Western Digital has announced a 20TB variant of its My Book Duo storage system to ensure that you will not run out of space when storing “important” files. The company’s My Book Duo is essentially a storage solution that’s made for casual folks who find configuring NAS-based devices a bit daunting.
This means that Western Digital’s My Book Duo does not come with any networking features and ports like NAS devices do. One simply has to plug the storage system on their PC or laptop via a standard USB (Type-C and Type-A) port. According to Western Digital, the My Book Duo is equipped with the company’s “Red” hard drives, which delivers blazing fast transfer speeds.
By blazing fast, we mean up to 360MBps for sequential reads; write speeds were oddly not mentioned. When it comes to design, the My Book Duo comes with somewhat similar aesthetics as Western Digital’s My Passport portable hard drives, albeit being significantly larger in size, of course.
Whilst casual consumers like me may find owning a 20TB storage system a little too “excessive” folks who are engaging in video editing, content creation, and etc may actually benefit from owning the My Book Duo – because of its insanely large storage capacity. Not to mention the fact that this storage solution is also equipped with 256-bit AES hardware encryption for extra security.
Nonetheless, when it comes to pricing, the new 20TB version of the My Book Duo comes with an eye opening price tag of US$800 (about RM3,426). That said, the “smallest” option that one could go for is the 4TB variant, which is modestly priced at US$300 (around RM1,284).
(Source: Western Digital)