WD, a Western Digital company, launched the new My Passport Pro, the first portable, Thunderbolt-powered dual-drive solution.
My Passport Pro has user-selectable RAID functionality, and no need for power adapters or extra cables. It 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.
My Passport Pro speeds up to 233 MB/s, providing super-fast transfer, edit and backup capabilities. Another key feature of 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 of 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.
My Passport Pro conssits of two 2.5-inch hard drives housed in an aluminum enclosure, and it is shock-tested for extra durability. The device is available at the price of $299.99 for the 2TB version, and at $429.99 USD for the 4TB model.