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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
WD Introduces New My Book Duo DAS


WD today introduced My Book Duo, the newest member of its line of direct-attached storage (DAS) desktop storage solutions, which comes with two drives, hardware-level RAID and USB 3.0.

Available in 4 TB1, 6 TB and 8 TB capacities, My Book Duo also comes with software that creates secure local, cloud and system-level backups for complete data protection.

The USB 3.0 connection enables transfer speeds up to 290 MB/s. Optimized for small RAID environments, the integrated WD Red hard drives with hardware RAID increase performance and reduce data bottlenecks. Preconfigured in RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) 0, My Book Duo offers users the flexibility to take advantage of mirror mode (RAID 1) for data protection or use JBOD configuration to use the drives individually. 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.

Software available on My Book Duo offers various forms of data protection with local, cloud and system-level backup through 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. My Book Duo offers multiple data protection and access benefits to Dropbox account users. Dropbox data can be 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. Additionally, with My Book Duo, users can then access information saved in the cloud with Dropbox Web access.

My Book Duo has also 256-bit AES hardware encryption and password protection.

It comes with a two-year limited regional warranty. Recommended pricing for My Book Duo is $279.99 USD for 4 TB, $349.99 USD for 6 TB, and $449.99 USD for 8 TB.

Product Specifications
Interface USB 3.0
Physical Specifications
Capacity 8 GB
Physical Dimensions
English
Height 6.50 Inches
Depth 3.9 Inches
Width 3.09 Inches
Weight 5.00 Pounds
Environmental Specifications
Temperature (Metric)
Operating -0 C to 35 C
Non-operating -40 C to 70 C
Current Requirements
Power Dissipation
AC Input Voltage 100-240 VAC
AC Input Frequency 47-63 Hz
Operating System
Compatibility Windows

Formatted NTFS for Windows 8 or higher, Windows 7 or Windows Vista operating system. Requires reformatting for Mac OS X

Package Includes:
  • External storage
  • WD SmartWare Pro, WD Drive Utilities & WD Security software
  • USB cable
  • AC adapter
  • Quick Install Guide




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