WD introduces the My Book VelociRaptor Duo External HDD System


WD introduces the My Book VelociRaptor Duo External HDD System

WD (a subsidiary of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) is known worldwide for external storage and connected home solutions. It is combining 2 high-speed technologies for producing one of the most robust and fastest dual-storage systems i.e My Book VelociRaptor Duo. This system is supported by the Mac OS X operating system. This dual-drive storage system is the best storage drive for performance desirous Mac computer users and creative professionals.

My Book VelociRaptor Duo offers superb performance and speed with 2 one TB 10,000 RPM WD VelociRaptor drives, together with 2 Thunderbolt ports. The two TB dual-drive storage system is perfect to edit high resolution video, graphic design, 3D rendering and other demanding digital media apps. Such a boost in performance provides solid state drive-like data transfer rates of upto 400 MB/s in order to ensure greater work-flow productivity. While RAID 0 maximizes the drive’s capacity and speed, RAID 1 lets users to create a 2nd copy of the digital content on the drive for added security, protection and peace of mind. The twin Thunderbolt ports provide daisy-chaining multiple My Book VelociRaptor Duo drives, as well as, other high performance external equipments without affecting data transfer performance or speed. Moreover, the My Book VelociRaptor Duo features a Thunderbolt cable in the box. The storage system is user-serviceable.

Graphic designers, photographers and post-production professionals can perform various high intensity tasks, like 3D rendering and video editing, while doing other graphics-intensive projects. All people, who will use My Book VelociRaptor Duo, will now have the capability to transfer 2000 5 MB pictures in less than 33 seconds, 22 GB full-length HD movies in less than 65 seconds and over 500 5 MB songs in less than 8 seconds.

The exterior of the WD’s latest storage system is made completely of plastic. It looks good, when sitting on your desk; however, feels cheap when you move the drive around. The LED signals that the device is correctly plugged. Moreover, you can change the hard drives very easily without a screwdriver. Daisy-chaining multiple Thunderbolt devices is a handy feature, if you are using a laptop. The VelociRaptor Duo is a specific drive filling a specific requirement for those people, who feel cramped using a small solid state drive (SSD) as their main drive. As capacities of SSD will surely increase a lot in future laptops, an inexpensive desktop external drive with Thunderbolt can be good enough. You can save the rest of money for buying your next laptop with a bigger SSD.

The author is an experienced technical writer. He informs people about the features of the recently launched WD’s the My Book VelociRaptor Duo.

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