Western Digital has launched its new My E book Duo exterior storage methods for shoppers. The brand new units run two three.5” WD Crimson HDDs in RAID zero or 1 mode and have capability of as much as 20 TB. The drives are available a brand new enclosure that makes use of a USB three.zero Sort-C port to attach with hosts (hosts can use USB-C to USB-A adapters as nicely) and has a further USB three.zero Sort-A port on the bottom to attach different units.

The WD My E book Duo storage methods are primarily based on WD's Crimson collection onerous drives, operating them in RAID zero for additional efficiency or RAID 1 for redundancy. The WD Crimson HDDs have a 5400 RPM spindle pace and have 64 MB, 128 MB, or 256 MB of cache. Inner switch charges of WD Crimson drives range from 147 MB/s to 210 MB/s relying on the capability, and due to this fact efficiency of the WD My E book Duo methods will range as nicely. Western Digital declares most efficiency of the brand new My E book Duo at 360 MB/s, which must be achievable by many of the fashions within the lineup.

Western Digital doesn’t disclose which RAID controller it makes use of contained in the My E book Duo storage methods, however states that it helps AES-256 encryption. To password defend the exterior drives, customers must use the WD Safety software program.

Talking of software program, the producer ships the My E book Duo merchandise with the WD Backup suite, which mechanically backups knowledge from Home windows-based PCs in addition to from cloud companies, comparable to Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Fb, and Instagram. With Macs, customers must use Apple’s Time Machine program. As well as, the WD My E book Duo comes with WD's Drive Utilities suite, which monitor and handle the well being of the enclosed HDDs.

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Relating to general measurement, Western Digital’s My E book Duo doesn’t appear to be too cumbersome: it’s 180 mm tall (7.09”), 100 mm extensive (three.94”) and 160 mm deep (6.three”). The My E book Duo storage methods include exterior energy adapters — a 36 W wall-wart type energy adapter for 12 TB mannequin and under in addition to a 48 W energy brick for 16 TB and 20 TB SKUs. The latter is a bit unusual as a result of the WD Crimson eight TB and 10 TB HDDs are crammed with helium quite than conventional air, and consequently their energy consumption is decrease than the previous-generation decrease capability WD Crimson drives.

Western Digital's WD My E book Duo (2017) Exterior Storage Gadgets
CapabilitySwitch FeeInterfaceDimensionsMannequin QuantityValue
four TBAs much as
360 MB/s,
depends upon mannequin
USB three.zero Sort-CTop: 180 mm/7.09”
Size: 160 mm/6.three”
Width: 100 mm/three.94"
eight TBWDBFBE0080JBK-NESN$329.99
12 TBWDBFBE0160JBK-NESN$439.99
16 TBWDBFBE0160JBK-NESN$599.99
20 TBWDBFBE0200JBK-NESN$799.99

Western Digital has already begun shipments of its new My E book Duo storage methods for shoppers. The units can be found from WD.com and from choose retailers. The highest-of-the-range 20 TB mannequin prices $799.99, the entry-level four TB model is priced at $259.99, and a mid-range 12 TB SKU carries a $419.99 price ticket. All of the WD My E book Duo storage methods are coated by a three-year guarantee.

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