cable (1-meter/39.4”)
USB 3.0 cable
Power supply
Quick install guide

Price and Where to Buy

The WD My Book Pro storage device is protected by a 3-year limited warranty and is available at select retailers and distributed by EA Global Supply Chains Solutions, Inc. and Iontech, Inc. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) is PhP 31,490 for the 6TB, PhP 40,490 for the 8TB, PhP 47,990 for the 10TB and PhP 53,990 for the 12TB. In the US, the retail prices are: $599.00 for the 6TB, $699.00 for the 8TB, $799.00 for the 10TB and $899.00 for the 12TB capacity.

You can order one from B&H Photo Video here or Adorama here.
For UK readers, you can order one from Amazon UK here.

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