Western Digital recently released a very innovative solution for serious photographers and videographers on the go – WD Passport Pro – a small Dual-drive RAID storage with Thunderbolt connectivity.
The unit which comes in both 2TB and 4TB versions has a metal case, it does not require a power cable (instead the Thunderbolt supply the power to the unit and allows for a very fast transfer speed – faster even than USB 3.0).
The unique feature of the WD Passport Pro is its built in RAID controller. The unit arrives in a RAID 0 configuration aimed at maximum speed but you can (up to 233 MB/s according to WD) but you can change it to RAID 1 if you want your information to be more secure.
Two drives in 1 – WD My Passport Pro
The above is a first hands on review by Australian videographer Nate “Blunty” Burr has a first (ever) look at this new unit which is already available for order on Amazon for just under $300 for the 2TB version and under $420 for the 4TB version.
“The only Thunderbolt dual-drive solution that’s bus-powered, WD’s My Passport Pro enhances the workflow of mobile creative professionals by providing fast transfers and data protection for the large amounts of digital content they generate outside the studio,” said Jim Welsh, executive vice president of branded products and worldwide sales, WD. “From photographers, videographers and musicians to graphic designers and architects, people who depend on portable storage for their livelihood will find My Passport Pro defines a new level of performance, reliability and especially portability.”
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