WD® Introduces First Thunderbolt™-Powered Portable Dual-Drive

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May 1, 2014

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WD®, a Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) company, and world leader in storagesolutions for the connected life, today introducedMy Passport®Pro, the first portable, Thunderbolt™-powered dual-drive solution, providing creative professionals and enthusiasts high performance and capacity in a truly mobile solution.For Mac systems, My Passport Pro has user-selectable RAID functionality to deliver neededperformance forthe most demanding applications in the field,without the need for power adapters or extra cables.My Passport Pro is available in 2 TB and 4 TB capacities.

 

“The only Thunderbolt dual-drive solution that’s bus-powered, WD’s My Passport Pro enhances the workflow of mobile creative professionals by providing fast transfers and data protection for the large amounts of digital content they generate outside the studio,” said Jim Welsh, executive vice president of branded products and worldwide sales, WD. “From photographers, videographers and musicians to graphic designers and architects, people who depend on portable storage for their livelihood will find My Passport Pro defines a new level of performance, reliability and especially portability.”

“Thunderbolt™ technology makes new approaches possible for high-performance workflows,” said Jason Ziller, Intel’s Director of Thunderbolt Marketing. “By combining dual storage drives on a portable, bus-powered device, the My Passport Pro from WD is a uniquely powerful storage solution with high capacity for today’s demanding users.”

Directly powered via the integrated Thunderbolt cable—a design unique to WD—performance of My Passport Pro clocks in at speeds up to 233 MB/s, providing super-fast transfer, edit and backup capabilities. Another key featureof 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 technologyof My Passport Pro makes video manipulation quick and easy—with the ability to copy a 22 GB 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.

 

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Pricing and Availability

My Passport Pro will be availableat select retailers and will be distributed by EA Global Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. and Iontech, Inc.Pricing for the 2 TB My Passport Pro is PhP15,990 and the 4 TB model is PhP21,990.

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