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WD Introduces Thunderbolt-Powered Portable Dual-Drive, My Passport Pro (Updated)

By Joy Hou - on 31 Mar 2014, 4:05pm

WD Introduces Thunderbolt-Powered Portable Dual-Drive, My Passport Pro (Updated)

Updated on 31 March 2014, 4.05PM:-

My Passport Pro is priced at S$499 (2TB), and S$699 (4TB).

Originally reported on 28 March 2014, 10.30AM:-

WD has introduced My Passport Pro, a Thunderbolt-powered dual-drive solution.

For Mac systems, My Passport Pro has user-selectable RAID functionality to deliver needed performance for the most demanding applications in the field, without the need for power adapters or extra cables. Available in 2TB and 4TB capacities, it is directly powered via the integrated Thunderbolt cable, and clocks in at speeds of up to 233MBps, providing super-fast transfer, edit and backup capabilities.

The dual-drive My Passport Pro is its user-selectable RAID function, which lets users choose data striping (RAID 0) for high performance or mirroring (RAID 1) for data redundancy, depending on the user's needs. Superior to both FireWire 800 and USB 3.0, the integrated Thunderbolt technology enables quick and easy video manipulation, with the ability to copy a 22GB high-definition video file in half the time typically required by a USB 3.0 drive working in RAID 0 format.

Consisting of two 2.5-inch hard drives housed in a sleek aluminum enclosure, My Passport Pro is thoroughly shock-tested for extra durability to perform reliably when working on the go. The 2TB and 4TB My Passport Pro is retailing for US$299.99 and US$429.99 respectively.