To all the gadget freaks out there, in the quest of really big hard drives, there is a piece of good news. Western Digital has recently launched its latest 20TB desktop hard drive.
This is the latest version of its MyBook Duo storage system, offering the highest till date with USB-C and USB-A ports and a 3-year warranty. Offering a choice between 4TB to 20TB capacities, it is best suited for home or small businesses. The VP of Western Digital is quite confident that there is a growing need for products like MyBookDuo especially among the hobbyists and professionals, creating numerous photos and video content than ever before.
The pricing states an affordable $260 for the 4TB model and up to $800 for the 20TB version.
These new drives are definitely great to go with the 2016 and later the MacBook Pro models and also with the 2017 5K iMac with USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports. Also, My Book Duo sports the two USB-A ports, making it easy to use it with any machine.
Now a quick glance at all the features:
- A USB Type-C port enlisted with all cables makes it globally compatible (supports USB 3.1 Gen 1/3.0/2.0). Two USB 3.0 Type-A hub ports deliver flexibility for additional accessories.Further, it also features the “RAID- optimized WD Red drives inside to deliver high-speed, quality storage to rely on. RAID-optimized firmware is perfect for two-disk array systems with an auto management of drive operations to help ensure read/write cycle data integrity.”
- Users will also get the software to automatically back up the data and system, in addition to 256-bit AES hardware encryption and password protection. WD’s suite of other software in bundled and is compatible with macOS’ Time Machine. It is formatted by default for Windows, so Mac users will have to reformat the My Book Duo.
The drives of this My Book Duo are made available on the Western Digital’s website. A bit of divergence is noticed between he price release and the Amazon listings, showcasing the pricing between $10-$50 lower than buying directly from WD.
Lastly, Western Digital has spent 2017 harmonizing its brands, with WD, Sandisk, HGST, and G-Technologies moving in a neck-to neck competition. Other than that, it has been in a long-running spat with Toshiba over the rights to its shared fabrication plant in Japan.