WD PORTABLE DUAL-DRIVEWD today announced immediate availability of the My Passport Pro, which it bills as the first Thunderbolt-powered portable dual-drive. The two internal 2.5-inch hard drives and an integrated Thunderbolt cable are mypassport_pro_2packed in a svelte aluminum enclosure that weighs just 1.59 pounds. Users can easily choose between a RAID 0 setup for increased performance or RAID 1 for data redundancy. It’s capable of speeds up to 233 MB/s and to help put that in perspective, it is capable of  “copy[ing] a 22 GB high-definition video file in half the time typically required by a USB 3.0 drive working in RAID 0 format.” Combined, it is about half the speed of an SSD but with much more space/$.

The My Passport Pro is available in 2TB ($299.99) and 4TB (429.99) capacities from Amazon, WD, and Apple stores.

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5 Responses to “WD ships the first Thunderbolt-powered portable dual-drive”

  1. Alex King says:

    This looks sweet.

  2. Very expensive for 2/4TB drive because of the Thunderbolt license !! Come on Apple, lower the price for the license!!!!!!!!!

  3. And it is surprisingly cheap for thunderbolt Oo

  4. Thunderbolt AND WesternDigital quality! Now there’s a winner!