Personally, I was never a storage boogeyman. I survive easily with the 256GB of my brave and faithful MacBook Pro 2012, moving to an external HDD (currently 94% empty, good to note) only old college work and other files that I don’t need to have immediate access to.
However, I know that I am part of a minority: for most users – especially the most advanced and / or professionals in some field – the need for more space only increases every year, with files weighing and accumulating more and more .
Obviously there will be very few who will need a solution like this that we will talk about now, but in any case, it is still interesting to talk about it – even due to the “Wow!” Factor of the thing. I’m talking about My Book Duo, Western Digital’s new external storage device that can hold up to 20TB (yes, 20 terabytes!) to the joy of the most thirsty for space.
The bug, which offers two internal storage disks and supports RAID-0 (already pre-configured at the factory) or RAID-1 technologies, has a sequential read speed of up to 360MB / s, depending on the interface used for connection. In addition, it also features an automatic operations management feature to ensure data integrity, various backup software and encryption via 256-bit hardware with password protection.
It is good to note that My Book Duo is fully compatible with Macs and the Time Machine feature, but must be reformatted before being used with an Apple machine, since it comes from the factory formatted on the NTFS system (incompatible with macOS ).
In the hardware field, it offers one USB-C output and two USB-A outputs, both version 3.1 – that is, you can use the device with basically any machine manufactured 20 years ago. The two common-sized USB ports are used to connect other devices; it is possible, for example, to connect your smartphone to one of them to charge it (and synchronize it with your computer, if you still do so for some reason).
The My Book Duo is now available in Western Digital’s online store – the 20TB achaping model costs US $ 800 (~ R $ 2,500), but there are other, more “modest” versions of 4, 6, 8, 12 and 16 terabytes, starting from $ 260 (~ R $ 820). Not bad, is it?