Remember the WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo? Western Digital has announced that it is now shipping its first Thunderbolt hard drive. The new WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo provides professionals and Mac enthusiasts with five primary areas of performance, double-safe data protection and flexibility; ultra-fast data transfer rates for greater work efficiency; a 4 TB/6 TB large-capacity; customized dual-drive storage system with RAID 0, 1 and JBOD options; customer serviceable drives; and dual Thunderbolt ports for daisy-chaining multiple My Book Thunderbolt Duo devices or other peripherals.
Thunderbolt technology is capable of producing up to 10 gigabits per second of throughput on each of two channels in both directions.
To put Thunderbolt’s speed into perspective, HD media creators will be able to transfer a standard size full-length HD movie in less than 30 seconds, or backup an entire year of continuous music (approx. 8,600 hours of music) in roughly 10 minutes!
WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo is now available for $599.99 (4TB) and $699.99 (6TB).