September 3rd, 2015 by Lyle Smith
WD My Book Pro Now Available
WD has announced the availability of the My Book Pro storage device, which is designed to offer pro users an efficient way to manage large amounts of digital content with up to 435MB/s transfer rates. Capacity options include 6TB, 8TB, 10TB and 12TB models.
Offered as a significant upgrade to their previous storage devices such as the My Book Duo, it comes equipped with two 7200 RPM WD drives, dual 20 Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 ports, and a hot-swappable hardware RAID controller, which gives content creators the performance and capacity they need. Additionally, it comes equipped with USB 3.0 compatibility, hardware RAID, and the two 7200 RPM WD drives to accelerate creative workflows. Additionally, with its two front USB 3.0 ports and its ability to daisy chain up to six Thunderbolt devices, users can charge and sync smartphones, tablets, or cameras all the while simultaneously connecting 4K monitors or additional storage devices.
The My Book Pro can be configured into three RAID options [RAID 0 (default), RAID 1 and JBOD], allowing its users to keep their content protected. It also reduces data bottlenecks and improves throughput; all with no impact to a computer's CPU performance.
- Thunderbolt 2: Mac OS X 10.8.5 or later, Windows 8.1 64-bit or later
- USB 3.0: Mac OS X 10.7 or newer, Windows 7 or later
- Formatted HFS+ journaled for Mac OS X
- Requires reformatting for Windows operating systems
- Backward compatible with first-generation Thunderbolt systems
- Configuration: RAID 0, 1; JBOD
- Package Includes
- Dual-drive Thunderbolt™ RAID storage system
- Thunderbolt 2 cable (1-meter/39.4”)
- USB 3.0 cable
- Power supply
- Quick install guide
Pricing and Availability
The My Book Pro storage backed by a 3-year limited warranty and is available from the WD store as well as select retailers and distributors. Prices are currently set at $599.00 USD for the 6 TB, $749.00 for the 8 TB, $899.00 for the 10 TB, and $999.00 for the 12TB.