My Book series from Western Digital (WDC) is getting a new product line called Thunderbolt DUO. This new storage solution is the first series to support Intel’s Thunderbolt technology that could run at a blazing speed.
The Thunderbolt DUO is coming with two 3.5-inch hard drive in RAID 0 stripped array with up to 2Gbps transfer speed, which is equal to 250MBps. This storage is certainly not making a good use of the thunderbolt interface (as it can run at a much faster state), but it’s sufficient to compete with some SSD’s performances.
“Thunderbolt technology offers the speed needed for creative professionals and enthusiasts who produce, edit, or need quick access to large files, including HD video,” said Jody Bradshaw, general manager of WD’s consumer storage solutions. “During the demonstration, twin Thunderbolt ports show amazing flexibility while allowing daisy-chaining of up to six My Book Thunderbolt Duo systems or other high performance peripherals for an enhanced workflow process”
This Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt DUO is going to be available in 4Tb or 6TB with no pricing details offered.