Western Digital has actually handled to pack a lot more room right into its My Book external drives, this moment with a 22TB variation and as much as 44TB for the chonkier Duo version ( using AnandTech). The firm states the brand-new versions are readily available now at merchants, excellent if you’re continuously tape-recording 8K video footage on a Samsung phone and require to keep regarding 1,222 hrs of video footage someplace.
WD’s previous My Book drives maxed out at 18TB/ 36TB (Duo). The firm is marketing the brand-new My Book with a solitary 22TB drive inside for $599.99. The brand-new leviathan in Western Digital’s schedule, the My Book Duo 44TB, sets you back $1,499.99.
If you require a sign of just how much hard drive ability has come, Western Digital’s biggest My Book in 2017 was a 20TB Duo, and it retailed for $849– an entire $250 greater than the brand-new solitary drive 22TB version.
The drives assistance 256-bit AES equipment file encryption, with Western Digital’s software program for password defense and handling information back-ups.
The smaller sized My Book sustains USB 3.2 Gen 1 with a Micro B user interface in the back, and the My Book Duo makes use of USB 3.2 Gen 1 with a USB-C user interface. The Duo likewise consists of a center with 2 USB 3.0 Type- A ports, so you can piggyback a lot more storage space and peripherals off of it if you require to, while both are powered by the consisted of external power supply.
The Duo’s drives make use of equipment RAID 0 by default however can be altered to sustain RAID 1 for redundancy or JBOD for independentdrives The top of the device likewise open up to draw the drives out if you require to exchange one.
Update February 15th, 2023 4:25 PM ET: A previous variation of this write-up mentioned the cost of the 44TB My Book Duo was $1,099.99, as detailed in Western Digital’s news release. The news release has actually been fixed to keep in mind that it retails for $1,499.99.