WD has launched a new high-performance external hard drive. The new external hard drive is called My Book Duo and its main characteristic is that has two bays to accommodate 3.5-inch hard drives with a capacity of up to 4TB per disk, so we could have a storage capacity of up to 8TB.
Technical characteristics of the WD My Book Duo
This team allows you to configure a RAID 0 for maximum performance and capacity. It also allows configure a RAID 1, configuring it in mirror mode so that all data on one disk is automatically replicated on the other, in this way if one disk fails, the data on the other hard disk will be safe.
Finally, the My Book Duo also allows to configure them in JBOD mode to use the two drives individually, without additional performance (RAID 0) or additional security (RAID 1).
The hard drives that it incorporates by default are known WD Red, hard drives specifically oriented to NAS servers thanks to their high performance, low consumption and low operating temperature, ideal for a high performance external hard drive like this device.
In terms of connectivity with PCs, this WD My Book Duo incorporates a USB 3.0 connection to provide maximum performance. Based on WD testing, we can reach a transfer speed of up to 290MB / s. It also incorporates two USB 3.0 ports to connect other external hard drives and make a backup copy on their internal drives, it also allows charging mobile devices.
In order to protect your data from prying eyes, this computer provides AES 256-bit hardware encryption with password protection.
Backups: Top Priority
The main priority of this external hard drive is to save a backup of our most important documents, for this reason, it allows us to make backup copies locally, backup copies in the cloud and also copies of the system itself thanks to the copy software WD SmartWare Pro Automatic Backup.
It also allows us to perform these backups with the popular Acronis True Image software. The well-known Dropbox cloud storage service is perfectly integrated into the WD software, allowing a comprehensive backup to be made in the cloud.
The WD My Book Duo is priced at € 329 for the 4TB drive, € 379 for the 6TB and € 499 for the 8TB capacity. All models come with a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty.