Featuring the revolutionary Thunderbolt technology, the My Book Thunderbolt Duo is a drive that can keep pace with your creativity. The leading-edge speed of Thunderbolt technology lets creative pros design, edit, render and produce graphics, movies, music and more in record time. User-configurable for speed or double-safe data protection, you can customise this dual-drive storage system to your needs – RAID 0 for speed, RAID 1 for data protection, or JBOD to use the drives individually. Enjoy high-speed multi-tasking, as the revolutionary bi-directional Thunderbolt technology delivers unmatched speed for multi-tasking while video editing, 3D rendering and completing other graphics-intensive projects.
NOTE: The My Book Thunderbolt Duo does not come with a Thunderbolt cable, this will need to purchased separately.
Video editors and other digital media professionals can do more work in less time with the ground-breaking data transfer speed of the Thunderbolt ports on My Book Thunderbolt Duo drive. It offers the indisputably fastest way to get information to and from your external drive.
Transfer a full-length HD movie in under 30 seconds or thousands of MP3 songs in mere minutes. Thunderbolt I/O technology gives you two channels on the same connector with 10 Gb/s of throughput in both directions. Data moves to and from drives up to 20 times faster than with USB 2.0 and up to 12 times faster than with FireWire 800, providing more than enough bandwidth to daisy-chain multiple high-speed drives without using a hub or switch.
Connect your Thunderbolt technology-enabled external hard drives, media players, HD displays, media capture and editing systems through a Thunderbolt chain while maintaining maximum throughput. Then enjoy nearly unlimited flexibility and performance in your creative life.
Reduce clutter while increasing your productivity. Thunderbolt technology supports daisy chaining multiple devices through a single Thunderbolt connector so you can multi-task at maximum speed without the need for a hub or switch. Please note: Thunderbolt connector sold separately.
Revolutionary bi-directional Thunderbolt technology delivers unmatched speed for multi-tasking while video editing, 3D rendering and completing other graphics-intensive projects.
With the Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo, you can select the RAID mode that's right for you. Choose RAID 0 (striping) for the performance you need when designing or editing graphic-intensive media files. When the drive is set to RAID 1 (mirroring) it provides double-safe data protection by automatically generating a duplicate copy of your data. Set the drive to JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks) to use as two individual drives and select between HFS+J or ExFAT per disk. Ideal for running Windows OS on a Mac.
RAID is an acronym for Redundant Array of Independent Disks. With RAID enabled on a storage system you can connect two or more drives in the system so that they act like one big fast drive or set them up so that one drive in the system is used to automatically and instantaneously duplicate (or mirror) your data for real-time backup.
Set in high-performance mode (also called striped mode or RAID 0) the storage system gives you the power you need when you're:
Set the system to data protection mode (also known as mirrored mode or RAID 1) and the capacity is divided in half. Half of the capacity is used to store your data and half is used for a duplicate copy. If one drive goes down your data is protected because it's duplicated.
My Book Thunderbolt Duo, dual-drive storage system featuring revolutionary Thunderbolt technology, sets new standards for data transfer speeds and workflow flexibility in an affordable, high-capacity storage system. Choose between two available large capacity options - 4TB or 6TB.
Want to upgrade a drive? Simply open the case and replace the existing drive – no screwdriver needed.
Register your drive, run diagnostics, manage RAID or JBOD modes and more using WD Drive Utilities.
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