WD intros Thunderbolt-enabled storage system

Got one of them fancy Macs with Thunderbolt ports? Then you might be interested to learn about Western Digital's new, Thunderbolt-infused "storage system," the My Book Thunderbolt Duo. Behold!


This slick-looking contraption accommodates two drives for a total capacity of either 4TB or 6TB. The drives can be used in RAID 0, RAID 1, or JBOD configurations for extra speed, redundancy, or other uses, and WD says they're "customer serviceable." Hopefully, that means you can upgrade them without voiding the three-year warranty. Around the back, you'll find a pair of Thunderbolt ports, which allow the device to be daisy chained with other Thunderbolt peripherals—including other My Book Thunderbolt Duos.

The 4TB and 6TB models cost $599.99 and $699.99, respectively, so these things aren't aimed at penny pinchers or folks looking to store their collections of BitTorrented Linux ISOs. No, Western Digital has a different demographic in mind. It says the My Book Thunderbolt Duo is a "perfect solution for video filmmakers who are desperate for an uber-fast time sensitive project management solution." Such desperate filmmakers should be able to find the My Book Thunderbolt Duo at "select U.S. retailers" and at WD's online store right away.

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