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WD My Book Duo Features New Design and USB-C

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WD has refreshed its line of My Book Duo storage systems with a new design, along with a new connector that enables a “connect on the first try” experience. The My Book Duo series now sports a USB Type-C port rather than the USB micro-B port found on the previous edition. This USB Type-C interface is equipped with USB 3.0 technology for transferring data at rates of up to 5 Gb/s (640 MB/s). To enable compatibility with newer and older systems, WD has included two cables that are a USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable and a USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable. Aside from the differences, the My Book Duo retains two USB Type-A ports and uses two RAID-optimized WD Red drives, offering total capacities of 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 12TB, 16TB, or 20 TB.

The drives are formatted in NTFS for Windows systems and configured in a RAID 0 array to output content at speeds of up to 360 MB/s. Just like the previous generation, WD lets you reconfigure the included drives in RAID 1 or JBOD, as well as easily reformat them for use with a Mac. Additionally, AES 256-bit hardware encryption and WD Security software are included to safeguard sensitive data.

If you’re looking to add additional storage space with fast sequential read speeds, or seeking to preserve data in the event of drive failure, the My Book Duo is a suitable storage solution for homes and businesses. Moreover, if you’re planning on upgrading your current storage solution with a newer model, the time is now to replace it with a USB Type-C storage solution that provides two cables for meeting the storage needs of various computer systems.

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