03 September 2014

Western Digital Introduces My Book Duo

Western Digital (WD) is now offerings its new award-winning desktop storage solutions for home and office — My Book Duo. It offers user the flexibility to take advantage with its security and protection.

In a press release, WD introduced My Book Duo which offers great performance, high massive capacity, faster file transfer speeds, cloud backup, comprehensive data protection, hardware and software security, and compatibility.

According to Jim Welsh, executive vice president of content solutions and worldwide sales at WD, he said that, 
“From creative pros and expert consumers to everyday content creators – people with large amounts of data will find My Book Duo thefastand 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.”

Availability Capacity
Available in capacities:
  • 4 TB
  • 6 TB
  • 8 TB
  • 12 TB

My Book Duo’s dual-drive design offers superior performance with USB 3.0 connection to enable transfer speeds up to 290 MB/s. 

It is also pre-configured in RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) 0 for maximum performance and capacity.

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: 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 & Software SecurityMy 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.

My Book Duo Salient Features
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. Additional features include:
  • Interface: USB 3.0 (x3)
  • Drives on board: WD Red hard drives
  • Available capacities: 4 TB, 6 TB, 8 TB and 12 TB
  • 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: 3-Year regional warranty (see support.wdc.com for terms and conditions)
Price and Availability

Available at select retailers,www.wdstore.com, and distributed by EA Global Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. and Iontech, Inc. My Book Duo comes with a three-year limited regional warranty. 

Recommended pricing for My Book Duo is Php 13,990 for 4 TB, Php 16,990for 6 TB, Php 22,990for 8 TBand Php 31,990for 12 TB.

WD product photos: http://wdbrand.com/
Product Spec Sheets:  www.wd.com/mybookduo

Source: WD Press Release


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