Macworld 2012: WDC Shows Off MyBook Thunderbolt Duo

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We briefly mentioned WDC's press release that they would be showing their new MyBook Thunderbolt Duo at Macworld. Here are photos from the show floor of the unit. As expected, the new drive shares the same appearance as their previous two drive MyBook hardware.

This new model, however, incorporates two Thunderbolt ports that allows the units to be daisy chained with each other to create a single logical drive.

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At the show, WDC was showing 4 devices daisy chained with Thunderbolt in a striped configuration. Each MyBook Thunderbolt Duo had two 3TB drives, giving a total capacity of 24TB that appeared on the desktop as one contiguous 24TB device.

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The individual drives within each unit are user serviceable/replaceable and can be configured in either RAID 0 or RAID 1 configurations. The product will be available this quarter with pricing to be announced then.

Top Rated Comments

dBeats Avatar
158 months ago
There's $400 in cables in that picture alone....
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
0dev Avatar
158 months ago
24TB? So... Much... Porn...
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
beejam Avatar
158 months ago
I would imagine at a trade show, there are either a) a buttload of wireless mighty mouses that would confuse the macs, or b) hackers trying to download demo software through bluetooth exploits.

Actually more like c) wireless things get stolen at trade shows.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lgwells1 Avatar
158 months ago
24TB?

What happened to the days when just 1 TB was cool? When did I stop being cool?

Edit: Is it just me, or is their desktop set up with a wired mighty mouse? Apple doesn't even sell those anymore, do they?

Most likely the wired mouse to keep people from running off with a $70 Magic Mouse every 5 minutes.:confused:
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Elijahg Avatar
158 months ago
Yours for only $799 each (+ shipping).
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GFLPraxis Avatar
158 months ago
RAID0 over Thunderbolt sounds pretty snappy...just hope you don't have a disk failure!

I'm loving all of these Thunderbolt products, but they're just too expensive to reasonably consider for non-media professionals at the moment.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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