Thursday, August 30th 2012

WD Introduces Its Fastest My Book External HDD System Ever

WD, a subsidiary of Western Digital Corporation, and a world leader in external storage and connected home solutions, is combining two high-speed technologies to produce one of the fastest and most robust dual-storage systems ever offered. Supported by the Mac OS X operating system, the new My Book VelociRaptor Duo dual-drive storage system becomes the ultimate storage drive for performance hungry Mac computer users and creative professionals.

My Book VelociRaptor Duo provides ultimate speed and performance with two 1 TB 10,000 RPM WD VelociRaptor drives along with two Thunderbolt ports. The 2 TB dual-drive storage system is ideal for editing high resolution video, 3D rendering, graphic design, and other demanding digital media applications. This boost in performance delivers solid state drive (SSD) -like data transfer rates of up to 400 MB/s for greater work-flow productivity. The dual-drive storage system offers RAID 0 for performance or RAID 1 for protection; and the twin Thunderbolt ports offer daisy-chaining multiple My Book VelociRaptor Duo drives and other high performance peripherals without impacting data transfer speeds or performance. The My Book VelociRaptor Duo also comes complete with a Thunderbolt cable in the box and is user-serviceable.

Photographers, graphic designers and post-production professionals can conduct several high intensity tasks such as video editing and 3D rendering, while completing other graphics-intensive projects. My Book VelociRaptor Duo customers will now have the ability to transfer 22 GB full-length HD movies in less than 65 seconds, 2000 5 MB pictures in less than 33 seconds and over 500 5 MB songs in less than 8 seconds.

"The My Book VelociRaptor Duo is the fastest and most reliable high performance consumer storage device on the market today," explains Jody Bradshaw, senior director of WD's consumer storage solutions group. "Creative professionals now have access to a super-charged storage drive that will keep pace with even the most demanding projects. Daisy-chaining multiple My Book VelociRaptor Duo devices together offers even greater speed, more capacity and flexibility."

While RAID 0 maximizes the drive's speed and capacity, RAID 1 support allows users to create a second copy of their digital content on the drive for added protection, security and peace of mind. The drive also provides a JBOD (just a bunch of disks) option for users running a Windows operating system on a Mac.

Additional features found on the My Book VelociRaptor Duo dual-drive storage system include out-of-the-box compatibility with Apple Time Machine and HFS + Journaled for Mac computers; capability for multi-stream workflows; and a 3-year limited warranty.

Price and Availability
The My Book VelociRaptor Duo dual-drive storage system is currently available at select U.S. retailers and online at www.wdstore.com, starting at $899.99 MSRP USD.
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9 Comments on WD Introduces Its Fastest My Book External HDD System Ever

#1
m1dg3t
$900!?!? Really? :shadedshu

Is that what thunderbolt has in store for us?
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#2
Octavean
What, you like it but won't pay ~$900 (nearly ~$1000 USD) for it,.....?

Hummmmmm,.......?

Well that makes two of us ;)
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#3
AndreiD
For 900$ you can get two 512GB SSDs (if not 3) with a Marvell controller and have a lot faster, a lot more dependable and less power hungry storage, though it will just be 1TB instead of 2TB.
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#4
TheLostSwede
by: m1dg3t
$900!?!? Really? :shadedshu

Is that what thunderbolt has in store for us?
Sadly, yes...
Thunderbolt is a great technology... for companies that want to rip consumers off :shadedshu
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#5
Static~Charge
No active cooling for two VelociRaptors stuffed into an external chassis? Overpriced and overheated....
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#6
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: AndreiD
For 900$ you can get two 512GB SSDs (if not 3) with a Marvell controller and have a lot faster, a lot more dependable and less power hungry storage, though it will just be 1TB instead of 2TB.
But that wouldn't be external now would it?

by: TheLostSwede
Sadly, yes...
Thunderbolt is a great technology... for companies that want to rip consumers off :shadedshu
It's still pretty new, it'll come down eventually.
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#7
Syborfical
Wd forgot to put a slot in the middle so you can make toast.

$900 way over priced. Then again its thunderbolt just look at who invented it ....
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#8
camoxiong
To me it's kind of wasting money to put 2 10k RPM HDDs for an external drive and $900?
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#9
timta2
by: Syborfical


$900 way over priced. Then again its thunderbolt just look at who invented it ....
Yeah, Intel sucks and makes overpriced products. :laugh:
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