Western Digital’s New 20TB External Hard Drive Wows Everyone
It’s no lie that everyone can’t get enough when it comes to storage capacity. Western Digital has recently released the biggest position an external hard drive could achieve yet at 20TB.
Western Digital calls their external desktop hard drive as My Book Duo and is the most significant storage size offered on the market. This new desktop drive aims to provide home and office users a lot of backups. The HDD packs two 10-TB drives into one and can be connected with just a single cable.
Basic specs of the desktop drive include the NTFS formatting to make it user-friendly in Windows 7/8/8.1/10. Likewise, the My Book Duo is measured at 180 x 100 x 160 mm (7 x 3.9 x 6.3 in) and weighs 2.38 kg (or 5.25 lb.)
RAID-0 Right Out of the Box
My Book Duo is designed with several options for its dear users. But each option has their trade-offs so better analyze before proceeding. To optimize the speed to its fastest at 360 MB per second sequential reads, My Book Duo incorporates the RAID-0 array system.
This is the initial system setup. However, one can opt to change it to RAID-1 if you value the read performance and the reliability more than the speed. One more option for this 20-TB hard disk drive is to operate it as two independent drives.
My Book Duo is Feature-Packed
The 20TB hard drive contains a lot of features to make it more appealing. It is compatible with USB 3.1 and USB 3.0/2.0. Similarly, it’s also good with USB-C and USB-A cables. The My Book Duo also functions as a quasi-docking station if you like to charge, phone sync, or connect any other computer accessories. It’s not picky with what it connects.
To sum up, the latest desktop drive is currently priced at $850. It’s a hefty price, but there’s an assurance that it won’t fail for a long time. Of course, it includes a three-year limited warranty and a password protection software.
Other size options for My Book Duo are 16TB, 12TB, 8TB, and 4TB. The 4TB to 16TB models are priced between $260 to $600. They will be available for sale on September 6.