Dubai, UAE, July 22, 2014:Â WD, a Western Digital company, and world leader in storage solutions for the connected life, has launchedÂ My PassportÂ Pro, the first portable, Thunderbolt-powered dual-drive solution, providing creative professionals and enthusiasts high performance and capacity in a truly mobile solution.For Mac systems, My Passport Pro has user-selectable RAID functionality to deliver needed performance forthe most demanding applications in the field,without the need for power adapters or extra cables. My Passport Pro is available in 2 TB and 4 TB capacities.
â€œThe only Thunderbolt dual-drive solution thatâ€™s bus-powered, WDâ€™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,â€ said Jim Welsh, executive vice president of branded products and worldwide sales, WD. â€œFrom 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.â€
Intelâ€™s Director of Thunderbolt MarketingÂ Jason Ziller, said,Â â€œThunderbolt technology makes new approaches possible for high-performance workflows. By combining dual storage drives on a portable, bus-powered device, the My Passport Pro from WD is a uniquely powerful storage solution with high capacity for todayâ€™s demanding users.â€
Directly powered via the integrated Thunderbolt cableâ€”a design unique to WDâ€”performance of My Passport Pro clocks in at speeds up to 233 MB/s, providing super-fast transfer, edit and backup capabilities. Another key featureof 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 userâ€™s needs. Superior to both FireWire 800 and USB 3.0, the integrated Thunderbolt technologyof My Passport Pro makes video manipulation quick and easyâ€”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.
Consisting of two 2.5-inch hard drives housed in a sleek aluminum enclosure, My Passport Pro is thoroughly shock-tested for extra durability to perform reliably when working on the go.
Pricing and Availability
My Passport Pro is available at Apple and select consumer electronics retailers and e-tailers as well as online at www.wdstore.com. Pricing for the 2 TB My Passport Pro is AED1299.