WD ships 8TB My Book Thunderbolt drive

WD announces the availability of its 8TB My Book Thunderbolt Duo drive, which now comes with a Thunderbolt cable.

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WD announced today that its My Book Thunderbolt Duo now offers up to 8TB of storage space, up from the drive's initial cap of 6TB of when first released in March.

The My Book Thunderbolt Duo comes in the signature book shape, and with two Thunderbolt ports.
The My Book Thunderbolt Duo comes in the signature book shape, and with two Thunderbolt ports. Dong Ngo/CNET

The My Book Thunderbolt Duo, which we've already reviewed, is WD's first Thunderbolt storage device. So far it's been the most affordable Thunderbolt storage device on the market in terms of cost per gigabyte. The new 8TB-capacity drive follows that tradition with a price of just $850, and it now comes with a Thunderbolt cable included.

The drive comes with two internal hard drives that are user-serviceable and can be set up in RAID 0 (default) or RAID 1 configurations. The My Book Thunderbolt Duo generally offers lots of storage space and decent performance. For much faster performance, WD has the higher-end My Book VelocityRaptor Duo with just 2GB of storage space.

WD also announced today a new My Book 4TB external hard drive. This is a single-volume external hard drive that supports USB 3.0 and costs $250.

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CNET editor Dong Ngo has been involved with technology since 2000, starting with testing gadgets and writing code for CNET Labs' benchmarks. He now manages CNET San Francisco Labs, reviews 3D printers, networking/storage devices, and also writes about other topics from online security to new gadgets and how technology impacts the life of people around the world.

 

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