My Book VelociRaptor Duo with Thunderbolt now Available!

Published on September 6th, 2012

Western Digital, a world leader in storage and connected home solutions, combines two cutting edge technologies to produce one of the fastest and most robust dual storage system ever offered. Imagine putting the Intel Thunderbolt technology and the Western Digital Veloricaptor hard drive in a storage system. The output? The new WD My Book Velociraptor Duo dual drive storage system, an ultimate storage drive for performance hungry Mac computer users and creative professionals.

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WD My Book VelociRaptor Duo Features

The Western Digital My Book VelociRaptor Duo features two 1TB WD Velociraptor hard drives with an SSD-speed like of 10,000 RPM, combined with two Thunderbolt ports perfect for software and applications that demands high read and write speeds, at the same time offering a large storage capacity. This type of setup is perfect for editing high resolution videos, 3D rendering, editing and rendering large sized images and other media applications that demands speed.

Check out my WD VelociRaptor 1TB Review

The My Book VelociRaptor Duo also features RAID 0 for performance that increases the productivity of a drive, and RAID 1 for protection that creates a mirror or a duplicate of the other drive. You can also set the drives to JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks) to use as two individual drives and select between HFS+J or exFAT per disk. Ideal for running Windows OS on a Mac.
With the two Thunderbolt ports, you can daisy chain the My Book VelociRaptor Duo with different Thunderbolt-supported devices without impacting data transfer speeds or performance. It also comes with a Thunderbolt cable in the box.

With My Book VelociRaptor Duo, photographers, graphic designers and post-production professionals can conduct several high intensity tasks such as video editing and 3D rendering, while completing other graphics-intensive projects. Users will now have the ability to transfer over 500 5 MB songs in less than 8 seconds, 2000 5 MB pictures in less than 33 seconds and 22 GB full-length HD movies in less than 65 seconds.

WD My Book Veloricaptor Duo Specifications

Dimensions: 165mm x 157mm x 99mm
Weight: 1.90 kg
Interface: Thunderbolt 2x
System Compatibility: Formatted ac OS X HFS+ journaled
Capacities and Models: 2TB WDBUWZ0020JBK
Operating Specifications:
Data transfer rate: up to 10GBps (max)
Operating temperature: 5°C to 35°C
Non-op. temperature: –20°C to 65°C
System Requirements:
Computer with Thunderbolt connector
Max OSX 10.6.8 or higher
Kit Contents:
Dual drive storage system with Thunderbolt connectors
Thunderbolt cable
AC adapter
Quick Install Guide
Limited Warranty: 3 years

Price and Availability

The My Book VelociRaptor Duo dual-drive storage system is available at select retailers and is distributed by EA Global Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. and Iontech Technologies Inc. Locally the MSRP is PhP 39, 990, or that is $899.99 outside Ph.

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