WD Announces High Capacity My Book for PC and Mac

Today, Western Digital (WD) announces the availability of 2 high capacity drives. They are My Book Thunderbolt Duo 8 TB external hard drive (SRP: S$1,199) and My Book 4 TB external hard drive (SRP: S$299). More information after the break.

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WD OFFERS HIGHEST CAPACITY MY BOOK TO DATE WITH 8 TB

My Book Thunderbolt Duo 8 TB and My Book 4 TB Provide Users with Fast and Easy Way to Store, and Protect Large Libraries of Digital Content

WD® is expanding its selection of high capacity and high speed external storage solutions for Mac and PC users with the introduction of the My Book Thunderbolt Duo 8 TB – the highest capacity My Book ever — and My Book 4 TB external hard drive models.

My Book Thunderbolt Duo 8 TB external hard drive

The My Book Thunderbolt Duo 8 TB drive, designed specifically for creative pros and Mac enthusiasts who work with large files such as high-resolution photos and HD videos, will ship with a Thunderbolt cable in the box for added convenience.

Its dual Thunderbolt ports provide amazing creative flexibility while allowing daisy-chaining of up to six My Book Thunderbolt Duo drives (48 TB using six Thunderbolt Duo 8 TB drives) or other high performance peripherals, including HD monitors, media players, and video / audio editors, for fast and efficient workflow. The combination of storage, backup, security, flexibility and speed makes the My Book Thunderbolt Duo 8TB the ideal choice for creative professionals that need to write, store, protect and edit high-definition and graphic intensive projects.

My Book 4 TB external hard drive

PC manufacturers have adopted USB 3.0 as the new standard for their desktop and notebook computers, allowing users to realize file transfer speeds up to 3 times faster than what is currently available using USB 2.0. The new WD My Book 4 TB drive maximizes the USB 3.0 connection and gives PC users the ability to backup computer files faster than ever before, while its large 4 TB capacity provides a safe haven for all digital content to be stored and protected. The My Book 4 TB is compatible with PCs and notebook computers that use USB 2.0.  The My Book 4 TB (as well as the 1 TB, 2 TB and 3 TB) drive, designed for PC users, provides sufficient storage to backup digital files stored on their PC and will be out-of-the-box compatible with the new Windows 8 operating system.

In addition to providing file protection through backup, the My Book 3.0 4TB drive also include automatic, continuous backup of all content generated on your computer and offers password protection and hardware encryption to provide additional security against unauthorized access to files and other data.

Availability

The My Book Thunderbolt Duo 8 TB external hard drive is distributed by Eternal Asia (S) Pte Ltd and SiS Technology Pte Ltd in Singapore. It will be available at select retailers for a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of S$1,199. For more information regarding the Thunderbolt Duo drives please visit the WD website at http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=630.

The My Book 4 TB external hard drive is also distributed by Eternal Asia (S) Pte Ltd and SiS Technology Pte Ltd in Singapore. It will be available at select retailers for a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of S$299. For more information regarding the My Book drives please visit the WD website at http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=870.

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