WD Introduces Thunderbolt-Powered Portable Dual-Drive

My Passport Pro features user-selectable RAID storage in capacities up to 4 TB for creative pros on the go. By ChannelPro

WD, a Western Digital company, has introduced My Passport Pro -- a portable, Thunderbolt-powered dual-drive solution, offering high performance and capacity in a mobile solution. For Mac systems, the dual-drive is available in 2 TB and 4 TB capacities, and consists of two 2.5-inch hard drives housed in an aluminum enclosure.

“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,” says 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.”

Directly powered through the integrated Thunderbolt cable, My Passport Pro clocks in at speeds up to 233 MB/s. Another feature of the dual-drive 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. The integrated Thunderbolt technology of My Passport Pro boasts 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.

Pricing and Availability
My Passport Pro is available at Apple and major consumer electronics retailers and e-tailers as well as online at www.wdstore.com. Pricing for the 2 TB My Passport Pro is $299.99 and the 4 TB model is $429.99 USD.