DCC announces the WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo dual-drive storage system for digital media professionals

DCC is now stocking Western Digital’s (WD) My Book Thunderbolt Duo dual drive storage system

October 9, 2012

Distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC) is now stocking Western Digital’s (WD) My Book Thunderbolt Duo dual drive storage system, the first WD external hard drive with Thunderbolt technology. The Thunderbolt Duo offers double-safe data protection and flexibility, ultra-fast data transfer rates for greater work efficiency and a 4TB or 6TB capacity. Other features include customised dual-drive storage system with RAID and JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks) option, customer serviceable drives and dual Thunderbolt ports for daisy-chaining multiple Thunderbolt compatible devices and other high performance peripherals.

Thunderbolt technology allows high-speed storage devices to connect to any desktop or notebook computer with a Thunderbolt port, while delivering unmatched speed for multitasking activities such as editing video and audio or 3D rendering. This drive is ideal for creative professionals, video editors and digital media professionals looking for a high speed, reliable, RAID-enabled solution.

Richard Makwela, Western Digital product specialist at DCC, says “The Thunderbolt Duo delivers the optimum fusion of performance, power and capacity. This dual-drive system offers two Thunderbolt ports delivering the revolutionary data transfer speeds that this technology is known for.”

“The Thunderbolt Duo is ideal for individuals who work with large amounts of data and who want to have the ability to move it at extraordinary speeds” says Makwela. “It is suitable for anyone who would like to daisy chain multiple devices such as HD monitors, video and audio editors, media players and more through a single connector, without a hub or switch, for nearly unlimited workflow efficiency and productivity, through the dual Thunderbolt ports.”

The dual drive RAID 1 storage system provides double safe data protection by automatically generating a duplicate copy of your data. High-speed multi-tasking, thanks to the revolutionary bi-directional Thunderbolt technology, delivers unmatched speed when editing video, rendering 3D and completing other graphics-intensive projects. The Thunderbolt Duo enables user to transfer a full-length HD movie in under 30 seconds, or thousands of MP3 songs in minutes. Thunderbolt technology delivers data transfer rates with an interconnect that is capable of providing two bi-directional channels. The Thunderbolt is capable of transferring 10Gbps of data both ways i.e. copying data off your drive while at the same time copying data onto the drive, at the same speed with one connected cable.

The Thunderbolt Duo is user-serviceable, meaning users can simply open the case and exchange the existing drive as there are no tools needed. Once a drive is full just remove it, replace it with a fresh drive, and continue saving.

The WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo is available from selected retailers at a recommended retail price of R5 999.00 inclusive of V.A.T. for the 4TB and R7 499.00 inclusive of V.A.T. for the 6TB.

For more information, visit DCC at www.drivecon.net