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Western Digital now has a 20TB external hard disk drive

By Kenny Yeo - on 28 Aug 2017, 9:14am

Western Digital now has a 20TB external hard disk drive

(Image source: Western Digital)

Western Digital has just updated its My Book Duo desktop storage system, and there is now a new 20TB option.

The My Book Duo is Western Digital's RAID-optimized desktop storage system. It comes with two WD Red drives and can be configured in either RAID 0 or RAID 1, depending on whether users want redundancy or more performance.

Western Digital says the new My Book Duo can attain sequential read speeds of up to 360MB/s.

The new My Book Duo now comes in 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 12TB, 16TB, and 20TB capacities.

The new My Book Duo connects to your computer using a single USB Type-C port that supports USB 3.1 Gen 1 speeds of up to 5Gbps.

It can also work a mini USB hub of sorts as it comes with two additional USB 3.0 Type-A ports that can be used to connect to and for charging other devices. These two USB ports also support USB 3.1 Gen 1 speeds of up to 5Gbps.

256-bit AES encryption is also supported by using the WD Security software.

The new My Book Duo drives will be arriving in Singapore in late October with prices starting at S$469 for 4TB model and going up to S$1,299 for the 20TB model.

Note: This article was first published on 23rd August 2017.

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