Western Digital (WD) today announced that its My Book Thunderbolt Duo will now offer up to 8TB of storage space, up from the drive's initial cap of 6TB when it was first released in March.
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The My Book Thunderbolt Duo was WD's first Thunderbolt storage device, and 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 US$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 US$250.