Western Digital Releases My Book VelociRaptor Duo And Matches SSD Transfer Rates

WD® Introduces Its Fastest My Book® External HDD System Ever

My Book® VelociRaptor Duo Combines Extreme Speed of Two 1 TB 10,000 RPM Hard Drives with Revolutionary Thunderbolt Technology

 

IRVINE, Calif. “ Aug. 30, 2012 “ WD®, a subsidiary of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC), and a world leader in external storage and connected home solutions, is combining two high-speed technologies to produce one the fastest and most robust dual-storage system ever offered. Supported by the Mac OS X operating system, the new My Book® VelociRaptor Duo dual-drive storage system becomes the ultimate storage drive for performance hungry Mac computer users and creative professionals.

My Book VelociRaptor Duo provides ultimate speed and performance with two 1 TB 10,000 RPM WD VelociRaptor drives along with two Thunderbolt ports. The 2 TB dual-drive storage system is ideal for editing high resolution video, 3D rendering, graphic design, and other demanding digital media applications. This boost in performance delivers solid state drive (SSD) -like data transfer rates of up to 400 MB/s for greater work-flow productivity. The dual-drive storage system offers RAID 0 for performance or RAID 1 for protection; and the twin Thunderbolt ports offer daisy-chaining multiple My Book VelociRaptor Duo drives and other high performance peripherals without impacting data transfer speeds or performance. The My Book VelociRaptor Duo also comes complete with a Thunderbolt cable in the box and is user-serviceable.

Photographers, graphic designers and post-production professionals can conduct several high intensity tasks such as video editing, 3D rendering, while completing other graphics-intensive projects. My Book VelociRaptor Duo customers will now have the ability to transfer 22 GB full-length HD movies in less than 65 seconds, 2000 5 MB pictures in less than 33 seconds and over 500 5 MB songs in less than 8 seconds.

The My Book VelociRaptor Duo is the fastest and most reliable high performance consumer storage device on the market today, explains Jody Bradshaw, senior director of WDs consumer storage solutions group.  Creative professionals now have access to a super-charged storage drive that will keep pace with even the most demanding projects. Daisy-chaining multiple My Book VelociRaptor Duo devices together offer even greater speed, more capacity and flexibility.

While RAID 0 maximizes the drive’s speed and capacity, RAID 1 support allows users to create a second copy of their digital content on the drive for added protection, security and peace of mind. The drive also provides a JBOD (just a bunch of disks) option for users running a Windows® operating system on a Mac.

Additional features found on the My Book VelociRaptor Duo dual-drive storage system include out-of-the-box compatibility with Apple Time Machine and HFS + Journaled for Mac computers; capability for multi-stream workflows; and a 3-year limited warranty.

Price and Availability
The My Book VelociRaptor Duo dual-drive storage system is currently available at select U.S. retailers and online atwww.wdstore.com, starting at $899.99 MSRP USD. Additional information can be found on the WD website athttps://www.wd.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=860.

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2 comments

  1. Wowzers this is for richies only $900 and Thunderbolt connectivity $200+ mobo

  2. Yet it still can’t begin to compete with an SSD in terms of latency. Transfer rates mean nothing, as any decent modern 10K disk is pushing near 200MB/s easily in linear transfers. Come back when them have 0.01ms access time.

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