Most people these days are accumulating increasingly large amounts of personal data. Housing it on just one computer drive is inadvisable for obvious reasons, so we’re drawn to archive this data either to the cloud, NAS storage or external backup drives.
As a hard drive manufacturer, Western Digital is keen to support these trends and includes all manner of personal storage solutions in its product range.
While not the first firm to build dual-drive storage systems, with the My Book range, Western Digital certainly popularized the idea.
Earlier models offered relatively slow USB 2.0 connections, and the drives weren’t user upgradable. Western Digital’s latest designs, like the new My Book Duo, are a long way from those origins.
Now they sport USB 3.0 connectivity, interchangeable drives and huge capacities that only a few years ago would have seemed unimaginable.
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