Storage Giant Western Digital recently introduced a new member to its My Book Live Duo line of external hard drives. The new drive comes with up to a whooping 8TB of storage and a RAID 0 speedy configuration.
WD recently introduced its new dual slot NAS drive with double 3.5-inch 4TB hard drives (which could be changed by the user). Beside its huge capacity the My Book Live Duo 8TB has some interesting capabilities (like the rest of the WD advanced NAS family), including:
- Built-in 800 MHz CPU.
- RAID 0 setup (only the 4TB version of the My Book Live Duo also has a RAID 1 setup providing storage redundancy).
- Secure remote access to your stored data from any computer with an Internet.
- Sharing all your videos, music, and photos with all the devices on your network.
- Backing up data from all the PCs and/or Mac computers on the network.
- Viewing photos and files using almost any mobile including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, BlackBerry and any Android based device.
- Can stream media to Blu-ray Disc players, game consoles, media players, and any DNLA/UPnP device on the local network.
The 8TB My Book Live Duo uses two WD4001FAEX – Western Digital’s newest 4TB black 7200 RPM drive which has 64 MB cache, dual stage actuator technology, SATA 6 gigabits per second (Gb/s) interface, and an integrated dual processor to deliver ultimate performance. WD announced the new drive a few weeks ago most probably based on technology it acquired from the purchase of Hitachi’s hard drive devision.
The new 8TB My Book Live Duo will go on sale for at an estimated price of $660. If you don’t need that much space you can always go for the 4TB or 6TB versions, which cost $375 and $440, respectively.
More information can be found on the Western Digital My Book Live Duo webpage.