Last week during the IFA show in Berlin WD has unveiled a new external storage device with large potential storage, very fast transfer speeds and some interesting connectivity options.
There are more and more NAS solutions on the market (including some recent ones from WD itself), however some people are still looking for more traditional storage solutions – ones which connect directly to a single computer to be used for external storage and backup, such is the new WD My Book Pro – a two hard drive RAID storage which comes with a pair of 7200RPM internal hard drives.
The front of the new WD My Book Pro
The WD My Book Pro has both a USB 3.0 connector in the back and dual Thunderbolt 2 connectors – the reason why you would need two is for daisy chaining of devices – so you can for example connect two WD My Book Pro units to get more potential storage (up to 12TB each) and faster transfer speeds (a single unit is said to give you up to 435 MB/s – super fast for a mechanical based drive system and more than enough for real time 4K editing). The unit also has two USB 3.0 connections in the front for charging and syncing tablets, smartphones, and cameras.
The back of the WD My Book Pro with dual Thunderbolt 2 for daisy chaining units
The WD My Book Pro include RAID 0 (default setting), RAID 1, and JBOD and the unit comes with a 3-year warranty and is available at 6TB ($599), 8TB ($749), 10TB ($899), and 12TB ($999), you can find some of these versions currently on Amazon.
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